You’ve probably heard of chalkboard paint before – it has become quite popular over the last few years.
Put simply, chalkboard paint is a black matte paint that transforms any surface into a chalkboard that you can draw or write on with chalk. Pretty neat, huh?
Here are three rooms we think are perfect for chalkboard paint.
1. Chalkboard Paint in the Kitchen
For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. We spend a lot of time catching up, making plans and organising the family schedule in the kitchen, and that’s why chalkboard paint can be a useful addition.
Use your chalkboard area to jot down weekly dinner plans to stop the kids asking again and again, ‘What’s for dinner?’ Or you could write down the shopping list, or important reminders and events where everyone can see them, so no one forgets or makes conflicting plans.
If you have younger children, a low area of chalkboard paint (such as on the outside of a kitchen island) and a pack of chalk can keep them happy for hours. That means you can cook dinner in peace.
2. Chalkboard Paint in Kids’ Bedrooms
Deciding what colour to paint a kid’s room can be a tricky process. On the one hand, you want their bedroom to be fun and inviting. On the other, you want the bedroom to have longevity – most teenagers don’t want bright pink, yellow, or blue walls.
Chalkboard paint is an innovative alternative. When the kids are young, they can draw freely over the walls. If they are interested in horses one week and dinosaurs the next, they can redesign their bedroom to suit. When the kids get older, they can wipe the wall clean and enjoy an edgy feature wall, or have their friends leave messages, draw pictures, and sign their names.
If you do want to incorporate chalkboard paint in your child’s room, avoid painting all four walls. Opt for a small feature wall, one that won’t be obstructed by their bed, desk or any other large furniture.
3. Chalkboard Paint in the Home Office
In this day and age, more and more people are working from home. And if you’re working from home, you’re going to need a fully equipped home office. Chalkboard paint can be a practical feature of any workspace. Here are a few ways you can use it:
- Create a feature wall. Use the space to brain storm ideas, create mind maps, and formulate new ideas. Sometimes taking your plans off the computer and onto a bigger space can stimulate new ideas.
- Paint the space above your desk. Here, you can note any important dates and deadlines, and write down to-do lists and reminders. Having the chalkboard paint right at your desk makes it easy to see and access. For more tips, read our article, how to decorate your home office.
Give Chalkboard Paint a Try
If you’d like to try out chalkboard paint in your home, get in contact. We’d be more than happy to transform your walls into a useful, fully customisable work (or play) surface. Give us a call on 07 3829 5735 for a fast and accurate quote.