Blow It vs Budget Teen Desk Space

by | Mar 16, 2020

Study Space for Teenagers

Blow It vs Budget


Lisa Riddoch shows us how to create an organised and fun

work space for our revising teenagers.


For this issue I’ve focused on designing a teen workspace. At this age there is a lot of work that needs to be done at home, so it goes without saying that teenagers need a purposeful work area. It doesn’t have to be in their bedroom either, for example if you have a quiet corner in the dining room maybe this would suit you better.

It’s always a great idea to get your teens involved in the design and let them have fun personalising their workspace. I’ve put together a scandi design for a teenage girl who’s inspired by travel as you can see in the artwork. I have kept the furniture neutral and added colour with artwork and accessories, you could easily change the colour scheme and personalise your teens desk space by changing the artwork and picking out a few accessories that colour coordinate.

Blow It

Carter Desk, JLP, £279

U Bookshelf, Tee Books, £54

Mesh Wall Storage, House Doctor, £66

Paris Poster, Desenio, £45

Delicate Lamp, Wayfair, £76.99

Colour Crate, HAY, £6

Edna Lamp,, £35

Adventure Awaits Planner, Doodlelove, £12.50


Retro Desk, Hartleys, £72.95

Lack Shelf, Ikea, £10

Organiser, Amazon, £21.99

City Posters, Amazon, £29.14

Linear Lamp, Cult Furniture, £39

Storage Basket, The Range, £2.49

Jakobsbyn, Ikea, £15

Academic Wall Planner, Creative Fix Design, £8.25

The accessory that got me really excited is the wall planner. It’s designed specifically for the academic year and not only is it a great wall feature, it’s also super useful. My kids are too young for this now but I would use it to help plan and organise their time and so I’m kept in the loop too! The budget option is a digital download so you can either print it at home or in the past I’ve emailed the file to the printers, of course if it’s easier go with the blow it option and have the planner sent to you.

Have fun designing!


Thank you Lisa!  These fab looks can be achieved for £128 or £660 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that could become part of the family home at a later date.  Above all you now have a great shopping list, why not mix and match?

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Lisa’s work check out her site here

Please note that retailers change their stock and therefore we cannot guarantee these items will always be available.  If any of the above items have been discontinued (or a link doesn’t work) do let us know and we will work hard to find you a great alternative.  You can email us here

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