Regardless of whether you want to design a home office or upgrade your existing workspace, a tidy desk is an important part of organizing and completing your tasks. But anyone can throw away a few stray papers and toss their pens in a plastic cup. It takes a stylish eye to create a workspace that reflects your personality and work ethic. Follow our guide on organizing and designing a desk that will make all of your employees jealous.
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Clean up the room
The first step in upgrading your office space is to remove everything from your desk. Starting with a blank chalkboard is a productive and stylish way to reorganize and rearrange your desk.
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No matter where you work from, desk space is almost always limited. To maximize the surrounding space, install bookcases, memo boards, and hanging wall organizers. This will keep you organized and look just as good as any wall decoration when done correctly.
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From the net
Wires and cables not only clutter your desk, they can also get tangled up with office supplies or a cup of coffee. So leave your old wireless keyboard and mouse and you’re on your way to the space-age office you always wanted.
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Similar to a wireless mouse and keyboard, a charging station for your smartphone can remove necessary but intrusive cables out of the way.
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While the future may be paperless, your current office probably isn’t. Until you are 100% digital, you need to organize your papers so that they are invisible but easily accessible. Folders are a great way to organize loose pieces of paper and keep important documents from getting out of shape.
And if you’re looking for a few binders that deviate from the standard black and blue, check out Decor Aid’s guide to binders that make a statement.
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Don’t go overboard with personal memorabilia, but adding the occasional photo or little frills can add a custom touch to your office space. If you want a photo on your desk, don’t stick it on your desktop or wall. Place it in a slim frame so it doesn’t deviate too much from the overall mood you’re creating. And when you have that coveted corner office, go brave and hang up a favorite piece of art for a bit of creative inspiration at lunchtime.
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Skip the trips to the office water cooler and stay hydrated with a water carafe throughout the day. But don’t be satisfied with an old mug. Your water carafe should match the rest of your stylish desk and complement the existing elements of your workspace.
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Update your office supplies
Throw out that boring old stapler and dinky pencil tray for some more fashionable digs. And there is no shortage of designers who create stylish office supplies that are also practical. If you need some pointers on designers, check out Decor Aid’s guide to office supplies.
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And remember, practicality above everything else
No matter how stylish your desk is, it still has to be functional. Make sure you have any paper documents that you refer to frequently or any supplies that you will need on a regular basis are close at hand. An ergonomically positioned keyboard is also essential.
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