Back-to-school shopping is always stressful for both parents and kids, but something both parties can get excited about is locker accessories. Middle school and high school kids are excited about lockers, because it’s their space — and we all know how much they like their space. Lockers are for both storage and socializing before and after class. Locker accessories are also much cooler, dare I say chic, than they were when the previous generations were in high school. It’s a far cry from the basic metal locker shelf and mirror most of us had.
Nowadays, there’s wallpaper for lockers, LED lights, butterfly magnets (which look like they’re from the Olivia Rodrigo Sour album cover), light-up disco balls and matching locker sets that look like they came straight out of Urban Outfitters. Basically, lockers have become like a mini-dorm room. Your kid can furnish it to fit their personalities—showing off photos of their friends, carefully selected notebooks and maybe even create a relaxing space in an otherwise hectic place.
Best of all, it won’t take extra time or labor to install things like wallpaper and a groovy disco ball. Most of the items on this list rely on magnets and batteries, so you won’t be searching for a rare outlet in the hallway to plug your teen’s string of lights into. All of these accessories cost under $20, so you won’t break the bank helping your kids decorate their locker. With their locker properly furnished, they might even be inspired to keep it cleaner than their bedrooms and bathrooms. We can’t make any promises though!
We rounded up the 10 most exciting locker accessories from Target, Amazon, Walmart and Wayfair below. Locker accessories are selling out fast, so we recommend you order sooner rather than later.
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Stylish Locker Shelf
This is the most fashionable locker shelf that I’ve ever seen. It’s practical, too, because it can hold up to 50 lbs. of your teen’s heavy books and binders.
Magnetic Flower Wallpaper
Step aside magazine clippings and collages — magnetic wallpaper is here to streamline your child’s locker decorating process. These four magnetic sheets will transform your kid’s locker without any fuss or tools.
Motivational Magnet Clips
These magnet clips will add a pop of color to your kid’s locker while also giving them a little confidence boost. There are eight total along with a hook clip, which they can use to hang lanyards or a small bag from.
Boho Locker Set
If your high schooler wants a more sophisticated locker set, this is the perfect option. Your teen will get a succulent magnet, a wooden cup, a mirror and an erase board set.
If your child is constantly losing pens and pencils, get them this magnetic trio. All three can hold pens, pencils and markers to ensure your kid always has some back-up options.
Light-Up Disco Ball
Your teen will have the coolest locker in school with this light-up mini disco ball. The disco ball hangs from a magnet and takes three AA batteries, which are not included.
Gold Photo Grid Set
This shiny photo grid comes with six binder clips. It’s perfect for hanging up some polaroids of their friends.
Gold Lights String
Make your kid’s locker an oasis with these LED string lights. They’re specifically designed for the locker, so they don’t require a plug — just three AA batteries.
Gold Dot Set
Instead of buying locker accessories piecemeal, get this set, which has everything your teen could want. The set comes with wallpaper, a mirror, pencil pocket, dry erase board and marker and four magnets.
This six-piece magnet set is giving us some major Olivia Rodrigo vibes. The metallic butterflies are adorable enough on their own, but they can also hold up photos in your tween’s locker.