After a whole month of new year, new you, the reality of your resolutions are probably starting to set in. While you may or may not have your fitness and #cleaneating plan under control — props to you if you’re going strong! — there’s still time to shift your life-changing focus to the home. All it takes is a bit of styling and a whole lot of on-trend accessories to make your space totally fab and totally you. To help inspire that new year, new home mentality, we’re setting a decor resolution to make the most out of what we already have in our homes. First on the list: that plain ol’ white desk. Scroll through to see how we’d style a simple Parsons Desk ($169) for the boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
How to Style a Parsons Desk for a Boho-Chic Space
A little boho never hurt nobody. For a boho-chic desk, be sure to bring in lots of texture, metallics and candles to set the mood. Pick up a gemstone calendar to add that natural element and layer on a comfy throw to make the space super lush and cozy. Pretty pastels and florals are definitely your BFFs here.
Overstock Student Desk ($169) + Bertoia Gold Side Chair ($190), Copper Hexe Terrarium ($50), Gold Pen Holder ($13), Layla Grace Herringbone Throw ($59), Rifle Paper Co. Rose Botanicals Journal ($15), Voluspa Classic Mason Candle in Laguna ($16), Poketo Japanese Brass Incense Holder ($10), Gemstone + Mineral 2016 Calendar ($28)
How to Style a Parsons Desk for a Minimalist Space
The Parsons desk and minimalist style were practically made for each other. Add some personality to the mix by bringing in a modern pastel pillow and a complementary Eames-style chair. Metallic accessories like a lamp and pencil holder will add that necessary glam to your workspace and mix well with the cool colors and light hues. Throw in some graphic notebooks and prints to add a little more dimension to the space.
Overstock Student Desk ($169) + Poly + Bark Eames Chair ($74), Threshold Black Desk Lamp ($62), Poketo Concrete Paper Weight ($48), Poppin Scissors ($11), Nate Berkus Clipboard ($10), CB2 AL Pencil Holder ($20), LEIF Ziggy Pillow ($148), Monochrome Pattern Notebook ($18)
How to Style a Parsons Desk for a Preppy Space
If you want to make your desk pretty, pink and preppy all over, stripes, metallics and structured pieces are a must. Bring in that hot pink in a bold way with a pink tufted chair and some fun accessories like a wood flamingo. For some desktop storage, a gilded hanging file system will keep everything contained and stylish at the same time. Whatever you do, don’t forget to include some motivational calligraphy to help you stay awesome all year long.
Overstock Student Desk ($169) + Pottery Barn Pink Tufted Chair ($299), Nate Berkus Tabletop File With Hanging Folders ($13), Ripley Gold Lamp ($130), Kate Spade Gold Pen Set ($25), Wooden Pink Flamingo ($5), Kate Spade 17-Month Agenda ($30), Architect Pot ($15)
How do you keep your workspace on trend and totally you? Show us how you ace your workspace style game by tagging us in your #deskie or #workspace on Instagram.