27 Classroom decoration ideas to make your classroom sparkle

11 Sep 2020 | News & Advice, Primary, Teaching & Learning Stories

 

The teacher’s classroom should be a beacon of inspiration. Stirring emotions of creativity, motivation and exhilaration, it’s our job to make a culture of educational excellence leap from the four walls of the classroom.

One way we can do just that is by decorating the room with charts, pictures, phrases or just good old-fashioned colour, injecting some fun into everyday learning.

If you find yourself in need of inspiration or ideas when giving your classroom a decorative lift, here are no less than 27 examples that caught our eye – shared by teachers themselves on Instagram’s #classroomdecorations.

 

27 classroom decoration ideas

Need some inspiration for your next classroom refresh? Here are 27 ways your fellow teachers are decorating their classrooms to make them sparkle.

 

1. The motivational welcome mat

Get off on the right foot every day with a welcome mat that reaffirms why each child is here today. We’ve seen some super cute rainbow welcome mats too!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by HAVEN | by Hansen (@havenbyhansen) on

 

2. Level up your work

This clever teaching tool reminds pupils to always do their best. What level are they aspiring for in their work? Let’s make it a level 3!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Amanda Jane (@that_teacher_mum) on

 

3. Pom pom library

We’ve seen some seriously cool uses of pom poms out there. This teacher used them to decorate their reading corner. Major props for organisation here too.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by 🍎 Magical Teacher 🍎 (@magicalteachers) on

 

4. Staying organised

How many times have you spent five minutes rushing round the classroom looking for a whiteboard pen or pencil? By attaching your pots to the wall, you won’t be tempted to move them around and lose them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by 🍎 Magical Teacher 🍎 (@magicalteachers) on

 

5. Bringing the outdoors in

We love the funky colours in this maths related display (swipe right on the post), complete with a list of key things each child needs to remember if they truly want to rock at maths.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Rachael, Rise over Run (@rise.over.run) on

6. The affirmation station

We adore the idea of the affirmation station. Surround your classroom mirror with some timely words of encouragement and reassurance.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Pretty Little Teacher (@shopprettylittleteacher) on

 

7. Quote corner

Every inch of your classroom is an opportunity to be creative. We like this idea for using corner space, with adaptable speech bubbles where you can add motivational quotes or little mementos from things you’ve done as a class.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Working wall

Once you’ve covered key topics and themes in class, why not help that knowledge stay put? With a resource wall, there is a constant refresher of the most important curricular terms.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Miss Rankin ☀️ (@teach.with.heart) on

 

 

9. Bring in some greenery

We all enjoy the chilled-out vibes a few plants can bring. Take a lead from this teacher and bring some welcome greenery into the classroom.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Brighten up your lab

Don’t let the science lab go without some much-needed attention either. We’re a big fan of this banner – just look at those letter sparkle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by PinkPrint Desgins (@pinkprint.designs) on

 

11. Let them shout out

It’s always important to give your pupils a voice. With the shout out wall, they have their own space to write down their thoughts of the day.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Remind them to be…them!

Some more ideas for your affirmation station here. Ultimately, it’s all about reminding each and every child that only one thing is important – to be them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by My Teacher Tribe (@myteachertribe) on

 

13. Kindness is key

We could all do with some more kindness in the world; embracing the culture of kindness is no doubt high on your list of priorities. How about a poster like this to help that along?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Amanda Kate (@miss_amandakate) on

 

14. Motivation and hygiene – in one

Even when your pupils are heading for the sink, it’s another great opportunity to tell them just how amazing they are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Mrs Liebel (@mrs.liebel) on

 

15. Showcasing the best

Outstanding work from your class deserves pride of place. Here is one idea for doing just that. Bonus points for some outstanding organisation too!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Miss Root 👩🏼‍🏫❤️ (@teachlivelaughlove) on

 

16.  Through the looking glass

How about giving the humble door a themed refresh? Here, inspiration has been taken from Alice in Wonderland, but you could take any story you’ve covered in class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Super_MissB (@super_missb) on

 

 

17.  A place to hide

With this one, we agree with what’s said on the picture. This super cute curtain can help any teacher hide away their rubbish and keep a nice tidy classroom – just don’t let any pupils wander in there!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Miss Potter’s Classroom (@misspottersclassroom) on

 

18. Let imagination blossom

The craftwork, the message, the colours. It all combines in this frankly marvellous imagination decoration. Get out the coloured card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Teaching Tidbits with Jamie (@teachingtidbitswithjamie) on

 

19. Brighten up your lanyard

Of all the things you carry around with you every day, the lanyard has to be one of the most boring. With a little lift, you can soon transform it into a bright and breezy place to keep your classroom key.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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20. More on kindness

We couldn’t go any further without bringing back the ‘kindness is key’ message. Here is another way to spread the word in a way we really liked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  A post shared by Taylor Kuhn (@specialedventure) on

 

21. Animal madness

A truly excellent selection of colours here, all whilst making use of those old bits of card laying around the classroom. Brownie points too for a wonderful selection of fluffy animals.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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22. Rainbow room

So much colour in one classroom, we just don’t know where to begin. Right down to the funky crayons, this teacher has made a truly eye-popping classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23. It’s all in the details

Right down to the finer details, you can still get creative. These pots have been given a lovely lift just by getting inventive with labels.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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24. Promoting inclusivity

Inclusivity and treating others equally are cornerstones of the modern classroom. This beautiful display sums up the message in the most perfect way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25. Showcase with colour

We really couldn’t get enough of the colourful work teachers are putting into their classroom decoration. Here is another example on the showcase wall – with more beautiful flowers.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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26.  Lightbulb library

Something a little different this time. A clean and classy approach from this teacher in Texas, USA. Let’s hope those books spark plenty of lightbulb moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27. Finally, some more motivation

There is only place to finish. Encouragement and confidence as so important to children today, and here is another example of how you can help to build that in your classroom decoration.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Got any of your own ideas and inspiration to share? Head to the Hope Primary Instagram page and share your classroom decorations with us.

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