Another day, another switch-up of my workspace! I used to think you needed a very minimal, organised area to work in – that clutter was counterproductive, but I was wrong. For me, having a busy workspace is motivating! I find it encourages creativity and helps me to stay focused.
So my workspace is definitely a little chaotic, but in an organised, fun kind of way. To me the stacks of books are relaxing, and the fresh flowers brighten the place up. I’ve chosen some of my favourite items to sit around me as I get through the day! And who can argue with that?
My desk sits along the back wall of my office, and I love that it takes up this whole space – the high ceilings in our apartment are often hard to work with as they create so much white wall!
I have the West Elm Mid-Century Desk and I adore it, I’m glad I didn’t choose white because I love the vintage look it gives the room, and I think it pairs beautifully with all the white, blush and gold.
I recently also purchased a proper desk chair (similar here) and my life has improved ten-fold. I actually enjoy sitting at my desk all day! Praise zeee lord.
I recently scrapped having a computer in favour of just my laptop (it was getting annoying not having everything I need in one place when I travel!), but I still love having a larger desk. I’m not exactly a tidy person when I work (a lot of list-making goes on, so I always have a few notebooks out!) and I love being able to have the space to properly work.
I don’t feel confined here, and if I need to I can just put my laptop away and use the desk for planning or whatever.
More importantly, the desk holds so much! I didn’t think to take any photos of my drawers actually, but I use the main smaller one for the important stuff – SD cards, a few cables I need, headphones, banking devices, vitamins, lip balm… that sort of thing.
The drawer on the left holds A LOT of notebooks, notepads and all my stationery. There’s basically half of Paperchase in that left hand drawer.
On the right, I keep all my camera stuff. I own a couple of cameras and a good few lenses, so they’re all stored nicely in here. I like having everything to hand when I work so this little setup works perfectly for me.
I’ve had quite a few desks before this one and nothing was right, and lemme tell you, it was frustrating! I love having a space that functions and looks lovely.
At the back of my desk I have this wire mesh board, which I’ve had for years and never really changed! I love the lamp that hangs from it, and the way I can change it up quite easily if I feel a bit uninspired.
I’m leaning this cute blush heart print against it right now, but a change could be on the cards!
I always try to have a fresh bunch of flowers sitting either in the hex tray or on top of the books, I loooove flowers (as you’ll well know…) and they brighten the space so much. It always helps when I sit here for hours on end!
The stacks of books are a little crazy but I love them. After I took my iMac away, I didn’t really know what to do with the back of the desk, it looked very bare and unloved!
I had a stack of old magazines I didn’t know what to do with, so I piled them on the desk and it spiralled out of control from there.
My favourite addition is the round H&M mirror, but I also love the hand creams and lip balms I have sitting on top. It just creates the cosiest space! I’m yet to light that Diptyque candle, but one day… one day I’ll do it and you guys will be the first to know about it.
I’ve been about eight million times more productive since I switched up my desk, so it was worth doing! It’s busy but organised and I love how light and bright it is.
What do you think of my workspace switchup?