We'd all like to get more done every day.
Whether we're working from home full-time, or just trying to get on with pet projects, it can sometimes feel like the world is working against you when it comes to productivity. But did you ever think that it might be your environment, not your motivation, that's setting you back?
The importance of a clean, well-ordered desk can never be underestimated. When our work space is neat and tidy, our minds are less cluttered by, well, clutter, and ideas flow more freely as a result. Optimising a desk space by making it hyper-functional and reflective of your own creative identity can do wonders in boosting productivity levels. Here are just a few awesome ideas to get you started – you'll be amazed by what you can achieve!
This wonderful office space puts a modern spin on minimalism by introducing flashes of bold orange, red, and pink in unexpected places. The furniture is kept simple – a small Scandinavian style desk, functional stool and a slimline anglepoise lamp – letting the vivid artwork and bright desk organisers do all the talking.
This simple desk is little more than a plank of wood propped up by a streamlined filing cabinet, but that doesn't matter when so much thought has gone into the stylish design of the feature wall. Dusky pink geometric wallpaper provides the perfect backdrop for the diverse selection of prints, and a nod to current trends comes in the form of a small set of antlers perched high above.
Creative problem solvers are missing a trick if they don't include an expansive blackboard as part of their home office design. By keeping the desk area pared down and stacking the reference books high, this room removes all distraction and lets the homeowners mind wander… all over the wall!
Tucked away in a little corner, this charming desk works with Scandinavian and industrial trends to create an all-white work space that still manages to feel cosy and inviting. We especially love the fuss-free stainless steel shelving units!
A little bit 2001: A Space Odyssey, a little bit Clockwork Orange, this light-filled home office looks like it was designed by someone with a strong vision of how the future would look. Little flashes of personality appear in the form of abstract copper sculptures and a well-manicured Bonsai tree, keeping the space from straying too far into sci-fi territory.
This desk is perfect for a dynamic entrepreneur or artist on the go! Nothing clutters the work space itself, except for a striking vintage lamp for those times when burning the midnight oil is unavoidable. Instead, the design of this space relies solely on the use of bold geometric artworks, laid out in colour-clashing squares designed to keep the mind focused and alert.
When working, it's important to keep one eye firmly on the bigger picture – what are you trying to achieve, what are you working towards, where do you want this project to take you? And what better way is there to do that than by including a huge wall-sized map of the world in your office design to remind you of the infinite possibilities and influences that our planet holds?
Studying just got simplified thanks to this gorgeous mint green desk space, complete with a handy periodic table wall mural! Budding scientists will love this stylish study area that fuses just the right combination of contemporary and classic trends.
Our last desk idea keeps it classic – what could be more chic than Parisian-style monochrome? A quirky chair and impressive modern photography is all this space needs to shine, and it helps that this sleek desk has an optional pull-out section for spreading out large projects, too!
Want more ideas on how to design the perfect desk? Check out this simple guide to home office productivity!