Making an aesthetic board

Hi guys!

I recently finished redecorating my bulletin board (I do this periodically, about once every few months). I decided to do it dark academia themed and thought that it would make a good blog post, so here it is.

You can create your aesthetic board using any aesthetic, or a combination of things. You can even just put it on a poster or your wall, I just like using a bulletin board.

First, I had to take off all of the previous decorations.

Then I went on to gather all of the new decorations I wanted to include. I printed and cut out pictures that fit the aesthetic that I wanted to add. I also had a list of quotes and fun words to write out.

New decorations

After that, I started arranging everything.

Once I arranged everything, I set off to tape everything down. I usually use push pins, but I decided not to, as to make for a cleaner design.

Here is the final product:

Here are the quotes and words I used.


  • “She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
  • “A well read woman is a dangerous creature.”
  • “Great, we’re all bloody inspired.” – Newt (The Maze Runner)
  • “We read to know we’re not alone.” – C. S. Lewis
  • “They say that in a library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind.” – Lemony Snicket
  • “Unless I am myself, I am nobody.” – Virginia Woolf
  • “It is a gift, and a curse.” – Adrian Monk
  • “Sunshine, midnight and grey” – my poem colors.
  • “Nothing is louder than overthinking after midnight.”
  • “The piano and the player were one, bound together with a magic that spanned the ages.” – my short story Moonlight Music


  • Amaranthine: eternally beautiful and unfading.
  • Eunoia: beautiful thinking, a well mind.
  • Logolepsy: an obsession with words.
  • Whelve: to bury something deep, to hide.
  • Hiraeth: homesickness for a home you cannot return to.
  • Apricity: the warmth of the sun in winter.
  • Feuillemort: the color of a dying leaf.
  • Brumous: of gray skies and winter days; filled with heavy clouds or fog; relating to winter or cold, sunless weather.

I had more, but they didn’t fit onto the board in the end.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you made an aesthetic board or wall before? What was its theme? Do you like dark academia too? Let me know in the comments!


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