Back-to-School-Inspired Home Decor: 12 Genius Ideas

chalkboard decals days of the week

It's Back to School season -- time to get a little wiser with your home decorating. There are lots of great-looking ways to add learning and the utilitarian smarts of the classic schoolroom into your home decor.

Keep kids organized just like your kindergarten teacher did with these Days of the Week Chalkboard Vinyl Wall Decals ($43.50).

Get educated! More schoolroom-inspired design ideas after the jump ...


11 More Genius Schoolroom-Inspired Decor Ideas for Your Home

Peter Pan storybooks books

What's smarter home decor than good books -- like this lovely collection of vintage Peter Pan storybooks?

vintage pencil sharpener yellow

How cute would this sunny yellow Vintage Apsco Midget Pencil Sharpener ($25.95) be mounted in your kitchen or office?

yardstick decor backsplash staircase kickboardMeasuring sticks are very useful even in your home decor. Here we have a yardstick kitchen backsplash and a meter stick staircase kickboard.

vintage framed chalkboard

Keep track of schoolwork, housework, and things that don't involve any work with this Vintage White-Framed Chalkboard ($46).

abacus vintage counting beads

Bring color and counting fun to any room in the house with this Vintage Abacus ($10).

geography atlas tapestry

Study your geography with this Atlas Tapestry ($36).

pop quiz math clock

Solve the equation to figure out the time on this Pop Quiz Math Clock ($26.99).

boy girl napkin rings

In school, it used to be boy, girl, boy, girl. At your next dinner party, any order is perfectly lovely with these Grade School Seating Napkin Rings ($36; set of 6).

globe collection vintage

A lovely collection of vintage globes can inspire some thoughts on world history -- and make for good design too!

SAT words shower curtain

Improve your vocabulary in the shower with the SAT Words Shower Curtain ($28) plus three more smart shower curtains.

Are you into home decor with smarts? Which ones stimulate your brain most?


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