Back to School Inspiration | The Garden District

It’s back to school time already! Hard to believe that next week, students across Southlake will be headed back to class (in the best school district in Texas, we might add). Southlake Town Square is full of families shopping for new clothes, new school supplies, and new computers to set their young scholars up for success.

Whether your young one is just starting first grade or entering their final year of cram sessions and SATs before college, it’s important to give them a study area of their own. Creating an inviting space that’s clean and organized can go a long way to aiding their concentration and ensuring homework is completed without a fuss. We’ve put together some of our favourite design inspirations for attractive and effective kid-friendly study spaces at The Garden District.

Our Park Ridge Brownstone floor plans include a spacious homework/craft area on the third level that can be used to build a number of student workspaces. Float a custom desktop along one wall to create a sleek computer station for older children, with plenty of space to spread out notes and textbooks. For the little ones, a multipurpose station where they can tackle homework or their next great artistic masterpiece should keep supplies accessible using bins, drawers, and low-profile storage solutions. Display items and reference books can be kept on higher shelves, along with crafting tools that may require adult supervision.


The Meeting Street Brownstones also have a family/games room with a dedicated desk area that can be customized to suit your children’s workspace requirements. Does your teen need a calm environment to plough through their math homework and hefty reading list? Opt for a streamlined desk area with plenty of storage to hide clutter and eliminate distractions during study times. Catering to a crafty toddler? Keep supplies at arms length with colorful organizers on a low desk, and consider rotating a display of their best works in a kid-friendly gallery.


Of course, you can always incorporate a study area into your child’s bedroom to give them a quiet, private space away from the bustle of household activities. Start with a sleek and simple desk that will last them through all their years at school. Keep the space fresh and updated by swapping in accessories and pops of color that reflect your child’s personality. A fun and funky swivel chair can add visual interest to a bedroom workspace, but a sturdy hardback chair works just as well and can keep a squirmy student focused on the task at hand.

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