How to Style Your Desk Like an Organizing Pro

While some people just squeeze a desk into their living room because it’s where they have the most spare space, I just couldn’t bare the thought of guests seeing it when they came over. So instead I chose a much smaller and crowded option which was a corner of empty space in our bedroom. It definitely required some shuffling around and losing one side table, but ultimately I think the space came out perfectly!

To create a defined ‘office area’, I hung a mirror directly over my Pirouette Desk from the Land of Nod. The reason I went to a children’s home store for my desk was because I needed a narrower dimension to fit the space, not to mention kids lines tend to be great ‘discounts’ compared to your usual larger scale furniture! Now the most important thing to remember when you have a desk in a ‘busy’ room is to keep your desk-top as simple and clean as possible. The only items on my desk are an Industrial Task Table Lamp from West Elm, a small pencil holder with a few desk essentials like scissors and pens, a Monogram Geo Plate from C. Wonder to hold stray keys etc, and a few photos and small floral arrangement over in a cluster to the side. All of my papers and files are organized in Bristol Magazine File Holders from the Container Store.

My last tip was inspired by a girl friend of mine’s blog WithLovefromKate when she was featured in this Glitter Guide Post. She showed how she used her desk drawers for jewelry to maximize space (genious!), so I bought small stacking acrylic trays again from the Container Store and organized my bracelets just like she did. I love that I can reach into my drawers mid-post to put on jewelry (total multi-tasking)!

Read more from The Fashionable Hostess here.

Photo Credit: Fashionable Hostess

Tags: Budget, Curator Network, Décor, Home Office, Desk, Decorating, Redecorating

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