Today I am sharing with you all my past small homeschool spaces round up.
We are in full-blown back-to-school season! This is typically the time for us mamas to start finalizing our homeschool plans. Organizing, and prepping our studies and homeschool rooms/ spaces. Since I recently shared how we set up our homeschool spaces in both my living room and dining in my homeschool without a room tour post, I thought it would be neat to take a look at how our homeschool spaces have changed throughout the years.
HOMESCHOOL AREA – 2017
Our previous home was a very small two-level 1200sq ft townhouse. The only space we had to homeschool was a tiny living room and a small dining room so we had to be super creative with how our homeschool was set up. You can read all about how we made it work. I actually miss how simple things were.
One of the spaces we fell in love with in our new home was there was a small basement we could use for a homeschool room!! Even though it was super scary at first, fixing it up and turning the basement into my dream homeschool room was our first home project. I created a farmhouse-inspired homeschool room and absolutely LOVED how it turned out. We used our old dining room table, made a giant chalkboard wall, and had a nice reading area.
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Homeschool room tour – 2020
Wow, how crazy is it to see the hopes and dreams we all had at the beginning of the pandemic?! Last summer, while I was in homeschool nesting mode, I ended up rearranging everything in my homeschool room. Surprisingly, I was able to rearrange everything in a way that was so much better. This was definitely one of those you won’t know if you like until you try it” moments. Funny thing, right after writing this post, I ended up ditching our homeschool room.
Homeschooling without a room – 2021
A couple of months after rearranging the homeschool room, I decided to NOT have a homeschool room. To be 100% transparent, I was overwhelmed with our homeschool. We didn’t have the best past couple of homeschool years, on top of struggling with my pregnancy at that time. So after much discernment, I decided I wanted to go back to how things were in the beginning. I wanted/ needed to focus more on the atmosphere of our education. One thought that kept coming to mind was how much I missed the simplicity of how our homeschool days were when we didn’t have a homeschool room. You can read more about my decision and the reasons in my why I choose to homeschool without a room post.
We now have two homeschool setups. We currently homeschool in both my living room and dining room. The built-in cabinets have been an amazing addition and have provided the storage space we needed to comfortably homeschool in our dining room.
The living room is a natural area for us to homeschool. There’s no comfier spot to read than on the couch, which is where we are often since most of our studies are literature-based. We added this cheap, small Ikea table set to do schoolwork this past Spring. Having a table in the living room has actually been a great convenient addition to the living room. The kids like to use this table to draw and play boards games.
I love using rolling carts for organizing homeschool curriculum. We just move ours to whatever area of the house we decide to do school in.
I do look back and miss how my homeschool room looked. However, our homeschool setup now is so much better for this time of our lives. Even my kids who are sitting and reminiscing with me now over our past homeschool room/ spaces say they prefer how things are now. And you never know, I might change my mind later and go back to having a homeschool room in the basement 😉
So there is my recap of all my past homeschool areas in small spaces. I hope you enjoyed seeing the progression of my homeschool space throughout the years and are encouraged that you can homeschool anywhere.
Now tell me, what is your homeschool setup like? Comment below, I’d love to hear all about your homeschool room or space.