15 Chalkboard Wall Ideas Perfect for Kitchens, Playrooms, and More (2024)

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Updated on 12/21/23

These chalkboard wall ideas are going to make you want to bring one of these unique DIY projects to life. From statement chalkboard walls to accenting a single section of your room, you can design a chalkboard that's large or small.

Chalkboard walls work well with a variety of different interior design styles including modern, farmhouse, rustic, and more. There are also so many different ways you can incorporate a chalkboard wall into your space, from framing one to making a chalkboard gallery wall or even using chalkboard paint to create an accent wall.

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It's fairly easy to make a chalkboard wall, you'll just need a special type of paint called chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint is easy to use and goes on a lot like regular paint. If you find that the surface of the chalkboard gets too grimy and dusty, you can clean it to give it a fresh look.

Here are 15 of the best chalkboard wall ideas to get you inspired.

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    Framed Chalkboard Wall

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    This gorgeous chalkboard wall is in the dining room of this home. It's a wonderful place to put a quote or seasonal greeting. This tutorial shows you how to create a chalkboard wall and then build a custom frame around it. The stained frame really gives it a polished finish.

    Framed Chalkboard Wall from A Hosting Home

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    Framing a Doorway

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    Here's a unique chalkboard wall idea: frame a doorway with it. The doorway from the kitchen to the dining room has chalkboard paint all surrounding it. Quotes and word art decorate it, giving it a real farmhouse feel.

    Framing a Doorway from Rooms for Rent

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    Kitchen Accent Wall

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    Take a small strip of wall and turn it into a unique accent wall with chalkboard paint. It's used here to decorate for the holidays. Chalk is kept tidy in jars, making it easy to change the chalkboard on a whim.

    Kitchen Accent Wall from In My Own Style

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    Tween Statement Wall

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    Chalkboard can be fun for all ages, even the hard to please. A tween's room is upgraded with a chalkboard statement wall. Word art has been attached to the top and the rest of the wall is left for doodles.

    Tween Statement Wall from Snazzy Home

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    Functional Garage Chalkboard

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    A chalkboard wall has been added to the wall in the garage with a simple frame built to surround it. The addition of chalkboard in the garage is a great idea because it can serve as a place to keep track of project and shopping lists.

    Functional Garage Chalkboard from Love and Renovations

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    Half Wall Chalkboard for Playroom

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    Only the bottom third of the wall is painted with chalk paint here, giving the little ones a place to draw. Chalkboards are a perfect match for nurseries and kids' rooms, adding instant fun.

    Half Wall Chalkboard for Playroom from Eryn Whalen Online

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    Chalkboard Gallery Wall

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    Upgrade from a smaller chalkboard to a whole wall with this tutorial. A wall in the kitchen is painted with chalkboard paint and then turned into a gallery wall. What a cute way to display things you love!

    Chalkboard Gallery Wall from Thrifty Decor Chick

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    White Chalkboard Wall

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    If it's the black color of a chalkboard wall that's keeping you away, consider adding a white chalkboard wall. The neutral color blends in with the rest of the walls but you still have all the fun of a chalkboard.

    White Chalkboard Wall from A Beautiful Mess

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    Navy Blue Chalkboard

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    Navy blue chalk paint has been used instead of the usual black color. It makes for a beautiful-looking surface that you won't be able to resist putting chalk too. There's a video included here that will show you just how it's done.

    Navy Blue Chalkboard from The Crazy Craft Lady

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    Chalkboard Wall Accent

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    This chalkboard wall accent could really be put into any room. After the chalkboard paint is applied, white trim is used to create a frame. It's a great look and would be a lot of fun to make.

    Chalkboard Wall Accent from Interior Frugalista

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    Kitchen Decoration

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    Make the most out of a small kitchen by adding a chalkboard wall. The entire wall isn't chalkboard paint, instead a large section of it is. Placing it in the kitchen like this makes it the ideal place to keep a menu or shopping list.

    Kitchen Decoration from ClariMichele

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    Vintage Green Chalkboard Wall

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    To get a vintage look, you can use green chalkboard paint instead of black. Here, it's used in a hall along with other rustic decorations. It goes wonderfully in the space and looks like it truly belongs there.

    Vintage Green Chalkboard Wall from Twelve on Main

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    Chalkboard Wall Calendar

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    Get organized and stay that way with this chalkboard wall calendar. Chalkboard paint is used for the squares so each day can be written and rewritten upon. This project takes you through each step so you'll be sure to get everything spaced right.

    Chalkboard Wall Calendar from It All Started With Paint

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    Magnetic Chalkboard Wall

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    Why just use chalkboard paint when you could use magnetic paint too? Using these two together and you can make the ultimate command center. There's a place for calendars, papers, books, and plenty of room for writing with chalk.

    Magnetic Chalkboard Wall from The No Pressure Life

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    Interactive Gallery Wall

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    Chalkboard walls are adorable in kids' rooms and this one is made even more so by adding colorful frames. They make the perfect place for a portrait or short quote.

    Interactive Gallery Wall from Erin Spain

FAQ

  • Is chalkboard paint good for walls?

    Chalkboard paint can be applied to walls and looks great while being functional. However, chalk dust tends to migrate from the wall to your floors or other nearby furniture, so you'll want to keep this in mind.

  • How do you seal a chalkboard wall?

    Before you seal a chalkboard wall, decide what type of chalk you are going to use on it (i.e. chalk markers or regular chalk). If you just plan to use regular chalk, you can leave your chalkboard wall unsealed. If you decide to opt for chalk markers, seal your chalkboard wall with an acrylic finish to make erasing a breeze.

  • Do you have to season a chalkboard wall?

    Yes, it is recommended to season a chalkboard wall. Otherwise, your chalkboard wall would always have a faded image of whatever you first decided to draw or write. To season a chalkboard wall, simply cover the entire surface with chalk and then wipe it clean.

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