I noticed that chevron (the zigzag pattern) is not only popular in fashion, but also in classroom decor. They can make any classroom have that classy clean modern look. Especially if you have a lot of white in your classroom. The chevron, to me, adds more volume to any surface, giving it the illusion of more length, width or depth. As linings to line your library shelves, drawers and cupboards, it gives these areas a little more pop. You can also use contact paper for your DIY recycled classroom decor like magazine holders made of cardboard, bins, tissue paper roll pencil holders, etc.
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- Dress up your classroom door: This door is covered with a thick aqua chevron contact paper and bordered with different bulletin board borders.
- Cover the sides of plastic storage drawers: This drawer looks so luxurious! The gold spray paint plus this chevron pattern really came together.
- Chevron tapes: There’s chevron duct tape and chevron washi tape . You can use these for bordering your bulletin boards, white boards, chalk boards, posters and classroom center areas. Click here to see examples I’ve done with my classroom posters.
- Beautify old file cabinets: these old classroom file cabinets have matching gray chevron self-adhesive liners on the front.
- Use with clear pocket charts: This one is more than it appears… This is a picture of the back side of a file cabinet that is used for student mailboxes/homework pockets (see the clear shoe pockets). The chevron contact paper is on the cabinet (not on the pockets) and it was not even necessary to peel off the sticky backing.
- Simultaneously hide papers and decorate pocket charts: The pictures above show aqua pocket folders in each pocket to hide the student papers behind it. Chevron contact paper was put on one side of every other folder to spice it up.
- Use chevron fabric: Throw pillows are great for reading areas so why not incorporate a little chevron there as well? I can’t sew but I wish I could! If you’re like me, you would have to use ready made chevron pillows but if you are handy with a sewing machine you can make them yourself using chevron print fabric and save yourself a few dollars.
Make a chevron classroom floor rug using foam tiles: Use any two colors of foam tiles to make an extra large chevron pattern. This works if you have a realy large classroom. For a small classroom, triangular tiles will create a smaller chevron pattern.
- Have a chevron backgroung for bulletin boards: This yellow chevron bulletin board paper makes this beautiful display area pop!
- Line your shelves: Chevron contact paper can also be used to as a lining for your classroom bookshelves and drawers.
More chevron accents on common classroom supplies:
I hope you enjoyed reading about Chevron Classroom Decor and More and I included for you some links to some irresistibly cute chevron classroom printables for you to download free your class! (Just click on any on the links or pictures below.)
Have a wonderful school year!