Getting Creative: How Chalkboards Add Warmth & Personality To A Home
As far as trends go chalkboards are among the most unique. What separates them from other fashionable items such as light-fixtures or furniture is their ability to continually change. Draw a picture or write a message, and when it grows stale simply wipe it away and create something new.
Chalkboards provide homeowners a great opportunity to unleash their creative sides: they can be used to leave quick memos, perhaps reminding your kids to take their lunch before going to school, or to show off your artistic skills, or even display a welcoming (or cheeky) message to visitors.
For such inexpensive ornaments chalkboards are rich with creative possibilities. Here are some examples of these artful accessories at their best.
1) Hashtag Cute
If you're in love why not show it off? This chalkboard looks more like a billboard advertisement, bringing our attention to the upcoming nuptials. It's adorable, playful and radiates warmth and love.
The funniest part? The hashtag.
Even though we're living in an age of cellphones this homeowner decided to go old-school and write his message on a chalkboard.
2) Bookish & Refined
This next example is simply one of a kind. Not only is the chalkboard large in proportion (ideal for leaving long messages or big pictures), but it can also slide back and forth on a track, thus making it mobile!
And since it's mounted on a colossal bookcase, the chalkboard brings an air of sophistication and class to this already elegant interior.
3) Kid Crazy
It's a fact of life: children draw on walls, and parents often find themselves scolding their kids for such unruly behaviour.
This apartment changes all that. By having a chalkboard handy, parents can actually encourage their kids to draw on walls. Just don't go outside the lines!
4) Art With Heart
Not all chalkboard art has to be so messy as our previous example. This one shows a more skilled hand at work while making us pause and consider the message.
The presence of a mirror on our left also creates a nice visual dynamic, reflecting what we see on the chalkboard and doubling the meaning of “self-awareness.”
5) Bad Attitude
Have you ever seen a chalkboard so mean?
Probably not, but it does drive home the point: kitchens are for eating. Besides the brazen message you may have noticed the more finely detailed elements, such as the elaborate borders, flowery contours, and pleasant-handed calligraphy.
Sure it's mean. But it's also beautiful....
6) Tucked Away
This next home by Unity Interior Design highlights the varied nature of chalkboards. They don't all have to be front and center of a home. Sometimes things that are hidden away are more fresh and appealing when we finally see them again, as with the art on this chalkboard.
7) Breaking Through
Our next case gives new meaning to the words “Industrial-Chic.” When we look at this home the first thing we notice is the chalkboard, and what makes it stand out so provocatively is the rugged aesthetics being used.
It's as if someone took a sledgehammer and began smashing away at the brick wall to uncover a secret chalkboard buried there, and this fusion of brick, polished marble and chalk all combine to make this example visually unforgettable.
In fact, all seven homes we looked at have something unique to offer. Whether it's a cute and romantic drawing, a bright and colourful scribble, a cheeky and audacious message, or a powerful fusion of materials, chalkboards have the potential to turn any room into a work of art.