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A Study room forms the place to do the study work or writing work in an office or home. This article tells about the different types of Study room and the styles that are applied to it. We can also get to know the various steps involved in designing one. 

The Study room is used for mainly study purposes. This can include research, writing, editing and reading. The room comprises of a study table, chairs, a computer if necessary, racks for arranging and organising the books and paperwork, file cabinets and a desk lamp. This is the quite common scenario in both office and home study rooms. The office room will contain a shredder and a printer as extra amenities required for the job. 

What types of Study rooms exist?

The size of the room is the factor that classifies the types of Study rooms

Group Study room

This is a single room that can host many people at a time. These rooms come up with a large table and many number of chairs for the people to sit around to do the work. 

Individual study room

These are small and compact and can only be occupied by one person at a time. There will be no shelves or racks for the books or papers. It just has a table and a chair. The individual study rooms are common in libraries. 

Private Study room

This room is bigger than the individual and as big as the group study room. This comes up with a large table, a chair, racks and shelves and also with a computer. This room is quite common in workplaces and offices. 

What are the kinds of styles to apply?

The purpose and space are the two most considered parameters for styling the Study room. 

Randwick residence

This is a typical study room for kids and tennagers who are in college. This style comes with a table on both ends of the room with chairs and other practical items required for the students to study. 

Stonewall manor

The walls are made of chalkboard. This makes it easier for the students to sketch through the wall noting down derivations of equations as they study. 

Upper west side

This style comes with cabinets and decks for storing large amount of books. This style serves the purpose of a person with extreme collection of books.

Acadia plan

The tables of the room are adjacent to each other and also have small wall cabinets attached above them for easier access to the stuff required thereby minimizing the time. This also gives space for other things to be placed in the room. 

Wyckoff street

This style comes with two partitions separated by a sliding door. The room is divided into two if space concerns come up with installing two separate study rooms.

Wilton home

The table is attached to the wall and the walls are provided with white boards and canisters. The canisters are for storing pens and pencils while the whiteboard can be used to make sketchings of notes.

Where can i find a perfect Study room?

Homify is the place to find a perfect Study room. It offers lot of options to choose from and also gives information on each one of them making it easier for you to choose from it

Steps to design them

There are 7 basic steps to design the study rooms. Any project takes about 2 months to one year complete on an average.

1. Research

The first step is to do research about budgets and designs. This includes examining your current home and lifestyle, developing your design brief, deciding your baseline budget, exploring sources of professional advice for each stage of decision and familiarising yourself with the advice in this guide to inform your brief.

2. Choosing the architect and the designer

This is an really important milestone in your life and you do not want to make it bad with inexperienced and unknowledgeable professionals. An architect and the designer form the primary base for building a new room. The architect builds the layout plan and site analysis, while the designer decides how to style the building. Most people end up having a bad house because they chose the wrong people for the work. Homify offers professional of world talent.

3. Design contract

After all the considerations are done, we move on to discussing the fees charged by the professionals. We come to terms with them on the budget. Then a contract is signed by the client, architect and designer agreeing to all the terms being discussed before.

4. Conceptualising

This involves developing a concept for the room. The designers draw many sketches and designs with all the required structural detailing. This includes the structure, shape and size of all the stuff including the interior outlook itself. This is called a blueprint and above which the real time designing is done.

5. Design Development.

The development is made on top the conceptualized blueprint. This development is a small scale model of what and how the house is going to look like. The client can view and give feedbacks on the model and also apply some changes to the model if necessary.

6. Final Design

This includes detailing of the drawings and models with dimension measurements and other parameters like angle tilt and radius. This is the work of a civil engineer who can sketch out the plans in a very empirical way.

7.  Deployment

The final act is to deploy the design into real time with builders. This is where the real work starts as the builders need to stick to the plan without any deviations. They will be supervised by architects and designers regularly to check on the progress of the work.


Thus we come to know the various types and styles involved in creating Study rooms and the steps involved in doing so. In the end, it all comes down to space and money when choosing the type and style.

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