These 20 inspiring classroom decoration ideas will brighten up even the drabbest of spaces. The quick DIY projects include simple ways to store class supplies, display student work, and add a little color to your day. And the best part is that these classroom decoration ideas work with any theme and color palette – just tweak them to fit your personal style!

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Classroom Decoration Ideas

Ready to be inspired and find some fun projects to add to your to do list?! Let’s get started…
Tons of classroom decoration ideas

Cover a table with washi tape. Makes a major statement, doesn’t it?! // Elise Blaha

Make some colorful round sit upons for storytime or reading circles. // Lil Blue Boo

Clip supply labels {like these free ones from Welcome to Room 36} to dollar store baskets. // Welcome to Room 36

Spray paint clipboards and label them with students’ names for an easy way to display their work. // A Year of Many Firsts

And speaking of spray paint, decorate inexpensive wooden frames to showcase class rules. // Kinder Craze

Upcycle an old filing cabinet. // Design Improvised

Awesome classroom decoration ideas. Work with any theme!

Fancy up a plain white bookshelf with some simple vinyl contact paper. // Nyla’s Crafty Teaching

Hang some inspiring art like these freebies inspired by Oh the Places You’ll Go. // Mama Miss

Brighten up the entryway with some DIY ribbon curtains. // The Daily Alphabet

Grab a metal board from IKEA and turn it into an easy lunch count board. // Primary Possibilities

Tons of Creative Classroom Decorations

Use color coded table caddies.// Lessons with Laughter

Turn a diaper wipe canister into a holder for those super helpful plastic grocery bags. Brilliant! // Ladybug’s Teacher Files

Store manipulatives in bright baskets. // Land of Nod

Add a colorful rug. {IKEA has great ones!} // Creative Elementary School Counselor

Clever classroom decorations

Make a batch of dry erase wipeable homework boards. // Dandelions and Dragonflies

Tape a welcome banner to the door. // School Girl Style

Fancy up your bulletin boards with a simple burlap or ribbon border. // Blissfully Ever After

Set up a fun camping themed reading nook. // Rainbows within Reach

Highlight reading workshop anchor charts with some bright borders. // Tunstall’s Teaching Tips

And finally, decorate bright and colorful, cheap and easy bulletin boards by covering them with plastic tablecloths. Brilliant! // Teachery Tidbits

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  1. These are such bright and beautiful classroom designs and ideas. Thanks for including the source for each idea/product. Great post!

  2. Where did you get the stools around your small group table? Love this classroom and all the color!

  3. I would love to know where you got the 2 white 5 shelf book shelves with the toy chests at the bottom. They’re the ones with the bright baskets from the Land of Nod in them. Just trying to organize my girls’ room. Thanks so much!

  4. I’m also interested to know where you got the cute little stools around your guided reading table.

  5. Also inquiring about the stools. I found some on a website, but not available in those colors. Would appreciate it! Thanks!!

  6. Found some black ones at ikea for $5.00….gonna spray paint them!

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