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5 Interior Tips in Setting up a Bedroom Study to Combat the Urge of Falling Asleep

Updated on October 23, 2017
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Abigail A. Sabijon is a team counselor, trainer and instructor. She has worked in an international institute and has taught at a university.

Kids are getting busier as days go by, especially with school. It can’t be denied that the pressure imposed by the current educational system is manifested through advancing yet complicated lessons and tons of homework and projects. When they get home, there are still assignments to work on that are due the following day. Establishing a homework routine is a good start to avoid overwhelming situations. However, there are cases where a study has to be placed in the bedroom because a spare room isn’t available. With that said, an assessment of the room is needed to ensure a conducive learning environment and prevent the learner from falling asleep at the same time. Thus, you need these 5 interior tips when setting up or refurbishing a bedroom study.

If you hesitate because of the possible expenses it would cost, you really need not break the bank or compromise basic needs in order to achieve this. Rather, there are minimal room improvement tips you can follow to create the best backdrop to get in the mood for studying.

Space and Time

At times, the room could be small, so the space for a comfortable study is limited. To ensure both good sleep and a conducive learning spot at the same time, you would need to rearrange the room to secure both aspects as the room’s focal point.

As they’re in the same room, they should be visually separated. That would at least change your perspectives and motives because of a sense of distinction for a particular activity. Seeing the bed, you’d want to lie on it and doze off. Looking at your study area, you’d be reminded of the upcoming exam or homework and projects you’re working on.

Ingenious ideas for a bedroom study are flooding the Internet. A closet can now be transformed into bookshelves con study area, and you can close it each time you’re done with school work and get ready for a good night sleep. An unused nook in your room could also be converted into a learning space. You can work in a small space, but just make sure you’re free to move comfortably, so as to ensure good posture and condition when working.

General Positioning System

It’s best to turn your back on your bed when you study. There’s ergonomics even in the art of studying effectively, like where to place your table or desk so as to avoid eyesight and posture problems to name a few.

The chair should not be just any chair. It has to be adjustable and comfortable. Adjustable, so that the arms are placed at a comfortable angle on top of the desk, elbows at 90 degrees to relax the shoulders. Hips should be in line with the knees. Feet should be flat on the floor. Back support should be adequately provided to maintain a vertical or slightly inclined position. Slouching for a long period of time is the worst you can do to your spine.

A straining body would make you feel tired and want to jump on the bed immediately. Since studying would require students to sit for a period of time, keeping their muscles relaxed ensures a healthy and productive condition. However, getting yourself a chair too comfortable will only lead you to doze off to sleep.

Color Scheming

Your wall color could be left as it is, but to boost productivity in the study area, certain colors are needed to ensure a motivated soul. Bright colors perk up the area, making it alive and funky and while you may color include a variety of shades of hues, studies show that saturated red and blue should be the dominant color to stimulate alertness without suppressing melatonin. Bright colors have long been found to infuse creativity to people. This color therapy has been used in workplaces as a solution to enhance productivity among the workers.

To ease off the minds of your kids, green would be perfect as it is proven to be relaxing and tranquil. Green has a lot of fun shades to choose from with which have the same effect. Yellow is known to be energizing, like the way exposure to sunshine would instantly recharge us. However, deep yellow shades are perfect to boost the mood and productivity of a weary learner. On the other hand, lighter shades have an opposite effect, as they make one feel comfy, inviting sleep more than increasing productivity.

Lighting Galore

Students commonly proceed with their school work at night when they’re at home, so an ample light source is necessary to keep their eyes healthy. To avoid straining the eyes, a task light with ambient room lighting for supplementation creates a conducive learning environment.

Technology continues to develop innovations to optimize a product’s efficiency and eliminate harmful effects. LED is a breakthrough innovation to-date. Compared to fluorescent light, it has a longer lifespan, is cheaper and more energy-efficient. Glare-reducing lights are now available in the market. This polarizing feature filters harmful rays.

Not many problems are encountered during the day, however, setting up the study desk or table against windows or any bright light sources. Natural light is ideal, so the desktop or laptop’s brightness and contrast have to be adjusted.

Decoration Splash

Sometimes, it’s the decorations that set the mood and set the two corners apart. An attention-grabbing rug could just be enough to create a distinction between the sleeping and working area.

There are countless ways to decorate your study area. Motivational messages your child can relate to or perhaps a favorite line from a beloved movie or character. Colorful or unconventional shelves loaded with books and other school materials won’t only be functional but also decorative. Educational posters or wall arts like maps or the table of elements can also add a degree of scholarly vibe in the place.

Help your student to organize him/herself by providing essential organizers like filers, calendars, cork boards/chalkboards, and containers to name a few. What’s more exciting about these organizers is that they can totally be DIYs! Repurposing containers and boxes available at home can help you save money and it makes you a concerned citizen of the planet.

Talking about nature, opting to add an indoor plant in the picture is also a great idea! Low-maintenance plants like the ponytail palm, snake plant, cacti and succulents like aloe vera also have significant effects on people. The ponytail palm is said to absorb excess carbon dioxide that ultimately causes headaches and drowsiness. Aloe Vera is claimed to promote a sense of optimism and well-being. It also helps to keep someone focus along with the adorable cacti.

Studying may be tedious yet necessary. Effective learning relies on the conditioning of the mind and behavior of the learner into making studying fun and important. Also, we can help the kids in alleviating stress and giving the much-needed mood boost. Combating the urge to sleep at your desk may be tough but it doesn’t have to be as rigid. Instead, play around with the interior with an end in mind: and that is providing the most conducive learning environment (space in this case) when they’re studying in their oh-so-cozy bedrooms.

© 2017 Abigail Sabijon


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