As summer vacation days dwindle away, it’s about time to start thinking about buckling back down to work. If that puts you in a blue state of mind, cheer up by decking out your desk with some seriously sleek accessories. Our desks are basically our homes away from home, so all the more reason to frame a motivational printable, whip up a few gold organizing tools and employ some office hacks to turn your workspace into a colorful place you actually *want* to be in. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will help you decide on what you need for a stylish and functional workspace. Whether you’re eyeing a minimalist look or you want a little more spice at your fingertips, scroll on to see how we’d style a desk for the boho-chic babe, the minimalist and the preppy gal.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC DESK
Keep the colors of your accessories bright and the finishes fun; there’s no need to be so serious while working. A glam desk will keep the spirit of summer alive even as the days grow shorter. Give yourself plenty of storage options with wire baskets and boxes, then get ready to work your core with the coolest ball chair ever.
Seletti Hanging Desk Organizer ($200+), Rifle Paper Co. 2017 Scarlett Birch Spiral Planner ($36), Threshold Copper Task Lamp With White Marble Base ($62), H&M Large Wire Basket ($25), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder ($10), PBteen Fur Rockin’ Roller Desk Chairs ($149), Threshold Faux Succulents in Glass Terrarium ($13), Kate Spade Strike Gold Pen Set ($25), Kate Spade Ikat Nesting Boxes ($54), Consort Brass “OK” Hand ($150), Threshold Campaign Desk ($150)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST DESK
For a more modern look, paint the legs of your desk black and keep the rest of the room simple with white, black and wood tones. A wire grid gives your inspiration board a minimalist edge, and a moveable task lamp keeps your space well lit. Make your perch a little more comfortable with a sheepskin, and store your pens, pencils and paper clips in faceted matte black vases.
AngelStar Forever Be Bold, Brave & Brilliant Art Print ($19+), Urban Outfitters Wire Wall Grid ($59), H&M Large Wooden Storage Box ($25), Faux Aloe in Pot Green ($13), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder ($10), IKEA GERTON/ODDVALD Table ($120), Renwil Felix Desk Lamp ($218), Lulu & Georgia DwellStudio Faceted Black Vase ($15), Design Ideas 365 Calendar ($25), Walmart Modway Pyramid Dining Side Chair ($53+), Pottery Barn Sheepskin Rug ($99), Sugar Paper Swingline Stapler ($15)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY DESK
Curate a super chic and preppy workspace with white, gold and stripes galore. Looking to organize #likeaboss? Use the space under your desk to your advantage. That’s where you can hide the not-so-pretty stuff in pink storage boxes. If that boring corkboard isn’t quite jibing with your style, go for a chic round chalkboard that’s also magnetic — you may never lose a note again.
PBteen Kennedy Task Lamp ($149), The Carbon Crusader Deep Thoughts Pencils ($4), Kate Spade Escape the Ordinary Scented Candle ($40), Threshold Small Fern in Ceramic Pot ($15), Nate Berkus Magnetic Chalkboard ($10), PBteen The Emily & Meritt Bow Chair ($269), Crate & Barrel Olin Black Striped Cotton Dhurrie Rug ($20+), Sugar Paper Letter Sorter ($8), The Container Store Pink Oskar Boxes ($20, set of two), H&M Glass Vase ($18), Xhilaration Turquoise Knit Throw ($25), PBteen Customize-It Storage A-Frame Desk ($199+)
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