Are you looking to spruce up your home without breaking the bank? Blackboards might not seem like an obvious choice for home decorating but have a read of some of the ideas below and see what you think. You might just like them!
Kitchen blackboards have become very popular in recent years, especially with the rise in popularity of ‘country-chic’ and ‘retro’ styles. There are so many available that there is sure to be one to complement any home. Some might prefer to have a small, wall hanging kitchen notice board simply for jotting down a shopping list or a recipe. Or others might prefer something a bit larger, perhaps a magnetic blackboard that can be used to display photos, pictures or to keep track of pieces of paper such as receipts, vouchers or letters. You might even find homes where people have transformed an entire wall of their kitchen into a blackboard, although this is more commonly seen in contemporary restaurants. Let’s take a look at some of the blackboards that might be ideal for your home.
Magnetic blackboards are one of the most popular blackboards for the home. This is because not only can they be drawn on, you can also use it for decoration. It’s really fun to get the kids involved in choosing new pictures each month that can be put up and because you can write on the boards too, you could leave little comments next to each picture or draw smiley faces! Your blackboard can be used again and again and is a fun thing to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Create a blackboard table
If you’re feeling particularly creative you could attach a blackboard to the top of your table. This has been seen in retro or alternative styled cafes and bars but works just as well in the home. The blackboard material protects your actual table from being damaged or hides existing scratches from sight. Again this is a great idea for kids as they can have something to doodle on while they wait for their dinner.
The best thing about this idea is that it needn’t be a brand new blackboard. A second-hand board will do just fine and can simply be replaced again once it’s past its prime! Simply nail or bracket the blackboard to your table and away you go.
Blackboards for home study or work
Finally, if you study or work at home, a blackboard provides a great space for brainstorming as an alternative to a whiteboard. Modern liquid chalks won’t mess your study up with dust and can easily be erased if you decide against one of your ideas. Blackboards do tend to be slightly cheaper than a whiteboard of similar quality and with certain styles can look fantastic.
Author Bio: Shirley West is the owner of Moores Message Boards, a UK manufacturer of blackboards and notice boards since 1977. Shirley and her team pride themselves on making all of their wooden framed blackboards in their factory in Norfolk, helping to keep British manufacture alive.