Class Decoration Ideas (Top Trends This Year)

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Class Decoration Ideas (Top Trends This Year)

The newest trend this year in class decoration ideas is calming and cozy décor. You can get this look by using a lot of neutrals, natural colors, boho prints and adding nature into your classroom décor. If you’re loving this trend too then you’re in luck this post is packed with inspiration including the best themes and everything you need to create that hygge classroom look that you and your students will love.

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Choosing a Calming Color Scheme

The number one way to make a cozy classroom is to choose a calming color scheme. There are several ways to do this. You could choose an all-neutral color scheme, choose colors found in nature or use light pastel colors. Check out some amazing classrooms below to show you how to incorporate a calming color scheme into your class this year.

Choose a Neutral Color Scheme

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Kiley, a kindergarten teacher, chose a neutral color scheme of natural tans, and greys to create a calming atmosphere in her classroom. If you want to do the same pick light neutral colors like whites, beiges and greys.

Incorporate Pastels into Your Color Scheme

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Laura, a first-grade teacher, shows us how chic a pastel color pallet looks in her classroom. She chose a combo of light pink and mint green which creates a peaceful classroom vibe. To create this look in your classroom choose two or three of your favorite pastels and incorporate them throughout the room.

Pastel and Beige Class Decoration Ideas

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Here’s another example of a soft pastel and natural color scheme. The light colors help to brighten this once dark classroom that has no windows. Concrete walls got a face lift with striped paint to really make this classroom stand out.

Use a Natural Color Scheme in Your Classroom

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Try incorporating colors that you would find in nature into your color scheme to create a tranquil classroom. Kiley, a teacher from Arkansas, uses shades of green, browns, and tans to create a cozy and homey classroom for her students. Get outside and take a look at nature to get inspired for your classroom color scheme.

Class Decoration Ideas Using Natural Elements

One of the ideas I’m loving right now is adding nature to your classroom décor. Pretty greenery like eucalyptus, succulents and cacti are showing up in themes everywhere. Teachers are adding plants, vines, and earth tones to their classroom decorations. Check out some of my favorite ideas below to get inspired to add nature to your classroom this year.

Add Eucalyptus Classroom Décor

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One of the biggest trends I’m seeing right now is eucalyptus classroom décor. It’s another great way to add a little nature to your classroom. This pretty bulletin board was created by Ashley McKenzie. You can check the modern greenery bulletin board bundle in her Etsy shop here.

Add Nature with a Wall Mural

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There are a lot of ways to create a nature themed classroom. In this classroom a wall mural with flowers sets the tone for the nature themed class. The plants, and pops of green really make the theme come to life.

Add Plants to Your Classroom

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Adding plants to rooms has shown to boost moods, reduce stress and add life to your space. Who wouldn’t want that in their classroom? All the plants really make this classroom come to life. You could even have students help care for the plants as a classroom job.

Start Small with a Tiny Potted Plant

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Not all of us can handle as many plants as the previous classroom I just showed you. If you don’t have a green thumb start small with a low maintenance plant like a succulent. I wouldn’t judge you for adding one of those real looking fake plants either.

Best Finds for Botanical Classroom Decorations

If you want to incorporate a little greenery into your classroom décor this year check out my favorite finds below to do that.

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GREENERY CLASS DECORATION IDEAS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | HOME SWEET CLASSROOM PILLOW

TWO | BOTANICAL CLASSROOM LABELS

THREE | EUCALYPTUS BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

FOUR | EUCALYPTUS CLASSROOM DÉCOR SIGNS

FIVE | SIMPLY BOHO BULLETIN BOARD SET

SIX | 3 PACK FAKE PLANTS

Boho Class Decoration Ideas

Boho is one of my all-time favorite classroom themes. What I love about it is not only does it look amazing and right on trend but it also creates that zen vibe I’ve been talking about. If you love the boho look too then check out some creative ideas to add it to your classroom this year.

Add a Boho Light Fixture

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Adding a statement boho light fixture like this pendant light is a great way to take your classroom décor up a notch. Kiley Wehmeyer purchased a basket from home goods, and puck lights and hung it up with rope to create this one-of-a-kind pendant light fixture!

Add Boho Classroom Décor

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An easy way to add those boho vibes to your classroom is with boho décor. Look for prints with natural colors, and simple shapes. Mix and matches different size frames along with baskets, macrame wall hangings and even a little pampas grass, (found here) to create a space that you love like Lindsay, a fifth-grade teacher did in her class.

Add Boho Tassels to Your Class Décor

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Boho tassels really give this bulletin board a pretty bohemian feel. The other fun touches like the dotted borders, the plants and boho pillows create a cozy comfy feel in this corner of the classroom. Here’s a similar dotted border on Amazon.

Top Boho Class Decoration Ideas

If you want to create a boho vibe in your classroom this year check out below my favorite finds to do that.

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BOHO CLASSROOM DECORATIONS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BOHO TASSLE GARLAND

TWO | BE YOU BOHO RAINBOW PILLOW

THREE | BOHO GROWTH MINDSET PRINTABLE POSTERS

FOUR | MACRAME WALL HANGING

FIVE | PINK BOHO WALL HANGING

Choose a Calming Theme

If you want the relaxed classroom vibe then choose a calming theme. Any theme with a soft color pallet will work perfectly. Check out below some of my all-time favorites like retro, safari, peachy and boho rainbow.

Safari Themed Class Decoration Ideas

Safari classrooms are super fun especially in a kindergarten, first or second grade. If you like this idea incorporate some animal prints, natural colors and of course cute animals into your décor. Check out some inspiration below to get you started.

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This safari themed classroom was created by Melanie from School Girl Style for a first-grade class. The soft color scheme of light pink, orange, yellow and tan creates a very homey feel in the classroom. The cute animal characters add a fun touch that students would love. If you’re loving this theme too, you’re in luck the entire Simply Safari Collection is now available on Amazon here!

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Here’s another view of this beautiful safari themed classroom. One wall is painted soft orange to tie into the safari theme. The playful touches like tassels on the white board, and lanterns hanging from the ceiling turn the classroom into a place that students love to be in.

Floral Theme Class Decoration Ideas

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This floral theme was created by A Touch of Class Teaching. The color scheme is pretty and springy. This teacher cart is on point. If you’re looking for more ideas to create a stunning teacher cart, then check out this post…Teacher Carts The One Thing You Need In Your Classroom This Year

Daisy Themed Classroom

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Another fun take on the floral theme is an all daisy classroom design. This looks especially gorgeous with black and white accents. If you love this daisy classroom area rug you can find it here.

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Here’s another fun daisy classroom. This one has bumble bees, polka dots and a little bit of pink. Adding paper lanterns is a cheap way to add a little playful touch to your classroom. There are tons of options for soft pastel paper lanterns like these from Amazon that would look amazing in your classroom.

Try a Peachy Theme in Your Class

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Erin, a second-grade teacher added a peachy theme to her classroom this year. I’m loving the color scheme of peach and green. Plus, I just feel like peaches are happy and give good vibes.

Boho Rainbow Theme

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Boho rainbows is one of the hottest classroom theme trends right now. Add rainbow labels to your bins and your teacher cart to bring your theme to life. This collection was created by Stephanie Nash, and you can find the entire Boho Rainbow Classroom bundle on Etsy here.

Sunshine and Rainbows Classroom Theme

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This gorgeous classroom was designed by Melanie from School Girl Style. Sunshine and boho rainbows are the perfect combination for your classroom decorations. If you love the boho rainbow style then you’ll love the School Girl Style Boho Rainbow Collection that you can find here.

My Favorite Boho Rainbow Class Decoration Ideas

If you’re loving the boho rainbow theme too then check out some of my top picks for adding it to your classroom this year.

BOHO RAINBOW CLASSROOM DECORATIONS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | EARTH TONED TASSEL GARLAND

TWO | BOHO RAINBOW HALL PASSES LANYARD SET

THREE | SET OF 3 POSITIVE AFFIRMATION PRINTS

FOUR | RAINBOW & HEART BULLETIN BOARD CUTOUTS

FIVE | BOHO RAINBOW BULLETIN BOARD BORDER

Create a Nature Themed Classroom

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If you want to create a natured themed classroom, get inspired by this classroom designed by Melanie form School Girl Style. An easy way to add greenery in your class is with a statement rug. If you like the rug used in this classroom it can be found here. The reading nook with the bench and square poofs would make a cozy spot for students to read.

Bring the Outdoors In

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This classroom brings the outdoors in. The green black and white are a pretty combination. The classroom decoration are part of the simply boho collection and can be found here.

Classroom Door Decoration Ideas for Nature Theme

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Here’s a fun way to make your classroom door fit in with your theme. This teacher used decorations that you can find on Amazon here to make the door fit in perfectly with the nature themed classroom.

Try a Retro Themed Classroom

The retro theme is my all-time favorite this year. I especially love the ones with soft retro colors like light pink, teal, light blue, and orange. Check out some of my favorite retro classrooms below and get inspired to get those good vibes going in your classroom this year.

Add Retro Classroom Decorations

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Every nook and cranny of this classroom ties into the retro theme. It’s all about the details, from the happy face ceiling hangings, the bulletin board decor and even the little rainbows on the tables. If you love this classroom you’re in luck this is a brand-new collection called Good Vibes created by Melanie from School Girl Style and it’s available here.

Fun Touches for Your Retro Themed Classroom

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Here’s another angle of this amazing class. Would you consider adding an egg chair to your flexible seating options this year? I think that may be a classroom fav. You can find egg chairs on Amazon here.

Retro Wall Mural and Wall Decor

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My favorite touch to this retro classroom might be, the “Chin up Buttercup” poster under the window. But, I think the rainbow wall mural really makes this theme come to life.

If you don’t want to take the giant risk of painting a rainbow on the wall, they also make plenty of great wall decals that can get you the same look. Here’s my favorite rainbow wall decal from Etsy. It has great reviews, is super cute and comes in different sizes.

Pretty Retro Printable Decorations

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I’m loving the look of this retro themed classroom too. The color scheme is pretty and soft and really does create good vibes in the classroom. Take your theme to the next level by adding it to your teacher cart, teacher toolbox and bulletin boards. You can find this retro décor classroom decor on Etsy here.

Top Picks for Retro Classroom Decorations

Below check out some of my favorite retro classroom decorations and where to get them.

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RETRO CLASSROOM DECORATIONS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | 18 PIECE PAPER LANTERNS | AVIALABLE IN MORE COLORS

TWO | DAISY, POMS & RETRO GARLANDS

THREE | 20 PIECE PAPER-CUT BULLETIN BOARD DECOR

FOUR | RETRO DAISY CLASSROOM PILLOW

FIVE | RETRO VIBE BULLENTIN BOARD BUNDLE

SIX | WICKER EGG CHAIR

For more theme ideas you can check out this post...The Best Classroom Themes

Add Fun Touches that Your Students Will Love

Next let’s check out a few more fun touches that you can add to your classroom that your students will love. These are out of the box ideas that will really make a statement in your class. Check out my favorite ideas below.

Create a Dramatic Feature Wall

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Brittany created this amazing wall mural that covers two classroom walls. One is black and white flowers and the other is an inspirational quote. The minimal color pallet of green, white and tan creates a peaceful environment for the students.

Choose an Inspiration Quote for Your Wall

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Here’s another view of the inspirational wall mural that reads It always seems impossible until it’s done. If painting a giant wall mural seems intimidating or is not going to fly with your admin you could re-create a similar look with wall paper or huge wall decals as well.

Add Fun Flexible Seating Options for Your Students

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Laura, a first-grade teacher added these inner tubes to her VIP seating area in her classroom. When students start their silent reading right away she rewards them with getting to sit in the VIP seating area. Would your students love to read in these seats?

To find more ideas for new flexible seating options for your check out this post...67 Best Flexible Seating Ideas for the Classroom

Create a Cozy Reading Area for Your Students

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Kiley created this amazing cozy reading nook in her classroom. She added a colorful rug, comfy pillows, and a canopy to define the space for some reading time for her kindergarteners. The fun décor and accents like the wall dots and the rain cloud add a playful touch to the space.

Homey Class Decoration Ideas

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Here’s another angle from Kiley’s classroom. She adds homey touches like plants, and comfy pillows to create a hygge classroom atmosphere. The story squad posters highlight some of her students’ favorite book characters which makes her students feel at home in this space.

Create Fun Interactive Bulletin Boards

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Take a cue from first-grade teacher, Laura, and create an interactive bulletin board that your students will love. With tens days left of class students can pop a balloon each day to see what the special treat is for the day.

If your looking for more fun bulletin board ideas then check out this post...23 Unique Bulletin Board Ideas to Try This Year

I hope this post has provided you some inspiration to try some new classroom decoration ideas this year and create a cozy classroom for your students. Huge shout out to all the creative teachers that contributed to this post. Feel free to save your favorite ideas to your Pinterest boards just click on the picture and then click on the P to do that!

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