Increase the aesthetic of your workspace and these final few weeks will fly
Can you feel it? The Festive Season is so close we can taste it, there's just these next few weeks without killing a co-worker to get through first. But before you can be somewhere sunny sipping a mimosa, change your workspace so that you can adjust your attitude accordingly. After all, they say that a change is as good as a holiday, right?
They also say the way you go about setting up your workspace reveals a lot about your personality, but we think it says more about how you’re feeling at the time. Your desk-top decor choices, and the feelings that influence it, ebb and flow much like the seasons or the tides of fashion, so no workspace is impervious to a good refresh. Especially at this time of year where the weeks tend to d-r-a-g by...
Whether you’re all about the clean-and-minimal, no-clutter lifestyle or a master at the School of Organised Mess, we’ve offered up 13 hassle-free fixes to help you make sure your desk stays an extension of your current self – or just maintains an illusion that you’re more on top of things than you’d care to let on.
It’s all about finding the balance between form and function. A desk scattered with any curios and second-hand knick knacks you come across says ‘hoarder’ more than anything, and you’re going to raise questions if it’s a similar mess of cables and chargers.
Best to populate your space with pieces that offer equal-parts aesthetic and practicality. A jewellery holder is budget friendly, can help to organise or disguise cable clutter and our favourite comes in the adorable form of a cat, but without the emotional unavailability.
If you’re less of a cat person, some bookends in the form of either a dachshund or a pair of unicorns will consolidate your magazines and books while also forming a privacy wall between other desks.
Focus on the cable logistics – there’s no better way to elevate the chic of your space while establishing yourself as an organised person than with dedicated desk charger cables that feature your choice of sleek finishes.
And you can make sure you’re in control of the whole situation by letting our charming robot USB hub not only form a centralised base for your cabling woes, but also become your new favourite coworker.
Some good organising is the way to go when you’re redecorating on a budget. Form a centralised element to your clutter with some retro-inspired stationery storage or add a vibrant desktop organiser in the shape of a cactus to bring some much-needed quirk to an otherwise-clinical workspace.
If you’re one of those monsters who doesn’t love stationery and those aren’t your cup of tea, consider a contemporary vase that will not only house those feel-good flowers from your secret admirer/significant other/self, but also a whole heap of sweets to win favours with the people in your office.
To the uninitiated, stationery might seem all function, but the right tools can at least give the impression that you’ve got your life together.
Start with a charming and colourful notepad to sit at the corner of your desk, and an amenity tray can double as an organiser for any of the disorder chipping away at your sanity.
Ideal for displaying memos, to-do lists and photographs of your family (or a stock image of a family until you get one), this delightful holder takes up minimal space but brings maximum impact.
And if somehow there's nothing on this page that you like, then be sure to click through to our newest apartment brand TYPO to see all the wonderful products we've landed that are not only perfect for tidying up your desk with, but make great gifts, too.