This room is a bedroom in our home and we had been using it as a playroom (which we loved!!) But it was the perfect space to use for a Homeschool Preschool Classroom so we decided to move the toys OUT and bring the school supplies IN!!
Today I’m sharing the entire room with you!
Before we begin the “tour” I want to say… although I really enjoyed organizing, styling and decorating this classroom… you can have a wonderful home preschool classroom without all the decor and displays. I loved that it gave my creativity an outlet. I loved that it made the space more functional for myself and my “students” (a.k.a. My kids!) The space is not perfect but it did take a lot of time, effort and a budget to accomplish. As fun as this room is, I don’t want to suggest that you need all the extras to have a fun, learning-filled home classroom.
That being said… I hope these photos will inspire you and maybe give you some ideas for the homework/ teaching/ studying spaces in your own homes!
Come on in!!…
Let me start by saying that I’m a “neutrals” gal. I don’t mind some color but most of the color in my home comes from the accessories… not the main furniture or fixtures. I wanted this room to be a bit different because I feel like COLOR can stimulate learning!!
However… it can also distract from learning!
Soooooo, I didn’t go too crazy with color all over the place. I left some major elements neutral (like the wall paint, bookcase, tables and rugs) so my kids wouldn’t be too distracted to learn.
Most of the materials I used to decorate the room were from IKEA & Target (several from the DOLLAR section!!)
I listed some of the sources at the end of this post! But, if there’s something not listed that you’re curious about, feel free to “Comment” below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
The colorful paper triangle banner was a DIY project. I used construction paper or card stock to cut out the squares. They are folded into a triangle over a piece of twine and I glued them to hold the triangles in place on the twine. You could use any combination of colors but I chose 8 colors and repeated them until I ran out of twine. You’ll also see a triangle banner over the window above the little coloring/ work table in the corner by the closet.
Moving CLOCKWISE around the room…
This little wall/ space seemed just right to tuck a “Reading Corner” into.
My husband hung the shelves high enough that my son wouldn’t be tempted to hang on them (ha!!) but not so high that I couldn’t easily reach the display items I needed for my girls.
I have some read aloud books, a clock for learning about time telling a bit, and I SPY books for “Free Read” time. Although my girls can’t actually read yet (they are 3 and 4-years-old), they can look at pictures and imagine stories, retell stories they know or find things in the “I SPY” books!
To make their reading space comfy I just laid down a shag rug and layered lots of pillows to make it even more comfy!
The Teacher’s Desk!!
This rivals another spot in the room as my favorite spot!! It’s so nice to have my own little “nook” to work, write lesson plans, edit photos, etc.
I’m still working on the photo collage… I have a wooden arrow I found to fill that blank space in the upper-right-hand corner and I need some updated photos of our kids and family. I might build the collage upward if I want more photos in here… but I need more current family photos to do that!! (still working on that!)
One of my favorite parts of this space is my little turquoise cart from IKEA!! I love organizing so this little cart comes in super handy. And, it’s my favorite color so…. BONUS!!
Please excuse the fingerprints/ smears on the closet mirrored doors. Ahem. We DO actually live/ learn in this room and this is proof!! And, actually, all these photos picture the room CLEANER than it typically is. Plus… I’m not too good at keeping up with cleaning mirrors. 😉 hehehe! and wah!!!!
My son is 2-years-old and this little table is where he camps out if he’s not in his room playing during school time. Sometimes he does crafts/ activities along with us the best that he can but he’s two…. so, yeah…. not too much attention span there. That is the toughest part of teaching at home (coordinating his activities during our learning time) but I’m figuring it out as I go!!
I also bought these Hanging File Folder boxes (pictured above) to begin “Keepsake” files for each of the kids through their school years. I know there’s LOTS of schoolwork and other memorabilia that will accumulate over the years. I plan to just keep the most memorable creations/ notes/ etcetera… you know… things that are special or have memories connected with them.
I’m sure this is easier to say than to actually do but it’s my plan. I grew up with four brothers and I remember that papers piled up fast!! And I’m sure it’s difficult to decide what is special enough to keep. Especially when they’re little and everything seems cute!! 😉
This bookshelf is right next to the little coloring table…
This is where we store some of our supplies, work books, activity books, and library books!
This part of the room (ABOVE) is probably my favorite. It’s very simple but it turned out even more cute and fun than I had imagined it in my head. I love when that happens!! (sometimes it happens the opposite way… haha!)
I love that each of my girls has their own little workspace and that there are plenty of supplies right in arm’s reach! They each have a lamp to switch on for more light and I personalized their space by putting a chalkboard with their name above their respective desks.
Above the desks I hung a piece of twine between two nails so we would have a spot to hang their latest creations!
When I made the triangle banners my kids helped a bit but they also made their own collages using the extra paper squares. I framed those and hung them up for now. I will probably frame change up what pieces of work are framed throughout the school year!
I have added a couple more things to the room since I took these photos (a pendant light and a wooden arrow for the collage above my desk!!) Might have to share those on Instagram and/ or Facebook sometimes soon! 🙂
What do you think of my homeschool classroom?!
I’d love to hear!!
much love, jenna
Wood Letters: Target (Painted with White Gloss Rust-Oleum White Gloss Spray Paint from Lowe’s)
Rug (similar): Target
White Student Desks & Teacher Desk: IKEA
Cork Board (similar): Target
Dry Erase Board (similar): Target
Round Chalkboards: Target
Triangle Banners: A DIY Project made by Jenna (me!)
Yellow Chairs: IKEA
White Chair (at Teacher’s Desk): IKEA
Magnetic Board: IKEA
Alphabet, Calendar, U.S. Map & Number Posters: Target
Black picture shelves: IKEA
Throw Pillows: Target
Kids’ Desk Lamps: IKEA
White Kids’ Table & 2 Chairs: Amazon (I painted them white)
White Bookcase: Target
White Photo Frames: IKEA
Wood Photo Frame (similar): Target
Coffee Mug: H&M Home
Artificial Potted Plants: IKEA
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