The start of school can be intimidating for little kids, which is why it’s so important to create a positive and inviting environment. If you’ve been thinking about updating your kindergarten classroom, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to change your decor, layout, or are just looking for inspiration, these 15 kindergarten classrooms will help get you started!

1. Set Up A Classroom Within Your Classroom

Classroom within a kindergarten classroom

How adorable is this miniature classroom setup for budding teachers?

Source: @missmercersclassroom

2. Add Some Sunshine

Sunshine theme and artist palette desk in classroom

This is one of the cutest kindergarten classrooms we’ve ever seen (and we’re obsessed with that sun basket on the shelf—no, it’s not a taco!).

Source: @kindercuteness

3. Use Chair Covers for Extra Storage

Chair covers are perfect for holding supplies in kindergarten classroom

Those chair covers can help keep seats clean and add a splash of color while adding a little more storage space! 

Source: @teachingwithaflair

4. Showcase Student Work

Student work strung into cabinets of classroom

A clothesline is an efficient and fun way to put everything on display.

Source: @mrs.cuervo_in_the_classroom

5. Think About Textures

Textures and pompom rug for classroom

Balance out the paper, wood, and plastic and add a touch of softness to your classroom with a cool rug.

Source: @mrs.rskrazykinders

6. Stick With a Simple Palette

Primary colors make up this classroom decor

Black and white with pops of color is always in style.

Source: @kindergartenrainbows

7. Bring Warmth to a Big Space

Large kindergarten class space with seating

Making a large space more inviting and engaging can be difficult, but finding a great piece (like a huge mat) can bring it all together.

Source: @learningwithmrsratigan

8. Think Bright and Happy

Bright and colorful seating and rugs in classroom

Incorporating many types of seating give students options for socializing and independent play.

Source: @kindercuteness

9. Make the Most of Bulletin Boards

Blue bulletin board of a kindergarten classroom
Your kindergarten classroom may not be very big, but with creativity, you can create a dynamic learning environment for your students.

Source: @glitterandhummus

10. Try Flexible Seating

Flexible seating and green chairs in a kindergarten classroom

These cool floor chairs make it easy for young kids to curl up with a book (and the seat covers are easy to clean). Check out other flexible seating options.

Source: @playfullykindergarten

11. Use Baskets to Organize Your Classroom Library

The right baskets will add style and organization to any classroom!

Source: @espresso_teach_repeat

12. Try a Play Mat for a Rug

Playmat used as a rug in a kindergarten classroom

Kindergartens love to play, so give them a colorful space to sit and tumble more comfortably!

Source: @itsallgoodwithmisshood

13. Add Some School Supply Flair

School supply themed kindergarten classroom

The oversize chair is great, but can we talk about that cool, giant pencil?

Source: @missqskinders

14. Go Au Naturel

Natural tables and chairs and a neutral color palette in a kindergarten classroom

Give your kindergarten classroom the natural treatment by ditching plastic for wood.

Source: @courtneys.classroom

15. Create a Magical Doorway

Rainbow scarves and white pompoms form a kindergarten doorway

This great rainbow treatment allows your students to leave the world behind when they step through your door.

Source: @sunshineandrainbowsinteaching

Want to make things a little more cozy? Check out this list of 13 Ways to Bring Hygge to Your Classroom.

If these ideas inspired you, join our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group and come talk with the very teachers who suggested them!

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