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2020 has been a very weird year for the world – particularly students and teachers. The normal school year routines were disrupted earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since then, the way schools run has become different. With the autumn school semesters beginning, there are new changes that are taking place. A lot of schools have been implementing protective protocols like social distancing the desks, asking their students to wear masks, or purchasing extra cleaning supplies.

Still, there are a lot of parents who are apprehensive about sending their kids back to school – and understandably so. For many of those parents who are having their kids do online virtual learning, most of them will need a dedicated space for their kids to learn. And if you’ve been needing a little inspiration for some homeschool space, look no further than some of the wonderful examples below:

1. Classroom full of color.

Imagine having art class in a living room that looks like this.

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⭐️🔆🔆 our homeschool room 💟 This used to be our gazebo/ home library turned classroom when we decided to homeschool our 3 kids. 😊🌈 Happy weekend! 😍 . . . . Welcome to week 2 of the creativity Friends Cruise! 🚢The Creativity friends are cruising the IG seas in search of new friends and inspiration! The tides of engagement are always rising!! 🚢If you’d like to CRUISE with us, please DM @thecreativityfriends #thecreativityfriends #thecreativityfriendscruise002 #homeschoolroom #kidsroom #kidsroomdecor #kidsroominspo #mymeaningfulhome #designinspiration #myhomestyle #artfullyhomes #myspaceanddecor #mydecorvibe #mycolourfulhome #reallivingph #myhouseandmyhome #givemeallthecolor🌈 #howihome #myheartandhomestyle #homeschoollife #colorismyjam #actualhomesofinstagram #mysweethome #interior_design #myhometoinspire #decoratingforthegram #colormadetheroom #mybohoabode #interioreccentric #styleithappy #interiores

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2.Straight to business.

This room is pretty minimalist and distraction-free, perfect for doing school from home.

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The Lord laid homeschooling on my heart two years ago. I felt completely inadequate to take on this role in every possible way. I was starting to pursue certification in holistic nutrition and wanted to finish that first – yet He was persistent in reminding me of my other calling throughout that journey. And after we prayed a thousand prayers, researched and read books into the wee hours of morning, and consulted some amazing veteran homeschoolin’ mamas… we officially decided to take the leap! We will be missing our MCA family FIERCLY! But we know we’ll stay in touch with all of our dear friends (we love you all!) I am certain that God will be working in my own heart during this time as much as He will be working on my children’s. And I understand this road isn’t for everyone – by any means. Every family has different needs, circumstances, and responsibilities right now. And I am praying for all the teachers, parents, and students trying to navigate these uncharted waters we are facing during this upcoming school year. I hope everyone can find a situation that works best for their family. Sending hugs and love to all of you! Side note – I still feel 100% inadequate for this job. But I’m trusting and having faith that He will carry us through! Other side note – Max is calling our homeschool mascot the “Pipkin Patriots” 🤣 (this Cowboys fan isn’t quite a fan of that name yet lol!) And lastly – my nutrition business is set on hold while we get our footing during this new adventure. Hope to be back at it soon!

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3. IKEA showroom status.

This one looks like something you’d see in an IKEA catalog.

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This is our homeschool room! We are so thankful for our learning space. In our previous house we used our formal dining room. We moved out of that house due to black mold and me being severely sick to the point of being bedridden. We moved into this house which we first rented, then bought. I was lead to this house because of this game room, which is by the kids bedrooms, and I knew it would make the PERFECT spot for a homeschool room! We love it! It’s open and has tons of light flooding in. ⁣ ⁣ We also do some of our schooling at the dining table. We usually do morning time over breakfast and crafts there. Then we do all the reading, hands-on Montessori activities, and more upstairs. ⁣ ⁣ We have dance parties, music time, play blocks, cuddle sessions and read books in our cozy pillow corner, plus swing in our fun chair! Most of the time our learning space is outside in nature. We try to be outside as much as possible. This Texas heat keeps us inside more during the summer. 🔥 ⁣ ⁣ My favorite part of the room is the swing. I could swing all day long if I had the time. It’s so relaxing! ⁣ ⁣ I also want to encourage others that may be thinking of homeschooling. You don’t need a fancy room, all the bookcases filled with books, the perfect table or even all the nice homeschool tools. You can homeschool on the couch, the floor or dining table. You don’t need much, the kids just want to be loved on, poured into, and cheered on. Even the outdoors could become your classroom. ⁣ ⁣ It’s about the experience, creating an adventurous environment, plus your excitement for it too. They will latch on to your curiosity of each subject. They will see how giddy you are to do it with them. It will shape them!

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4. Rainbow learning.

Sometimes all white walls can be too boring – this makes it more fun.

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Last week I shared a quick peak of our at-home learning space and I’m happy to say it is now officially ready for my little students! 📝 If you caught my stories then you likely know that we have decided on our school’s hybrid schedule to start the year. This means my kids will have 2 days of face-to-face learning each week and the other 3 days will be spent at home doing a mix of independent + virtual learning. Thus the reason why I decided to create a designated “classroom” space at home 🏠 I had a lot of fun pulling this space together and am really excited to put it to good use! We are lucky to have built-in desks in our loft area, which made for a great start to the space. But up until now the kids mostly just used it as a dumping ground for their toys and a place to occasionally sit down & color. With so much uncertainty surrounding the school year, I really just wanted to create something special for the kids to try and make learning at home as enjoyable as possible for them. It may look colorful & organized, but I promise it’s nothing fancy or overly complicated. I found most of what you see here at @target and @michaelsstores and spent less than $100 on everything (minus the desk & chairs). If you’d like a close-up look at the space or are curious about certain details, be sure to check out my stories for more! What will school look like for your family this year? 🍎✏️📚 #MakeItWithMichaels

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5. Music lessons.

This is perfect if your kid is musically inclined.

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School prep is coming along! #homeschoolmom #homeschoolroom #homeschoollife #lakeshorelearning

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6. Classroom and office in one.

This is a great example of a two in one.

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We are ready for the first day of school! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #homeschoolroom #yearroundhomeschooling #homeschoollife #gatherroundhomeschool #homeschoolmom #targetfinds #homedecor #playroom #playroomdecor

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7. Double function.

This room is a great example of how a dining room can double as a classroom if you don’t have a lot of space in your home.

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Sharing our homeschool space on stories today (saved to my “homeschool space” highlight). . . . #homeschoolroom #schoolroom #schoolspace #homeschoolspace #home #homedecor #thisishowwehomeschool #homeschool #homeschoolfamily #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #risenmotherhood #momsofinstagram #classicalconversations #homesweethome #learningthroughplay #unschool #familyfirst #thisishomeschool #kinder #kindergarten #kinderhomeschool

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8. Classroom in the bedroom.

Another way to save space if you don’t have a lot of room in the home is to make a classroom in your kid’s room.

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Getting some things squared away for our homeschool journey, I don’t have the space completely finished yet but I thought I’d share the progress so far 💜 I’ll be doing YouTube videos and blogs throughout our journey for any of those who want to tag along! I plan on sharing all the details from attendance to science projects, so if you’re planning on homeschooling too we can go through this journey together. Since we had to pick a name, our homeschool will be called Ash Grey Academy – here’s to bright futures full of fun learning!! 📚 . . . #homeschool #learningathome #shareyourspace #homeschoollife #athomelearning #homeschooling #curatedear #kindergartenathome #healthyathome #notmychild #kindergartenready #homeschoolroom #homeschoolingmom #stayathomemom #momlifebelike #mommyblog #mombloggers #lifeathome #sahmlife #momlifebestlife

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9. Learning nook.

Even if you don’t have a lot of room, there is always a way to make up a nice little learning area.

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Good Morning! ☀️ Today I am sharing my favorite part of our living room ☺️ So… while we were away, we sold our new desks. (gasp!) It wasn’t working for our family. Our kids are (almost) 7, 3.5 and 1. We always ended up on the living room floor, at the kitchen table or here at their little kid table. We would rather have more space to PLAY. I’ve also been SUPER minimizing over here and this shelf & table now houses all of our curriculum we are currently using minus the Subscription and My First School Preschool Curriculum – those are over on the shelf by our Morning Basket ❤️ I’ll be sharing in our stories all day today how we “do school”. Lots of fun and exciting things to share this week! 🎉 Happy Monday – my favorite day of the week!

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10. Organization is key.

Having a place for everything is always key to having a good learning environment.

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Day 1 is complete but our school room is not. I still have a bookshelf to put together and I need to finish putting things away. It already feels so organized and I'm loving it. #homeschooling #homeschoolinglife #murphyshomeschoolingjourney #ikeahomeschoolroom #homeschoolroom #homeschoolmom

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11. Science lab vibes.

Putting up cool science posters is always a great decorating idea – it doesn’t just have to be for school.

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A good cleaning, some reorganizing and replaced supplies… Here we go. May the Lord bless our new school year. ~I shared a walk through of our schoolroom in my stories. ☺️💛 .. .. . . . . . . . . . #theredhouseschoolhouse #homeschoolspace #homeschoolroom #homeschool #justhomeschooling #homeschoolmom #intentionalhomeschooling #intentionalhome #intentionalliving #simplelife #schoolbooks #bookshelf #montessori #charlottemason #charlottemasoninspired #learn #books #bibliophile #teacher #educatethewholechild #play #imagine #dream #homeschoolperks #hettingeracademy

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12. Books, books, and more books.

Bookshelves always make a good background to any learning environment.

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That magical moment where your school space is clean… Treasure it because it comes maybe once a year LOL! #Homeschooling #HomeschoolFamily #HomeschoolRoom #HomeschoolSpace #HomeschoolFamily #TheGoodAndTheBeautiful #ClassicalConversations #GameSchooling

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13. Maps.

Wondering what to do with an old map? Frame it and hang it up.

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We are in full scale homeschool prep around here, which means that our homeschool room is a complete disaster.😅 I’m seeing a lot of talk about homeschool rooms or dedicated spaces for doing school, but I want to assure you that if you are new to the homeschooling community, you do not need to have a dedicated space for your children to learn. In fact, there’s a good chance that if you create a space specifically for education, you and your kids will find that you enjoy other spaces in your home more. If you are struggling with the fact that you don’t have a whole room just for homeschooling, that you don’t have posters with the alphabet and multiplication facts up on your walls, that you don’t have a history timeline on display, that you don’t have an easel set up in the corner, that you don’t have rainbow colored wooden blocks lined up beautifully on a shelf….trust me, you are still doing just fine, and your kids can learn without all that. We are incredibly grateful to have the space in this home to use this area for our homeschooling supplies. But if you don’t have one, don’t stress. Totes with lids crammed into a closet or under bunkbeds work just as well. ❤️ To all my homeschooling friends, what is on your to-do list right now as you prepare for the school year? #firsttimehomeschooler #homeschooler #homeschoolroom #homeschool #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #minimalist #lovelearning #homeeducation #inspiredliving #motherhoodsimplified #homeschoolfamilylife #motherhoodunited #motherhoodjourney #motherhoodmoments #realmotherhood #motherhood #risenmotherhood #childhoodunplugged #intentionallife #intentionalliving #theeverydayproject #everydaymoments #theartofslowliving #chooselovely #livingeducation #myeverydaymagic #hyggehome #simpleandstill #noplacelikehome

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14. Reading spot.

Sometimes you just need to carve out a little spot for your kid to read – whether for school or for fun.

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☀️ Sunday Shelfie ☀️. • I feel so blessed to finally have a space for our homeschool learning journey! I’ve been longing for this a while now – for the kids to have their own space, their own little reading nook, their own learning corner with educational resources for them to learn anytime! . • These are our #homelibrary shelves filled with amazing kids learning resources & books, with a little reading nook looking outside into our beautiful backyard across a preserve & their reading buddies!! Kids love it!!. • What is your kids’ learning shelf or reading nook like? Tag #mindfullearningjourney we’d love to see 😍. • #homeschoollife #homeschoolroom #homeschoolorganization #homeschoolresources #lesrningresources #learningspace #kidsplayroom #kidsroomorganization #kidsroomgoals #readingnook #readingbuddies #readingarea #kidsbooks #boolover #homesweethome #familylove #learningathome #learningeveryday #sundayshelfie #shelfiesunday #readingshelf #kidslearning

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15. The crafting corner.

Sometimes we need a little inspiration as to how to create the perfect crafting space for our kids…and here it is.

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Homeschool Room 📚🌿🎨 This should actually be called our 𝕌𝕟𝕤𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕝 ℝ𝕠𝕠𝕞. We do our curriculum school work in the morning at the kitchen table and this room is used as an 𝒾𝓃𝓋𝒾𝓉𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝑜 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓃 & 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒. All of our art supplies and tracing boards live in this corner. Would you like to see a tour of our “unschool room”? . . . . . . . . . . #schoolroom #homeschoolroom #unschooling #unschoollife #unschoolingfamily #homeschoollifestyle #homeschoolersofinstagram #thisisourhomeschool #homeeducator #wildandfreemama #wildandfreechildren #charlottemasonliving #invitationtolearn #invitationtocreate #homeschoolcollective #365homeschool #sweethomeschoolhacks #unschooled #unschoolersofinstagram #homeschoolorganization #homeschoolinglife #homeschoolfun #homeschoolingmom #intentionalhomeschooling #homeschoolideas #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschoolart #homeschoolingideas

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