Spruce up your desk with these fun ideas.
Invest in a good chair
First thing’s first: which item in your office do you use for hours on end and can affect you the most? A comfortable chair. Be kind to your back and neck and find your perfect fit at Creative Home. Can’t buy a new chair? Next best thing: add a comfy cushion from Zara Home.
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Add a bright lamp
Never underestimate how much good lighting can improve your space and your mood. This is especially a great option if you’re working in a place that doesn’t get much sun.
Having a bad day? Add fresh flowers or a plant to your desk
Not only will flowers and plants make your desk look prettier, they’ll distract you from being in an office setting and will breathe a little life into your surroundings.
Express your personality with a picture
It could be a picture of your kids, family members or even pets – for all the cat and dog lovers out there! (Madame Coco)
Find a desk organizer
Does your desk look messy and unorganized? Organize your supplies in some lovely boxes or trays from Posta Gallery.
- Add some wall art!
Add framed paintings, pictures or decoration stickers to your wall. This will completely shift your old plain, boring desk. It’ll be like having a brand-new work space.
- Add a small mirror
Unconventional? Yes. Better ambiance? Yes. Bonus: Your desk can double as a vanity table.
We Recommend: IKEA
Invest in the best notebook/planner
What’s work or school without an efficient planner or notebook? they keep your schedule and plans aligned, so make sure to get a creative and colorful one that best fits your taste.
We Recommend: Jarir Bookstore
Tidy up your work space by sorting out your pens and pencils into cups or mugs. Tip: You don’t need to buy a fancy cup; it could be a nice mug that you’d gotten as a gift.
We Recommend: Desert Designs
BONUS: DIY ACCESSORIES
Why buy when you can make your own?
- Notebook Fun
Remember designing your notebook covers back in middle school? Well, we’re going to take you back in time and revive that habit. Get some glittery colored paper to cover up that dull notebook, then make sure to adorn it with an accessory for that personal touch. We used this golden earring to give it a simple yet classy style.
- Folders and Binders
Those folders and binders of yours seem awfully bare and cold. You know what they need? Fabrics! Choose between single-colored or floral fabrics to breathe some life into them.
- Mason Jars for the Win
This is one of the easiest accessories that you can get creative with. These jars can hold your pens, pencils, markers and whatever other accessories you have strewn about your desk. Here is a simple idea for some inspiration.
- Shoebox Minus the Shoes
Don’t you love it when you buy new shoes? We do too! But, that’s not the point here (sorry); having an empty shoe box to organize and de-clutter your desk is.
Tip of the month: Never throw away your shoeboxes; you can re-use them later.
- Binder Clips for a Clutter-Free Desk
Tired of having your wires all tangled up? Add a binder clip onto the edge of your desk to organize these wires. You now have an organized-looking desk with minimal effort.
Say goodbye to tangled wires!