#WednesdayWellness: Issue #3

This article has been written by: Suzie Hart

DIY office desk decorations to brighten your workspace

Let’s all be honest when we say that working a 9 – 5 job can sometimes get challenging. Some of us are glued to a work desk as much as 6 – 7 days a week where we only get up for the occasional bathroom break. 

It can be difficult to stay positive and motivated during a tiring work day. Maybe your work schedule has you rushing in and out of meetings, so that you can’t catch a break and your desk is constantly cluttered. Unless you’ve been able to master the art of being both busy and neat at the same time, the fact is many of us still struggle with this. As a result, cleanliness and organization are the last of our worries when we’re on a tight deadline. 

So we’ve come up with some great decor ideas, courtesy of Pinterest, to help brighten your workspace and organize yourself better.

GET CREATIVE WITH STATIONERY HOLDERS

From mason jars and pretty toothbrush holders to used toilet paper rolls, the options are endless for turning your home items into a stationery decor piece for your desk.

USE PLASTIC CONTAINERS AS ORGANIZERS 

Rather than scattering stationery all over the desk and never being able to find one when you need it, you can buy a plastic organizer on Amazon: Amazon.com: STORi Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers | 6 Piece Set: Clothing

THE ART OF COLORFUL STICKY NOTES

Use colorful sticky notes and place them all over your desk ‘wall’. The sticky notes could have important meeting reminders, your to-do list, or even simple pick-me-up quotes to inspire and keep you upbeat for the whole day.

STICK A CALENDAR ON YOUR WALL 

Use an online calendar, or take it a step further by creating your own colorful calendar to stick on your desk wall. That way you can easily plan out each day, stay on-task and have the satisfaction of completing your daily to-do list.

KEEP A TREAT BOX

Often people like to snack at their desks, especially during that midday slump when you’re counting down the hours until you get to go home. Compliment your work process by indulging yourself in light treats during the day, as it gives you something to look forward to. Also, if you use a pretty snack box, it will look like a great desk accessory.

TAILOR-MADE MOUSE PADS

Use a cork board and a pattern of choice to create your own mouse pad. Learn how to do this here: DIY Floral Mouse Pad for Spring – The Crafted Life.

HAVE A THEMED DESK

If you’re working from home and have a bit left over from your monthly budget, you could invest in matching stationery, a table runner, a small lamp, flower pot etc. and keep it colour coordinated. If you don’t want a simple dual colour theme to the desk, you could try pastel colours or a vintage-themed desk. A pretty themed workspace gives you a place where you look forward to working at, for the next 8 hours of the day.

Now that we have equipped you with all you need to brighten your desk – here are some cute office desk decoration photos to help inspire you to get creative with your own desk. Happy decorating!

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