35+ Excellent DIY Classroom Decoration Ideas & Themes to Inspire You

Classroom Decoration Ideas – Though classroom decor may not top the list of a teacher’s priorities, it is still an important aspect of the classroom experience. Approximately 35 hours a week is spent in a classroom by students and teachers so, it makes sense to optimize the space to make it a comfortable environment for learning.

There are many ways that you can decorate your classroom so it is a more organised and functional space as well as a more interesting environment to spark your student’s imagination.

As children are sensitive to the atmosphere created in the classroom, it helps if the classroom has well defined areas that are decorated according to their purpose e.g. a space for children to feel relaxed when unwind time is necessary. Here are 35+ awesome DIY Classroom decoration Ideas and Themes to inspire and help you get started.

1. Dress Up Your Classroom Clock With Creative Ways

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And what an important part of the classroom community they are. Every single one.

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When you finally find a use for all those stray marker caps. Telling time has never looked so pretty!

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When you want to remind them, without having to say it out loud. Middle schoolers will especially appreciate the snarky humor.

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When you want them to work for it, just a little bit. Always learning.

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When you want to remind your students what it’s all about. Because it’s always time to be kind.

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A fresh approach. When they’re still growing their time-telling skills.

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Educational Displays – Flower Clock

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When you want to keep them grounded in learning. It’s easy to let time get away from you.

2. Creative Buletin Boards to Inspire And Encourage Students

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Classroom Goals – All the kids get involved in this one, writing on their individual cactus. Good idea, Amy M.

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Motivational Buletin Board

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Motivational buletin board for your classroom – Amazing things happen here

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Such a beautiful and interesting motivational board to be placed in your classroom.

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Ladybug Love – Seeing spots can be a good thing, as this adorable ladybug board

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Shoot for the Moon – It’s a simple message and brilliant design.

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3. Create Classroom Rules

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This looks like a (class) job for…. class job chart…line leader, caboose, calender helper, pencil police, paper passer, messenger, floor inspector, board eraser, librarian, superhero of the week

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Classroom Job Cards. Lots to choose from.

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4. Colorfull Writing Island

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5. Interesting Classroom Windows Display

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First Grade Spies: Classroom decorations to brighten your room…

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Bird Window Stickers These would be cute on the windows in the breezeway between our house and garage

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6. Gogeous Reading Corner

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Camping Classroom theme. We will be reading by the campfire all year! (Chairs from Walmart, AstroTurf from Home Depot, fire wood and fire colored tissue paper, butcher paper tent and trees )

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Poet-Tree Corner Classroom Decor. Great space for students to read, relax and learn! Features: Fadeless® Reclaimed Brick, Fadeless® Wispy Clouds, Pacon® Natural Kraft Wrapping Paper, Tru-Ray® Construction Paper, Bordette® Borders, Pacon® Anchor Charts and Classroom Keepers®.

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7. Unique Birthday Posters

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When the budget is tight already it’s hard to splurge for those prefabricated birthday posters and wall kits.

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Black and neon … Technology Theme .. A Cupcake for the Teacher: Classroom Reveal 2014-2015… Finally!

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Cute photo chart for classroom birthdays

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8. Class Art Work Display

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Learning In Wonderland: Classroom Tour The little ‘wooden’ displays are so adorbs! Would so use this idea for a display with K-3 for fox/woodland theme.

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Placing clipboards on the wall would be a stellar way to give back the student’s work or even display it. I could also use this in the class to show when assignments are due or instructions for art projects. I would also like to fill them with articles on art that I found interesting.

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Using clothespins, scrapbook paper and ribbon to make a great display for kids’ work!

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9. Create Awesome Classroom Doors For Back To School

When it comes to classroom doors, some schools go wild with decorations—and others are forbidden to do so by the fire marshal. If you fall into the former category, you’re going to love the ideas below. And if door decorations are a no go? These make great bulletin boards, too!

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Definitely want to do this to my classroom door! Maybe the back side so when it’s closed during class students in the halls can see it.

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10. Camping Style Classroom Decorating

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11. Motivational Wall Decorations

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Great ways to create colorful motivation for your classroom walls!

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Music teachers- looking for music bulletin boards ideas & music classroom decorations? This printable music posters set is for you! The motivational music quotes would motivate your music student while adding color to your music classroom, band room, orchestra room, hallways or door. Perfect music decor for elementary music & middle school music rooms. Fun back to school bulletin board ideas. They make great music quote music word walls too! The printable posters are easy to use- DIY!

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Love the idea of a quote above the door for kids to read everyday as they leave class.

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12. Ultimate & Functional Reading Chair

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A wonderfully simple and organized classroom library. I’m not sure about small kids reaching the top shelves, but perhaps teacher read alouds can be placed in the higher spots. 🙂 Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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13. Giant Pencil Pole in Classroom

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14. Lego Wall for Classroom

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15. Interesting Superhero Classroom Theme

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16. Organized Classroom layout

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17. Personalized Book Displays

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20. Pesonalized Bulletin Board for Autumn

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Now, it’s time for you to get creative! Go ahead and try implementing these classroom decor ideas in your class!

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