I didn't want to decorate in bright primary colors and with cartoons. I had a feeling that wouldn't jive with my students so I started searching for products that were academically appropriate AND would appeal to the aesthetic tastes of high school students.
Here are some of the products I found. I love them, and students have responded really well.
Literary Techniques Educational Poster Series: Alliteration, Anthropomorphism, Personification, Hyperbole, Repetition, Onomatopoeia, Simile, Imagery, Metaphor and Foreshadowing
Then, using the general colors found in the posters up top I found this magnetic border to use on my whiteboard to help separate it out for my "I Can" statements, the daily agenda, and homework.
Learning Resources Magnaborders Circles
I used that color scheme as much as possible in my classroom and it was still bright and fun but didn't feel like a little kid room. Now, why didn't I take any pictures?!
What do you do to decorate your room for older students?
Thanks for reading!