Which Inspiration Board Should I Get?

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I’m changing my apartment around a bit (more on that in an upcoming post), and one thing that that means is that I might be able to finally have an inspiration board! Not to be dramatic, but I’ve wanted one ever since I moved into my own apartment (as I wrote about here), and I’m super psyched to maybe finally have a spot to hang one. Ever since I moved to the city I’ve always collected restaurantย postcards (they usually give them with the check), inspiring business cards, and other little paper items that I’ve come across, and I have two drawers bursting with things that are just meant to be hung. Every time I would open one of the drawers to look for something I would think what a shame it was that this stuff was just sitting in a drawer…so yay! And it will be so fun to switch around. So! That means it’s time to pick a pinboard – here are a few of my favorite options:

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Classic Tack Linen Memory Board – this one is very classic and sophisticated. I love linen, but I’m not sure the nailheads really feel like “me”…maybe a little too preppy?

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Vintage Hand-Carved Pinboard – this one I’m considering because I have a lot of modern furniture in my space, and I love mixing in a touch of something baroque like this. It reminds me of this image below that I’ve always been obsessed with:

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How good does that look? By the way, I’m also seriously considering a loop chair…feeling more and more obsessed with it, and it’s a forever piece.

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Antiqued Gilt Wood Pinboard – next option…this one is gilded but much more simple. I like that it still has that vintage-y feel, but it’s a little more low-key. A touch of metallic never hurts either!

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Linen Pinboard – here’s one that’s linen but minus the nailheads, which feels more like me. I feel like the nailheads might just seem really busy along with all the other stuff that’s going to be hung on it. But, there’s also size and shape to consider – need to whip out my measuring tape! Also really like the color of this one though.

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Burlap Message Board – I like that the nailheads are more spread out on this one, but not sure if the shape is right (too narrow perhaps).

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Little peek of what I’ll be hanging :).

Anyway, another option might be to get four small ones and put them together in a grid, to make a particular size. Have any of you guys done that? Which is your favorite? Or have you seen any better ones out there? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Monica wrote:

    My vote is for the linen PB one (that’s what I’m getting when I have space for one) or the gilt wood one! I researched these a lot when I was going to try and squeeze one in (didn’t happen) and there’s a few good ones on Etsy โ€“ look at Pavnoval Interiors. At the time when I looked, the negative reviews sort of turned me off (especially for the price) but something to check out!

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      I can’t find them on Etsy!

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  2. Kerry wrote:

    Hmmm…Tough question. I am particularly drawn to the white vintage hard-carved pinboard and metallic antiqued gilt wood pinboad. In your case, maybe the gilt wood one for the pop of metallic in your apartment

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Part of me really loves that carved one…but a little metallic would be really nice. I am so indecisive!

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  3. I really love the carved wood one! So beautiful.

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Me too! So pretty.

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  4. Kayla wrote:

    I love all of these so much! I think you should go for the Vintage Hand-Carved or the Antiqued Gilt Wood Pinboard. I was thinking of getting one and making sort of a to do list out of it. I would hang it long ways with the days of the week across it, and line it with ribbon to divide the days. Then I could use post-its or index cards to write on, and pin it under the day of the week I want. I got the idea from this photo at http://theeverygirl.com/have-you-experienced-this-late-20s-social-change.

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      That’s really cute! Love that idea for a workspace.

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  5. Ali wrote:

    The vintage one w. the wallpaper or whatever it is is beautiful, and then of course I LOVE the white stud one. Should I get that one? I have some stuff I’d like to hang. thoughts?

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Yes, you kind of have one though, that one with the ribbons on it.

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  6. The Classic Tack Linen one is my favorite. I love the nail heads. Plus it’s simple so what ever you pin up on it will really stand out!

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Agree, it’s a great, clean backdrop!

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  7. love the linen ones. they are the most simple ones and the ones that I think can transition the easiest with your future design choices. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Jessie wrote:

    I have the PB Linen Pinboard (hanging vertically) and highly recommend! It’s a nice size (I have the large version) and easy to “redecorate” when inspiration strikes. (Another recommendation: I use map tacks from Etsy as thumbtacks.)

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      That’s what I was thinking of doing, so funny! I have them bookmarked on Etsy ๐Ÿ™‚

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