Put simply, I’m desk obsessed. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time working, but I really think the nature of my office area has a critical impact on the quality of the work I produce and the way in which I approach it. A desk of course has to be clean and organized, but above all I think it has to be inspirational. How can a work area be inspirational? 1. Light 2. Color and 3. A little surprise!
1. Light — Light is easy: don’t be afraid to put your desk right near/next to/under a window. This year I arranged my room so that my desk is literally right up against my window. I find that the breeze is super refreshing and the natural light does wonders when I’m staring at a computer screen all day.
2. Color — I think the best way to add color to a desk area is to hang up an inspiration board (think Pinterest, but in real life!). The best part is that you can hang almost anything on it — cards, magazine clippings, coupons… a pin’s the limit!
3. A little surprise — For me, this will always be flowers. I don’t have real flowers on my desk because 1. I’m allergic and 2. I don’t have the money for that, but flowers (even fake flowers) are such an unexpectedly perfect thing to have in your work area to make work feel a little bit less like work.
How do you make your work area your work area?