51 Best Classroom Decoration Ideas

Classroom Decoration Ideas

In this post you'll see 51 amazing classroom decoration ideas including how to create a cozy reading nook, an amazing teacher space, killer bulletin boards and classrooms that are so gorgeous they don’t even look like classrooms. Plus, I'll show you where to get the cutest signs for your classroom.

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Choose a Color Scheme

If want to tie your entire classroom together but don’t want to settle on a theme, why not pick a fun color scheme and incorporate it throughout the room?

Check on the gorgeous classrooms below that did this to create a one-of-a-kind class that students would be excited to come to everyday.

Coral & Teal Classroom Color Scheme

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In this room the teacher started with a coral and teal color scheme to unite the room. The kids would love if you added fun touches like the exercise ball chairs and the tiki umbrella.

If you love the idea of the exercise ball chair here are some similar ones on Amazon.

The tiki umbrella table is so fun!  Here's a similar tiki umbrella that you can place in an outdoor table with an umbrella hole.

Dark Blue and Pink Classroom

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In this class they stuck with a dark blue and light pink color scheme.  You can add large framed prints to inspire the young minds in your class and create a cohesive look for the room.

My favorite part of this room is the marble accent wall, which is a stunning focal point for the entire room.  You can re-create this look with Marble self adhesive wallpaper like found here.

Flexible Seating Ideas

Adding flexible seating to your classroom is a great way to engage the kids and make the learning environment fun. Check out the best ideas for flexible seating in the amazing classrooms below.

Variety of Seating Options

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The seating possibilities are endless in this classroom. From exercise balls to an assortment of pillows, cushions and stools this class is a student’s dream come true.

Seating Options with Storage

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Here's another example of fun seating options for your students. Instead of storing supplies in their desks kids can store them in these green and grey stools. They'll also have fun with these purple cushions or the bench seating.

More Flexible Seating Inspiration

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The students will have tons of seating options in this class such as the bean bags, cushions, stools, benches, balls and even the futon couch. This class is full of inspiration for flexible seating options your kids will love.

Bar Stools, Crates and Cushions

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I love how this teacher incorporated tons of seating choices for her students from the bar stools, crates, cushions, and bean bags. The area with the couch and coffee table create a warm inviting home like atmosphere for the children. She also made fun learning centers for her kids.

Colorful Crates

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This just looks like a fun space to learn. You can re-create this look in your classroom by covering crates with cushions in your color scheme and adding a fun table to complete the learning center.

Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Have you created a cozy reading nook in your classroom?  If not or if you need a little inspiration to take it up a notch check out these amazing reading nooks in the classrooms below. These will give your students that extra motivation to curl up with a new book.

Reading Corner with Canopy

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This is the perfect space for a little alone time in the canopy with a great book. I love the extra touch of the cute accents on the bookshelf by the reading nook.

Teal Reading Space

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This looks like the perfect space to calm down, read and relax. I love the pretty book organization and the lights add a little extra charm to this reading nook.

Reading Teepee

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What kid would not want to curl up with a good book inside this cozy teepee? You can re-create this look in your classroom by placing a teepee and some comfy pillows in the corner of the room close to a bookshelf.

If you're looking for more ideas to create an awesome reading nook or classroom library, then check out this post - 10 Epic Classroom Library Ideas

How to Create a Classroom That Doesn’t Look Like a Classroom

The next couple of classrooms will amaze you. They look more like high end homes then classrooms. Check out these inspiring rooms that are full of awesome classroom decoration ideas and find out how to re-create these looks in your class.

Wallpaper In the Classroom


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Wow! This class is amazing right? You may be wondering how to re-create this in your class on a teacher’s budget? I would start by thinking outside the box.

Think how you would decorate your home and you can actually incorporate a lot of these ideas in your class too. For example, wallpaper is not just for homes, it's an easy way to make a statement on a wall in your class too.

You can find some fun tropical wallpapers here.

Next, think of seating that you would have in your house like living room sofas and dining table and chairs. Then check out local thrift shops to find some household furniture that you may be able to paint, upholster, refurnish and add to your room.

Maybe you can have friends and family help with the makeover. Another idea is to take on one small makeover each year and then after a few years you will have an amazing space like this.

Floral Centerpiece for Classroom Tables

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Here's another example of creating a home like environment in your classroom. Would you ever think to add floral centerpieces to your class tables? Probably not but look how this instantly livens up the classroom.

Colorful Classroom Inspiration

What I know about kids is they love color. There's something very fun and inviting about a rainbow-colored classroom. Check out these classrooms below to see the best way to pull off a bright fun colorful classroom.

Add a Colorful Rug

Classroom Decoration Ideas
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What a fun bright colorful classroom with so many classroom decoration ideas! An easy way to re-create these vibes is to start with a fun colorful rug, like this alphabet rug.

Then incorporate colors in your bulletin boards and even make fabric chandeliers. I also love that this teacher created a stage and a fun chair!

Bright Walls and Decor

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Doesn’t this look like a fun place to learn? If you love this look start with a colorful bold graphic rug and then paint the walls in coordinating colors. Top off the look with bright homemade pendants and paper flowers.

Colorful Bulletin Boards

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I love how this teacher used bright colorful storage and bulletin boards to create a fun and inviting room for her students.

Back to School Classroom Ideas

Do you need a little inspiration to set up your class for the new year? Look no further. Below are the best ideas for gorgeous classrooms to welcome your new students.

Farmhouse Theme Classroom


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If you're looking for inspiration for your back-to-school class why not start here? I love how this teacher incorporated a farmhouse theme to create a homey welcoming environment for her new students.

Farmhouse Bulletin Boards


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Here's another view of the same class, I had to share because I love the pretty storage solutions and the farmhouse bulletin boards.

Class Tree Wall Decal


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This is a fun idea for a creating an inviting classroom for back to school.  It's a classroom tree wall decal where you place pictures of your students in the frames.

If you're looking for more back to school classroom ideas then check out this post - 67 Best Classroom Setup Ideas for Back to School

Classroom Decoration Ideas for Elementary

Below is a collection of the best classroom decoration ideas for your Elementary Classroom.

Blue and Green Classroom Inspiration


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There's tons of inspiration you can gleam for this gorgeous elementary classroom. I love how this teacher created informal learning centers with unique tables and seating options.

I also love the pretty color scheme focused around the blue walls. The graphic area rugs add interest and a homey feel to the class.

Sophisticated & Homey Classroom Decor Idea


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If you need a little inspiration for classroom decoration and to create a one-of-a-kind class look no further, then this amazing room. The color scheme is soft and sophisticated, and this teacher has added home accents to create an inviting atmosphere for any kiddo.

Classroom Themes

We all love a good classroom theme, it's an easy way to create cohesion in your room. What I love about these themes below is they are all affordable and would be easy to change after a few months.

Movie Theater Themed Classroom

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The movie theatre theme would be super fun for a class party. To re-create this look hit up your local dollar store for bright table clothes, bins, plates and candy.

Construction Themed Classroom


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What a fun take on the construction theme. I love all the details from the cones, hard hats and even the safety vests for each of the kiddos.

In this class they are working on simple, compound and complex sentence structures and this teacher made learning so much fun by creating a sentence construction zone for her classroom!

Floral Themed Classroom


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A love a class theme that is simple and not overpowering like this floral theme. The teacher incorporated touches of floral throughout the class and added coordinating colors to match the theme. It's pretty but also not overwhelming.

Backyard Campsite Theme

Brittany, aka the Superhero Teacher created this amazing backyard campsite theme.  This was an empty classroom that was transformed into a fun student lounge.  If you love this room you can re-create the look in your classroom.

camping classroom theme

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The floral wallpaper really makes a statement in this room. Choose a bold graphic floral print to re-create this look in your class. Here’ a similar large print red floral wallpaper available on Etsy that I love.

What makes this classroom amazing are the unexpected elements. For example, would your students love to work or read in a canoe?  The giant games would also definitely be a student favorite.  You can find some giant games on Amazon here.

camping classroom theme decor ideas

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You can create a fun reading nook that looks like a little campsite.  First get a small tent or a play tepee.  Next add these floor cushions that look just like tree stumps that you can find here.  Cute camp signs and a fake fire really bring the theme to life.

classroom theme ideas

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This little play house would make a fun spot for small group activities. The details in this room are what make it so playful.  I love the little mushroom stools and the pom garland that decorates the playhouse.  If you want to try this theme in your classroom this year I have a few ideas to help you pull it off.

Backyard Campsite Theme Classroom Decorations

Check out some of my favorite finds to create a backyard campsite theme in your class below.

CAMPSITE THEME CLASS DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | RED AND WHITE FLORAL WALLPAPER

TWO | RED POM GARLAND

THREE | GIANT FOUR IN A ROW GAME

FOUR  | GIANT JENGA GAME

FIVE | PLAY TEEPEE

SIX | MUSHROOM STOOL

SEVEN | TREE STUMP FLOOR CUSHION

EIGHT | LARGE YATZEE GAME

NINE | FAUX CAMPFIRE & SMORE SET

I have tons more theme ideas for you in this post - The Best Classroom Theme Ideas

Classroom Organization with Style

A classroom does not run without the proper organization in place. But who says that organization can’t be beautiful and functional at the same time? Check out these gorgeous class organization ideas below.

Dollar Tree Organization Ideas


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Use dollar store storage baskets and plastic hampers to create cute and functional storage for your room.

Teacher Cart Idea

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Why not create a pretty and functional organized supply cart that you can wheel wherever you need in your class. Markers, pens, stickers, sticky notes, notebook paper, cords and everything else you need to run your class in this one convenient spot where students can help themselves to whatever they need to complete their project.

If you want to create your own teacher cart check out this post for tons of inspiration A Teacher Cart - The One Thing You Need in Your Classroom This Year

Bright Storage and Organization

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Would you believe that most of this storage can be found at the dollar store? Pick up some bright fun storage containers to make your storage both beautiful and functional on a teacher’s budget.

Bookshelf with Plastic Baskets

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Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best like this bookshelf with simple baskets that you can get at the dollar store and homemade labels. Ok, so now you know I'm obsessed with the dollar store.

For more organization ideas check out this post - 83 Best Classroom Organization Ideas 

Create a Learning Corner

Get inspired by how these teachers used a small space to create a fun learning corner for their students.

Buddy Learning Corner

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This is the perfect space for students to work on team projects, reading with a buddy or exercises with a partner.

Math Corner

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This space was designed for students to gather and work on their math skills. What kid would not be excited to work on math in this classroom?

Primary Class Decoration Ideas

Below are some of my favorite ideas to create a stunning one of a kind primary class that your students will love to come to everyday.

Paper Flowers and Student Art

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We can gleam tons of inspiration from this classroom. This teacher is working with basic classroom furniture and she adds color and interest with her bright storage, paper flowers, hanging pendants and fun art.

Creative Bulletin Boards

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This teacher was ultra-creative with her desk and seating for her kiddos. She also uses fun wall décor, and bulletin boards to create a fun inviting space for the kids.

Black and White Farmhouse Decor Ideas

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My favorite thing about this classroom is the black and white curtains above the windows, such a small touch but makes the classroom look like home! I also love the fun seating and farmhouse bulletin boards.

Playful, Colorful Multipurpose Classroom

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This looks like such a fun space for young learners. I love the multipurpose learning and playing corner in the back of the room.

Amazing Bulletin Board Ideas

What I love about bulletin boards is that you're not tied to the theme all year, simply create a fun bulletin board for what your class is working on and change it in a few months. It takes the pressure off, it doesn't have to be perfect so have fun with it!

Below are some of my favorite finds for amazing bulletin board ideas that you may never want to take down.

Farmhouse Bulletin Boards

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What I love about this bulletin board is the farmhouse theme with the soft color pallet sets the tone for the entire room. I love how the colors for all the boards match.  They are all separate  but they have the same theme.

Plan Your Bulletin Board Color Scheme

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The color scheme of this bulletin board is well thought out. To steal the look plan out 3-4 matching colors for your board and to take it up a notch incorporate those colors throughout the room as well.

Women's History Month Bulletin Board

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Wow, what an amazing bulletin board for women’s history month! If you love this look, find fun artistic pictures on the internet for what your class is studying and make it a statement in your classroom!

Display Student Work

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This teacher uses her bulletin boards to display her students best work which rewards her hard-working kids!

Green, Black and White Bulletin Board

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This teacher used a united color scheme with green and black to create a fun centerpiece for her classroom!

If you're looking for more bulletin board ideas check out this post...23 Unique Bulletin Board Ideas to Try This Year.

Create a One-of-a-Kind Teacher’s Space

Ok, so you poured your heart out to create an amazing space for your students now take a moment to create the same amazing space for yourself. Let’s be honest you're going to be the one spending the most time in that classroom why not create a cute space just for you?

Check out the inspirations below of how to create a one-of-a-kind space for your desk and for you!

Fun Desk Accessories

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Step one to creating the perfect teacher space is to collect fun desk accessories, wall art and shelving.

Teacher Bulletin Board

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Next why not add a bulletin board just for you? That’s right your pictures, your stuff and your personality- no kid stuff!

Cozy Chair for Your Teacher Space

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Next add your favorite cozy chair and voila the perfect teacher space!

The Best Classroom Signs

Below is a collection of my favorite classroom signs which are the perfect classroom decoration to create a fun and inviting space for your kiddos plus, I'll tell you where you can find them.

A Whole Llama Learning Going On

classroom sign

WHERE TO FIND | LLAMA CLASSROOM SIGN

Come on In We're Awesome

classroom sign

WHERE TO FIND | COME ON IN WE'RE AWESOME SIGN

 

Be The Nice Kid

WHERE TO FIND | BE THE NICE KID CLASSROOM SIGN

Mistakes are Proof That You Are Trying

WHERE TO FIND | MISTAKES ARE PROOF YOU ARE TRYING SIGN

Home Sweet Classroom

WHERE TO FIND | HOME SWEET CLASSROOM SIGN

The Future of the World is in My Classroom

WHERE TO FIND | THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD IS IN THIS CLASSROOM SIGN

Be Kind Rainbow Sign

be kind classroom sign

WHERE TO FIND | BE KIND RAINBOW SIGN

When You Enter This Classroom Sign

WHERE TO FIND |  CUSTOM WHEN YOU ENTER THIS CLASSROOM SIGN

In a World Where You Can Be Anything Be Kind

WHERE TO FIND | IN A WORLD WHERE YOU CAN BE ANYTHING BE KIND SIGN

Hope you've gleamed some inspiration from the most amazing classroom decoration ideas out there and have some new ideas that you can take back to your own classroom. We all know that you don’t have an unlimited budget but with a little creativity and some inspiration you can still create a stylish classroom. Bottom line is you have one of the most important jobs in the world and you deserve to be surrounded by an atmosphere that makes you feel energized, happy and inspired to do the amazing things you do!

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