From my Files :: school room inspiration
Friday, August 5, 2011 by {darlene}

If you are new to Fieldstone Hill, you might not know that I am a happy {crazy} homeschooling mom.

And while it is certainly NOT going to be ready in time for the start of school this year, I am working on our school room.
It matters not if you home school, or even if you have kids! It is so dreamy to have a place where learning, playing, and creating can be fostered.
Here are a few pictures “from my files,” of my current home-school room inspiration. I have been surprised that I seem to be drawn to peaceful, a-typically soothing school spaces.
Maybe it is all the insanity that already exists in our school day…..
primary colors might just throw me over the edge.

 LOVE:

  1. those fantastic lights in a set of three
  2. built-ins!
  3. with baskets!
  4. that fantastic and creative and well-worn picnic table

LOVE:

  1. map!!
  2. built-in lounge bench
  3. pull out drawers
  4. room on the floor to spread out

 LOVE:

  1. a full chalkboard wall
  2. seating for 6
  3. the lack of clutter
  4. a hearty table

 LOVE:

  1. excellent lighting
  2. baskets!
  3. built-ins
  4. plenty of storage
  5. the natural textures

 LOVE:

  1. the map fades away into a soft blue wall
  2. the portrait lamp above the map
  3. baskets!
  4. accessible paper and art materials, but not clutter.

LOVE:
  1. that this does not look like a kid’s space
  2. plenty of books to read, and a place to read them
  3. the library ladder
  4. built-in bookshelves

I am feeling so inspired by these spaces to create a room that fosters learning, yet also encourages beauty and room for a deep breath.

For more fantastic school and play room inspiration, head over to my Pinterest board: Inspiration School and Play Rooms.

Do you have a space for creativity and learning in your home?
- {darlene}
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4 Comments

  • I've been loving that map in photo #5 for about two years now. It cost around $150 from IKEA and looks fabulously dramatic on a dark chocolate brown wall.

  • Thanks for this post! My oldest is only 4 but we plan to homeschool. We have yet to convert our unfinished basement into a classroom (among other things). Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Darcy from The I.Design Box

    I have a thing for maps. Great inspiration! Yes, we do have a room dedicated to projects and creating. It's our "project room" that sadly is still a project. Right now it is a dumping ground for books and my fiance's junk-a-dunk. How on earth do I wrangle in his clutter? This is the challenge for this room. Maybe I'll get around to finishing that space this winter…

  • hi! i know this is a little late, but i LOVE that big apple poster in the first pic. do you have any idea where it is from? thanks!

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