9 brilliant ways to decorate with a blackboard

Make a statement in your home with an eye-catching blackboard feature wall or detail

Blackboards used to be strictly reserved for the classroom, placed behind a teacher armed with a piece of chalk and a stern expression! Nowadays they have become an object of style, popping up in homes in every way imaginable. Their versatility and changeable appearance has made them increasingly popular, and judging by these pictures we can see why!

Feature wall
Be bold and create a feature wall using chalkboard paint; this will dramatise a room and enhance your décor scheme by contrasting with your chosen palette.

Half and half
If you’re not feeling that brave, strike a compromise by creating a blackboard using half of your wall space such as above the splashback in this kitchen area.

A subtle touch
Get creative and paint over a piece of furniture with blackboard paint; this panelled effect creates interest on this white side table, and you can leave plain or decorate with lovely words or sayings as you wish!

Head space
Get in the zone with this fabulous home office idea. Let your stream of consciousness flow with this blackboard wall ready to work as a giant memo pad!

Express yourself
This bunk bed set-up is a great way of letting kids personalise their rooms. They will love being given permission to draw all over their walls without fear of repercussion!

High and dry
Try painting the top section of your wall in chalkboard paint and separate with a shelf or border; this will work brilliantly against a stark white scheme such as this one.

Inside out
Let your guests know exactly where everything goes with this decorating technique, perfect for a busy family home!

Hide Away
If you like the idea of a blackboard but you don’t want it on permanent display, try this clever trick and paint the insides of cupboard doors, to be hidden when it suits!

All shapes and sizes
Add a touch of humour to your home with an unusually-shaped blackboard such as this one, perfect for kids and animal lovers alike!

 

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