Our homeschool room is also our eating area. Here is what I have done to try and make it as practical as possible.
Here is a view of the homeschool wall. When we work together, we usually sit at the dinner table. But the small table is great for independent work or if younger siblings want to color while we are doing our lesson.
We have a white, 6 cube book shelf. I use this for storing supplies such as construction paper, learning station activities, paint, bins with art supplies, etc. On top of the bookshelf is my storage desktop carousel. It holds pencils, scissors, markers, dry-erase markers, paper clips, tape, etc. It's amazing how much stuff it holds! Look for a coupon to buy one at Michael's. On top of the book shelf I also display important things relevant to the week's lesson. This week we are studying the letter S, so that is displayed.
This is our homeschool workbox cart. I got this idea from here. Basically, each drawer holds a different subject/activity. Before we start our lesson each day, I put all supplies and work in separate drawers. For example, drawer one would have our Bible book that we read from, drawer two would have our 100 chart that we fill out, drawer three would have construction paper and paint supplies to paint a sun, etc. That way, our son knows we will be working through all of the drawers to complete our homeschool day. You can mix it up by putting a snack in one drawer, a leap pad game in another, etc. I am hoping that this sets the stage for independent work as he learns how we work through the schedule each day. Then, I can simply ask him to open and work on drawers 3 and 4 while I'm working on something else.
There you have it…it's definitely nothing fancy, but it works for us right now.