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Creating a Comfortable Classroom

Classroom Setup, Teacher Support, Tips & Hacks

Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

Ah, home sweet classroom! We see you, teacher. Hustling, working hard, caring, creating, and teaching with heart. Some days you spend more active hours at school than at home. Why not make your classroom a calming, comforting space for yourself? Try adding one of these comfort items to your classroom setup. These little luxuries can add a positive boost to your day. You are so worth it!

Take a peek at our teacher classroom wishlist below, created with the help of the amazing teachers in our Facebook community. What would you add to the list?

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Coffee Maker & Coffee Bar Set-Up

Get the caffeine boost you need to make it through the day with a coffee bar setup. The compact size of the Keurig K-Mini saves on precious classroom counter space.

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This K-Cup holder stores 72 pods. Don't need all that space? Use the other drawers for extra desk storage.

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Ember Coffee Mug

You put your coffee cup down to dive into a lesson, then forget all about it! No more forgotten, lukewarm coffee for you – keep your drink at the perfect temperature all day with the rechargeable Ember Smart Mug.

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Is that iced coffee dripping onto your materials? Stop the sweat with these hilarious coasters.

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Ice Maker

Chill your drink, or make an ice pack for recess boo-boos with this compact ice maker.

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Water Filter

No water fountain? No problem! This 18 cup water filter will keep you and your students hydrated.

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Keep your drinks, snacks, and lunch cool with this energy-efficient minifridge.

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BONUS: Use the refrigerator's magnetic surface as a center station with magnetic letters and numbers.


Do you finally have time to sit down for your lunch break? Heat up your lunch with this compact microwave.

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Floor Lamps

Give your room a cozy feel with soft lighting from floor lamps. Check your Goodwill or local yardsales for great deals. We love this lamp with extra storage and charging shelf.

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Light Covers

Working under fluorescent light all day can be harsh! Soften the light in your classroom with these Fluorescent light covers.

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Lamp Switch/Timer

Control all your classroom lamps and switches with the push of a button! No more rushing around the room at the beginning or end of the day to switch everything on and off.

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Oil Diffuser

Aromatherapy, anyone? Fill your classroom with calming scents using wall plugins.

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Or, try scent diffusers.

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Mini Fan

Cool down with a portable mini desk fan.

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Adjustable Footrest

If you spend a lot of time at your desk or reading table, this adjustable footrest will add some extra comfort to your day.

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Heated Vest

Outside recess duty in the winter can be COLD. Keep the chill away with a heated vest.

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Yoga Mat

Stretch and recharge with a classroom yoga mat. Is it savasana, or a nap? No one has to know!

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Being in nature has a calming effect. If you can't get outside, bring the outside IN with a classroom full of houseplants. Or should we say classroom plants? Watering and caring for plants makes a great classroom helper job!

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Comfy Reading Chair or Couch

a cozy chair in the corner to make the elementary classroom more comfortable

Add an extra cozy vibe and flexible seating with a couch or comfy reading chairs. Check your local Goodwill or Buy Nothing Group for these items!

Weighted Blanket

Chilly classroom? Warm up and calm down with a weighted blanket on your lap.

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Bird Feeder

Welcome a little visitor to your classroom window with this stick-on bird feeder.

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Blue Tooth Speakers

Play some calming classical music during quiet work, or pump up the volume for a classroom dance party!

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Snack Bin

Stash your favorite snacks and treats for a quick pick-me-up during the day.

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Personal Care Bag

As teachers, we know to expect the unexpected every day! Be prepared for anything with a personal care bag filled with your favorites and essentials. Body lotion, hand sanitizer, chapstick, deodorant, toothbrush, personal care items, and more.

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Create Welcoming Spaces

For a deeper dive into tips in making your classroom a warm and welcoming environment, join Katie from Team Lucky Little Learners as she helps talks all things happy classroom.

Need a Space for a Student Teacher or Classroom Aide?

Don't forget to carve out an inviting area for your student teacher or class aide! For more ideas specific to hosting student teachers, read the post below:

Do you have any of these items in your classroom setup? What would you add to your classroom teacher wishlist? Want more? We've got lots more wishlist ideas! Check out these posts:

1- Best Teacher Outfits on Amazon

2- 21 Amazon Teacher Finds

ideas for creating a comfortable classroom


  1. Sarah

    I luv the ideas!!!!

  2. Wendy

    All of these items would be wonderful!

  3. Mary Kay

    I put a few in my Amazon wishlist for August.


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