The memo board is a standard piece of office and workplace décor that has now found its way into the home. Historically the standard memo board was a cork board into which memos were stuck using tacks or push pins; however, today a variety of memo board styles are found in both the home and office. A current favorite is the fabric memo board which is more colorful and decorative than standard boards. These cloth memo boards are a good way to make a functional object into a decoration.
Another popular kind of memo board is the framed memo board. This gives the memo board a more permanent look and helps it blend in with the décor. Sleek modern metal frames look good in a workspace or home office, while handsome wood finishes such as cherry and walnut look great in a den or game room.
The magnetic memo board usually has magnets that are used to hold objects on it. These magnets work very similar to refrigerator magnets. Magnetic memo boards can be safer to use around children because no tacks or pins will be required. Some magnetic memo boards are also white boards that people can write on with markers.
Decorative Memo Boards
A wide variety of decorative memo boards are now available for use in the home. These come in an almost infinite variety of shapes and sizes and are now often in themes. These themes make memo boards more decorative and exciting.
Such touches as a French twill background, metal frames, collages and football and basketball shapes make these memo boards part of the décor. A great many memo boards may also come with a humorous saying or other phrase on them as a conversation piece.
A ‘white board’ on which messages can be written with a magic marker and erased is a great way to leave messages for family members. So is a chalk board although it should be noted that chalk dust can damage or destroy computers and other modern electrical devices. The white board which doesn’t require the use of chalk is a great alternative to the chalk board. Such a board is also more decorative than the traditional chalk board when used in the home.
All in all, memo boards are a great way to keep in touch with family and coworkers, and when covered with photos, ticket stubs, notes and schedules they are also a great conversation piece.