Having a dedicated school room is like having a home office. When you enter the office, you know that you are there to do a job. When you enter the school room, you know there is work to be done.
If you have a spare room that you can set up as a homeschool classroom, you’re lucky! Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that luxury.
But even if you don’t have a whole room to spare, and you only have a small space to work with, you can set aside an area for homeschooling. The key is to make the space practical and yet inviting. What little decorative touches can you add to make it special?
How to Decorate Your Homeschool Room
Let the students help in planning and decorating their learning center. Getting all the kids involved will mean less work for you and more fun for everyone. Don’t worry if projects don’t come out perfect. Focus more on the process of learning something along the way.
Do it on a Budget
Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. You can set up the classroom you need on the budget you have! The trick is to make the décor both fun and functional. For instance, outdated or damaged books can be reused for decorations, storage boxes, and even furniture. If you have dinged-up cabinets or a dingy wall, try chalkboard paint. It’s an easy way to add writing and drawing surfaces without taking up any extra space.
Make it Functional
You’ll also need to keep your books, papers, and supplies organized. You can create an “art cart” by storing supplies in a utility cart to wheel out when needed. To save space, make seats that double as storage by using cheap crates and colorful fabric.
Make it Colorful
A dull classroom won’t spark creativity like a colorful room does. You can easily brighten the décor with inexpensive construction paper, fabric, and contact paper. A closet door or the door to the room can double as a bulletin board. Throughout the year, have your kids decorate the door based on a holiday or theme.
More Decorating Ideas
Check out all of the budget-friendly classroom decorating ideas in the graphic below, courtesy of Quill. It shows lots of creative ways to organize, build functional seating, use old books, and add color with tissue paper flowers. Now you can organize and decorate your homeschool room, get your kids’ creative juices flowing with arts and crafts, and create a learning environment to engage your students in new and exciting ways.
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