Across the internet, teachers are discussing what a “teacher-funded” versus “government-funded” classroom looks like, similar to this TikTok. You certainly don’t have to have a Pinterest-worthy classroom to make it a positive space for you and your students. But if you’re looking to spiff up your space, we’ve gathered some pretty impressive classroom “before and afters” to inspire you.
Brighten It Up
Some bright colors and bulletin board work can make all the difference!
Colorful Turned Cozy
This classroom was turned into a cozy oasis with light-blue accents. We’re loving the simplicity with trendy black-and-white features.
Source: Morgan W.
A Little Elbow Grease
Entering your room after summer break can be daunting. With a little time and effort, your transformation can look just as great as this one!
Source: Mrs. Jones’s Class
Add Some Color
Pops of color on the cabinets totally changed this space!
Source: Miss Decarbo
Typical to Trendy
This room made a huge transformation from a typical classroom to a trendy space with shiplap wall accents (hello, Joanna Gaines). Colorful pops bring light to the room and keep it happy!
Source: Cheyenne H
From Dark to Light
This classroom became so much lighter and brighter by just changing up what was on the walls.
Make It Clean & Bright
Stacked-up desks, packed-away bins, and forgetting where your favorite clipboard is are all signs that you’re popping back into the classroom after the summer. This teacher took her stacks of furniture and bins and turned it into a clean and bright space.
Cozy Reading Rug
Even we want to read in this new, cozy reading area.
You Be You Transformation
This classroom looks ready for learning this school year!
Source: Michelle, 4th Grade Teacher
A Little Bit of Love
This room needed a little bit of love on the bulletin boards to make it look new. We’re so jealous of that great cabinet storage!
Starting With Nothing
Starting with nothing but some boxes can be intimidating. The upside is you have a blank canvas to create a classroom of your own!
A Happy Learning Transformation
Making your room functional for the start of the school year is so important. These group desk stations are great, and we’re loving the natural window light.
Organization Is Everything
How satisfying is this closet organization? A little time and patience pay off.
This nature theme worked so well for this room.
Source: Building Book Love
Chaos to Calm
Finally getting every supply put away is the best feeling. This room looks ready for students!
The Perfect Teacher Desk
This teacher desk is a dream! The transformation of the back wall made all the difference. Check out our teacher desk organization tips for more inspiration.
Keep It Spaced Out
Each student has their own personal space with this setup. Check out what an empty classroom can become!
Stacked Desks to Completed Classroom
How intimidating is it to just have a stack of desks in the middle of the room? Afterward, a completed setup is so satisfying.
Source: Heart of the Class