You probably spend most of your time sitting at your desk, whether you're pulling an all-nighter to get an assignment in or working at an office, making your desk a place you actually want to hangout at is key. Because really, your desk is a sanctuary of you, a place to think, create, and be 100% yourself. If it's a mess, then chances are your work is too. So we asked the interior design gurus over at Havenly to give us a few tips on how to keep your desk smart while embracing your personality, so you can work (or pretend to work) in style.
For all the time we spend at our desks, they're often the last spaces we consider when it comes to a decorating refresh. Maybe it's because the functional nature of our desks doesn't inspire dreams of decor. Yet workspaces deserve just as much design attention as their more entertaining counterparts, such as our living rooms. A well-decorated space should ultimately make our lives more meaningful, peaceful and positive. Here's a few tips on how to organize your workspace for maximum productivity and enjoyment!
1. Start With A Clean Slate
Desks are magnets for trinkets, errant decor and stacks of paper. And while these are all artifacts of a productive life, they're the first things that need to go before starting a desk refresh. Anything unnecessary will just end up distracting you so a good rule of thumb is, if you haven't used it in the last week, then it probably isn't useful to you and you can either ditch it or put it in a drawer.
2. Let Your Desk Tell A Story
Decorating, at its best, uses physical space to communicate a story or idea. So before you start designing your new desk space, consider the essence of your work style. Does your work benefit from a relaxed and eclectic vibe? Or do you thrive in a simplistic and functional aesthetic? Getting to the bottom of these considerations will clue you into your work space narrative.
3. Seek Storage With Style
Functional spaces can have character, too! So don't equate work space storage with bulky filing cabinets. A woven basket will blend right into the overall feel of your space without screaming "work zone!" It'll also provide a clever spot for odds and ends (like this warm throw).
4. Curate Accessories You'll Love
Indulge in your desk decor, it's worth it. It will keep your spirits up while you put your head down, and with the right mix of accessories, you'll feel as excited to sit down to work as you do to lounge on the sofa.
Feeling inspired by these desk refresh ideas? To take your home design to the next level, head over to Havenly and get decorated!