Change things up and make your classroom feel minimalist with a nature theme. A space that includes a multitude of colors and decor can be cluttered, causing a distraction for both teachers and students. Instead, decorate your classroom with natural light, soft colors, and plants to create your nature-themed classroom. This gives your space a fresh, clean, and soothing vibe. Here are some of the best ideas for creating a nature-themed classroom.
1. Incorporate nature-themed learning tools
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Toss out your mismatched posters, number line, and word wall, and pick up a nature decor bundle to streamline your learning resources.
Buy it: Nature Classroom Decor Bundle at Etsy
2. Add inspirational plant posters
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Continue your theme with motivational posters that include beautiful illustrations of plants.
Buy it: Plant Classroom Decor Bundle at Etsy
3. Trim bulletin boards with leafy garland
Image: Leap of 4th Class Decor
Every nature-themed classroom needs greenery. A simple option is to add vines or leafy garland to decorate the edges of your bulletin boards.
Buy it: 4-foot Floral Garland Green Leaves & Vine at Dollar Tree
4. Place plants by the windows
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If you are like me and lack a green thumb, no worries! Artificial plants are a no-hassle, mess-free option and will last an eternity in your room.
Buy it: 32-inch Faux Real Hanging Plant in Metal Basket at Michaels
5. Hang students’ work on a garden trellis
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A simple garden trellis is a creative background for hanging student work. Just add some planters with real or artificial greenery.
Buy it: Floral Garden Pastel Greenery at Dollar Tree
6. Fill corners with potted plants
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Need something to fill an awkward corner in the classroom? Potted plants are the perfect solution.
Buy it: 4-foot Potted Golden Cane Palm Tree at Michaels
7. Plant seeds of inspiration
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These little inspirational pots with decorative succulents can be placed throughout your classroom to give it a homey feel.
Buy it: Small Faux Decorative Succulents at Dollar Tree
8. Use wicker storage baskets
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Don’t let storage challenges affect your nature vibes. Wicker, soft pastels, and/or greens are what you will want to look for.
Buy it: Large Hanging Basket Container at Michaels
9. Shell-ebrate nature on your bulletin board
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Bring some humor into your nature-themed classroom with a fun bulletin board like this one that encourages students to shell-ebrate nature.
Buy it: Boxwood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll at Amazon
10. Incorporate wooden benches
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Consider the subtle classroom decor changes you could make for your nature-themed classroom vibes, such as adding wooden benches for flexible seating.
Buy it: Feeling Natural Classroom Rug at Oriental Trading
11. Roll out the green carpet
Roll out the green carpet to bring nature vibes to your reading nook.
Buy it: Artificial Grass Rug at Amazon
12. Cover walls with birch tree wall paper
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Paint or add wallpaper to one (or all) of your classroom walls. If it’s too pricey, consider grant writing for other items to elevate your theme.
Buy it: Birch Tree Wallpaper at Amazon
13. Soften your space with netting
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If you’re allowed, hang netting, plants, and garland/vines from your ceiling.
Buy it: Luxury Mosquito Net Bed Canopy at Amazon
14. Relax on woodland cushions in your reading nook
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Take your nature theme to the next level with some exotic decor ideas like a faux-grass rug and plush tree stump pillow cushions.
Buy it: Tree Stump Pillow Soft Cushion at Amazon
Are you looking to take it a step further and incorporate nature into your learning curriculum? Check out our list of 50 Tricks, Tips, and Ideas To Teach With Nature!
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