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Ten Ways Having A Bulletin Board Can Improve Your Living Space

Updated on March 25, 2017
You can paint your bulletin board many different color.  I decided on a dark green for my smallest bulletin board.
You can paint your bulletin board many different color. I decided on a dark green for my smallest bulletin board. | Source
This is an excellent example of how you can use a bulletin board.
This is an excellent example of how you can use a bulletin board. | Source
  1. You can paint this bulletin board most any color. This is easier and less expensive than painting an accent wall while still adding variety to your living space. Quick tip: Paint the bulletin board white before you paint it your desired color.
  2. If you have a stainless steel fridge which you cannot put pictures on—except on the sides—a bulletin board can be used to display pictures from your recent travels or even pictures of the children belonging to your friends and family members. I use one of my bulletin boards to display pictures of my two nieces and nephews. While I also have many pictures of them on my phone and on my computer, I like having this visual reminder.
  3. Appointments and other reminders can be affixed to a bulletin board. I’ve found putting upcoming appointments on my bulletin board is an easy way for me to remember them.
  4. Postcards from friends can be displayed on a bulletin board. My best friend visited Chile last year, and the postcard she sent while in transit is on one of my bulletin boards. Seeing it reminds me of her adventurous spirit, and I only wish I could have joined her on this trip.
  5. Mementos such as movie ticket stubs and used plane tickets can be displayed on a bulletin board. The only movie stub currently on one of my bulletin boards is from the last Hobbit movie. Over the years, however, I’ve displayed many movie tickets on my bulletin boards as a way to remember this experience.
  6. Bulletin boards can also be used to display comic strips and pictures from magazines. Years ago my Grandma G. displayed pictures from National Geographic magazine on her bulletin board, and I remember admiring images of elephants on her bulletin board.
  7. Poems can also be displayed on bulletin boards. Two years ago I had the poem “Suitcase” by James Longenbach affixed to my main bulletin board. This bulletin board was in an extremely visible place in my apartment, and for this reason I read this poem many times.
  8. Using a bulletin board can help you organize your desk. While it shouldn’t a “junk board” where you put all the papers you have no idea what to do with, you can use a bulletin board to display bills you need to pay or letters you need to respond to. I use one of my bulletin boards to affix postage stamps to; this helps me know where postage stamps are when I need them (which is often).
  9. A bulletin board can be used to add variety to your living space. In other words, one week you can cover your bulletin board with pictures of Paris from your 2011 travels, and the next week you can take these pictures down in favor of putting your favorite quotes about friendship. I’ve found changing the contents of my bulletin boards gives me a fresh take on things with adding much hassle to my life.
  10. Bulletin boards can be used to streamline projects such as school presentations, papers, and even buying your first house. By using a designated board to help organize your efforts, you won’t be spending precious minutes searching for misplaced information. Also, this may help you better visualize your progress.

There are obviously many other reasons to use a bulletin board. Nonetheless, I hope these reasons help motivate you to consider adding a bulletin board to your living space.

Yet another example of a well-utilized bulletin board.
Yet another example of a well-utilized bulletin board. | Source

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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub Julie. Very creative on how it can be used for multiiple reasons. Voted up for useful!

    • Julie K Henderson profile image
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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      Thank you. I cannot imagine life without bulletin boards. This must be why I have four of them.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I like the idea of beautifully cluttering the board with pictures of the beach so it looks unaccountably blue tinged from a distance. Like you have in that one example.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      I am glad you approve. I think a bulletin board covered with beach photos sounds absolutely lovely. Merely the thought of the beach makes me want to visit the ocean.

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      You've very welcome. I would love one of beach photos for my new apartment since I have a beach-theme for décor.

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I had a metal tray. I covered it in marble contact paper. I hung it on the wall. Viola bulletin board that magnets. would stick too.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      Very innovative. I am glad you have a surface to stick things on. Thank you for commenting.

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