We live in a small house (just under 1100 square feet). Every room is smaller than what I would prefer, but it is what it is. I only have one daughter (5 years old, K-4), so at least we’re not bursting at the seams with people (just stuff).
Our 3rd bedroom has been used as a “Learning room” for a couple of years now as well as a guest room when my mom comes to visit. We used to put an air bed in there for my mom, but we bought a real mattress and put it on our old bedframe before her visit last month. I had to put the tables I was using for our schooling out into the garage to make room for the bed. It is nice to have a guest room, but I do miss having a dedicated room for our schoolroom.
Now, we do school at our kitchen table. (We do not have any extra rooms - just three bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen with eat-in space.) Most of the things we use every day fit in a rolling cart that has rainbow drawers. It stays in the dining room area simply because I just refuse to roll it in and out every day. My daughter has a small box that she uses for HER stuff (pencil, crayons, scissors, photo album with her memory verse cards, and whatever else she wants to put in there). For now, it stays on the kitchen table until I can find a better place for it. My computer desk is beside the table, so that is handy. We do pledges to flag photos that I have bookmarked, and I look up photos of things that she’s interested in seeing and learning about.
When she was about two, I found some educational posters of the alphabet, numbers, shapes, etc. and put them on the lower wall in our hallway. We haven’t referred to it in quite a while, but it was really nice to have when she was little.
I forgot to say that I have a bookcase in the learning-room-turned-guest-room that has most of my teacher and art materials as well as a 4-drawer filing cabinet. I also have some other busy bag type activities for my daughter that she can play with whenever she likes. There’s also an antique vanity that I turned into a desk for my daughter, but she mainly uses it as a horizontal place to pile stuff. I need to get a chair that is the right size for it. The other piece of furniture is a china cabinet that my grandmother gave me. I painted it a couple of years ago and it holds office supplies and lots of photos and memorabilia that I need to organize sometime this decade.