25 DIY Study Stations & Home Libraries {organize}


I just adore fabulous study stations and home libraries!  Here are 25 creative Homework Stations and home libraries that will help your child successfully complete all of their homework! These home libraries are perfect for displaying book collections and fostering reading and learning!  These creative tutorials on how to design a home library, custom shelving, built-in bookcases, and kids book nooks complete with pictured instructions will get your creative juices flowing!  Learn how to transform any space in your home into a tranquil reading environment!

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Homework Station

Back to School Homework Station

1.  Back to School Homework Station ~ Whether you are a homeschooler or just need a structured place for the kids to sit and do their homework.  Daily supplies are kept together in a carousel for easy organization and access.

2.  DIY Homework Station ~ This transformation from living room to homework desk is pretty amazing.  Looking at the before and after you would never guess that this was the same room.

DIY Homework Station

3.  Boys Room Art/Homework Station ~ This boys art/homework station is super cool!  If it’s designed and decorated in their style they’re more likely to spend more time doing homework.  Hanging baskets, paper covered cans and chalkboards are some of the elements to help your child stay organized.

Homework Station

4.  Chalkboard Desk Station ~ Create a homework station with a chalkboard and industrial pendant light covers.  Don’t they look fab in chalkboard paint?  Use the chalkboard as a countdown to school or homework assignments.

5.  Back to School Station ~ Can you believe ‘back to school’ is already here?  Seriously!  This tutorial will help you get prepared and ready for the new school year.  This station is perfectly located on the refrigerator because like most mom’s, homework is done in the kitchen.  There’s a functional calendar, homework clipboards and all of the supplies needed for homework.

Homework Station

6.  Kids Activity Station ~ I adore this kids activity station using a re-purposed crib!  There’s a hanging white board, a chalk board table, a drying rack for paintings, and organization buckets and such.  Fantastic!

DIY Desk

7.  A Desk Built for Two {how to} ~  A brilliant how to on building a desk for two people to work.  Most of us have multiple people using the same computer and the same workspace.  Why not divide it up so that everyone has there own personal space?  Use furniture you already have and create a unique desk for your family.

Get Organized

Homework Station Organization

8. DIY Desk Organization ~ Upcycle empty cereal boxes and paper rolls into a useful desk organization.  You can decorate them with scrapbook paper, paint and mod podge.

Homework Station Organization

9.  Back to School Ruler Crate ~ Mason jars are perfect for organizing and storing school supplies!  And, how adorable are they in this homemade ruler crate?

DIY Homework Station

10.  Portable Homework Station ~ This portable homework station is perfect if your child doesn’t always sit at the same place to do homework.  It’s small and compact and great for traveling to grandma’s, day care, or even a different room in the house.  The best part, all of the supplies are organized and in one box.

School Supplies DIY

11.  Seat Sacks For Kids ~ These seat sacks are perfect to help keep your kiddos organized. Great for school supplies, craft supplies or anything else your kids love to keep handy but you need put away! {wink} All you’ll need is your sewing machine, fabric and ribbon.

Homemade School Supplies

12.  School Binder Printable {Back to School} ~ If you have school aged children, check out this post with a fabulous back to school binder! Great to create as a piece of memorabilia that will also keep your kids organized! All you need to do is print and grab a binder!

DIY Organization

13.  School and Craft Supplies Organizer {Homeschool Organization} ~ Whether you are a homeschooler or not, you probably have a ton of craft and school supplies that need a consistent home! This is a great idea to create a spot for everything, an over the door shoe organizer. An inexpensive solution that will work wonders in organizing your space!

Home Library Design

DIY Home Library

14.  DIY Library Table ~ Transform an old cable spool into a functional library and end table.  You could also add/make a round cushion for seating on top.

DIY Home Library

15.  Bookshelf Built-In’s DIY ~ These bookshelf built-ins are perfect for building a home library! Use this tutorial to create one or a set in your home! Or, if you don’t need more shelving, use this as inspiration on how to style your current shelves!

DIY Home Library

16.  Ikea Hack Bookshelves {built ins} ~ I LOVE built ins. I can’t afford built-ins, but I do have a husband and he’s willing to work for food. Here’s how we turned our Billy Bookcases into Billy Built-ins, kind of.  I wanted the sides to be recessed and the front to pop out a bit, I thought it would give it more interest, much better then just a line of bookcases against a wall.

How to Design a Home Library

Home Design DIY

17.  Library Built-ins & Wainscoting ~ Wall to wall book shelving with custom bookshelves that don’t have to break the bank.  Learn how to build your own with this video tutorial.

DIY Pipe Shelving

18.  Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves {Shelves} ~ Check out these industrial looking DIY shelves inspired by Restoration Hardware! Perfect for an office, library or even a little boys bedroom! A simple afternoon project after a quick trip to your local hardware store!

DIY Bookcase

19.  Bookcase Room Divider {step by step} ~ Make your book collection work for you by using a room divider bookcase.  Room dividers don’t have to be stationary, permanent features of architecture.  Add casters and you can still change your layout of the rooms at any time!

Rolling Book Crate

20.  DIY Wooden Book Crate ~ How cool is this library on wheels?!  A wooden crate from the craft store was stained, stenciled and wheels were added.  Transfer it to any room and it becomes an instant library.

DIY Library Shelving

21.  How to Make Built-in Bookcases from Ikea Billy Bookshelves {ikea hack} ~Here is a brilliant Ikea hack for you! Turn Billy bookcases into built-ins using molding, painter’s caulk, and paint. Click on the tutorial for all the details.

DIY Home Design

Ledge Bookshelves How-to

22.  DIY Bookshelves ~ These ledge bookshelves are fantastic!  They are easy on the eye and functional.  I love that the books are displayed so that your children can easily find them.

Book Nook from Palettes

23.  Book Nook from Palettes ~ Palette furniture is so in right now and this book nook corner is adorable and functional.  Kojo Designs gives a full tutorial for assembling a book nook from palettes so you can do it too!

DIY Book Sling

24.  How to Make a Fabric Sling Bookshelf {how to shelving} ~ Here is an innovative way to display your little one’s books for easy reading.  This tutorial will show you how to make a fabric sling bookshelf using fabric, dowel rods, and curtain rod hooks!

25.  Seuss Inspired Reading Nook Closet ~ Check out this absolutely adorable Seuss inspired children’s reading nook!  It’s a great usage for an under the stairs closet.  Some of the focal points include a red stenciled bookcase, R-E-A-D letters, Dr. Seuss prints, chevron stripe storage totes and an adorable canopy above the entry doors.

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  1. Great ideas! There are so many ideas that I want to try now, I don’t think I’ll have enough space at home! Pinning it down!

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