With the shops stocked with new year planners and supplies, the changing season is the ideal time to refresh your desk. Here’s a few of our top tips that will help you create the desk space of your dreams.
1. Keep your needs in mind.
Because everyone has different expectations for their desks, it is important to keep your desk desires in mind at all times, whether you need a stylish set of desk accessories or a more sparse space. It’s important to create an environment that will allow you to be productive and feel focused. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to setting up a workspace as all of us have different needs and priorities.
2. Don't focus on perfection.
If you’re not sure where to start, or you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a minute to remember why you want to update your workspace. It’s easy to get bogged down with the details or get caught up in the mindset of creating a ‘perfect’ workspace. Remind yourself of your high-level goal, and keep taking steps in a forward direction. Think progress, not perfection.
3. Just forget about trends.
Trends fade away and often leave us with possessions that turn into clutter. So, instead of following fads, invest in classic desk items that speak to your individual personality. For example, if your style is traditional, add a simple clock to your desk to help you manage your time more effectively. Likewise, if your style is bold and edgy, use fun and quirky organising products in your favorite colour that won’t fade away as trends change.
4. Don't go overboard.
While there’s nothing wrong with picking out accessories that speak to you, it’s important to keep cohesion in mind. One thing you want to avoid is using too many patterns, incorporating too many colours or buying too many accessories, which can create a visually distracting environment and be counter-productive. Ask yourself what you need, while being mindful of how you want to feel.
5. But surround yourself with items you love.
While it’s easier to stock your desk with a few mismatched pens, plain folders and an old letter organiser, decorating with pieces that inspire you will keep you feeling inspired and excited to work. It’s about finding what speaks to your own personal style and creating an environment where you feel good.