It’s another schoolday! So far we have discussed schoolhouses, chalkboards, schoolhouse pendant lights, and today I thought we might look at the trend of using school furniture in our homes. Is it just a trend, or is it a classic? What do you think? I truly don’t know, but these schoolhouse chairs are everywhere (including my dining room. 🙂 ) Aren’t these little green ones precious?
Or perhaps you only need one in your living room?crushculdesac.tumblr.com
Or how about a bigger version at the dining room table?
Chairs aren’t the only pieces of schoolhouse furniture being used in homes today. Check out these card catalogs from school libraries.
What do you think of using school lockers in your home? I’m sure you’ve seen them being used in many rooms – especially rooms for children. We have a small table styled to look like an old locker in our boys’ bedroom, but I would love to have a whole wall of them in there like some of these.
This room seems to be the epitome of schoolhouse style with its vintage lockers and large assortment of globes.
It can sometimes be difficult to find the authentic pieces of schoolhouse furniture. Not to worry though. Many places carry pieces that look like the originals. So you can still add the schoolhouse element without having to hunt through antique shops. Target and Pottery Barn Kids both carry schoolhouse chairs. If you really want that vintage look (and are not worried about a budget) Restoration Hardware is your place to go – especially their children’s line, rhbaby and child. That’s where you will find…
a school cafeteria play table….rhbabyandchild.com
a schoolhouse play table with school chairs….rhbabyandchild.com
old school lockers….rhbabyandchild.com
a double schoolhouse desk….rhbabyandchild.com
and a single desk that looks almost identical to my teacher desk at school (just smaller. 🙂 )
Even Restoration Hardware itself, not their children’s store, is jumping on the schoolhouse trend with this basket.
So do you think using schoolhouse furniture in our homes is just a temporary trend,
or do you view it more as a classic that will be here for a long time?