Classroom Decor Tips and Tricks

For as much time as we spend in our classrooms as teachers, we should love it! Our students should love it too. It’s their home away from home after all and becomes a place they are proud to come to each school day for learning and growing.

Here are our top tips and tricks for decorating your classroom. 
Pick a Scheme...A Color Scheme! 
One of the absolute best things we ever did was choose a color scheme for our classroom. Blue and green have been our color wheel for many years now, and we love it! Choosing a color scheme makes a classroom look organized, even if it's a hot mess!
A color scheme also keeps our teacher summer shopping brains in check. 
I cannot see red. I deny you yellow. 
You are dead to me hot pink...I only see blue and green. 
The Dollar Store? Blue and green. 
Target? Blue and green. 
Walmart? You got it...Blue and green! 
Wherever we shop for back to school, we only see blue and green. It has been the best shopping spree system ever because it keeps us focused...
Stop looking at me purple!

Consistent, calming classroom colors can have a positive impact on student learning. We have found our colorized classroom provides a cohesive learning environment where students love to learn. They also learn quickly to not bring a purple basket from home and ask to add it to the class stash. 

The answer is a sweet, but strong no. :) 

From class decor to bulletin boards, table tubs to water bottles, and everything in between, we try to incorporate our color scheme subtly yet strongly all around our classroom.

Classroom decor and more! Customize your classroom with a color scheme.
Plan a Theme
Engaging your class in a theme not only makes for an eye-catching classroom, but it also sets the stage for building a community of learners. Here's a small list of classroom theme ideas.
Our Class Decor & More sets provide student-centered, teacher-friendly decor to fit your themed classroom. 
Classroom decor and more
Use the contents that best fit your own classroom needs. Many of the components of our Class Decor and More sets are editable so you can personalize them. Printing on heavyweight paper such as cardstock or construction paper is recommended for durability.  Laminating some components is optional, but will help your d├ęcor last over time. 
Classroom decor and more
With over 200 pages to choose from, your classroom will be decked out in no time so you can focus on the important stuff…TEACHING! 
Personalize your own class nameplates with editable classroom decor.
DIY classroom decor made easyDIY Classoom Decor made easy. Class labels for the classroom.

DIY Class word wall. Classroom decor made easy!

Classroom decor made easy!
We believe firmly in teaching our students how to utilize the class decor. It isn't just cute! It serves a purpose. When students ask how to spell the color green, we ask them to look around! When they need to know how to draw a trapezoid, we refer them to the classroom walls. Being resourceful and building independence in our learners starts with our Class Decor and More.
Classroom decor made easy!

We number our library book tubs not only to keep them organized, but we utilize the numbers to direct our students on how to choose their book tubs for quiet reading time. Some days we only read from odd number tubs and other days from even. We incorporate learning wherever we can with our class decor. It isn't just cute! 

We might even throw something like this at them...
"Table 1 please go get the book tub that equals 3+2 for your reading today." 
And they do!
Decorating a classroom can be so daunting, but it doesn't have to be with the 3 P's. 
Pick a scheme, Plan a theme, and Personalize it! 
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