Like all parents navigating a new season of at-home learning, Chrissy Teigen is getting creative. She recently shared a peek at her homeschooling classroom on Twitter, and between the dress-up station, soft rock reading area, and musical instrument nook, she’s truly thought of everything. No surprise, then, that the mom to two has “always wanted to be a teacher.” The sunny room puts many of our work-from-home offices to shame. (There’s even a mini kitchen.)
Teigen will be using the space as a classroom for five kids, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. She focused on squeezing in as much storage as possible: There’s an entire wall of built-ins, plus a dedicated cubby for backpacks and coats. She also mentioned that she’s currently donating supplies to teachers—though if you’re interested in a few of the specifics she used for her own room, here are three ideas you can co-opt right now.
The Mobile Shelving
Simple, functional, and easy to repurpose, this rolling cubby hits all the marks. Teigen filled hers with wood building blocks (essentially, educational Jenga), but there’s no limit to what you can use it for, such as tucking away notebooks and stacking textbooks vertically to free up valuable desk space. If you have multiple kids on the roster, give each student their own dedicated shelf.
The Tricolor Paper
It’s the ultimate crafting tool: Rolls of multicolored paper set the stage for all future art classes. Pick a set that can easily be mounted to the wall with the help of a slim rod to keep floors clean and clutter-free.
The Reading Nook
If there’s one star in Teigen’s class, it has to be the epic bookcase. Hers is rather Flintstones-inspired, right down to the rock look-alike throw pillows at the foot of the shelf that make the perfect spot for little ones to crack open their favorite books. Re-create the scene with a plush floor cushion—as a bonus, you’ll get to enjoy a few minutes of quiet while they flip through Roald Dahl.
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