A principal’s office serves many purposes: command central; quiet study area; meeting space with children, teachers, and parents; and more. Needless to say, it’s a space in which you spend many, many hours. So why not make it a space that is comfortable and attractive? Here, we feature six principals who did just that. With DIY savvy, they’ve converted their spaces to warm, welcoming, efficient spaces. Take a look and get inspired by this principal office decor!
Warm and Homey
This principal wanted to give her space ‘a little bit of love,’ and, in this case, fun accessories did the trick. Comfy pillows, a soft rug, pops of color, and faux succulents all soften the space and invite people in.
Source: The Turquoise Home
Fresh and Modern
Inspired by the COVID nesting effect, this principal revamped her space with an uber-functional collaborative space and a smartly organized desk area. An extensive culling of professional materials allowed space for what she calls ‘decorative this and thats,’ personal photos, and fun accessories. To top it off, a luscious peach office chair takes center stage, allowing this principal’s personality to shine through.
Source: The Modern Principal
Whimsical and Colorful
This principal wanted to transform her space from a bland bore to a space that screamed, “Wow, let’s hang out here.” A fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams’ Peacock Plume set the stage. Prominently displayed over a bookcase filled with favorite children’s books is her mantra: Choose Kind. A few more touches, and voila! Mission accomplished.
Source: Principal Patterson Ponderings
Old World Charm
Luxurious rug and comfy chair—check. Antique credenza—check. Old world accessories—double check! This principal’s office space feels more like a corner in a fine furniture gallery than an ordinary school office—a great space to start your day inspired and centered.
With books galore, a comfy couch, and life-breathing greenery, this principal’s office space feels more like a comfy den than a staid administrative office. This principal wanted his space to be a safe haven and a place of belonging for all his students.
Focused on the Mission
When your space is centered around the words that matter most to you, it creates a welcoming environment. This principal put hers front and center—a daily reminder to inspire her and others.
Source: Rocky Top Teacher