The Ultimate Guide to Styling a Desk: How to Make Your Workspace Shine

A clean, well-styled workspace can give you a clear head and help you get things done. But if you’re like most people, your desk is cluttered with papers and piles of clutter. Now that summer is here; it’s time for a change, so start working on decluttering your workspace. It’s time to set up your office for success!

Below we have compiled some advice to help you create a fantastic workspace. You’ll learn how to organize your desk in different ways, decorate it with plants, and what tools to use for cleaning and organizing.

Why style your desk?

A messy desk can be the difference between a productive day and a day spent procrastinating. A cluttered desk is distracting, causing you to spend more time dealing with unnecessary tasks. On the other hand, a beautiful, well-styled desk looks amazing and will help you stay productive throughout the day.

How to declutter?

The first step to styling your desk is decluttering. Take a look around your desk- do you see all the papers and things? Maybe you have a pile of old magazines or an unused pot plant sitting there for months. You don’t need to keep anything on your desk that isn’t work-related or inspirational for you.

Next, make sure to clean everything off. This means wiping down your keyboard, computer monitor, phone, and tablet screen. Finally, dust off the tops of your books and papers, stacking them neatly in one area if they are not currently being used.

If items need to be put away, such as papers or folders, create a designated space for paperwork storage. We suggest using a drawer organizer or file holder, so it’s easy and convenient to find what you need when you need it without any fuss.

Lastly, one of the easiest ways to declutter is using binders and folders! Use these tools to store anything other than paperwork like pens or paperclips. Once your desk is clean and decluttered, it will be much easier to style!

Organize your desk in 5 ways

You can organize your desk in many different ways. The key is to find a way that works for you.

1) Drawers: Drawers are great for storing papers, pens, and other office supplies. 

2) Desk Calendar: Keep track of important dates and deadlines with a desk calendar. 

3) Whiteboard: A whiteboard is an excellent way to brainstorm or brainstorm ideas. 

4) Desktop Organizer: A desktop organizer can help you stay organized by helping you see everything that’s on your desk at once. 

5) Bookshelves: Bookshelves are a space-saving way to store books, magazines, and other materials.

Decorate with plants

One of the easiest ways to bring life into a room is with plants! They make your space feel more inviting and can serve as a focal point in a room. If you’re not sure what type of plant to get, think about what kind of environment you want your office to have. Do you want it to feel calm and serene? Or do you want it to be vibrant and energizing?

There are many varieties of plants to choose from, so it’s what type fits best with your desk is up to you. Some popular plants include succulents, orchids, ferns, air-purifying plants (like bamboo), or plants that attract butterflies.

You could also place small vases on the desk filled with flowers or candles for an extra pop of color! When styling your workspace, the goal is to create a comfortable but motivating environment for yourself. Take time to reflect on how you want your workspace to look and feel before diving into this process- it will save time in the long run!

What tools to use for cleaning and organizing

There are many tools available for cleaning and organizing your desk. For example, you can buy labels from a stationary store that will allow you to organize your desk by content. You should also invest in a “desk tidy” to keep everything in one place.

This will make it easy to clean up when it’s time to go home or if you need to travel with your computer, laptop, or tablet. Another great idea is an automatic paper shredder which helps protect your personal information. As well as this, get some dividers for folders and paper storage boxes to help with filing and organization.


Now that you have a desk that looks great, you’re ready to get the most out of your workspace. Check out our other posts to learn more about what you can do to make your workday more efficient and productive.

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