Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Trends this year are all about interesting textures, and what texture’s more fun than one that can be written on? Chalkboard makes a statement both stylistically and literally – it’s one time when it’s okay to go ahead and doodle on the walls!

Take a look at these 4 ways to incorporate this old school material into your home:

DIY Wallpaper

Eclectic Bathroom by Philadelphia Media and Bloggers Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Bathroom by Philadelphia Media and Bloggers via Houzz

We love the fun and quirky vibe of this bathroom, and it’s all because of the “chalkboard wallpaper”. The great thing about the chalkboard wall is the flexibility it offers, unlike an actual wallpaper, when you want to change up the pattern, you can. All you have to do is draw and let your hands sketch what your mind sees!

A Magnetic Chalkboard

Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Interior Designers Decorators Caitlin Wilson Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Interior Designers & Decorators Caitlin Wilson via Houzz

What’s not to love in this room? The eclectic arrangement of photos and drawings adds personality and the chalkboard makes the wall so functional! It not only acts as a writing space, but as a magnetic post-it area to display works of art or good grades from school. I think we can all agree that Caitlin Wilson did a fantastic job on this room. Find out why we’re obsessed with Caitlin Wilson

The Dining Table

Eclectic Dining Room by Los Angeles Home Stagers Madison Modern Home Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Dining Room by Los Angeles Home Stagers Madison Modern Home via Houzz

Yet again chalkboards prove their usefulness – the idea of a chalkboard serving table is any hostesses’ dream! What an awesome and unique way to present a spread of food to your guests while simultaneously avoiding those awkward “uh..what is THAT?” questions.

The Kitchen Wall

Eclectic Kitchen by Santa Monica Interior Designers Decorators Daleet Spector Design Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Kitchen by Santa Monica Interior Designers & Decorators Daleet Spector Design via Houzz

The kitchen is the perfect place to put a chalkboard wall – you can keep a grocery list or to-do list right in front of you, and you know you’ll see it since the kitchen is the most used room in the house. It’s also ideal for multitasking moms who can cook dinner while keeping their kids entertained with the doodle space or a game of hangman.

Love these ideas and want some more?

Read why we’re obsessed with Caitlin Wilson

Make your own magnetic chalkboard with this tutorial!

Read our Pinterest roundup for a cute back-to-school chalkboard idea

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