How to Decorate Your Home Office with Felt Boards
This year, more people than ever have had to transition to home offices. Without much warning or preparation, our homes have become the places we work and do business. While many employees may eventually return to a traditional office setting in time, this transition to the “work from home” life may be permanent for many individuals.
Even though many of us weren’t prepared for creating home offices, there are many unique and creative ways that people are finding to decorate these new spaces. If you’re interested in using a material that is colorful, customizable, sustainably designed, and even has sound dampening qualities, you’ll want to check out felt tiles and felt boards. This innovative material can help you reimagine your new home office space and make it more productive—and fun—than ever before.
Here, we take a look into felt tiles and why you should consider using this versatile and unique material for your next home décor project. We also guide you through the quick and easy installation process. As you’ll quickly come to see, these felt tiles are especially ideal for refinishing any home office space.
WHAT ARE FELT TILES?
Made from semi-rigid PET felt, these tiles are perfect for almost any type of decorating project you can imagine. Felt tiles are tough enough to tack and re-tack papers, photos, or work projects to their surface, and yet, soft enough to add a comfortable feel to any room. This unique material adds dimensionality and warmth to your wall surfaces and are fully customizable. Design your own unique felt board online before you ever begin the installation process.
From lime, aqua, admiral blue, coral, porcelain, to lavender, felt tiles are available in almost any color you can imagine. And with the option to mix and match any color, there’s limitless possibility to the colorful designs you can create.
REIMAGINE YOUR WALL SPACE
Felt boards are perfect for the home office because they can transform your wall space. We’ve all worked at a cluttered desk before and know how that mess and lack of organization can slow productivity. Not only that, but it can definitely stress you out.
Felt tiles help reduce clutter by allowing you to pin important papers or documents (or just about anything) to the felt surface. This can be an effective way to do more with less space by turning your walls into a key aspect of your home office organization. Due to their durable design and material, you can also pin and unpin papers or photographs to the felt tiles without any concern of damaging them or wearing down the materials.
SOUND DAMPENING TILES
One of the greatest challenges of working from home is dealing with unwanted noises. Whether it’s a roommate, neighbors, or even just the washing machine, many of us aren’t prepared to work through these noises. This makes us realize, at times, why we went to work in offices in the first place.
Felt boards can help reduce noise due to the sound dampening quality of this unique felt material. Felt tiles have a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of 0.35, which means that they absorb about a third of sounds passing through. This makes felt tiles the ideal option for creating a quiet space to work.
HOW TO INSTALL FELT TILES
Installing felt tiles is incredibly easy and fast. For some, their entire felt boards can be set up and finished within a matter of minutes. Peel and stick adhesive tabs, which are paint-safe, come with each felt board order to help you reimagine your home office. Here’s a quick guide to show you just how fast and easy it is to install felt tiles:
1. Level your surface.
Measure the line for your first tile with a level and a pencil. It’s helpful to start in the middle and work your way outwards with the line. Making sure the first tile is aligned properly is important for the rest of your felt board.
2. Peel off the adhesive tabs.
Peel the adhesive tabs and apply them to the back of the felt tiles. Gently rub the tabs with your thumb. Then you can peel off the opposing side backer.
3. Align your tiles.
Match up the top edge of your tile with the straight line you drew in pencil. Starting with the top edge makes it easier to lower the rest of the tile onto the wall surface for a smooth and even alignment. If you make a mistake, you can always use the extra adhesive tabs that come with the order.
4. Press down.
Press the tile to your wall surface and apply firm and even pressure for roughly thirty seconds. Stop between tiles to make sure each is aligned as you’ve intended before moving to the next.
5. Sit back and enjoy.
And that’s it. Once you’ve pressed your last tile, you’ve finished installing your felt tiles and can sit back, relax, and enjoy your new felt board creation. If you ever do want to make adjustments, remember that the adhesive tabs won’t harm your walls or paint so you can take down or reposition your felt tiles as needed.
CONCLUSION – HOW TO DECORATE YOUR HOME OFFICE WITH FELT BOARDS
While many employees are loving the numerous benefits of working from home, there are still many challenges. Staying organized and focused, having enough viable space, and working through distracting noises can all make working from home more difficult than you’d imagine. However, by being strategic with your home office design, you can alleviate—or even eliminate—many of these concerns.
If you’ve never considered the benefits of using felt tiles to decorate your home office, now is the perfect opportunity. Colorful, fully customizable, easy to install, and sustainably designed, there’s so many benefits to using felt tiles for your next decorating project. Due to their versatility and sound dampening qualities, felt boards are perfect for that home office that so many of us are finding ourselves in. Don’t shy away from this opportunity to thrive in the work-from-home world and see how felt tiles and felt boards can help.