Hey fellow design lovers! Today on the blog I am talking about the top 7 items you NEED on your office desk to create a stress-free and obviously super cute work space, I am talking any office space too! Doesn't matter if it is a cubicle, normal desk, or CEO's office, so follow these steps and be sure to click all the links down on the bottom to see all of my absolute favorite (super affordable) items for office spaces!
DESIGN TIP #1: PICK A COLOR SCHEME THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
Ditch the grey covered walls and all of that white and grey desk space and bring a little color and life in to your office! I recommend picking a color scheme that makes you happiest and choose only 3 (don't go over board). So, whether its navy blue, pink and gold, or green, pale pink, and silver.... You always need a metallic in there. So which ever metallic you choose, make sure all of your accessories match with it! (such as metallic staplers, pen holders, trash bins, etc.)
DESIGN TIP #2: INCORPORATE INSPIRATIONAL & MOTIVATING SIGNS
We allllllll need a little motivation in our lives, especially on a Monday! So, a super easy and cheap trick to add awesome decor and fun inspirational quotes to your desk is to print out a few from Etsy and then just either tack it up on your upholstered wall desk (cubicle style) or frame it in a gorgeous frame and put it on your desk! VOILA! You already have something super cute and inspirational!
DESIGN TIP #3: ADD SOMETHING PERSONAL
Have a dog or cat or other kind of pet that makes you happy to look at their little face and makes you want to push through the day so that you can give them a better life? Then put up a picture of you 2 on your desk or on your wall! Posting a personal pic in your office space will make you smile each time you look at it and motivate you to work hard!
DESIGN TIP #4: ORGANIZATION IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
You can NOT and I repeat, CAN NOT have a successful and stress-free work space if you are not organized. And not just organized, but organized in a cute way! Ditch those plain vanilla folders and add some pattern in your work space! There are so many cute and inspirational ones that keep you actually WANTING to file! A little desk top organizer as well to hold pens, extra note pads, etc. is always a great way to fill empty desk space as well!
DESIGN TIP #5: GREENERY AND/OR FLOWERS ARE A MUST
You need plants on your desk to bring a piece of the outside in (whether they are faux or not). Greenery or flowers not only add life to the space but they also add lots of color and texture! So pick out some flowers or a cute little topiary that goes with your color scheme.
DESIGN TIP #6: A NEW MOUSE PAD
Say byeeeeeeeee to that plain mouse pad and get your self a cute and fun one that motivates your little mouse to get work done! Adding a mouse pad with a classic marble pattern, or something with a pretty reminder on it to chill out and take a breather will have you more relaxed and looking like you really have your life together.
DESIGN TIP #7: DESK TOP CALENDAR
Have a not so cute desk? Fill most of the ugly grey or white space of the desk with a large desk calendar! A cute desk calendar will be both cute (obviously), and will also keep you super motivated and keep you organized! I love keeping all of my important dates on a large desk calendar so I can constantly look at them and keep them in mind. Great idea for deadlines and motivation to get things done before the weekend!
These are a few of my favorite things!
START SHOPPING TO MAKE YOUR 9-5 LESS GREY AND WAY MORE ENJOYABLE!