IDEAL STUDY ROOM

Study room is a separate zone created for focused learning, wisdom, knowledge and intellectuality. In the realistic world it is a room of books, magazines, newspapers, table lamp, chair and a bookshelf loaded with tones of knowledge. All of them creating an environment, inducive to focused learning. Now a days the trends are changing, kids’ room is also merged in the study area because of paucity of space. In such a case a part of the room has study area while the other part has the storage cabinet and a bed for the kid.

MOOD OF THE ROOM:

IIdeally a study room should have active, energetic and a fresh feel. This would make the child feel fresh and maintain consistent interest while studying. A touch of intellectuality, wisdom and enthusiasm should be there. Above all concentration and connectivity other than aesthetics and functionality should be prevalent.

BASIC NEEDS:

  • The room must receive enough morning sunlight to create an internal environment full of concentration, connectivity, energy, activeness and freshness. The level of natural sunlight should not be less than 250 lux.
  • The sound level in the room should be less than 55 decibels.
  • Presence of cosmotelluric channel is essential for a healthy environment.
  • The room should be free from clutter and stagnation.
  • Parachina (healthy feeling through cross ventilation) should be created.
  • The study table and bed in the study room should not suffer from geopathic stress, earth’s energy lines and electromagnetic field.





A study room as per the ‘mood of the room’ needs to be energetic and fresh. Therefore it should ideally be placed in the east direction of the building to automatically create such an environment. East creates an environment full of enthusiasm, wisdom and intellectuality.

North westMakes kidsConfident, over defensive &  lead to lack of focus North Makes kidsCool & Casual North east Makes kidsActive, wise & intelligent
West Makes kidsStable Centre East Makes kidsEnergetic & enthusiastic
South west Can make kidsDominant South Can make kidsIrritant South east  Can make kidsHyperactive

  • Air the room by opening the windows and doors in the morning. This would ventilate the room and would let the positive solar radiations enter into the room. This practice would give multifold benefits if the study room is located in the northeast or east of the building.
  • Keep the windows slightly open at night, as it would help to air the room, thus reducing humidity and discouraging mold growth.
  • Use roller blinds or shades in preference to curtains or drapes.
  • Use quick drying water based paint in a study room.
  • Minimize posters and other wall decoration as they collect dust.
  • Keep soft toys and comfort blankets to a minimum, they may contribute to child’s asthma and eczema.
  • Destroy mites by freezing soft toys in a freezer for at least 4 hours.
  • Do not allow the kids to play with the modeling clay or chalk as it can irritate the skin.
  • Toys made of healthy and eco-friendly material should be used by the kids.
  • Replace carpets with a hard surface flooring material or washable cotton rugs.
  • Prefer simple bed designs, which collect less dust with a slatted wooden base to allow air to circulate underneath the mattress.
  • If there are bunk beds then prefer the allergic child to sleep on the top bunk bed.
  • Cover pillows with anti mite barrier covers.
  • Wash bed linen weekly at temperature of 56 degree to kill mites and remove their allergen. One can add benzyl benzoate solution to washes at lower temperature, followed by thorough rinsing.
  • Use cotton sheets and blankets for children with eczema.
  • Keep furniture to an absolute minimum to prevent a built up of dust. Remove soft upholstered furniture from the bedroom and replace it with furniture made from wood.
  • Cover all cushions and pillows with barrier covers and wash ordinary covers at high temperature.
  • Keep shelves, windowsills, and worktops or counters clear and dust free by vacuuming or damp dusting regularly. Less clutter means less dust and easier cleaning.
  • Store books and ornaments behind glass doors to prevent dust collection.


  • The study table should be placed on the eastern wall of the room and the child should face east while studying. It is essential to have some openings towards east to let the solar radiations enter into the room.
  • The storage cabinet or bookshelf should be placed at the back of the study table towards the south or the west wall.
  • The bed should also be placed towards the south or west wall.
  • The child should avoid bed head towards north.
  • Children who are dull, lazy and lack spirit should keep head in east while sleeping.
  • Children who are unstable, unreliable and submissive must keep their head towards south or southwest.
  • It should be taken into consideration that books should not be pilled on the table but rather neatly placed in the bookshelf.
  • The study table should not be placed opposite to the door.
  • The study table should not be placed below a hanging beam, loft, trap door or a staircase.
  • Furniture should have curved edges.
  • Furniture should be placed at least 5feet to 6feet away from the electronic gadgets like television, computer, printer and air conditioner etc. For better detection EMF radiation tester should be used.
  • Breathing space should be left around the furniture.
  • Basic considerations of ergonomic sitting should be borne in mind while working on a computer.
  • Ideally an ergonomic chair should be used while studying. It should support the legs, thigh, arm, spine, neck and head. It should also have a curved edge in the seat (waterfall edge)
  • Choice of colours would depend upon psychology of child, directionology, age, light, size of room, internal and external environment etc.
  • Study room can have pastel shades. If study and sleeping area are both in one room then a perfect colour balance is required.
  • Triadic contrast can be used in the study room, as it is playful, lively and rich.
  • Avoid red and black as it lacks concentration if not used wisely.
  • Prefer yellow or blue for concentration and mental clarity.
  • If the study room is in northeast prefer blue (water element) if placed in east then colour preferred should be pale yellow (symbolizing sun).


LIGHT:



  • Too many designer lights should not be used in the study room. It should have simple ambient lights.
  • Prefer study room in a place, which receives maximum natural light.
  • A hidden light above the study table should be preferred.
  • A table lamp can also be placed on the table to add light to the table and add grace to the environment.

DECORATION:


  • Colourful wallpaper full of realistic kidish designs can be used on walls.
  • Fresh flower arrangement should be done regularly.
  • Avoid mirrors in the study room. It distracts 7 disturbs the child.
  • Decorate the study room in a fashion that it looks close to nature.



  • Paintings and statues of children with innocence & purity can also be placed on the eastern wall.Paintings of waterfall, greenery, flowers and natural beauty can also be placed on the eastern wall.
  • Paintings should be chosen on grounds of child psychology.
  • Personal photographs of child with family, friends and relatives can be placed. Certificates of merits, medals and mementos can also be placed in the study room.
  • Paintings and statues related to books, knowledge, intellectuality and meditation can also be placed.
  • Posters with motivational characters, which the child recognizes and gets inspired, can be placed in the room.
  • Posters or cut outs of cartoons performing inspirational acts can also be placed on the walls.
  • It should be borne in mind that the paintings should have a personal element, which personally relates and attracts the child.



  • The design should incorporate a perfect balance between the empty space and the filled space.
  •  Extreme geometrical shapes like triangle, pentagon or a parallelogram in a kid’s room sholud not be preferred as they may have a negative impact on the subconscious mind of the children.
  • A wise use of forms can create visual thrill and sensation in a study room.
  • There is an absolute design freedom in a kids/ study room considering psychological setup of the child .
  • It should be borne in mind that shapes, colours and design should focus on enhancing concentration and stability in the room.