The Best Classroom Themes

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The Best Classroom Themes

Are you looking for a new classroom theme to try this year? If so, I have collected the top classroom themes this school year and I'll show you gorgeous classrooms with these themes as well as some easy ways to incorporate them into your class this year. This includes ideas for gorgeous bulletin boards, reading nooks, fun classroom management ideas, organization ideas and even pretty teacher spaces to match your theme! Get inspired by some amazing classrooms and learn how to transform your classroom into the space your students will love to come to every day.

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Retro Classroom Theme

The retro look has been everywhere lately from our clothes, home décor and even our classrooms.  I’ve been seeing a lot of teachers jumping on this trend and creating stunning classrooms with a 70’s vibe.  If you love this style too then check out some ideas to incorporate it into your classroom.

retro themed classroom

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One of the funniest parts of a retro theme is choosing the colors to work with.  You can choose to use soft colors like Melanie from School Girl Style did here or a bolder color scheme would work great too.  All of the little details help bring this theme to life like the tassel garland, and the classroom door that’s on point and on theme.

retro themed classroom

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Adding bar stools is an easy way to add another flexible seating option to your classroom.  I love how the bar stools even fit in with the color scheme of the class.  The retro posters with positive saying are one of my favorite parts of this room.

My Favorite Retro Classroom Decorations

If you got inspired to create a retro theme in your class this year then check out my favorite finds below to pull it off.

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RETRO CLASSROOM THEME DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | 18 PIECE PAPER LANTERNS

TWO | RETRO VIBES CLASSROOM POSTERS

THREE | 50 PIECE GROOVY WALL COLLAGE SET

FOUR | PERSONALIZED PRINTABLE CLASSROOM SIGN

FIVE | THIS CLASSROOM IS BETTER BECAUSE YOU ARE IN IT PILLOW

SIX | BE HAPPY HALL PASS

SEVEN | DAISY AND TASSEL GARLANDS

Rainbow Classroom Themes

One of my favorite themes that I am seeing this year is the rainbow class theme. You could take this theme literally and have pictures of rainbows in the class or just the rainbow color scheme. I love the idea of incorporating both together. You will see a lot of boho rainbows this year too, which I am also loving. I will show you some ideas for that in this post to.

If you love the rainbow theme read on to discover how to incorporate it into your bulletin boards, class décor, your organization and even your own teacher space.

Rainbow Bulletin Boards

An easy way to start a new theme is with bulletin boards. Below are some fun rainbow bulletin board ideas that are sure to brighten up your classroom.

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You can’t go wrong with a rainbow bulletin board it will be sure to add some color to your class!

RAINBOW BULLETIN BOARD | FIND IT HERE

This bulletin board is pretty and positive and would make a perfect addition to a rainbow themed classroom.

Check out my favorite finds below to create your own rainbow bulletin board in your classroom this year.

RAINBOW BULLETIN BOARD DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | RAINBOW SCALLOPS BORDER

TWO | RAINBOW ART SET OF 4

THREE | RAINBOW CONFETTI BORDER

FOUR | BE A RAINBOW IN SOMEONE ELSE’S CLOUD CLASS BANNER

FIVE | RAINBOW FELT PENNANT 5 PACK

SIX | GROWTH MINDSET POSTERS

SEVEN | WE ARE A RAINBOW OF POSSIBILITIES BULLETIN BOARD SET

EIGHT | BRIGHT PAPER GARLAND

NINE | COLORED PENCIL BORDER

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Here is an easy, colorful display that you can create to show of your students’ works or art. Simply start with rainbow sheets of paper and clothespins then add a colorful border and you are ready for their masterpieces.

Rainbow Classroom Theme Décor

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You can create a cozy rainbow reading nook in your class with a pretty rainbow rug and rainbow-colored book bins. What kid wouldn’t love to read here?

Rainbow Name and Table Tags

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Here is an idea to add some rainbow décor to your table tops. You could also create something similar for desk name plates.

Boho Rainbow Décor for the Classroom

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Choose Colors for Your Boho Rainbow Theme

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One tip for creating a boho rainbow theme is incorporate some of the colors from the rainbow into different aspects of the room.  That’ll help to carry the theme throughout the room in a more subtle way.  Like here the wall paper on the back bookshelf and the cubbies match the rainbow colors.

Boho Rainbow Bulletin Board Idea

boho rainbow bulletin board

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There are tons of fun bulletin board options with a boho rainbow theme.  This bulletin board with classroom jobs and the calendar can stay up year-round.

Top Finds for a Boho Rainbow Theme

I'm loving the boho rainbow designs, how about you? Here are cute rainbow name tags and signs. Check out the below some of my favorite boho rainbow finds and where you can get them.

BOHO RAINBOW DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | RAINBOW PRINTABLE

TWO | LARGE WALL DECAL

THREE | ROUND RAINBOW SIGN

FOUR | COME IN AND PLAY

FIVE | SMALL RAINBOW WALL DECALS

SIX | SMALL WOODEN RAINBOW SIGN

SEVEN | BE KIND SIGN

Rainbow Classroom Themes Organization

There is something I love about organizing with rainbow colors. It is just visually satisfying, do you agree? Check out some of the best rainbow organizational ideas below and get inspired to try them in your class this year.

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An easy way to start your rainbow organization journey is with a rainbow teacher cart. Here is my favorite 10 drawer cart and my favorite 20 drawer cart can be found here.

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This teacher created rainbow log in cards with students’ names. Who said organization can’t be pretty? Do you have a need for a key chain storage system like this? If so you can find similar colorful key chain storage here and here.

If you are loving the idea of rainbow classroom organization then check this post 83 Best Classroom Organization Ideas that has even more rainbow organization ideas and check out my favorite rainbow organization tools and where you can get them below.

RAINBOW CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | RAINBOW STORAGE BASKETS

TWO | KEY TAG HOLDER

THREE | SET OF 35 DRY ERASE POCKETS

FOUR | HANGING FILE ORGANIZER & COLORFUL FILE FOLDERS

FIVE | 6 PACK COLORFUL SUPPLY CADDIES

SIX | 12 PACK PENCIL BASKETS

SEVEN | KEY TAG RACK

EIGHT | 20 DRAWER TEACHER CART

If you like these organization ideas you should also check out my post- The Best Ideas for Your Teacher Cart

Fun Rainbows Ideas for the Classroom

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This teacher used jumbo paddle pop sticks and rainbow washi tape to create these one of a kind rainbow talking sticks!

Rainbow Space for the Teacher

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If you really want to take it up a notch create your own personal teacher space to match your rainbow theme. This teacher created this space with all of her favorite items, pens, and pretty accessories as her spot to work. I think I could do some creative work there!

RAINBOW CLASSROOM DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | HUGE 10’ RAINBOW CARDBOARD CUTOUT

TWO | COLORFUL MASKING TAPE

THREE | LARGE COLORFUL CRAYONS TAPESTRY

FOUR | RAINBOW LIGHT

FIVE | RAINBOW WALL DECAL

SIX | PAPER POM POMS

SEVEN | DRY ERASE CIRCLE AND PEN SET

EIGHT | RAINBOW RIBBON GARLAND

NINE | RAINBOW LETTER BOARD

TEN | RAINBOW LIBRARY POCKETS

ELEVEN | RAINBOW DOORMAT

I created these free boho rainbow printables to go with your theme.  Click here to download them!

free classroom printables boho rainbows

Sunshine Classroom Theme

Sunshine is a cheerful theme that would work great in an elementary classroom.

Sunshine Classroom theme

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As you can see in the classroom above the sunshine theme pairs perfectly with rainbows.  The huge bulletin board is definitely the star of this classroom.  To steal this look, use a rainbow bulletin border and spell out hello sunshine in large letters on the wall.  Then of course add plenty of sunshine and rainbows.

Notice the cute flowers on the desks along with the rainbow-colored supplies.  Wouldn’t your students get an instant mood boost walking into a class like this?  If you love this classroom then you should check out the Hello Sunshine Theme that is available on Amazon here.

My Favorite Picks for a Sunshine Themed Classroom

If you want to try this theme in your class, this year then check out my favorite finds below to get you started.

sunshine classroom theme decor

 

SUNSHINE THEMED CLASSROOM DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WAKE UP TEACH KIDS BE AWESOME TEACHER PLANNER

TWO | ALPHABET SUNSET PRINTABLE SET

THREE | 36 PIECE SUNSHINE & RAINBOW CUTOUTS

FOUR | BE YOUR OWN KIND OF SUNSHINE PILLOW

FIVE | COLORFUL CALENDAR BULLETIN BOARD SET

SIX | HELLO SUNSHINE NOTEPAD

SEVEN | SUNSHINE & RAINBOW CLASSROOM POSTERS

EIGHT | SUNSHINE PILLOW

NINE | HELLO SUNSHINE BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

Camping Classroom Theme

Looking for more ideas for classroom themes? The next thing that I am loving this year is the camping theme. I love this theme because it is so fun and you can fairly easily create an entire classroom that is a campsite. This works especially well if you have some camping gear in your garage already! Check out below some amazing classrooms that have gone all out for this theme and get inspired to add it to your room this year.

Creating a Camping Themed Classroom

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Kids love tents and why not add it to the classroom? This could be a calm down area, a fun reading spot or a place for small group activities, the possibilities are endless.

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This classroom has a log cabin reading area and a stage area that makes you feel like you are in the great outdoors. What a fun way to bring this theme to life!

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This teacher created a happy camper theme with a camper tent, a campfire reading center, a picnic table listening center and even has a mountain backdrop for her class. I love how every detail in this classroom fits her theme.

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This would be the perfect book nook for a camping themed classroom. Your students can sit at the tree stump table or grab a book and read in the tent.

One of my favorite finds are tree stump pillows. They actually look pretty real. You can place them on the floor to create a reading spot that looks like a campground! You can find those here.

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This teacher takes the camping theme to the next level with the fake Christmas tree, camp fire and numerous tents. Some of us already have supplies for this theme in our garages. How many of you have folding camping/sport chairs?

Camping Classroom Theme Bulletin Boards

The next thing your classroom needs is a bulletin board to fit your theme. Below are my favorite finds to create a camping themed bulletin board for your class.

camping theme bulletin board

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There are tons of options for cute camping theme bulletin boards like this one created by Ashley McKenzie.  I’m loving the calming color scheme.  Look closely and the cameras have student pictures in them.  If you like this bulletin board you can purchase the Camping Adventure Bulletin Board bundle here.

My Top Picks for Camping Theme Bulletin Board

Check out below some more of my favorite finds for a camping themed bulletin board.

CAMPING THEMED BULLETIN BOARD DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | CAMPING THEME BULLETIN BOARD BORDERS

TWO | VINTAGE TRAILER CUT OUTS

THREE | WOODLAND FRIENDS CUT OUTS

FOUR | BURLAP BULLETIN BOARD PAPER

FIVE | TWIG LETTERS

SIX | CAMPING BULLETIN BOARD PACK

SEVEN | SET OF CAMPING THUMBTACKS OR MAGNETS

Fun Touches for Your Camping Themed Classroom

I have collected some more fun ideas that I found that will really bring the camping theme to life in your classroom. Check them out below.

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Here is a great camping themed classroom management idea. This teacher created this behavior scoreboard. When students are doing well, they get more fireflies in the jar. Fireflies can be made easily with a pompom, googly eyes and a round magnet.

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This teacher created a goodie bag to go with her camping theme for her students on the first day of school. They are filled with delicious smores treats!

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These are felt smores that the class can earn when they receive compliments from others. The class gets a party when then earn a certain amount of smores.

Camping Themed Classroom Décor

If you want to try out the camping theme in your classroom this year check out below my absolute favorite finds for camping classroom décor.

camping classroom theme decor

 

CAMPING CLASS DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | LARGE FOREST WALL TAPESTRY

TWO | MINI CAMPER TENT

THREE | TWIG PENCILS

FOUR | TREE STUMP THROW PILLOW

FIVE | LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN PILLOW

SIX | WOOD NAME PLATE HOLDER

SEVEN | TEEPEE TENT

EIGHT | CARDBOARD CAMPFIRE

Cactus Themed Classroom

One of the final classroom themes that I am seeing everywhere is the cactus theme. What I love about this is there are so many learning puns that you can use for your class décor and bulletin boards like, stick with it, this class is on point, we are going to grow this year. Check out below some gorgeous cactus themed classrooms so you can steal some ideas for your class this year.

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This teacher went all out with her cactus theme. Look at the details like the labels for the tables and supplies, the banners, and cute cacti everywhere.

Cactus Bulletin Board Ideas

As I mentioned there are so many good cactus puns that work great for cute bulletin boards. Check out my favorites below.

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Here is a gorgeous way to display your students’ best work, to fit in with your cactus theme!

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This first grade teacher created this bulletin board to help her students track their goals. For her class it is used to track each student accelerated reader goals but you could use it to track any of the goals you set for the class. The students get to move up their clothespin when they get closer to completing their goal!

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Here is another adorable bulletin board idea. Follow the link above to check out this teacher’s TPT cactus décor pack bundle.

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Here is a cute bulletin board idea for your cactus themed classroom. Each pot says my goal for growth is… This would be perfect for the beginning of the year when talking about goals and expectations for the year in your classroom.

CACTUS BULLETIN BOARD DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | CAN’T TOUCH THESE MATH SKILLS

TWO | CUSTOM WELCOME TEACHER SIGN PRINTABLE

THREE | CACTUS PRINTABLE BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

FOUR | STICK WITH KINDNESS DIGITAL FILE

FIVE | LLAMA & CACTUS BULLETIN BOARD DECOR

SIX | OUR CLASS IS ON POINT DOWNLOAD

SEVEN | CACTUS PUSH PINS

EIGHT | LOOKING SHARP DOWNLOAD

NINE | CACTUS BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

Classroom Jobs for Your Cactus Theme

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A bulletin board for classroom jobs is another opportunity to show of your cactus theme. Beneath each classroom job you can place either a magnet or a Velcro strip with each student’s name to easily swap them out.

Cactus Classroom Theme Door Décor

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Here is an easy classroom door display to show off your cactus theme.

More Fun Touches for Your Cactus Theme

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This first grade teacher from Texas created this cactus flip sticks to go with her class theme.

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Pretty classroom labels and name tags are a great way to incorporate your theme throughout the classroom.

Cactus Teacher Space

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Why not take your one of your classroom themes into your desk as well? You can find stylish desk accessories to fit your theme at Amazon.

If you are loving this theme as much as I am check out some of my favorite cactus classroom finds below.

CACTUS classroom theme decorations

 

CACTUS ACCESSORIES | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | 2020-2021 PLANNER

TWO | CUSTOM SET OF HALL PASSES

THREE | IN THIS CLASS WE STICK TOGETHER CACTUS PILLOW

FOUR | SET OF 30 CACTUS PENS

FIVE | CACTUS GARLAND AND PAPER LANTERS

SIX | BOHO CLIPBOARD

Tropical Theme for Classroom

If you love bright and cheerful colors, then the tropical theme might be right for you.  To incorporate this theme, add pineapples, flamingos, flowers and plenty of bright colors to your decor.  Check out a little inspiration to pull it off in your classroom below.

tropical classroom theme

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Melanie created this fun tropical theme for this kindergarten classroom.  The bright colored paper lanterns add a playful touch to the room.  The bench seating on the left is full of bright pillows to help tie in with the theme.

Of course, all of the wall décor and bulletin boards incorporate pineapples, bright pink, yellow and teal and there are even little flamingos on the desks.  If you’re loving this theme the School Girl Style Simply Stylish Tropical themed classroom décor can be found on Amazon here.

My Top Picks for a Tropical Themed Classroom

Check out my favorite finds to pull off the tropical theme in your classroom.

tropical classroom theme decorations

 

TROPICAL THEME CLASSROOM DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | PINEAPPLE BORDER

TWO | GREEN & PINK TASSEL GARLAND

THREE | PINK STRIPED PILLOW COVERS

FOUR | MOTIVATIONAL BULLETIN BOARD SET

FIVE | COLORFUL PAPER LANTERNS

SIX | WELCOME TO THE FLOCK BULLETIN BOARD SET

SEVEN | CLASSROOM FLAMINGO PILLOW

EIGHT | FLAMINGO CUT-OUTS

Daisy Theme

The daisy theme is another popular one this year.  I love it for the simplicity of the color scheme and also how cheerful it looks.  Check out some inspiration below to add it to your class this year.

Daisy Themed Classroom

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If you want to try this theme in your classroom you could either stick to the black and white color scheme or add your favorite color for an accent.  Here the pink wall looks stunning with the black and white theme.  The cute daisy rug can be found on Amazon here.

floral classroom theme

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The bumble bee rug (that you can find here) is a fun touch that fits perfectly with this theme.  The throw pillows and paper lanterns add a pop of color to the room.  The details really make this theme come to life like the daisies in polka dot vases on the tables.

Daisy Classroom Theme

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Polka dots and daisy cut outs on the wall help carry the theme throughout the entire classroom.  It doesn’t look too busy or over done because the black and white help to ground the space.

Daisy Classroom Theme

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High Bar stools add a fun seating option for students. The flowers on the windowsill with bumble bee letters in them add a cheerful touch to the classroom.

Top Finds for Daisy Themed Classroom Décor

If you want to add this theme to your classroom this year check out my favorite picks to pull it off.

daisy classroom theme decorations

 

DAISY CLASSROOM THEME DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BUMBLEE BEE PUSH PINS

TWO | 4 BUNDLES FAUX DAISIES

THREE | BEE CLASSROOM AREA RUG

FOUR | PAINTED DOTS BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

FIVE | AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU TRY DAISY PILLOW

SIX | DAISY GARLANDS

SEVEN | DAISY AREA RUG

EIGHT | BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED BORDER

NINE | DAISY FLOOR CUSHION

Safari Theme

A safari theme is really fun and younger kids especially love it.  If you like this theme then add animals, natural colors and animal print in your classroom.  Check out a little inspiration below to get the look.

safari themed classroom

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The safari color scheme is incorporated into all the details of the room. You can see the color scheme in the soft orange wall, the light pink stools and the paper lanterns.

safari theme for classroom

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In this Safari themed classroom, a pattern painted on the walls gives an animal print feel but in the classroom color scheme, of course.  Animal print is also incorporated in a leopard area rug. The floral details add a pretty touch to the theme.

Classroom Theme Safari

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To make this theme come to life add papercut outs of animals, flowers, and incorporate them into your bulletin boards and on your walls.

safari classroom theme decorations

SAFARI THEME CLASSROOM DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SAFARI ANIMAL MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS

TWO | LEOPARD PRINT BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

THREE | FRINGE BORDER FOR BULLETIN BOARD

FOUR | BLACK ANIMAL PRINT BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

FIVE | SAFARI THEMED TEACHER PLANNER

SIX | WILD ABOUT SCHOOL BULLETIN BOARD SET

SEVEN | SAFARI THEMED CALENDAR SET

EIGHT | ANIMAL BULLETIN BOARD CUTOUTS

NINE | COLORFUL ZEBRA PRINT BORDER

Now you have seen my absolute favorite classroom themes this year rainbows, cacti and camping. I have showed you some awesome classes that have incorporated these classroom themes plus, some easy ways to add them to your classroom this year. What are your favorite themes this year? Leave a comment and let me know and I may add it to the post next time!

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