Homeschool room ideas with a small space

Homeschool room ideas

Do you have a small space in your house and you are looking for homeschool room ideas with a small space? If yes, read through this blog post because I will share with you how did we set up a homeschool room for small space in our house. I also listed all the Ikea organization items that I used

Wait, there’s more! I will also share essential homeschool supplies that you will need as a starting homeschooling parent.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to any brand mentioned here.

Homeschool room ideas

Okay, you already identified your top reasons to homeschool

Finally, you have decided to start your homeschooling.

And now, you are ready to explore homeschool room ideas at home with a small space.

When we decided to homeschool, we needed to adjust some areas of the house to have a space for the kids’ learning.

Yes, learning can be everywhere. But I also want to have a particular area in our house where they can peacefully study and do their crafts.

So, we converted the kids’ bedroom to what we call now “Kids’ Room”. This is the second set up that we did and we are really happy now.

This is now our favorite space in the house!

We did set up the kid’s room to Homeschool room, playroom, and mama and papa’s office. Why not?Right?

Minimalist homeschool room set up

We tried to be as minimalist as we can in our homeschool classroom set up.

Since we are transitioning to minimalism, we are step-by-step incorporating minimalism in our lifestyle. And even with the kids.

It was difficult at first, and I promise, you cannot transition all at ones. But if you become conscious and really put yourself into the minimalist lifestyle, you will be able to see the beauty of what you really need and what is essential.

We have transformed our previous homeschool classroom from cluttered space to a cute and minimalist homeschool room.

Cluttered homeschool room

Reality check: once you have kids, you always have to expect clutters. But minimizing and organizing it is the next best thing you can do.

Cluttered homeschool classroom
Previous classroom set up before the transformation
Cluttered homeschool classroom set up
Previous classroom set up before the transformation

Transformed homeschool room

Homeschool classroom set up for a house with small space
Transformed homeschool classroom set up for a house with small space

Homeschool room ideas

Ikea kallax shelf for organization
homeschool organization using kallax shelf from ikea
Homeschool room idea
homeschool room idea

IKEA Items for homeschool organization

The majority of the items in our homeschool room is from Ikea. I find Ikea items classy and neat. Moreover, there is a price range that you can choose from depending on your budget. And I can say these items are of quality.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to any brand mentioned here

Kids table and chair set

Ikea Kids table and chair set
Ikea Kids table and chair set

I liked this Ikea item primarily because it is very light. I can move them quickly. We just added two more sets so my three children can fit in. 

There are activities that they need to work separately so it is easier to spread them out.

GERSBY Bookcase

I liked this because it is cheaper. It can also hold a lot of books. At the same time, it doesn’t take so much floor space. Since we have a small room, this is perfect for us.

Color: white, size: 60×180 cm, Price: QR 125

Ikea GERSBY Bookcase
Ikea GERSBY Bookcase

Kallax

I want to have one shelf-fit all item. When I saw the Kallax shelf in Ikea, I was convinced that it is enough to accommodate all the kids’ things. And I was correct. I got to move out of our very old drawers from 2010.

Then, I purchased storage box to organize the items.

Kallax Ikea shelf for homeschool room organization
Kallax Ikea shelf for homeschool room organization

Ikea Storage Box

My husband said I have obsession with storage box. But I told him that its not obsession, it’s a need. LOL!

Since we are trying to be minimalist the best way possible, honestly, I can say that have improved with my storage box obsession compared to before.

Here are my favorite Ikea storage box.

SAMLA Storage Box

Color: transparent box, Size is: 39x28x28 cm/22 L, Price: QR 12 and the lid is sold separately.

I make use of its size to organize small items that of the same types. I placed all the clay molders together, the scissors, and other small craft items. The transparent plastic reveals the contents inside so you can easily find what you are looking for.

Ikea samla storage box homeschool organization
Ikea samla storage box homeschool organization
Ikea kallax shelf for organization
homeschool organization using kallax shelf from ikea

GLISBox with lid

Color: yellow, blue and apple green, Size: 17×10 cm, price: QR 12/3 pack

These boxes are very colorful and cute. We can organize pens, crayons, color pens. And it is also transparent so you can see the contents easily.

Small storage box for homeschool organization
Small storage box for homeschool organization

DRÖNA Storage Box

Color: white, Size: 33x38x33 cm, Price: QR 15

I used this to partner with the Kallax. The size is fantastic, and you can fit in big items. I can organize big things together like the educational game, puzzles, and bigger painting items.

You can see the drona white box in the image, at the down most level.

Storage box for homeschool organization
Drona Storage box for homeschool organization

SOCKERBIT Box

Color: white, Size: 19x26x15 cm, Price: QR 7

I use this for random papers and frequently used worksheet and materials. Since it doesn’t have a lid, I can put the paper easily.

I also have these in my kitchen. LOL!

Ikea storage box for homeschool organization
Ikea storage box for homeschool organization

HOPPVALS Cellular blind

Color: white, 120×155 cm, Price: QR 125

We changed the curtains into blind to give a different feel. We want the sunlight to come in to give positive energy.

The product description says that it has an energy-saving mechanism inspired by bees. The honeycomb structure inside creates a layer of insulation, which helps reduce heating costs. The cord is tucked inside safely out of reach of children.

Ikea blind homeschool room idea
Ikea blind homeschool room idea

FYLLEN Laundry basket

Color: white, Size: 79 l, Price: QR 35

I saw one of this idea in Pinterest, and I liked it, so I bought it as well for the stuffed toys, It will allow you to clean up toys, and it looks tidy.

JÄLL Laundry bag with stand

Color: white, 70 l, Price: QR 12

My children got fond of toy guns, both x-shot, and Nerf Guns. I got fed up with these lying on the floor all the time because I can’t find enough storage. So, when I saw this laundry bag, I knew that this would end my misery. LOL!

Laundry basket homeschool organization
Laundry basket homeschool organization
Ikea laundry basket for homeschool organization
Ikea laundry basket for homeschool organization

MÅLA Easel

Material: softwood, Price: QR 99

This board was already with us for 6 years, and it is beneficial. I liked it so much because It is light, and I can quickly transfer it to any place in the house. Also, it is easy to clean. It can be a blackboard, a whiteboard. You can also add a drawing paper if you want.

White board for homeschool
White board for homeschool

Essential homeschool supplies

The funny thing in my experience is that I bought all the essential homeschool supplies first before I bought storage.

I was really excited when I finally completed the enrollment so I got my checklist and completed the essential homeschool suppliers.

Here are the most essential homeschool supplies that you would need in starting homeschooling.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to any brand mentioned here

White or Chalk board

I prefer the whiteboard because it is less messy. But at times, we use the chalkboard to add some fun in our learning. It would help if you chose a sturdy, easy to clean Board. I will recommend the Mala Ikea board. It has 3 features that you can use; the whiteboard, chalkboard, and drawing board if you add a drawing paper.

White board for homeschool room
Ikea White board for homeschool room

Board Markers/Chalks

Colorful markers or chalks give definite appeal to children. Having different colors will catch their attention. You can also emphasize on the terms you want them to remember.

Printer

“Printer is life.” Life is easier if you have a printer because there are a lot of free printable in the internet that you can download, press print and that’s it.

We chose HP printer Ink Tank Wireless because it is fairly cheaper when it comes to the cost of ink. You can just refill it ones you run low. Compared to cartridges, the refillable inks are way cheaper.

If you are living in Qatar, Carrefour has wide variety of printers.

HP Ink tank printer  415 for homeschooling room
HP Ink tank printer 415 carrefour

Speaker

I recommend that you have a speaker whenever you ask your children to watch learning videos. I am more comfortable hearing what they are listening to rather than being in the headphones.

This is only applicable when everyone will be watching the same learning video.

Paper

I tried to get different types of papers. I have bond/printing paper, colored papers, thick paper, glossy paper, and card paper. So I am sure that I have available resources whenever I need it.

File Folder

File folder makes your organization a lot easier. The Transparent sheet will allow you to see the files that you need.  You just need to label them all.

Ikea kallax shelf for organization
homeschool organization using kallax shelf from ikea

Pencils and Sharpener

Pencils are more suitable, especially for preschoolers and primary grades. I want my children to be comfortable with pencils before they can use pens.

Magnet letters

This is very helpful for preschoolers. You can teach them how to read in a fun way. Additionally, I use them for spelling.

You can have a spelling race and they will surely enjoy it.

Other homeschool supplies

  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Puncher
  • Staple Remover
  • Permanent Markers
  • Plastic folder
  • Gum
  • Cello tape with dispenser
  • Paper clip
Homeschool supply checklist
Homeschool supply checklist

Click here for Free essential supplies checklist.

Art Materials

I make sure that I have different art supplies ready, so I don’t need to go to stores every time. I listed arts/crafts activities that we can do for the year. From there, I listed out the supplies that I will be needing.

  • Glue Stick
  • Glue gun
  • Coloring Pen
  • Watercolor
  • Poster Paint
  • Palettes
  • Paint Brushes
  • Clay and molders
  • Glitter glue
  • Popsicle stick
  • Stamps
  • Double sided tape
Homeschool supply checklist
Homeschool supply checklist

Conclusion

Organizing homeschool classrooms is exciting and challenging. Especially if you have limited in the house. Choosing a shelf that can accommodate all the essential homeschool supplies is very important.

Storage box are very helpful in organizing, small and big items.

Having a homeschool supply checklist will save you a lot of time. This will also ensure that you have the essential homeschool supplies that you need in different art activities.

Find the Complete List here

Click here for Free essential supplies checklist.

What are your homeschool must haves? Did I miss anything? Please share with us.

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