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Maximize Back to School Success!

Wow! It’s hard to believe that kids are already back in school.

Actually, I’m in grad school, so I’m gearing up for my own classes, too. I love being in school and learning new things, but I know the only way that I can keep up with everything is by having a space specifically dedicated for schoolwork.

Lily Desk

Why should your children be any different? One simple way to help your children do well in school is to set up an organized space with youth furniture where they can study and do homework. Finding a great student computer desk doesn’t have to be difficult, but you should keep in mind a few things that will help you find a desk that not only looks great, but is also a very functional piece in your child’s room.

Before you buy, make sure you’ve picked out a space where you want the desk and measure to make sure the desk you want will fit. Then consider the size of your child’s room. A thick, heavy desk is going to overwhelm a small room that already has a bed and dresser in it, so if the bed is the focal point of the room, make the desk complement it, not compete with it.

A smaller desk frame definitely doesn’t mean that you have to give up any of its functionality. Check out Hooker Furniture’s Opus Design Collections. The “Kendalldesk/hutch combo is one of my faves because it’s got it all: space for the computer, books, decoration, plenty of storage, and a corkboard to tack up some photos and oh-so-helpful reminder notes.

If you’re looking for something a little sleeker, check out the Lily desk.  It’s got clean lines, an optional hutch, and it features cool color panels on the drop-front drawer that your child can switch out to personalize it to his/her room (or express his/her mood of the day) whenever he or she wants.

Aura Desk

Once you find the perfect desk, keep these ideas in mind when setting up your child’s space:

  • Have a lamp or some kind of task lighting on the desk to help with reading and doing homework.
  • If your desk doesn’t have a hutch, install some shelves above the desk for books, dictionaries, and baskets that can hold paper, pens, pencils, and generally help cut down on clutter.
  • Make sure you measure your desk height so that you can find an appropriate chair for the desk.
  • Personalize the space. If you want your child to actually spend some time there, make the desk functional, but put up some fun photos or personal items to give the space a feel that is all about him/her!

The Lily desk is one of two dynamite desks that Hooker Furniture is offering in their Back to School Sweepstakes August 26 to September 20. The sweepstakes is your chance to win your choice of the Lily desk or the Aura desk. Register to win by visiting here.  Good luck with the sweepstakes, and most importantly, best wishes for the best school year ever!

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