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Speech Room Decor on a Budget – Week 4

Hello and welcome to tip 4 of our Top 5 Tips for Decorating your Speech Room on a Budget!  There are always some soft furnishings in our classrooms and speech rooms – from cushions and comfy chairs to curtains and fabric screens.  Changing and rearranging some of these can make a nice change in your room – or even buying new fabric and recovering some items can have a big impact.

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Tip Four: Fantastic Fabric

Fabric can be used in sooo many ways!  You can re-cover the cushions in your reading ‘nook’ in a fabric that ties in with your decor scheme, you can reupholster your old comfy desk chair in the same fabric – and fabric can even be used to cover furniture instead of painting it!  It makes good use as a Bulletin Board cover too (check out our post about covering your bulletin board with fabric here) – it doesn’t fade as quickly as paper and next year it can even be re-purposed into something else!

There are many vibrant colors available – here are a few I found on Walmarts site:


We are just loving owls at the moment!  But if you were to choose one patterned fabric like I have with this owl one ( @ $4.41/yard) and two or three plainer colored fabrics (red and blue were priced @ $4.97/yard), you could mix and match to give a great look!

There are always clever new ideas out there using fabric too – check out these cool fabric desk wraps now available to buy on Etsy – a great way to brighten up a boring old desk!

fabric desk wrap etsy

These are available now at SRSDesign3 on Etsy.

So you see, fabric really is a versatile medium that can be used in loads of ways – the only limit is your imagination!

Don’t miss tip 5 of decorating your speech room on a budget next week!


PS You might also like to read…

…When producing our new decor packs, we were searching for new classroom bulletin board ideas – we read a lot about fabric covered bulletin boards – how they give great vibrant colors to your board, don’t fade as easily in the sunlight as paper covered boards and of course fabric is more robust than paper, so they should last a little longer too…Read more…

…Hi, and welcome to our second in this series giving you ideas on decorating your speech room on a budget.  This week our tip for decorating on a budget is – printable décor!…Read more…



  1. I love the desk wraps! Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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