Whether you’re taking online classes or working from home this fall, a functional workspace is essential. But beyond function, your workspace’s aesthetic will also have an influence on your creativity and focus. Creating an at-home workspace that reflects your style may help ensure your success. And at the very least, it’ll bring a little joy to your workdays. Today, we’re sharing our suggestions for setting up the cutest desk at home, so you can crush your goals for the rest of the year.
Tips for Setting Up the Cutest Desk at Home
Add a Plant to Your Desk
Our first tip is simple: put a plant on it. Not only will a house plant add a pop of color to your desk — house plants are conducive to good moods. Studies show that being close to nature and plants can combat stress and put us at ease. Just be sure to choose a plant that can thrive depending on the window and light situation of your space.
Organize Your Stuff by Color
A color-coded workspace looks great, no matter what your style is. Stack similarly colored papers, pens, and notebooks together for a cohesive setup that’s easy on the eyes. At the end of the day, return your belongings to their color-coded placements to make for a cheerful return to your desk in the morning.
Make it Sustainable
You don’t have to spend lots of money on new stuff to create the cutest desk at home. For a more sustainable option, check out thrift shops or online marketplaces like Etsy for affordable, repurposed goods to spruce up your space. You can also look around your apartment for things that may be perfect for your desk, like glass bottles that make great pen holders.
Decorate with Artwork
If you’re working or learning at home, take advantage of your independence by adorning the walls around your workspace with art. Check out our recently updated post on where to find affordable artwork online for shopping inspiration. Another suggestion — frame a print of a humorous or motivational framed quote that resonates with you. It’ll serve as a little pick-me-up when you’re feeling stressed.