Homasote is awesome for so many reasons — it's green, it's inexpensive, it's sold in large sheets and can be easily trimmed to fit any space, it can be painted or covered with fabric, and, as I've recently discovered, it has lasting power.
I bought a 4x8 foot sheet of homasote four years ago, painted it yellow and stood it up in my studio seen below.
Since the edges were a bit crumbly and it started warping, I re-sized it, screwed it flat into the wall and and trimmed it with wood for my new office.
The yellow paint had dings from former pin holes and I was tired of the color yellow, so I primed everything and painted it white using Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls.
Here is the finished product before I added my personal items.
I wanted this lovely, reinvented homasote board to show samples of my photography and general pretty things I have collected, so I didn't want to stick pin holes through anything. Instead I mounted everything using Simply Tacky.
Having one wall as a dedicated inspiration board makes really makes the entire room! And I still have a squeak of space to add a few more pretty things.
(Images: Tanya Lacourse)