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  • Study Room Design
Sep 19, 2022
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The right study room will be challenging the traditional study space. It need not be a place to just focus on studying but can also double as a work from home space. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you design yours..

The right study room will be challenging the traditional study space. It need not be a place to just focus on studying but can also double as a work from home space.

Personalization is one of the best ways to make your study room feel like home. Add your personal touch by displaying sentimental things. Let’s get to know more about study room interior design and tips to elevate it.


Introduction to Study Room Interior Design

The only thing standing between you and a perfectly serene study room are a few design tweaks. These tweaks can make all the difference. You will spend more time studying, get better grades and be a happier person in general. Designing the perfect study room for your needs and wants can be a difficult task.


The study room is the place where you can focus and complete your task. It can also be a relaxing place to get rid of any distractions outside. So if you want to stay focused then here are some tips to create a great study room decoration. Give our study room design tips a shot, and you surely will not feel disappointed.


Design Tips for Study Room decoration

Study room decoration can be a daunting task for the beginner. There are many things to consider and so many options out there. With so much variety to choose from, it can be hard to know where to even start. So here is a list of helpful study room decoration tips that will help you get started on the right foot.

1. Keep it Minimalistic

In designing a study room, we need to keep it simple and relaxed. Many people get stressed while studying because they have to focus differently. In a study room, our mind gets mentally exhausted and ends up thinking of many different things at once. The key is to keep it minimalistic.

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Study table decoration with lampshade - Beautiful Homes

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2. Add Enough Natural Lighting

Natural light during the day is best, but probably more practical for your eyes. Studies have proven that natural lighting helps in boosting creativity. It helps to increase serotonin levels, a hormone responsible for enhancing your mood. The more illuminated the area is, the easier we can focus. The minimalist design may be what you are looking for if your priority is to cut down on distractions. And it might even help relieve some stress, too! Minimalism does not mean that you should empty a room. It means limitation and simpleness of the look. The minimalist room should give you peace of mind and allow you to achieve your goals.



3. Make Plenty of Storage Space and Use Soothing Colours

Storage space is essential when using bookshelves. This is because study furniture is where you store lots of books. Yet, if there are too many books on top of each other then it becomes difficult for students to access them. To add some colour to your study room, you can place framed pictures, and posters on the wall and even add plants. The images should have one goal - stimulate your creativity while studying. It must be something pleasant to look at while you are studying hard.


Pro-tip: Choose a colour in your study room decoration that aids in focusing your mind, and give yourself energy or motivation. If you find yourself getting distracted by certain colours (like red), try to keep them out of sight. These colours should not become part of your study routine. 

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4. Unload Shelves to Declutter the Space

If you have a lot of bookshelves, consider taking some of them down so that they match the rest of the room décor and do not appear out of place or too cluttered. You can also add some colour to the walls by painting them in shades of blue or green that go with whatever colour scheme you chose for the entire space.


Determine your main colour scheme beforehand. This will help you make sure everything fits within it, including furniture and décor items like paintings and mirrors. This will help ensure that everything looks cohesive when it's all put together at last!



5. Wall-mounted Desks to Save More Space

Wall-mounted desks are great for saving space. They do not need any flooring or extra space around them. It makes them a great option for small rooms or apartments with limited square footage. Apart from the above, wall-mounted desks are available for decorating purposes (or even just storing books). They also make it easier to organize everything by category instead of having everything scattered all over the place!

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6. Eliminate External Noise

When you are studying, you need to cut external noise. The easiest way to do this is by blocking out all distractions - no music, no tv, and no talking. You can also turn the lights off in your room and leave it completely dark.


You may find that you do not have as much trouble focusing when your room is quiet and dark. When it's easy for you to focus on what you are doing, then studying will be much easier for you! Consider buying an air purifier or sound cancellation system to keep unwanted noises at bay while you are in school mode!



7. Secure Seamless Light Adjustment

Doors can sometimes leak sound into the room, so it's important to make sure they are properly sealed off from the rest of the house.


Try to keep the lighting in your study room on the low end. It would ensure that your mind is not distracted and can focus more. You want to make sure that you are not exposed to erratic or bright lights that might interfere with your concentration. Adding string lights to your study room is a great way to keep things looking fun, relaxing and exciting while you are studying. 

Study room décor with wall lights - Beautiful Homes

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8. Custom Bookshelf

Having too much stuff in one place can be very distracting and make it harder to focus on what's going on around you. Make sure that the desk in your study room is large enough for you. It should be comfortable without you feeling cramped or crowded.


Want to add a beautiful bookcase to your study room? Consider using custom-made shelves instead of buying pre-made ones from a store. It will ensure that everything matches perfectly and matches your study room décor.



9. Organize your Furniture and Add a Carpet

Too much furniture in your study room is a sure way to make it look cluttered and unorganized. It makes it difficult to move around. Not just that. It does not allow you to concentrate and focus on what you are reading or writing. Too much furniture can also make the room seem smaller than it is. It gives the feeling that there is not enough space for everyone that lives in the house!


Adding a carpet adds to the comfort of the space while elevating the style in the space.

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10. Choose One Colour and Use it Across your Study Room

Choose one colour and use it across your study room. It will help you stay focused, especially if you have a busy schedule. Choose one of the calming colours like whites, browns, tans, and creams in soothing shades. These colours are easy to match with other items in the room such as lamps, desks and chairs. It should give a unified feeling when viewed from far away.


Pro-tip: Choose a neutral tone for your walls. It will make them easier to clean.



Study room decoration is more than just bringing in the right furniture. It's about making the space feel like home, and one of the best ways to do that is by choosing the right colour scheme.


This list of tips will hopefully help you to achieve the perfect study room. When used adequately, these techniques should serve as an aid in keeping distractions at bay. It will allow you to concentrate on the tasks at hand. But remember, most of all, to find a stress-free work area that fits you best and remain disciplined on your own accord.


Do keep in mind that this ethos of convenience is a double-edged sword. Being too comfortable may lead to you being distracted by the desire to avoid doing work, which defeats the purpose. When used in harmony with your motivation for studying, it will keep you well-organized and ready to hit the books.

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Lastly, Keep your motivation high!

  • Keep your study room organized.
  • Keep your study room relaxing.
  • Keep your study room clean and fresh, so you can focus on what's in front of you.


At Beautiful Homes Services, our goal is to help you achieve your dream space while you relax, with the guidance and precision of our experts. You can also check out our store for the latest as well as timeless decor pieces for your home.

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