Classroom Decoration Ideas for Teachers

Juliette Somma
Dec 9, 2017 · 5 min read
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Decorating a classroom isn’t as easy as it sounds. A lot goes into it. Whether you’re the crafty DIY-er or prefer store-bought decorations, at the end of the day, room decorating is an art. Not only is it an art, it’s also a science. The way that your classroom is designed can set up the tone of your classroom for the entire year.

If your room doesn’t feel inviting to your students, you’ll definitely see that translate to classroom behavior, student interest, and overall joy in the classroom. We get it, you’re probably not an interior designer. But don’t worry — we’ve got you covered here with a list of classroom decoration ideas! Close that Pinterest app, take a seat, and look no further because we’ve got everything you need to get started right here.

Snazzy Bulletin Boards

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If you plan to put things up on your bulletin boards like reminders, student work, or anything else, you could go with a less crowded design. Nevertheless, fancy patterns for the background are always nice. Gift wrapping paper is one popular substitution. More directions on how to do that here.

Cozy Up the Reading Corner

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Remember, this is supposed to be a cozy place where your students will be comfortable and excited to dive into a book. Soft chairs, bright colors, and reading lights are a must.

Make the Entrance Eccentric

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Colorize Ceiling Tiles

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White ceilings are a wasted opportunity to bring personality to your classroom! Few teachers do this and can be a great way to make your classroom stand out. You could also use the ceiling panels as a way to fit your classroom theme. For example, if you’ve got an island theme going, try painting sky patterns of clouds on your panels. If you want, you could even turn this decoration into a class activity. One way to do this would be to let your students color one ceiling panel each week. By the end of the year, most of your ceiling panels will be colorful and bright.

Window Art

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Have older students? Help them sharpen their spatial-recognition abilities and build something a little more complicated.

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Decorate Hanging Drop-downs

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If you’re a little more artsy, you could work with some paper and make tissue paper pom-pom dropdowns or even paper lanterns (if you’re up to the task).

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Doing all of these crafty DIY projects can seem difficult and a bit time consuming, but we promise that it’ll be worth it when you see your classroom come to life. Integrate your own theme and your classroom will have its own personality in no time. Keep in mind that you don’t have to do all of this alone! You have a bunch of students who would likely love to help you. Good luck!

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