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4 easy ways to decorate your home workspace so you actually want to work in it

18 April 2019

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

After all, they say that pretty surroundings breeds productivity.

No matter how productive you claim to be, we all reach that point of procrastination when we will quite literally do anything to avoid sitting down to get some work done. Especially when you’re working from home without any supervision and Netflix is just a few clicks away.

Whether it’s study, business or admin that you’re neglecting, thanks to the world of interior design, you can actually turn your procrastination into something rather constructive without even realising – even if it’s just for the day.

Use those couple of hours you’d normally spend mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, to transform (or create) your home workspace into an area you actually want to be in with these really easy tricks.


To the wall

If you don’t know what to do with all those little tokens of inspiration you’ve collected from a late night Pinterest scroll as well as the photos of you and your besties without cluttering your desk, pop them on one of these super trendy wire racks instead.

This way your workspace is clearer and you have more room on your desk for the things you need on there (including those late night study snacks!) plus we’re all for dreamy interior decor.

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Ideas on wheels

Utilize a bar cart and add wheels into your workspace to de-clutter your environment. If you don’t have a set of drawers to stow your work-station essentials; the pink fluffy pens, paper refills, books and endless sticky-notes, a bar cart or rollable station is a great option for the home.

If you don’t have a fixed space to knuckle down to work or if find that you like to shift around to shake up your routine, mobile working can be most definetly be made chic.

With a portable study station, rather than having to get up and roam about and find the things you need every now and then because of a changing workspace, they’re all in one rollable space which you can display or store away for work purposes only.


Decorate with your favourite colour

Now, we’re all in favour of millennial pink  – aka the colour assigned to a whole generation that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon – for a workspace, but picking a colour palette that inspires you and decorating with it will dramatically change the whole vibe of your area.

Finding the perfect hue for your workspace that’s going to add a pop of life will automatically change the way you feel about your workspace; it’ll take (some of) the boredom out and add inspiration back in.


Utilize a peg wall

When it’s time to get down to business, the first rule is to have everything within reach so you don’t go wasting valuable time getting up and down to find hole punchers that you already know you neither have nor need.

The solution? Pop everything on the wall right in front of you on one of these peg walls.


This article originally appeared on Grazia UK.

Words: Jazmin Kopotsha
Images: Pinterest

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