5 Budget-Friendly Decorating Necessities for At-Home Schooling

Well, it looks as if most schools won’t be reopening this fall for in-class learning. So, if you’ve got kids at home, you’re going to have to continue the home-schooling route for a little while longer. And because I’ve always been teacher’s pet and want to make your life easier, here are some great décor additions that will make your online classroom setup more efficient — and even fun.


Rolling supply cart
This handy cart can hold and organize all of your kids’ school supplies in one place, and the wheels make it easy to travel to whatever room they’re working in.
Available at Michaels, $49.99


Drop-leaf desk
If you want to provide a separate workspace for your at-home student that’s separate from the kitchen table or other family space, this drop-leaf table takes up very little room and goes up in a second.
Available at Ikea, $39


Bulletin board room divider
A room divider helps keep kids more focused on their learning and less distracted by other things going on in the house. This one has the added benefit of being a bulletin board, so they can put up assignments, notes and artwork.
Available at Home Depot, $139.99 


Reading nook chair
You don’t have to confine little readers to the table. Let them sink back in a comfy chair in their own reading nook. Just plop this beanbag chair in the corner of a room by some natural light.
Available at Target, $60


Planning wall calendar
The days and months seem to merge when we’re stuck at home, so a prominently displayed wall-mounted calendar will help keep track of the time and remind everyone of due dates. There’s also something satisfying about crossing off dates every day.
Available at Wayfair, $24.99

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects here.

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