Virtual learning spaces are becoming a popular – and in some cases ‘must-have’ – home design feature. Many students across the country are doing at least some of their learning remotely and require a designated area to attend classes, accomplish daily tasks, do homework, or unwind from the day’s activities.
Whether your kids are in preschool or high school, designing a positive learning environment that promotes style and function is increasingly important for their productivity and overall wellbeing. Our design experts provide three considerations to help you plan the perfect virtual learning space for your home.
1. Create a multipurpose space
Design a multipurpose room that can accommodate more than just schoolwork. Adding color and unique furniture can transform an ordinary study space into a relaxing spot where you can spend time with family or pursue a hobby when schoolwork is complete.
Adding unique lighting fixtures, built-ins, ample desk space, or organizational accents such as wall calendars, pinboards, or hanging file organizers will keep everyone organized and utilizing the room throughout the year.
2. Find the perfect location for your virtual learning center
Deciding where to set up your virtual learning center within the home is key. Do you prefer a closed-off area that will limit distractions or a light and airy location that will inspire? There are plenty of unexpected study spaces perfect for your at-home student to use throughout the day and evening.
When designing a new home, it is essential to plan for and incorporate your designated virtual learning spaces based on your personal preferences and needs. Toll Brothers has an extensive selection of architectural designs and floor plan options to blend these spaces into the design of the home and to suit any lifestyle.
3. Consider your design style and desk shape
An organized, functional workspace is the key to productivity. Consider the interior design and desk arrangement within the room, as both elements can change the overall aesthetic. A corner desk or one with built-ins use minimal space to allow for other furniture pieces. Large center desks can become a focal point upon entering, creating flow and that extra “wow” factor in your home.
Every piece in a room should have a purpose, and those pieces should work together cohesively. Add an accent ottoman to bring out your style or a functional element such as a reading chair that can quickly become a staple of the room.
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