By Lotte Brouwer published
As many parents are faced with new social distancing rules, the majority are now having to home school their children.
Create a desk area for your kids schoolwork and homework, to encourage them to get stuck in. You can dedicate a space for your children to learn and get creative by investing in a well-designed and functional kids' desk.
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You can set up the desk area in their playroom, their bedroom, the family room or in the adults’ home office, or create a cosy homework nook in the kitchen.
Ultimately, it's important to give them a desk area that’s the right size and design, to encourage creativity and concentration. And aside from just looking good, a desk needs to be practical too; go for a finish that can be easily wiped clean, and refinished after years of use. Other child-friendly design features include rounded edges for avoiding scrapes.
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These great desks are ideal for encouraging study and enhancing concentration. Comfortable, stylish and practical, these desks will help transform their rooms into ideal home working pods!
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Here are the A+ designs that really work...
Bourbon vintage compact desk in Dark Blue and brass, £229, Made
This desk adds a hint of vintage style. Inspired by French neoclassical lines and brought up-to-date with a contemporary painted finish.
Brooklyn child to teen desk, £545, Oeuf NYC at Lulu & Nat
The Brooklyn desk from Nubie has been designed with longevity in mind – ideal for those looking to get the most for their money. It adjusts easily as your child grows, and can be re-set for a younger sibling. The work surface adjusts between 62-75cm; suiting a child up to a young teen.Oeuf pays special attention to child-friendly materials and finishes too.
Kids’ wooden table, £89.99, Zara Home
Livingetc loves this children’s vintage-style wooden table with a drawer for keeping papers and assignments in.
Régine kids’ desk in Dusky Pink, £160, Les Gambettes at Smallable
The Régine children's desk comes with a retro spirit and an original design. Vintage inspired, but with a contemporary look, Régine has style and character. Practical and elegant, this desk will be ideal in your child's room. Pair it with the matching Suzie chair.
Nido collection Smart desk, from £730, Krethaus
Contemporary, it has simple lines and comes with a pure cotton, hand-woven pencil holder. Accessories can be attached to its bottom shelf, such as the magazine rack and boxes made in black or white plate.
Fynne desk in mango wood and Duck Egg, £149, Swoon
Rounded, colourful, minimal and Scandi chic, this Duck Egg desk in mango wood ticks all the right boxes.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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