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Having a dedicated space for studying is a must-have if you want to focus on your schoolwork and get the job done with no distractions. However, if you’re working with small spaces, it can be tricky. You want your study space to have enough room for you to work efficiently without it feeling cramped and uncomfortable. Storage is important, but you can’t overcrowd a small space with bulky furniture and make it feel even smaller.
With a bit of creativity and elbow grease, you can create DIY pipe furniture that provides a lot of utility and also saves space. In this article, we’ll give you 5 pipe furniture hacks perfect for small study spaces. Let’s get started!
When working with a small space, you’ll need to maximize every square footage. One great way to do this is to make use of your walls.
Adding a bulky storage box or cabinet in a small space can cramp it up real quick. Instead, build pipe shelving as an easy yet effective vertical storage solution that saves space. You can create stylish shelves to store books, stationery, and other essentials with a few pipes, fittings, and wood planks.
Another great use of vertical space is hanging organizers. Using pipes as rods, you can hang baskets or DIY pockets to keep pens, cables, and headphones.
Add more utility to your small study space with multi-purpose furniture. You can build a chair where the top can be lifted to house a storage compartment with pipe fittings underneath to hold baskets. Perfect for keeping things you don’t need to use all the time while in the study.
Another great multi-purpose piece of furniture is a desk using PIPE DECOR® X desk legs. These sturdy legs not only offer a stable base for your desk, but you can also modify it and incorporate shelves underneath for extra storage.
Adding a lot of closed furniture in a small study space can make a room feel more cramped. Opt for an open design to make your study space feel airy and breathable.
Instead of using a desk with a closed design, opt for building a desk with pipe legs. It’s easier to build than conventional study desks as all you’ll need is a wood desktop, some flanges, and pipes for the base. It’s sturdy yet keeps your room feeling spacious and uncluttered.
A good study needs a bookcase to store all your reading materials. But instead of going for traditional solid bookcases, build one with a more open design using pipes and planks of wood. You can even mount it on the wall to free up floor space.
When you're decorating a small study space, you’ll need to be flexible. This is where modular pipe furniture comes in.
Pipe desks are versatile furniture that can be resized for your different needs. From a compact design to a more spacious surface area, you can easily add pipes or change to a bigger wood desktop depending on what you need.
Another great project to build is a rolling cart. Not only is it a mobile storage you can easily move around when rearranging your space, you can even choose how many tiers of shelves or even compartments to have. That way, you can use it to store your books and important documents you’re working on or use it as a mobile crafting cart if you wish to at any time.
For those who don’t have a spare room to build a small study, you can still create a conducive space for learning even in small dormitories. All you need is to create zones to be free of distractions.
An overlooked gem in small spaces is the corner of your room. Simply add a corner desk or shelf supported by sturdy pipes and brackets and you’ll have yourself a cozy corner study nook.
Separating your study zone from your relaxation area is one way to create zones. Use tall pipes with a cloth or mesh as a divider. This way, you can focus on the task at hand without getting distracted.
Setting up a study room in a small space might be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the right materials and a bit of creativity, you can craft a stylish and distraction-free study space. PIPE DECOR® offers the versatility, style, and functionality to make even the smallest of spaces become a conducive area for learning and productivity. So, for any of your DIY pipe furniture needs, head on over to PIPE DECOR® and start creating your perfect study space today.