Easy farmhouse classroom decor concepts for all grade ranges
Do you love farmhouse decor? You’re not alone! Lots of teachers who love shiplap, black and 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 the farmhouse classroom decor. We have compiled a list of simple decorating ideas to help transform your study space into the warm and cozy retreat you and your students deserve.
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1. Give them a warm welcome
Use self-adhesive paper to achieve this shiplap look. Then hang up a nice banner and your favorite printed matter to complete the look!
Buy: wooden self-adhesive paper, welcome banner
2. Create a focus
Fairy lights in a classroom are just so warm and inviting!
Buy: decorative fairy lights
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3. Choose class mascot
How can you go wrong with adorable farm animal murals?
Buy: Baby Farm Animal Poster Prints
4. Organize yourself
Add rustic labels to your files folder to recreate the decor of a farmhouse. You can also add document filing or a rotating organizer to add value to your desk space!
Buy: three-tier document organizer, rotating decorative organizer
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5. Hug the plaid
Black and white checkered curtains and tablecloths are so timeless!
Buy: decorative checkered window panels, checkered tablecloth with a checked pattern
5. Gather around the bulletin board
The word collect is both an instruction and an invitation. What a great sign for your bulletin board!
Buy: Collect black metal wall sign
6. Upgrade your classroom desk
A wooden classroom table can add a warm touch to any corner – even with laminate flooring!
Buy: L-shaped computer desk
7. Belief in magic
We could sit and read for hours by the light of those fairy lamps.
Buy: Amazon Mason Jar Lights
8. Open the door to learning
Set the tone for your classroom before they even walk through the door with this cute farmhouse decor.
Buy: Home Sweet Classroom Door Sign
9. Build it up
We all need reminders of who we can be and become.
Buy: Amazon wall art
10. Soothe the clutter
When your desk looks this good, you feel good too!
Buy: Amazon Bookshelf Organizer
11. Capture the moment
An instant camera is such a great way to make memories!
Buy: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11
12. Dare to dream
Remind your students that setting big goals is important!
Buy: Amazon Classroom Wall Sign
13. Send your notice board
Overlay plaid wallpaper with faux ship rag to recreate this distressed (but polished!) Look.
Buy: self-adhesive rustic wallpaper, rustic wood panel wallpaper
14. Plant the seeds
Add some plants (even cute fake ones!) To encourage a “grow” mindset.
Buy: mini artificial plants in pots
15. Save the date
The right stencils and markers can help you bring the farmhouse classroom decor to your blackboard!
Buy: magnetic calligraphy stencils, chalk markers for blackboards
16. Build a book counter
Combine a long wooden shelf with rustic stools for a cool reading space.
Buy: stool light blue / walnut
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17. Go to the island
Use a sturdy desk or even a kitchen island to add more work space to your classroom!
Buy it: casual kitchen island for the home
18. Tame this pile of papers
Fancy folders can make evaluating papers (and keeping track of them) a lot more stylish!
Buy: decorative file folders
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19. Add a math corner
Some fake tree stumps even have built-in memory to reduce clutter in the classroom!
Buy: storage stool
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20. Roll out a cozy rug
The good thing about used-look carpets is that they should look worn!
Buy: traditional vintage carpet
21. Find your happy place
This is farmhouse classroom decor at its finest! Grab the right accents to transform your own space!
Buy: checkered table runners, throw pillows, hanging lanterns, rural pearl garland
22. Thread the garland
This garland is so versatile. Leave it natural or spice it up with accents for special occasions like birthdays, graduation parties, or holidays!
Buy: Amazon wall decoration
23. Celebrate your students
It’s such a great idea. Use the ones with a soft sheen for a bolder effect!
Buy it: hanging clips with strings of lights attached
24. Seize opportunities
Slide letters are an affordable way to send a big message!
Buy: Mylar balloon letters
25. Make it inviting
Colorful trolleys bring fun to the functional!
Buy it: Rollable Metal Storage Organizer
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