Decorating with dark paint doesn't mean you'll end up with a room of Stygian gloom. In fact the very opposite. Used properly drama and atmosphere await. Like this living room with large antique mirrors.
Brain Breaks are a way to respect the whole child in some students, especially those who need some breaks in the day in order to stay on task and focused the rest of the time. This also creates a classroom environment of creativity and collaboration because the kids can work together and think outside the box for some of the activities on the popsicle sticks.
One of the major 2016 tiling trends is the use of tiles in different materials, shapes or shades for the same floor. For example wood flooring (or tiles that look like wood) may be used alongside stone (or tiles that look like stone). In this example you can see Misty Fjord™ Hexagon Polished Tiles from Topps Tiles. Check out my blog post to see more examples of this trend and find out what other tiling trend I identified for 2016.