DIY – Homework Nook

I mentioned in a post last month about my eldest girl needing a space to do her homework, away from the chaos of little Brothers power sliding across living room floors and little Sisters wanting to ‘help’ her do her homework.

So I set about giving my eldest girl exactly what she needed, a homework nook. We had the perfect place for it in her bedroom, however, we did need to shuffle things around, remove a wardrobe, the usual! haha. But this was the only suitable space for it so it was going to happen come hell or high water.

I made a mood board with the items that I had planned to buy for her and her homework nook and I got pretty much everything I needed from Argos and Next. Both places really accommodated my requirements and the results show that you can achieve a pretty cosy atmosphere on a budget.

Nook mood board

And I can say it is finally and officially finished, here is how it looks…


I think painting Ellie a cute little apple chalkboard with some leftover chalk paint I had was a fun idea. It fills up what otherwise would’ve been a hard space to fill. I think this does it well, although she has informed me that it will be chalked with yellow to turn it into a golden apple from Minecraft *sighs* anyone else have Minecraft fanatics? nook6

I chose this Denbigh Office desk {£30} not only because it looked the perfect size to fit into the space Ellie had, but it also has this nifty lift up section to allow you store things inside. Perfect for a little homework nook I thought.


I also chose this padded folding office chair {£9} because Ellie shares a room with her very climb-loving and curious little sister. So when she’s finished at her nook she can just fold it up and put it away.


This very adorable fox cushion {£8} however I spotted in Next Home and I honestly don’t think I could have lived with myself if I had walked out without buying it.


I remember spotting this adorable little house frame in B&M {£1.99} and knew it would be perfect to put on her desk and I got the perfect sized photo {by chance} from a kiosk in Tescos. Lifesaver and it looks perfect. Hopefully, a reminder to my daughter that even though we have our differences, and we fight….that I love her and nothing will change that.

The few other pieces I collected was the clock {£2.99}, also from B&M, the butterfly candle jar {£4} which I thought would be perfect for Lolly’s pens and pencils from Next Home, the bunting {£5} I bought from eBay and finally the colour match lamp {£3.99} which according to my girl just had to be blue! So blue she got! And that was picked up Argos.

So there you go. One very cosy and very much loved homework nook for Miss Ellie. Done for just over £60 and now Jacobs asking me for one too…I guess this Mama has another project to get started on…




  1. 11/10/2014 / 7:19 PM

    Love the little old school desk!

  2. 11/10/2014 / 8:21 PM

    What a beautiful space your daughter now has! It’s perfect, great job done! x

    • 12/10/2014 / 1:25 PM

      Thanks Donna, she really loves it and its ‘just hers’ you know which I think means so much to her in our busy home! x

  3. Mummy's Blog
    11/10/2014 / 10:31 PM

    It looks gorgeous – love the apple chalkboard! x

  4. 12/10/2014 / 8:03 AM

    I love the Fox cushion, not a bad price either considering it’s from Next! The whole nook looks fab, well done! x

    • 12/10/2014 / 1:22 PM

      Who doesn’t love a bit of Next eh! Really good price, you’re right on that!! x

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