This post is the first in our kids workspace series.
As kids grow older, homework becomes a big part of their lives. Like it or not, your children will have to spend a significant portion of their time outside of school, studying, writing essays and hitting the books. To make this job easier, a purpose designed study table for kids is an essential accessory.
Some kids are happy to sit at the kitchen table to do their homework. When they are younger and more likely to need your help, this is probably a good solution. However, in time, peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the living room is important. If there are too many distractions, homework won’t get done and grades will slip. So if you are looking for a suitable study table for kids, here are thirteen excellent choices to consider.
Choose a Study Table for Kids and Teens
The Legare Kid’s Desk is made from composite wood and finished with purple and white non-toxic paint. It’s a fun and practical design that slots together in minutes. The desk design includes two shelves, one of which is deep enough for a printer.
The Mainstays student desk has a black laminate finish. It has a writing table plus a side storage unit with a book shelf and drawer (which can be height adjusted). The workspace is large enough for a laptop and papers, while the top shelf is ideal for a printer.
Students looking for a super stylish glass-top study desk will be thrilled with this design. The colored tempered glass work surface is spacious enough for a laptop and books. The desk frame is constructed from powder-coated metal and reinforced with tension bars. The desk is available in several different colors, but the pink version is pretty funky.
The Academy student computer and writing desk is a great study table for kids. It has two drawers for pens, pencils and other supplies, plus plenty of work space for books and a laptop. There is also plenty of legroom and space beneath for school bags. This desk could be placed anywhere in the home, including the living room, as it is an attractive piece of furniture in its own right.
The Flash Furniture adjustable height student desk with matching chair has a black pedestal frame and adjustable legs. It’s a popular design that is small enough to fit into the corner of a bedroom or living room. The anti-slip floor caps will protect hardwood floors and prevent the desk from moving.
The Naples study table for kids is a lovely piece of furniture that can be used as a student desk or dressing table. Constructed from hardwood with an attractive white finish, the desk has two drawers on an easy open glide system. The desk is easy to assemble at home and is therefore unlikely to trigger any major rows during the construction process.
If you prefer minimalist clean lines in your home, this white floating desk by Prepac is a good choice. The desk can be wall mounted at any height using a rail mounted fixing system. The desk has side storage compartments for books and stationery and two removable shelves for computer speakers. It is also manufactured in the U.S.
Lap desks are really useful for studying in bed or on the sofa and the Sofia + Sam multi-tasking lap desk is a well-designed product for exactly this purpose. The lap desk has lots of handy features, including a USB light, slide-out mouse deck, a tablet slot and smartphone slot. The work surface is large enough for a 15” laptop. It’s also portable, which is handy if your kids need to study whilst on vacation.
The 4D Concepts girl’s student desk has a large work surface and six colorful pink and purple canvas drawers. Each drawer can be removed and the contents transported to another room. They can also be folded away for easy storage if necessary. The white PVC laminate work surface is easy to clean. It’s a great looking, ultra-feminine desk for a girl’s room!
The Urban Shop Student Z-Desk is perfect for smaller rooms and dorms. This super modern silver desk has a sturdy metal frame with enough workspace for a laptop and books. It’s also lightweight so you can move the desk around with no effort at all. Teenagers will love the funky urban design.
If you are looking for a more traditional student desk, the Home Styles Hanover desk and hutch is a good choice. This desk is made from solid hardwood with a pleasing cherry veneer, so it will look great in a living room. The desk has four drawers, some open storage, and a handy cable management system. It also comes fully assembled.
The Inval student writing desk is a simple yet effective design. Made from engineered wood sourced from well-managed forests, the desk is finished in double-faced stain, heat and scratch resistant melamine. There are two storage shelves beneath the desk worktop and plenty of room for a laptop.
Younger kids will love this Star Wars themed Z-desk complete with a storm trooper designer worktop. The desk is constructed from sturdy metal and is great for homework activities. Disney also makes this table in other designs, including Darth Vader and Yoda. The only problem you may have is that the table is too distracting for Star Wars obsessed kids!
All kids benefit from a comfortable, functional study space, but if you think we have missed out a really cool study table or desk, let us know in the comments.
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