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35 Bedrooms That Revel in the Beauty of Chalkboard Paint

Giving you an opportunity to express yourself, showcase your artistic skills and personalize your bedroom with ease, chalkboard paint is an absolute blessing for those who love dynamic walls! Chalkboard walls are not just for kids alone, and they provide you with a perfect canvas that adds color and pattern to your bedroom without much fuss. While traditionally chalkboard walls have been relegated to the kitchen and the home office, the idea of giving the bedroom a touch of chalkboard charm is definitely catching on. So why not jump in on the trend?

Chalkboard paint is easy to apply, takes little extra effort when compared to normal paint jobs, and if you are not willing to try out a whole wall covered in chalkboard paint, you can start off with smaller sections or even beside decor. The 35 exquisite (and at times artistic) inspirations on display today will surely convince you about bringing chalkboard magic into your bedroom.

Dark, Interactive Walls

Looking around for some bedroom accent wall inspiration? Why not give your personal sanctuary a lively and exciting accent wall that will constantly change, evolve and reflect your true personality?! This is precisely what an accent wall in chalkboard paint does. The popular modern trend is to use it as a headboard accent wall, and if your bedroom is already draped in gentle, relaxing neutral hues, then a black chalkboard wall is indeed the perfect choice. Soon you will find this single wall morphing into the focal point of your bedroom as everything from inspirational quotes to funny doodles start taking shape on it.

Chic modern bedroom with color, creativity and chalkboard wall [Design: Dupuis Design]
Chalkboard paint creates an eclectic accent addition inside the bedroom [Design: Jennifer Clapp / Mary Prince Photography]
Eclectic bedroom with a chalkboard paint wall behind the headboard [From: A Darling Felicity Photography]
Empty picture frames and chalkboard paint create a vibrant accent wall in the bedroom [Design: Marc-Michaels Interior Design]

While some homeowners prefer to leave the chalkboard wall in the bedroom largely untouched and give it a more curated, refined vibe, others love the eclectic presence it has. You can either constantly change the message on the walls, decorations around it and the images it holds or opt for a chalkboard wall that is less dynamic and far cleaner. As we alluded to earlier, this is a bedroom addition that well and truly reflects you.

Awesome Scandinavian bedroom with color and chalkboard wall [Design: Resolution: 4 Architecture]
Daybed and chalkboard wall create a more informal and fun bedroom [Design: Lisa Gabrielson Design]
Contemporary bedroom with chalkboard accent wall [Design: Clifton Interiors]
Cozy reading nook in the bedroom with a chalkboard wall [Design: Simply Unique Finds]
Dark chalkboard paint creates lovely visual contrast and a focal point in the bedroom [Design: Annie Thornton]
An all-white bed sits in front of a black chalkboard wall in the small bedroom [From: Michaela Dodd]
Black chalkboard paint wall left untouched in the contemporary bedroom [Design: Stephanie Brown Inc.]

Classic & Creative Alternatives

We often hear homeowners complaining about adapting a new feature or trend, as many are afraid that it simply might not work in their home. If the same is true for chalkboard walls in your bedroom, then start off with less obvious and expensive alternatives before settling in on a final look. The good old chalkboard is a pretty affordable option, and those with a small workplace in the bedroom will find it pretty handy. An even cheaper option is the roll-out chalkboard, and you can even buy self-adhesive chalkboard rolls that barely cost anything.

Stunning bedroom of New York home with a captivating work of art! [From: Hudson Place Realty]
Fabulous use of the chalkboard in his-and-her style bedroom with Bohemian flair [Design: Stark raving Design]
Painting that brings the look of chalkboard to the posh bedroom [Design: Ian Engberg]
Limited edition poster that ushers in chalkboard goodness [Design: christina loucks designs + styling]

If a chalkboard does not fit the sleek, contemporary style of your bedroom or you feel that it is simply not what you are after, then splurge on a gorgeous piece of artwork, a painting or even a poster that has the same visual appeal of a chalkboard filled with handy artwork. There are many such pieces around that will both dazzle and delight you and add dramatic flair to the modern bedroom.

A simple chalk board with message can make a big impact in the inviting bedroom [From: Adrienne DeRosa Photography]
Beautiful guest room with a calming color palette [Design: Mustard Seed Interiors]
Lighting adds to the appeal of the chalk board in the contemporary bedroom [Design: Carpenters]
Cool chalkboard addition in the bedroom blends in with the wall art [Design: Design Theory Interiors of California]
Temporary addition above the bed ushers in the chalkboard charm [From: Maxine Schnitzer Photography]
Chalkboard above the small workspace next to the bed [From: The Room Illuminated]

Adaptable Kids’ Rooms

A chalkboard wall in the kids’ bedroom is an absolute no-brainer, as the little ones will inevitably start writing on the walls sooner or later. Instead of spending a fortune on a bedroom theme and style that is fixed, chalkboard walls allow you to usher in multiple themes depending on the changing whims and fancies of your kid. Of course, you can even add just one chalkboard accent wall here and fill the rest of the room with loads of color and fancy decor. But chalkboard walls are not just for kids’ rooms alone, and even teen bedrooms can benefit greatly from their presence.

Express yourself with a chalkboard paint wall in the bedroom [Design: Annie Hall Interiors]
Fun chalkboard wall for the small kids’ bedroom [Design: Catlin Stothers Design]
Trendy contemporary kids’ bedroom with bunk beds and chalkboard walls [Design: House of Orange]
Creative girls’ bedroom idea with chalkboard walls [Design: Braswell Homes]

Whether you have a monthly planner chalked out on the wall or have a budding designer or architect at home, chalkboard walls in the kids’ rooms go beyond being just aesthetic additions. From being the blank page for your little Einstein to acting as a dark canvas for the future Rembrandt, they are all about fun and imagination…

Space-savvy kids’ bedroom and playroom design [Design: Cary Bernstein Architect]
Chalkboard wall idea that helps keep your life more organized! [Design: KKC Fine Homes]
White trims flank the chalkboard section in the boys’ bedroom [Design: Brynn Charles Designs]
Let your kid express himself with a cool chalkboard paint wall [From: Barn Light Electric Company]
Multiple chalkboard walls for the open bedroom [Design: Hufft Projects]

Headboards and More

One of the misconceptions around is that chalkboard paint needs to be only in black. Sure, most of the inspirations that we see use black for visual impact, but if green or light yellow fit the color scheme and theme of your bedroom, you can get them as well. And instead of walls you can also turn to the headboard, closet doors or even the bedside table for chalkboard beauty. Decor clad in chalkboard paint can be moved around to a different room if needed, making them far more resourceful than those accent walls.

Old barn doors covered in chalkboard paint turned into bedroom closet doors [Design: Obelisk Home / Randy Colwell Photography]
Transitional bedroom with a chalkboard paint headboard [Design: i3 design group]
Versatile chalkboard Murphy bed turns the home study into a lovely guest bedroom [Design: Brunelleschi Construction]
Exquisite use of color in the kids’ bedroom [From: B&Q]
Sliding door clad in chalkboard paint for the modern bedroom [Design: The Brown Studio]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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