When it comes to the spaces that we work in, what surrounds you will define the way that you work. If your desk is cluttered and has no organization whatsoever, then you most likely work messily and often can’t find or remember things. However, if your workspace is well-organized and thought out then you probably work much more efficiently!
I’ve been a minimalist since day one and I like things to be perfectly in place and matching, therefore my workspace has always been this way. It could be the other way around in which my study habits defined the way I’ve created my workspace, but for the sake of this post let’s switch it and assume that your workspace defines your work habits.
I’m a planner and an organized individual, so everything has a place and it’s taken time to finalize a workspace that I love working in.
I’ll be honest in saying that my workspace is tiny, and it’s because it’s located in my also tiny bedroom. I chose to place my desk in-front of the window to let natural light in and create a spacious feel. #1 create your space, whether it be an entire room or a corner like mine, have a space devoted to getting work done.
All of the pieces shown in this photo except for the stool are from IKEA (budget friendly). Choose furniture pieces that pair well together. My all white design is the perfect example, because it gets me feeling organized and motivated instantly.
Simple details matter and they make your space inspirational. The decorations I’ve chosen are aesthetic AND they have a purpose. They’re also all white, black, or gold; colours that get my creative juices flowing. The magazine rack is a great place to store folders and important documents and it doubles as “artwork” too!
Another thing that I always like to have on my desk is fresh blooms. Preferably white or lighter hues of flowers because they calm and act as a de-stressor. Oh and duh they look pretty!
In summary of my tips: create a devoted space, choose matching and comfortable furniture, remember that details matter, choose details that inspire you, make sure you have enough storage, and try to keep some sort of plant or flower on your desk at all times.
What are your workspace organization tips?