Different Ways to Decorate With Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint is a great way to give any area of your home a fun and original feel. You can use it on the furniture, the walls, or pretty much anywhere else you can think of!
Different Ways to Decorate With Chalkboard Paint

Last update: 14 September, 2020

If you want to give your home a unique and beautiful decorative touch, and you and your family a space where you can write messages, and let your creative juices flow, then you’re going to love these ideas for decorating with chalkboard paint.

Chalkboard paint can be used on a variety of different surfaces. It’s super easy to apply and opens up a wide range of different possibilities. Take a look, and start thinking about how you want to use it in your home.

Back to school – decorating with chalkboard paint

Organizing your work space.

You don’t need to build a wooden frame like the one you had in school. All you need is a smooth surface, and you’re ready to start applying your paint. When you’re done, you’ll be able to write and draw on your chalkboard as often as you like.

Chalkboard paint doesn’t just have to be applied to the walls. It can also be used to decorate all kinds of different furniture and accessories. You can also find adhesive vinyl decals or wallpaper with a matte, chalkboard finish, which you can hang wherever you like.

Chalkboard walls

This is perhaps the best way to create a space to exercise creativity and imagination, especially if you have children. That said, these chalkboard walls aren’t just great for keeping the little ones entertained. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas.


Decorating kitchen walls with chalkboard paint.

Ingenious, beautiful, and highly practical, this idea is a favorite for many interior decorators. It’s particularly popular among those who love everything tidy and organized. And it’s not hard to see why.

If you paint one of your kitchen walls in chalkboard paint, you can use it to write down your meal plan for the week, a shopping list, and even messages and memos for the rest of your family.

Decorating with chalkboard paint – living rooms

Although it’s much less common to find chalkboard walls in living rooms, this can be a great idea if you want to give your home a more modern feel. Just imagine all the different possibilities.

One option is to create a mural, filling it with beautiful drawings that you can modify and adapt as seasons, fashions, or your interests change. It can also be an incredible place where any guests that come to the house can leave beautiful messages and dedications.

Children’s bedrooms

A toddler drawing pictures.

If you’re thinking about creating a chalkboard wall somewhere in your home, children’s bedrooms are the ideal place to start. With a chalkboard wall, t hey can spend their free time playing, painting, and creating their own little world. 

It’s a great way to stimulate their creativity through art and ensures that they have plenty of space to draw big pictures with bold lines. This is important for children, especially at an early age.

Decorating with chalkboard paint – furniture and accessories

If you have any old furniture you’re thinking about getting rid of, a fresh coat of chalkboard paint is a great way to give it a new lease of life. How about painting the doors of your sideboard, and using them to write inspirational messages?

Another interesting idea is to paint glass jars. The chalkboard paint will allow you to label the contents of the jar, and help you keep your pantry in perfect order. Wooden or cardboard boxes are also good options, and could become useful in your quest to organize your home.

Using chalkboard paint – hints and tips

Chalkboard walls and home offices.

If you apply a coat of magnetic paint before you use your chalkboard, you’ll have the perfect way to organize your workspace. Tip: once the paint is completely dry, cover the entire surface in soft white chalk, then rub it off. That way, you can make sure that when you write on your board, you’ll be able to erase everything without leaving a trace. 

Flower pots, lampshades, mirrors – there are no limits when it comes to using chalkboard paint. Create the perfect place to unleash your creativity, and fill your home with art.