A writing desk is an integral part of a child's room. It is necessary as an attribute of personal space and a place for homework. It is best to place it near a window, because it is a source of natural light. Also, this arrangement is a good option if you want to make the most of the usable area of the room.
The choice of a place for a desk is one of the important points in the layout of a children's room. Some parents prefer to place this furniture against a wall. This option is convenient because a large number of hinged shelves for books and office supplies can be placed above the work surface. This solution will provide unloading of the table itself, but this arrangement significantly reduces the free space of the room.
For a small bedroom, the best solution would be to be near the window. With such a table, you can replace the window sill and significantly increase the usable space. The children's room will have more space for games and relaxation.
Modern manufacturers of children's furniture offer various options for tables for both one and two children, since each needs its own place where school supplies and other personal belongings will be located. Remember that in addition to textbooks and notebooks, your child needs space for a portfolio. A good solution would be to have special hooks or shelves under the table.
When placing the child's workplace by the window, be sure to check all window fittings for serviceability:
- there should be no blowing from the windows;
- the possibility of ventilation is necessary;
- mechanisms must prevent accidental opening of windows.
The next point is batteries. Most often they are located in this part of the room. Consider their location when installing furniture, try not to obstruct the heating places, this will affect the temperature in the room during the cold season. If there are no other installation options, then use special protective partitions under the table so that heating the apartment does not interfere with the student's business.
If the bedroom is small, then you should not purchase a table with shelves and drawers. Such a modification will visually load the space near the window. Products with thin metal legs or two flat wooden supports along the edges will help to relieve the load. This design simplifies cleaning under furniture and leaves the right to choose a seating position, which is not available for tables with side tables.
For two children
When two children share a common room, special attention must be paid to the study space. Both children should have the same space, the number of shelves, lighting fixtures, and enough desk space to accommodate all the necessary supplies while doing their homework at the same time.
Make sure that there is still a place for games and relaxation in the nursery, since comfortable rest and communication with friends is necessary for the harmonious development of the personality. Choose furniture based on the personal needs of each child, while taking into account the size of the room.
Solid table top along the window… With this arrangement, children will sit as at a school desk.It is worth taking care of the separation of the personal space of each child, especially if this furniture will be used for a boy and for a girl at the same time. Often in such cases, they use a cabinet between workstations, a tabletop bookcase or a transparent partition.
When choosing this option, pay special attention to the material of the countertop. It must be thick and strong enough as this table is under double stress. Check with the manufacturer what materials are used in the production of your chosen furniture and whether they can withstand the increased stress. Also, the surface should be easy to maintain and easy to clean.
Corner table. The essence of the design is that the table is located with the letter G in one of the free corners. Schoolchildren will be sideways to each other and will not observe what is happening on the neighbor's table. This arrangement will allow you not to be distracted by trifles and will take up relatively little space. Shelves for books and other utensils can be positioned in the corner above the furniture. At the same time, in this position, children will be able to easily transfer various objects to each other without leaving their chairs.
Two identical tables. This modification is good in that there is a passage between the desks, which naturally divides the space. Also, free access to the window opens without the need to stand on the furniture. A very important point is that the tables are the same and each child has the same number of drawers and shelves for their personal belongings. Special attention should be paid to lighting, as the light will fall from different directions.
Two tables in the corners. A good option if the nursery is wide enough. Children have their backs in the aisle and are at a distance. With their movements, they do not interfere with each other and everyone can do their homework or creativity without distracting their neighbor. As with matching tables along the window, the room has quick access to a fresh air source.
An added benefit is that you can use two corners for the shelves, because different children have different hobbies. One person will have flowers, figurines, photographs there, while the other may have cars, flags and other things the child needs.
Requirements for choosing a workplace
The desktop will be a place where the child will spend a lot of time during the entire period of schooling.… It should be comfortable, functional and practical. Its installation should not take up all the space in the room, it is necessary to leave enough space for games and morning exercises.
The height should correspond to this rule: for a child up to 120 cm tall, the table should be 52 cm high.Further, for every ten centimeters of growth, add five centimeters to the table height. Based on this, a table with a height of 62 cm is needed for a child with a height of 137 cm.
The chair should be so high that the feet are on the floor while sitting on it, and the knees are bent at right angles. The elbows should be comfortable and should not be in the way. Maintaining correct posture will depend on the correct position.
Choose a worktop so deep that all the necessary accessories, textbooks, notebooks can fit on it. Have the child sit down at the table. Objects must be within reach, he must reach them with ease. As a rule, this is 60 cm wide.If there will be a computer on the table, then stop at 70 cm.
There should be enough lighting. The light should fall from the left for a right-hander, and from the right for a left-hander. Follow this rule both when choosing the location of the table relative to the window, and when placing the table lamp.
Give preference to sustainable materials. Stop your choice on products made from natural wood or MDF. It is undesirable to purchase furniture from chipboard, since formaldehyde resins are used in the production of this material.Even with a slight heating from an external heat source, harmful components will be released into the air. These tables are suitable for the office, but not for the children's bedroom.