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How To Turn A Room Into A Study Space Without Stripping Away Its Character

Taking into consideration the limited space that most apartments offer these days, it’s close to impossible to afford sacrificing an entire room in order to turn it into a study area. As a result, most of the time this function is taken on by the bedroom or sometimes by the living room. The question is, how can you make this a good place for studying without completely transforming it.

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The last thing a small bedroom needs is a desk that occupies the last of the free floor space, making the room feel crowded and suffocating. The solution is simple really: raise the bed on a platform and squeeze the desk underneath. You’ll even get to have enough room for storage.

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The opposite is also possible. The bed can be hidden inside a raised platform and you can have the desk, a bookcase and everything else sit on top.{found on babyalmosthome}.

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This is an interesting and fun option too. Climb the ladder to get in bed and forget all about work-related problems or homework by leaving the study area behind.

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If you’d rather not see the workspace when you’re trying to rest or relax, hide it in the closet. This way the bedroom will be as charming as ever, without anything work-related in plain sight.{found on wcarchitect}.

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You can also choose not to hide the study area or desk and rather make it a harmonious part of the room’s décor. The desk can be placed in front of the window for maximum daylight.

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Place the desk in the corner of the room. This way it won’t be in the way and you can use the rest of the space as you please.{found on cathymorehead}.

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The same strategy can be used if you want the study area to be part of the living room or any other part of the house or apartment. Make the desk as inconspicuous as possible by matching it to the rest of the furniture.

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An option can be to opt for a minimalist design. You can include storage in the form of open shelves. Also, try to personalize the study area with artwork.

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The study area doesn’t necessarily have to be part of the bedroom or living room. For example, if you have an extra room, you can turn into a home office/ guest room. You can have both a bed and a desk in there.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 24, 2010

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