The restart of schools is around the corner and here we are talking about a study area for children and teenagers.
There are two keywords: organization and privacy. The perfect study area, large or small, must necessarily be tidy and as minimalist as possible, because - as we know - chaos distracts and overstimulates, diverting tasks from the goal.
As for the concept of privacy, it is fundamental to say the least: it is our duty as parents to commit ourselves to creating a real situation of silence and stillness near the study area of our children, to ensure them the right concentration.
Moving from theory to practical action, here are the how to tips from interior architect Paolo Rota, director and co-founder of the studio < a href="https://rotagiorgino.ch" target="_blank" rel="noopener" rel="noopener nofollow" target="_blank">Rotagiorgino.
Smart furnishings and storage solutions
Let's start with the first requirements of the study area. "It should be as protected from noise and distractions as possible, functional and well organised, aesthetically pleasing, obviously considering the tastes of the children/teenagers.
You can never go wrong with a solid desk with clean lines, possibly accompanied by practical storage elements, to have a completely free work surface.
Great for the drawers built into the desk, but I'm also thinking of shelves of various sizes and depths on which to place useful accessories for studying, bookcases to organize with folders and colored boxes, without forgetting the timeless cabinets on wheels, with drawers and door compartments - everything.
The seat must be comfortable, but not too imposing: yes to a cross between a design chair and an office chair, for example the classic Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW with upholstered seat, finding the perfect point of contact between style and comfort".
Practicality yes, but also colour, plants and made-to-measure lighting
Having exhausted the most functional part of the speech, it is time to move on to the more decorative coté.
"An anti-stress touch to be absolutely considered is represented by plants, to be placed on the desk, but also on the wall units, perhaps alternating cacti (very low maintenance) with spectacular hanging plants, with pothos with ivy.
Studying surrounded by green tunes into the frequencies of a good mood. It is essential to develop a good lighting system, with strong light characterized by warm Kelvin degrees, to simulate the sun's rays on dark, short autumn and winter days.
An adjustable desk lamp is what you need, because it allows you to create the perfect light spot on your PC or books, depending on your needs.
On the chromatic palette side, on the other hand, we remind you that neutral and light colors avoid the risk of distractions, but the primacy of shades for concentration goes to the sage green and eucalyptus green.
The blue and all its lighter shades help to create a protective and calming atmosphere, that's why I would suggest that the wall on which the study area rests is painted in one of these nuances.
On the other hand, I advise against the use of patterned wallpaper, which, despite being scenic and pleasant (as well as trendy) would be too stimulating in the study area".