Charming, functional, and aesthetically unique, barn door wall decor items are becoming increasingly popular within the farmhouse style of decorating. They’re popping up all around as they offer that classic and quintessential country look with a rustic and vintage vibe that is perfect to use around the house.
Plus, many of them offer multi-functionality in use, such as chalkboard message boards for notes and memos, frames for your favorite pictures/photos, as well as mirrors and magnetic boards for additional usability.
These multi-faceted pieces are not just decorative barn doors to be hung up for aesthetic purposes; instead they are useful home decor items that combine the charming characteristics of farmhouse decor into purposeful and intentional products.
Read along as we introduce some of our latest barn door wall decor products as well as revisit some of our oldies but goodies and how to utilize them within your living space.
The Chalkboard Barn Door Collection
Within our barn door collection of products we have a variety of pieces that offer chalkboard message boards as a feature. This fun and functional element allows you to tap into the joy and nostalgia of writing on chalkboards.
It may sound silly but trust us; you’ll remember the feeling of being called to the chalkboard in elementary school except this time you won’t need to worry about not having the right answers.
These charming barn door chalkboards offer a variety of ways to use these clever products within your home in a practical and pretty way.
Plus, these sliding barn door chalkboards meld seamlessly into farmhouse decor because of their rustic, weathered and distressed aesthetic, and variety in types of finishes that work well as functional pieces for everyday use.
So with that said, we need to find some useful ways to put these rustic farmhouse-inspired barn door chalkboards to work, right? We’ve compiled six of our favorite practical ways to use a sliding barn door style chalkboard in your home. We hope you find it informative and useful within your home.
6 Practical Ways to Use Your Barn Door Chalkboard
- For To-Do Lists
This one’s a no-brainer. Chalkboards are a common staple for those ever-so important to-do lists. They are vital in making sure you keep track of all the errands, chores, projects and miscellaneous things you need to do.
Often called a “command center” by homeowners, this is the central hub of the home; the place you keep all of your family’s activities organized in one place. A chalkboard makes for a perfect piece for the command center within your home.
Use a decorative chalkboard as part of your command center to keep track of all your to-do lists and if it’s big enough, you can even section off areas for each family member.
Chalkboards of this fashion work great in kitchens, laundry rooms, bedrooms and anywhere else you could use a bit of organization and order. Plus, isn’t there something incredibly pleasing about crossing off an item from a to-do list? It’s gotta be up there with finishing all your laundry, cleaning your car and making your bed.
- For Grocery Lists
There is nothing more annoying than making a huge trip to the grocery store, trudging all of your groceries into the house, getting started on dinner, and then realizing you completely forgot that you were out of the foil you needed for the meal.
Having a kitchen chalkboard handy is so useful because you can quickly jot down any missing ingredients or items you may need as soon as you realize you’re running low rather than trying to remember it when you’re at the grocery store.
Plus, if you have a barn door chalkboard message board that includes a magnetic area, you can also stick useful coupons up there where you will be sure to remember to bring them along to the store for your next trip.
- For Keeping Track of Recipes
Without a doubt, cooking is an art form.
If you’re savvy in the kitchen, you know that, often times, recipes and other ideas come to you while you’re busy cooking something else. Message boards with magnetic strips can be used to post a recipe you took out of a magazine. This is just another reason it’s useful to have a chalkboard in the kitchen.
A related use would be to write little cooking-related reminders while you’re whipping something up. Make note of what time you put that casserole in the oven or what time you need to turn off the Crockpot.
A chalkboard can be a cook’s best friend, for sure!
- As a Game-Room Scorekeeper
If you’ve got a competitive family, you’ve all probably had a few game nights together. Chalkboards are awesome for keeping track when shooting pool, during foosball matches, or even for the more out-of-hand board game sessions.
Chalkboards can also be fun for games as is! Get the kids together for a game of hangman or tic-tac-toe to get them off of their screens. Younger kids can even use them to practice writing letters and numbers.
- For a List of Chores
Speaking of kids, they’ll probably need to do a few chores before game time. Chalkboards are useful in those handy command centers for keeping track of who needs to do what and when around the house. Tally up the days the chores are completed as a reward system or just use it as a general reminder of household tasks.
Organization for the win!
- For Sweet Notes to the Family
Last but certainly not least, chalkboard message boards are great for leaving sentimental notes to the ones you love. Remind your significant other how much they mean to you or leave a message of encouragement for a nervous kid before a big test.
Many families also choose to use their chalkboards for scripture passages or for inspirational quotes. And – let’s face it – sometimes we just need to remind our better halves not to forget dance practice or to pay the water bill!
And now with more options of chalkboards with inspirational message already engraved on the sliding barn doors, you can choose between a chalkboard with its own message and a standard one with a clean board ready for your own words of wisdom.
The New Barn Door Collection
Okay, so we’ve got the chalkboard feature locked down when it comes to these barn door wall decor pieces. Next up, we want to showcase, show off, and yeah, you guessed it, brag a little about our newest additions to our barn door collection of products.
Set to arrive this spring, our latest iteration of these popular barn door wall decor items features some of the same attributes you’ve come to expect but with some slight variations and added benefits.
Our newest collection features an assortment of picture/photo frames incorporated into the design of these barn door wall decor items.
Either hidden behind the barn doors or flanking both sides of them, these new pieces offer a variety of photo frames for you to display an assortment of snapshots from your lifetime.
This magnificent feature brings a real sentimental touch to these items as it allows you to proudly display and cherish those precious memories from your life with your family, friends, pets and places you’ve traveled.
Still offering that rustic farmhouse touch, these pieces add even more charm and character to a room as they become so much more personalized with photographs and images from your life. Plus, they offer the same functionality as some of the other barn door items, such as a chalkboard message center, a mirror, or both!
Whether you want a mirror, chalkboard, or photo collage hidden behind the sliding barn doors, you have options in what kind of display you’d like to create and where you want to use this multi-faceted piece.
Maybe you decide to place the sliding barn door with hidden mirror in your bedroom above your dresser and let it function as a vanity mirror; or maybe you want to keep the hidden chalkboard one in your kitchen with images of your family surrounding it when not in use. The cool thing about these items is that you have a wonderful way to display your favorite photographs within a multi-functional product that can be used every day.
Try putting the barn door chalkboard with six photo frames in your entryway/foyer as a lovely welcoming piece for your friends and family. Leave an inspiring or welcoming note on the chalkboard that is surrounded by endearing photos of the family and we guarantee everyone within your family will be walking through that front door with a smile on their face.
We hope you found this tips to be useful and we’d love to hear from you. How do you like to use chalkboards around your home? How many do you have? Do you use a command center to keep your family organized?