Updated Homeschool Room Tour!

Hi everyone! As most of you know, we recently moved. And I’ve had a ton of requests to see our new homeschool room setup!


Obviously we brought all of our furniture with us, so it’s fairly similar to before. But the new room is a tad smaller, so I did make a few adjustments to the layout.

So without further ado…here’s our Updated Homeschool Room Tour!

Here is the entry to our room. I have my little reading bench, calendar area, and a few posters on that wall.



As you can see most of my room is setup as it was before, so there aren’t any really drastic changes. I did clean out a bunch of the clutter, so believe it or not, there is actually less stuff on my shelves than before! Of course I kept the white board, and my favorite Ikea Expedit Shelving unit.



There has been a change since I filmed the video! Actually it was only a few days after of course!

But most of you know, we added two little budgies to our room! I’ll have a post introducing you to Remi and Kiwi coming soon!



Once we moved the birds into the room, we needed to rearrange some of the furniture so they had a safe place to set.

Below you can see our school desk setup. I have a whole post on our Ikea desk units you can check out. They discontinued the table tops I purchased, but they replaced them with the Linnmon Table Tops, white.



I moved my desk and reading incentives over to this corner. I actually like it better this way too, so I’m glad we made the switch.



And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed our new schoolroom setup. So far, so good for us!


As promised, here are some links to the products mentioned in this video:



  1. I normally don’t post on blogs, but your new schoolroom looks great! Can I ask the dimensions of your new room? Thank you so much!

    • Hi Alicia,
      I think it’s about 14′ x 14′. That was with me “walking it off” so it’s not exact. But it is a square.

  2. Great room! I love all the furniture white, it’s very calming and visually peaceful! I only homeschool 1 child, but I definitely gleamed some ideas from this. 🙂

  3. What a fantastic school room! It makes me want my school room back (all neat and tidy and organized just like my perfectionist self likes!) but we found that doing school out where we do life worked better for us, so the dining room has become our little area for school. But I still love looking at pictures of well-organized homeschool rooms. Yours looks like it came together beautifully. And thanks for all your great homeschool posts!

  4. Love this!! Your old schoolroom gave me MUCH inspiration for this year and I sooo appreciate it!! Thank you for taking the time to share with us!

    Mrs. U

    PS- Any chance we could see your new kitchen? From your cooking posts, it looks beautiful!!!!

  5. Oooh, I am so envious! I want to have a dedicated school room, but sadly our house just doesn’t have a room to spare! I love how light and airy it is, with lots of room for learning and inspiration. I hope to one day be able to do the same… We have a large bookcase dedicated to our school, and we school at the dining room table… It works fine, but I’d still love our own class space!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us…. It’s wonderful!

    • my husband just made a super valid point… why do parents NEED a master bedroom!? We’re going to put our bed in a regular room, double the kids up in boys and girls rooms, and use the master bedroom as a homeschool room!

  6. Your first homeschool room post was an inspiration for our school room. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  7. Nicole Walters says:

    Hi Erica!
    Thank you so much for sharing! Do you happen to have a link to purchase the 8×8 storage containers from The Container Store? I am having trouble finding them on the website.
    Thank you! God bless!

  8. hey! I’m potentially going to get a house with space for a homeschool room!! Actually we’d use the master bedroom as a homeschool room… anyway… curious as to what the dimensions of your room are and the dimensions of your awesome table/desk in the center! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

  9. what are the room dimensions & the table dimensions!? I love this room and can’t wait to replicate it on some level! I’m just curious how large/small of a space one can do that sort of organization in! 🙂 Thank you/

    • Hi ,
      I think the room is about 14′ x 14′. That was with me “walking it off” so it’s not exact. But it is a square. Our desks are 5′ x 5′ square.

  10. I can’t wait to have a schoolroom. Right now it will probably have to wait for 2-3 years. Our last child was born two wreks ago and so that puts us with three kids too young for school and two in elementary. Our little ones would destroy any attempt at an organized schoolroom. But once our baby boy gets old enough to sit at a table or in a room and play without the normal dump everything stage then we will have a school room lol. Currently its the dining room table which is betwren our living room and play room. Makes it so much easier for everyone. My organizational self, however, wants a school room organized and pretty 🙂 I am curious, don’t the birds distract the kids?

  11. Its looking good, we have the same bird cage as you also sat on top of an expedit! We however keep our 4 pet rats in it 🙂 I’ve recently posted about it here:

  12. It is just beautiful! I would love to homeschool in that room every day!!

  13. What a spectacular space! I love the clean lines of the furniture and the accent colors throughout, so kid friendly. I personally do not have enough room to designate a space for honeschooling, but I sure plan to use some of your ideas for organization.

  14. I love all of your ideas. I am a new to homeschooling, well preparing for the 2014-2015 school year now. I am also a military spouse of 11 years. We are off to our 5th move in May. I will have to say that I have been researching until I feel sloppy of the mind, but I always come back to your website for references. I am grateful for your website 🙂


  15. Hi, I love your schoolroom!!! I was wondering were you got your alphabet chart from. I’ve been searching for something just like it and haven’t been able to find one. Thank you 🙂

  16. Hi, I just had to give you a friendly warning about the birds! I used to keep our parakeets in the room with us, but they would get so excited and loud whenever I was talking/teaching. If I raised my voice to be heard over them, they would get louder and louder and so on. You can’t compete with their screeches, let me tell ya! I hope yours are quieter than mine!

  17. I know this is a bit off topic, but you mentioned reading incentives by your desk. I would love to know what kind of incentive program you use! Maybe you posted about it before? If so, could you post the link? Thanks so much!!!

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  18. It looks so clean and bright, Erica. I love it! Thanks for the peek into your home!

  19. Amy Iannone says:

    Enjoy your website! Thank you.! Your homeschooling room is beautifully laid out!
    Just curious what state did you move to? Has the homeschooling laws changed for you?
    God Bless!

  20. Jazmine Lopez says:

    OMG i love your homsechool room so organized and bright!

  21. Hi Erica,
    The new school room looks lovely. I didn’t see the colored drawer carts that you used for workboxes. Did you do away with those? Just curious. 🙂 Also on the Alex drawer units….-do the deeper drawers work or are they too deep in your opinion to use as workboxes? I am thinking of purchasing them but wanted your opinion since you’ve owned them for a while.

  22. Hi Erica,

    I love your desk and I’m going to head to IKEA soon to do the same thing. I was just wondering if the larger adult JULES chair would fit under the desk. I have 3 kids and wanted to use the fourth area as my own desk. Do you think that would work? Thanks for the inspiration!


  23. Stephanie says:

    Where did you get your huge dry erase board?? I want one!!

  24. Wow! I love your classroom! I have a quick question for you or anyone who would like to help – how do you keep your 1 year old, 2 year old, or 3 year old from pulling things off of the shelves, getting into the art supplies, wanting to climb on the table to play with the pens and pencils? I feel like I need to put everything high up. I currently have our art supplies and books in a locked closet, but would love to have things out and more visual like in your photos. Thank you!

  25. Love your school room. Copied your table! And we love it. What size is your whiteboard?

  26. Erica~ I looked at IKEA online and I cannot find the expedit shelves… do you know if they still sell them. If not do they have anything comparable?

  27. Alicia Carlson says:

    Love this clean, organized look. Thank you so much for the details on how you set this up, and where you purchased products from. I appreciate your organizational skill, much!

  28. Michelle says:

    I love your blog and your room! I was wondering if you could tell me the size of your white board and if it is magnetic? Thank you!! =)

  29. I love your room…looks great! Looks very much like ours, because we use many of the same pieces from ikea 😉 I was wondering if you could elaborate on your “finished work tray” that’s next to your bird cages. Do you keep all of their finished assignments in this tray, one for each child and not separated by subject? And you said that you rubber band it all and take it down to basement that correct? …I may be having a lightbulb moment, lol! This seems like such a great idea…I have been trying to separate my children’s work by subject in binders but I get behind, then it takes me forever to catch up. We live in TX, so I don’t have to keep anything or show anyone, but I’d still like to save it and store it.

    • Hi Megan,
      Yes, after they’ve completed a worksheet, they put it on my desk. I grade them whenever I have a break in teaching during the day, then hand them back for corrections. Once all corrections are made, I put them in the file bins by the birds. Once those bins get full I rubber band each student’s papers together, then keep them in a box in the basement. I have a box for each student in the basement (the older kids have 2 boxes, and will continue to grow as work fills up).

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