Love farmhouse decor? You’re not alone! Many teachers who love shiplap, black & white, and everything Chip and Joanna Gaines have brought the popular style into their classrooms. But you don’t have to be the star of a home improvement show to master farmhouse classroom décor. We’ve put together a list of simple decorating ideas to help you transform your learning space into the warm and cozy retreat you and your students deserve.
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1. Give them the warmest welcome
Use self-adhesive paper to create that shiplap look. Then, hang a beautiful banner and your favorite printables to complete the look!
2. Create a focal point
There’s just something so warm and inviting about string lights in a classroom!
Buy it: decorative string lights
3. Elect class mascots
How can you go wrong with adorable farm animal wall art?
Buy it: baby farm animal poster prints
4. Get organized
Add rustic labels to your file folder to recreate farmhouse classroom décor. You could also add a document tray or spinning organizer to upgrade your desk space!
5. Embrace the plaid
Black and white plaid curtains and tablecloths are so timeless!
5. Gather round the bulletin board
The word gather is both an instruction and an invitation. What a great sign for your bulletin board!
Buy it: gather black metal wall sign
6. Upgrade your classroom table
A wood classroom table can add a warm touch to any corner—even with laminate flooring!
Buy it: L-shaped computer desk
7. Believe in magic
We could sit and read beneath the glow of these fairy lamps for hours.
Buy it: Amazon mason jar lights
8. Open the door to learning
Set the tone for your classroom with this sweet farmhouse decor before they even walk through the door.
Buy it: Home Sweet Classroom door sign
9. Build them up
We all need reminders about who we can be and become.
Buy it: Amazon wall art
10. Calm the clutter
When your desk looks this good, you’ll feel good too!
Buy it: Amazon bookshelf organizer
11. Capture the moment
An instant camera is such a great way to make memories!
Buy it: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11
12. Dare to dream
Remind your students that it’s important to set big goals!
Buy it: Amazon classroom wall sign
13. Shiplap your bulletin board
Layer plaid wallpaper with faux shiplap to recreate this distressed (but polished!) look.
14. Plant the seeds
Add some plants (even cute fake ones!) to help encourage a “growth” mindset.
Buy it: mini potted artificial plants
15. Save the date
The right stencils and markers can help you bring the farmhouse classroom décor to your chalkboard!
16. Build a book counter
Combine a long wood shelf with rustic stools for a cool reading spot.
Buy it: light blue/walnut stool
17. Head to the island
Use a sturdy desk or even a kitchen island to add more workspace to your classroom!
Buy it: casual home kitchen island
18. Tame that pile of papers
Chic folders can make grading papers (and keeping track of them) much more stylish!
Buy it: decorative file folders
19. Add a math corner
Some faux tree stumps even have built-in storage to help reduce classroom clutter!
Buy it: storage ottoman
20. Roll out a cozy rug
The good thing about distressed rugs is that they are supposed to look worn out!
Buy it: traditional vintage rug
21. Find your happy place
This is farmhouse classroom décor at its finest! Grab the right accents to transform your own space!
22. String the garland
This garland is so versatile. Leave it natural or spruce it up with accents for special occasions like birthdays, graduations, or holidays!
Buy it: Amazon wall decor
23. Celebrate your students
This is such a great idea. Use the ones with a soft glow for a bolder effect!
24. Take chances
Foil letters are an affordable way to send a big message!
Buy it: mylar balloon letters
25. Make it inviting
Colorful rolling carts put the fun in functional!
Buy it: rolling metal storage organizer
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