10 Awesome Homeschool Room Design Ideas for Remote/Virtual Learning

More than ever before, many parents are faced with a situation where their children will be learning from home, as so many schools temporarily shift to a virtual learning model. And if you’re in this situation, you may find yourself looking into homeschool room design ideas.

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: this is a tough situation for so many parents.

Not only do some families have both parents working during the day, but most parents have never had to deal with formal education in their home.  Depending on the age of your kids, it can be a real struggle.

We’re not about to tackle the issue of balancing your work with your children’s remote learning, but sometimes half the battle is the environment.  

If your kid can’t physically be in a classroom, how can you create an environment that tries to simulate that experience?

That’s what we’re going to figure out here as we look at some really awesome and effective homeschool room design ideas.

Let’s get to it.

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10 Awesome Homeschool Room Design Ideas for Remote/Virtual Learning

We’re fortunate enough to have some amazing parents who figured out different ways to set up the home learning environment.  After spending hours researching the topic, we’ve come up with our favorite homeschool room design ideas.

We know that not everyone has a lot of space for a home classroom, so the designs below are for all different types of rooms.

#1 Homeschooling in the Dining Room

If you are tight on space, you will likely need to re-purpose an existing area of your house. Here’s an example of a dining room set up for homeschooling.  

In this one, they have set up desks with computers and added other fixtures, such as a bookcase.  

If you are even tighter on space, you could simply use the dining room table (ideally with a laptop).

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out The Crafty Classroom.

#2 The Budget-Friendly Preschool Room

The focus on this room isn’t necessarily a specific design, but more about where you are getting the items from: think Dollar Store, garage sales, etc.  

I would also add in places like Facebook Marketplace, where you can often score some non-budget items at a very reduced price.  

When it comes to kid stuff, I always think – hey my kids are probably going to destroy this, might as well buy it used.

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Sweet Little Ones.

#3 The Minimalist Homeschool Room 

To me, the most appealing thing about a minimalist design is that it looks so clean and uncluttered.

I’m not sure how feasible this is for a lot of parents, especially if you have a young kids, but it’s worth trying for if you like the way it looks.

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Intentional Homeschooling.

#4 The Preschool Nook

This is a great setup for preschool if you have a little corner of a basement or family room that you can designate as the learning area.

Put up a few little book shelves, a chalkboard, and get some little tables and chairs, and you have yourself the perfect learning space.  

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out The Sweatman Family.

#5 Clean and Crafty

This one was originally designed to be a “homework station” but that can easily translate into a homeschooling room.

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Young House Love.

#6 The “Anywhere” Homeschool

This is actually a homeschool cart that has most of the materials you need. 

So if you live in a space where it doesn’t make sense to just have one dedicated space as the classroom, you can use this cart to take the classroom anywhere!

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Intentional Homeschooling.

#7 Another Budget-Friendly Hoomschool Room

This room starts with a simple table and a whiteboard, but most of the other items in the room and on the walls came from a dollar store and other budget-friendly places.

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out My Momma Taught Me.

#8 Using the Empty Space

If you’re working with limited space, this homeschool room design idea is all about finding and using that empty space.

In the example above, this mom took an empty wall/space in her kitchen and turned it into a fully functional learning area.  

You’ve got the bookshelf, the desk, the pegboard/whiteboard, and even some cute backpack hooks on the wall.  What used to be empty space is now filled with function!

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Love this Mom Life.

#9 DIY 4-Station Desk

If you find yourself having to homeschool 3 or 4 kids with limited space, this idea might be for you. 

Not only does it give you a spot for each of them (complete with drawers and a little cubby), but if you do it right, it can function as a counter top or table for other purposes.

Looking at the instructions for this one, it is not for beginners! This would definitely be a project to work on over a more extended period of time (vs. just an evening or weekend), but the result looks fantastic.

The one thing you’ll have to figure out on your own is how to keep the kids from fighting with each other. 🙂

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Ana White.

#10 The Industrial Farmhouse Homeschool Room

Trying to find a way to work shiplap into your homeschool room? This one’s for you. 

Between the wall, the floating shelves, and the carefully crafted built-in desk, this one is going to take more than a trip to the Dollar Store.

But if this style is your thing and you want a project that is not only functional but looks great, this may be for you.

For more information on this homeschool room idea, check out Honeybear Lane.

So what are your favorite homeschool room design ideas?

If you’re new to homeschooling and remote or virtual learning, hopefully you found something here that you like.  But these certainly aren’t all the designs.

This is just inspiration for you to create something of your own.  

And if your kids are young (preschool-aged) and you’re looking for activities to do with them in the classroom, check out some of our great activity round-ups:

Good luck!

About Eric and Tiffany Matthews

We're Eric and Tiffany, the parents behind Cynical Parent. We're just normal parents who are navigating parenthood with both eyes wide open (probably because there's a kid yelling nearby). And of course, we're pretty cynical. Don't believe everything you read or hear, whether it's on the internet, or from a close family or friend (or even from us!). Every child is different, and what works for one may not work for another. Sometimes you just need to try and see for yourself. :)

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