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Kid-friendly homework space with multiple storage options, large modular desk, and natural fiber rug

Kid-Friendly Spaces for a New School Year

It's no question that this school year will look a little different than usual. While the kids may be home more than normal, it's now more important than ever to make sure your family has everything you need to survive the school year.

Desk with two workstations and a large bookcase filled with baskets to stay organized

Multi-Purpose Workstation

If you're sharing a small home office or workspace with your kids, having the right setup is key. With plenty of storage, you can keep their materials out of sight while you work during the day, and easily bring them out at night when it's time for homework. To make the most of your shared space, opt for a desk big enough to fit two workstations, one on either side.

Kid's playroom with a bookshelf for toys, large coffee table, performance rug and outdoor poufs | Ballard Designs

A Spot to Call Their Own

The start of a new school year is always hectic, and the last thing you need are kids' toys laying around. Whether you have a spare room or a little corner, carve out a spot just for them. To keep the space organized, fill a bookshelf with baskets so they know where everything belongs. Add a performance rug that will combat spills and messes, and let them proudly hang their artwork with linen display boards.

Wall shelf that drops down as a desk with a rechargeable lamp, floating shelves, and a bench that pulls up

Small Space Homework Spot

Don't have a child-friendly office for homework? Tired of the kids cluttering the kitchen counter with papers? If you're short on space, opt for this hanging wall desk. This great small home office idea offers all of the function of a desk without taking up floor space. Simply slide a bench underneath when it's time to get to work.

Breakfast nook with marble pedestal dining table, u shaped banquette and dining chairs with sunbrella performance fabric

Busy Breakfast Nooks

There's no denying how busy a kitchen gets during the school year. From mealtime to homework and everything in between, you want to make sure your kitchen is ready to take on whatever life throws at it.

Banquettes are the best option for a busy family because they offer plenty of room for creating a homework space, plus make it easy for the family to gather around for meals. And to keep your busy breakfast nook in A+ shape, choose cushions in performance fabrics - they're perfect for busy spill-prone areas.

Living room set up for a movie night with a large sectional sofa, media cabinet, blankets and pillows on the floor and snacks

Movie Nights Done Right

Setting up a living room that everyone wants to spend time in may sound like a challenge, but it can be done. Choose upholstery pieces in performance fabrics, so the entire family can enjoy the room without worrying about making a mess. Give everyone room to spread out with a sectional to fit the whole family. Elevate your flatscreen with a media cabinet that is not only pretty, but offers plenty of hidden storage. And don't forget to have plenty of places for everyone to rest their drinks and snacks.

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