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The place where you study is mostly just as essential as what you’re studying. After everything has shifted online since the pandemic started, having a comfortable study room is especially crucial for a successful learning experience. Here are some tips and ideas that can get you started creating the best study room to help you stay productive.
Find A Space
The first and most important step into creating the best study room is to find a suitable location in your home. The thing is, you would not be able to study well if your study area is not spacious enough for your needs. Think of the stuff you need to focus on and make your study time more efficient.
Do you need a desk with shelves to store your stack of books? Then, how about the computer? Do you prefer a complete desktop PC or a good laptop would be enough for your daily tasks? Answering these questions would help find an ideal study location in your home.
Get Rid of Clutters
Clutters can be inconvenient and may result in unproductivity. When designing your study room, make sure to include some storage and organising options to help you reduce clutter in the area. Consider getting document holders, pen holders, a desk with built-in shelving units with drawers, or even a laptop stand that you can use to organise your desk properly.
If you do not want to see the pile of clutters in the future, it is also best to keep everything minimal, as less clutter means more productivity. Other than that, you need to keep in mind to have a trash can in the room to avoid frequent trips outside the room to throw away rubbish.
Have the Appropriate Lighting
Though natural lighting is recommended as it may influence your studying mood, adequate lighting is necessary if the weather gets gloomy or you need to study at night. Lighting is especially crucial when you’re reading your favourite book or doing your work on a piece of paper. For this, a table lamp is a good investment for your study room. For your information, overhead fluorescent lights would not be enough as they are typically too diffuse; therefore, concentrated light is needed for reading.
Choose Your Furniture Carefully
When it comes to constructing a pleasant study place in the comfort of your own home, consider what kind of furniture you’ll need, such as a working chair with a desk, bookshelves, and a small table to store your printer. The simplest item to get is a chair, which you can find in any place these days.
You can choose between a cushioned chair, an ergonomic chair, or just a standard chair. If you don’t have much space, a folding model is a good choice because it can be conveniently stowed when it’s not in use. Choose the ergonomic model with firm lumbar support to keep your pose right during studying. Adding to that, an office chair with wheels would be ideal if you have enough space.
Decorate Your Study Room
Decorating an area makes it exclusive, even if just for a short time. Adding paintings, messages, and images that are meaningful to you to decorate your study room may provide you with the motivation to keep going. However, you can keep in mind to keep decorative components to a minimum to avoid clutters. Try to have a clear design concept or theme and store your items arranged in photo albums or frames.
Other than that, you can do colour coordination in your room because it is an excellent memory aid. You may build a better and faster grasp of what requires your attention first by designating a distinct colour to a project, day of the week, or category of tasks. This allows you to spend less time planning your chores and more time finishing them.
Don’t Go Too Far
Take into account that the goal of a study room is to assist you in studying more efficiently. You will not be doing yourself a favour if you’re busy attempting to set up your area and wind up severely lowering your real study time. So, allocate your time evenly between decorating your room and study time to make it balanced.