Hey friends! Office organization is important, but let’;s face it – it can be a bit boring! Having an inspiration board or just something to pin important information to is key to being organized if you’;re a visual person like me, but I’;m not a huge fan of the rectangular option out in the world, so I decided to make my own hexagon cork-boards!
Here’;s what you’;ll need:
First thing’;s first: how to make a hexagon shape! I used a YouTube tutorial to help me cut a template out of paper so I could just trace it onto to the cork. Easy peasy! Here is the one I used in case you’;re geometrically challenged like me!
Here is what you end up with: several hexagon-shaped pieces of cork, hopefully somewhat symmetrical and straight! But don’;t worry about perfection. The edges will be partially covered once everything is on the boards.
Adding Geometric & Textural Beauty
We’;re ready to start putting up some goodies! I use these as an inspiration board, so I put up images of rooms that are currently inspiring some potential makeovers happening in our house, a memento of the Eiffel Tower from Paris and some fabric samples I’;m currently considering for some decor projects. I also added my headphones up there so they’;re not just sitting all tangled on my desk.
I cannot tell you enough how much I love having a place to hang pictures and notes! It makes a huge difference since I don’;t have a huge desk area, as you can see here: (P.S. did you catch some past Decoist DIYs? Check out the abstract painting and gold leaf pot!)
To show you how the imperfections don’;t truly matter, here’;s a close-up of the cork-boards. I don’;t mind the tiny bumps (since it is cork, after all), and they’;re not noticeable from afar.
I love how the cork works so well with the other natural wood elements in this space, like the chair and the “etc” piece on the shelf. It has totally helped to bring warmth and cohesion to this little space!
What other shapes would you try for a fun cork-board? Let us know in the comments!
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