Even though we are more than half-way through our school year here, many on the other side of the world are just getting started. This means that there have been plenty of pictures of homeschool classrooms popping up all over the internet – which I love! I like to see how others set up their classrooms, I get some good ideas for our own classroom from them. One thing most of these rooms have in common is a comfy reading corner. Something our classroom is lacking.
Our classroom isn’t very big, but there is a small unused corner in the room that would work reasonably well as a reading corner.
I don’t think it’ll fit a big comfy armchair that you can sink into…sigh…so what I’m thinking will work is maybe a bean bag. I saw one recently in a children’s shop, it was really pretty. It was made out of beautiful, bright fabric. It would’ve looked great in our classroom – the only problem was, it cost over $100…for a beanbag! So, needless to say, I didn’t buy it. But it did get me thinking. Surely I could make one. I’ve looked for some online tutorials and found a couple of nice ones. Now don’t get too excited, I haven’t made it yet, but I thought if I commit to it in writing, then it would make me more likely to actually go ahead and make it.
I whipped up a mood board for some inspiration.
1. Scrappy Lampshade – already in our classroom
2. Shaggy Bean Bag – looks so comfortable!
3. Ikea Rug – also something we already own
4. Ikea Kitchen Trolley – for book storage
5. DIY Bean Bags – from Creative Mommas
My other problem is that because our classroom is at the top of our stairs the reading corner will have no solid walls, just the stair rails, so I’m not really sure what kind of book storage/display unit will look good. I like the look of the Ikea kitchen trolley but I’ll keep my options open for now…anyway, I’m sure anything will be better than this:
I’m kinda excited to get this project underway. I’ll be sure to let you know when I’m done.