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blackboard walls and chalkboard ideas for kids’ rooms

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 1
Blackboard walls add instant personality to a kid’s room and make a wonderful focal point, off-setting other colours beautifully. And of course they don’t just look cool, but invite children to get creative, creating their own art works or backgrounds for pretend play – like playing school, house, shop, etc.

If you are thinking of creating a chalkboard wall in your child’s bedroom or playroom but can’t make up your mind, take a look at some of the examples I’ve gathered of blackboards in kids’ rooms.

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 2ablackboard chalkboard wall kids room 3You may think chalkboards are just too black for kids’ rooms, but bear in mind that they do mellow over time, turning a soft grey by the chalk residue that’s left behind. At the same time, this is something to consider if you like things to look neat and tidy – a messy blackboard might not be your thing.

You don’t have to commit to a full wall and can just paint a smaller area in a nice shape, like a house in the example above. It can be a backdrop for a play kitchen or desk and you can dress it up with shelves, hooks or bunting.

Or how about just painting a border in chalkboard paint, or a door?

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 4blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 5If you are worried about painting a chalkboard directly onto a wall – for example if you are renting – then you can go for non-permanent chalkboard film that sticks to your wall. You can buy it in rolls and cut it in any desired shaped or have a design made for you by most wall sticker companies.

A framed blackboard that you can stand against the wall is another idea – make sure it is attached securely.

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 3blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 6To create something special, add an eye-catching wall sticker or light letters to your chalkboard wall.

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 7Interior design for children: chalkboard ideas for kids rooms.Do keep a place for chalks and a wiper nearby – a picture ledge is a good solution. Dust free chalks help keep down the mess, but a final note of caution: if your child’s room is carpeted, a chalkboard might not be a good idea as it will be more difficult to clean.

Happy decorating!

Sources (from top): kotivinnki, lundiamaxime brouillet, living agency, nordic  design, the boo and the boy, kotopalapeli, rh baby and child, homedit, shanna murray, seletti, the boo and the boy.

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  1. So many great ideas! I love how you’ve shown to use chalkboard paint as a design element and not just as a functional element for kids to play with. It really makes it more long-term and more beautiful!

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