It’s here! It’s finally here! I know it has been a few months in the making, but I am so ecstatic to finally share photos from my new classroom design with all of you today. I have so much to tell you about this amazing space. Just like my previous teaching space, this year’s classroom design was a collaboration between myself and Melanie from Schoolgirl Style. We have become great friends through our blogging experiences and when our aesthetics unite, a beautiful classroom is the result.
My previous classroom design was created using Melanie’s Rainbow Chalkboard collection. It was a mix of black and bright colors and it was my happy place. The focal point of the classroom were the silhouettes of children playing that I had created using printable graphics from the Schoolgirl Style shop.
When I first became interested in classroom decor, I did everything I could to keep bold pops of black out of my classroom. I didn’t want to introduce any dark colors into my teaching space at all. When I moved into a new building and we worked on the Rainbow Chalkboard theme, Melanie had to hold my hand and reassure me that it was ok to have a lot of black in the room. She promised that it would add contrast and give the space an instant POP without making it feel to dark. Melanie was right. Once all of the accent pieces were in place, I was absolutely in LOVE with black and couldn’t get enough of the very color I had once feared.
Red is the New Black
This year, red is the new black. As much as I was scared of introducing black decor into my classroom, I felt even stronger about my general hatred of red classroom decor. I had sworn to myself that I would never ever have any red in my classroom. Melanie, however, has always adored the color red and her heart melts every time she sees a classroom with a splash of red. When Melanie and I started brainstorming for my new classroom design, I confided that I was ready to put the pink aside for a while. Even more shocking, I told Melanie that I was finally ready to embrace the color red. I’m pretty sure she came close to falling off her chair that day while we lunched.
I continued by saying that her Carnival theme kept drawing my attention and I was considering using that decor in my classroom this fall. But what’s the fun of a Kinder Craze and Schoolgirl Style collaboration if we don’t work together to create something new? We continued to talk and Melanie shared one of her secrets with me: she had a Vintage Circus decor line in the works. I felt like I had died and gone to heaven when she told me that. My wedding was a vintage theme and I am in love with anything that feels antique and special.
So, without more adieu, I am proud to introduce you to the latest theme from Schoolgirl Style: Vintage Circus!
I know you are going to have a lot of questions about where I shopped, which resources I used, and how I created some of the details for this space. I promise I will address each of those questions in this post (and affiliate links are included for your shopping convenience.) I will begin by sharing a span of my classroom, then break down the details of each space or project. Or, if you’re in hurry, you can jump ahead to the shopping guide by clicking the image below.
My Vintage Circus Classroom At a Glance
When you first step through my classroom door, it feels as though you are transported to an old fashioned trip to the circus. As your eyes sweep across the room, you can’t help but notice the red vertical stripes around my word wall and the colorful lanterns hanging above each table.
A tented and ferris wheel skyline is the main attraction above the classroom windows with swags of red bunting and of course a few more red stripes. There’s also a bright burst of color from the library (just wait till you see the library in more detail!)
A large whiteboard is located in the front of my classroom. This is the space where my students gather to learn each day. An alphabet from my TpT store hangs above the whiteboard and my classroom rules complete the space below it.
As your eyes continue around the classroom, you will notice my calendar, easel and a the bright red rug that distinguishes the classroom meeting place.
After seeing all of the details in front of you, turn around and take a look at the view behind you. Your eyes lay to rest on more red stripes, some soft pastels, marquee letters and a white dresser for storage!
That’s just a quick glance at my classroom but I know that a quick glance will not be enough to satisfy your curiosities. Click over to page two for a close up look at the interesting spaces of my kindergarten classroom and the Vintage Circus theme by clicking on the image below.
Of course, you could also click here to head to the last page for shopping information.