Jazmin Kopotsha | Culture Writer | Saturday, 30 September 2017

How To Upgrade Your Home Desk Space So You Actually Want To Work In It

How To Decorate Your Home Desk Space So You Actually Want To Work In It

The Debrief: They say that pretty surroundings breed productivity, right?

No matter how productive you claim to be, we all reach that point of procrastination when we will quite literally do anything to avoid sitting down to get some work done. Especially when you’re working from home without any responsible adult supervision and Netflix is just a few clicks away. But what we told you that you can turn procrastination into something really rather constructive, without even realising? 

Use those couple of hours you’d normally spend absentmindedly scrolling through Instagram and making unwanted cups of tea to transform (or create) your home workspace into an area you actually *want* to be in with these really easy Pinterest tricks. 

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1. To the wall


If you don’t know what to do with all those little tokens of inspiration and happy photos of your loved ones without cluttering your desk, pop them on one of these super trendy wire racks instead.  

2. Ideas on wheels


No fixed space to knuckle down to work? Pop everything on a well-decorated trolley to become the agilest of the agile workers. Ready for anything. Prepared to nail any and all projects at all times. Queen Of Mobile Productivity, if you will. 

3. The doodle distraction


Lots of very important smart people have said in the past that doodling can help to improve your memory and focus. So why not take this to the extreme and use it to decorate your designated workspace. Buy yourself some write-on paint (or go for the cheaper alternative of putting a giant whiteboard up) and doodle to your heart's content when you hit a wall.  

4. Introducing the cloffice


You say cupboard, we say an alcove of opportunity. Turn an empty wardrobe into a cosy little work haven that’s as easy to use as it is to ignore. Simply close the doors and forget all about that unfinished essay/report/thing you’re trying to ignore.  

5. Reinventing the classic


When it’s time to get down to business, the first rule is to have everything within reach so you don’t go wasting valuable time getting up and down to find hole punchers that you already know you neither have nor need. The solution? Pop everything on the wall right in front of you, on one of these peg walls. 

6. We’re still on millennial pink


Yep, the colour assigned to a whole generation ain’t going anywhere anytime soon so we all may as well embrace it. Paint a little section of wall to take the stress and boredom out of your desk space. It’ll dramatically change the vibe. 

7. Under the stairs


Struggling for space? Find another home for your vacuum cleaner and old unwanted shoes and instead use the area under the stairs to get your best work done. The most neglected space in the house can very easily become the most creative one, don’t ya know? 

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