1. brings all the colors of the room together in one pattern.
In this picture the board is cleared off because we were showing the home for sale. At other times the board is covered with the days messages and artwork.
Simply purchase a framed cork board from any home improvement store, paint the frame to match the room, fold the edges of your fabric to fit the board and use use push pins around the edge to keep it on.
You could make the fabric more perminant with glue or staples but I like to have the ability to change it out (which I have already done 3 times) so the push pins work for me.