Blackboards seem to be made for home offices, they’re super practical, and perfect for a work area – you can use them in a number of different ways. Chalkboard items easily fit in many home offices, from farmhouses and industrial properties to Nordic and minimalist ones, making them more functional at the same time. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate blackboards into your home office.
Blackboard accent walls / notice boards
When you’re ready to bring in some drama, boldly rock a blackboard wall in your home office – this is a very popular idea for home offices of various styles. It can be used as a giant note board to put up shelves, holders and various things to showcase plants and flowers and anything else you might need. Add photos, pictures, and even a blank frame to create your own art.
A smaller note board or calendar is the same, but smaller – it doesn’t affect your home office look as much as a blackboard wall. Using such a note board is literally the same, but makes it easier and faster – use some stickers, for example.
Table furniture is a cool idea for a modern home office. You can pick up any piece of furniture and renovate it with chalkboard paint or stickers that you have on hand. Chalkboard filing cabinets and dressers are very popular in home offices, and you can mark up each drawer and its contents. Desks with drawers and even large storage units can be renovated with blackboard paint as well, adding more functionality to them that way.
The chalet style is very cozy, it's about a rustic decor with a touch of mountain and forest - a bit wild, a bit rough and very inviting, maybe that's why this style is so popular today. If you want to bring it into your home, start in the bedroom, the room that sets your mood for the day you wake up. Here are some design tips and ideas.
Styles, materials and colors
A chalet room requires a touch of rustic style, but you can use another style as a base. It can be vintage, modern, minimalist, Scandinavian, or any other, or you can just keep it rustic. What you really need is a right combination of materials that Chalet screams: wood, stone, faux fur, and maybe brick and faux leather - these materials are exactly what you need here. Do you think of colors? In chalet rooms, it is mainly natural colors, earthy colors such as rust, brown, gray, green and neutrals. Of course, for a drama or any other shade that suits the style you choose, you can add black.
Furniture and decor
Rock a large stone fireplace or a built-in one to create a mood. Opt for comfortable upholstered furniture and, of course, comfortable bed linen, including faux fur items. The same goes for carpets. Hang up some candle lanterns and fancy chandeliers to light up the room. Use ancient antlers to decorate the walls or create a gallery wall inspired by mountains. Go for a large window or glazed wall and make a cozy window sill with lots of pillows and faux fur. Enjoy!