What’s a truly functional office without its bulletin boards? I’ve always had a love affair with bulletin boards, especially when they’re covered in a beautiful fabric and pinned full of everything you need to inspire; inspiration seems to literally just ooze off of them! DIY fabric covered bulletin boards are an effortless way to edit and organize ideas, inspiring pages torn out from magazines, paint and fabric swatches…you name it. And in turn, they end up looking as beautiful as they are helpful.
I knew I wanted to have these bulletin boards front and center in the new WOM office, serving as a nice focal point behind the “sitting area.” I settled on three large boards, and I’ve designated them as following: one for current projects, one to keep track of our editorial calendar and ideas (because I’ve always preferred literally writing things down and mapping them out), and the other to serve as an inspiration mood board. The boards are covered in a lovely, warm neutral fabric (similar HERE), which was just a match made in heaven for our Taylor Burke Home Settee and Lacefield pillows. The brass “library” light fixtures from Barbara Cosgrove serve as the “jewelry” for this vignette; offering not only practical lighting over a large expanse of wall, but also anchoring the boards for the eye.
These DIY fabric covered bulletin boards make for an incredibly easy project; simply pull your favorite fabric taut over the boards, stapling it securely in the back. I’ve also used my ever-popular Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper in the past (get the easy DIY bulletin board tutorial here), and absolutely adored the finished product. Tell me friends, what’s your favorite approach to the bulletin board? Truly, MKR
P.S. Our final reveal goes live NEXT WEEK! Be sure to tune in as we share the entire space, designed in six short, crazy weeks thanks to The One Room Challenge. xo