These 10 Bulletin Boards Are Anything but Basic

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When creating a designated home office or study area, you'll want to first set up the basics: a desk, a chair, maybe a lamp. Then it's time to consider organization ideas, such as adding a paper tray, a filing cabinet, and other desk accessories. But, what about a place to view your reminders, schedules, to-do lists, and inspo photos? This is where a bulletin board comes in handy. While utilitarian in nature, these days there are many designs that you'll be happy to put out on display, especially if they match your home decor. Below, 10 boards that will get you in the mood for productivity.


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This magnetic board is made of steel and includes shelving that serves as a catch-all for pens and other office supplies. Five magnets are included, however you'll probably want more, so pick up a batch of these made from solid walnut. Did we mention that this board comes in ​17 different colors​, and two different sizes?

This pinboard may be listed on the Pottery Barn Teens website, but we think that it's ideal for all ages. (We're adults and ​we​ want this in our workspace.) We also love the variety of colors and patterns available, including Quarry (which looks like marble), Gray Stripe, and Floral.

If you love the look of linen, this design is perfect. Stone is the color, and it comes in two different sizes (small and large). However, here's an idea: Buy two to four of them and hang together for a huge wall of inspiration and organization.

Attention, IKEA fans, look what we found: an adorable memo board (with pins) for smaller spaces. We like the idea of mixing and matching this design with other IKEA cuties, such as this magnetic black board, this pretty in pink board, or a retro dark corkboard. This would look right at home in a dorm room, don't you agree?


Yes, this is pricier than the others, but just look at it. This modern cork bulletin board includes a shelf for holding odds and ends. It's made from a cork oak tree (in other words, sustainable material), and is sure to be a minimalist's dream.

If you prefer to make your own, this DIY is super simple. Using an IKEA picture frame and cane webbing (our most favorite material), you can easily create a chic memo board. How lovely is this?

If you don't prefer push pins, may we suggest that you try your hand at DIYing this mood board made of wood and magnetic paint? You can make it any color you want, which we really appreciate. This tutorial even shows you how to create magnets using half wood circles and hot glue.

While this design may not be right for all, we suspect that there is at least one person in your life who would really want this. A true command center for the Star Wars aficionado.


A glamorous bulletin board? ​Yes​, honey. It's scalloped, it's gold, it's gorgeous. It really belongs out on display, so you might want to also consider it as a message board in your entryway with notes like, "Welcome home!" waiting for your loved ones. (Or, really, "Grab more milk on your way home tonight. Love you!")

If farmhouse is more your vibe, we present this burlap-covered corkboard over MDF backing, with oversized nails in an antique bronze finish.


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.