3 Ways to Use Chalkboard to Decorate Bedrooms


Chalkboard paint has become a darling in the design world. It adds a unique twist to any room, not least of which is the bedroom. Since bedrooms are typically spaces that allow for imagination and creativity without disrupting the design of common areas, it makes sense to use chalkboard to decorate bedrooms. That way, potential drawings are endless, and they’re not permanent. Read on to see some amazing ideas for using chalkboard paint in the bedroom.

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Chalkboard to Decorate Bedrooms Chemistry Design

A whole wall chalkboard design is perfect for academic stylings. Image: Debbie Sykes

Paint an entire chalkboard wall

One common way to use chalkboard to decorate bedrooms is to paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint. It acts as a black accent wall, a common design element for bedrooms.

The photo above shows how you can use chalkboard paint to create just about anything. Large chalkboards pair especially well with academic themes, like science; the design above makes great use of chemistry patterns. But the great thing about chalkboard paint is that you can also use multicolor chalk for more artistic designs.

For a more permanent look, try painting the wall behind your bed — it’s a good way to get any look right above the bed without hanging art or other heavy objects. If you don’t want to deal with moving or climbing on your bed every time you want to update a design, you might also try painting the wall opposite your bed. That way, you have more room to continually draw new designs and something to look at while you sit on your bed.

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Chalkboard to Decorate Bedrooms Single Frame

Distressed frame chalkboards are great for rustic and classic themes. Image: Dennis Mayer

Use a small framed chalkboard over the bed

You don’t necessarily need to go as drastic as painting a whole wall with chalkboard paint; you can also use a framed chalkboard. A bright frame creates attractive contrast.

The additional bonus of using chalkboard in small frames is that you can still create the styles you want within the frame. However, you don’t have to worry about chalk dust on the floor, which sometimes happens with larger designs. The use of a frame means you can have a tray to catch the dust.

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Chalkboard to Decorate Bedrooms Frames White

Use picture frames on chalk paint for your own artistic creations. Image: Marc Rutenberg Homes

Incorporate empty frames

One clever idea for using chalkboard to decorate bedrooms is a hybrid of our previous tips: Paint a wall with chalkboard paint and then cover the wall with empty frames. Within the frames, you can draw pictures or write favorite sayings. It’s a way to totally customize your own art as you go.

It’s essential to find frames that pop against the chalkboard. White frames like in the photo above stand out against the black chalkboard and match the white chalk. However, feel free to go for bright neon or pastel shades for an artistic look. You can also choose frames that match whatever color chalk you plan on using, even if it’s not white.

By using chalkboard to decorate bedrooms, you have the total freedom to customize your space on a day-to-day basis. Do you have an artistic bent? You’d probably benefit from incorporating chalkboard. Tell us about your creations below!

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