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How to Create an Inspirational Desk Space

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My baby was 9 months old when we moved to this house. He was crawling and extremely curious and I wanted to keep my desk away from him as much as possible.

I left the desk inside the bedroom and it worked great for us for a few months. Then one day I got tired of it. It was getting stressful, you know, to have the desk and the mess just next to the bed.

So I decided to move it to the living room area. That way I could continue working on small projects, editing pictures and working on simple things while my baby is playing with his toys.

My desk is now next to a big window. The view ended up being really nice. It feels refreshing.

But soon after I moved the desk to the living room, the place where I spend half of the day, I realized the importance of keeping everything organized and also looking interesting. I just didn’t want to have everything in one place, I wanted to create an inspirational workspace that flowed with the decoration.

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There are so many ways to create an inspirational workspace, since it’s something personal. The key to getting started is to collect a few things that are special for you. Then, play with the way you display it. Everything should look organized but also meaningful, so you are always motivated.

Here are some of my favorite things to incorporate in your desk space to make it look organized and special:

Artwork

It can be an abstract painting with colors you love, a print with an inspirational quote, or a photo of your family, kids or friends.

There is also another cool idea that I like to try from time to time. Make a vision board about your creative business’s goals or about your personal dreams and frame it so you can see it all the time.

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Flowers and plants

It doesn’t matter if these are fresh, dried, made out paper, silk or glass. Flowers and plants will always make you smile.

Colorful office supplies

Get the most interesting or colorful office supplies to make every boring task a bit more fun.

Candles

Stimulate your brain and senses with an aroma you love. Plus, candles containers are a pretty decorative element.

Books

I like the idea of using books as decoration. Organize them by size or color.

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Special things

Incorporate elements that are special and inspirational for you. For example, over my printer I have a hand printed handkerchief that I got in a vintage store. It reminds me of my love for patterns and prints from around the world. I also have a heart made of perler beads that I bought from a little girl in the park. It makes me think of her confidence.

Recently, I received a doll from Emily Johnson, owner of Mushroom Spring. She creates magical soft sculptures, marionettes, mobiles and illustrations. She sent me this cute handmade doll with pink hair. I instantly felt animated, something about her whimsical and playful look made me smile. Her doll was the perfect element to add into my workspace because it feels special and magical.

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Check out more of Emily’s work on her website and Instagram.

Other thing that helps is to maintain your desk always current. The world changes so fast, we change so fast, so it’s normal to have new goals, new favorite colors and new books to add to our desk space. Keeping it new and fresh will help you feel inspired.

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Tell me, what is your workspace area like? Is your desk filled with inspirational things? What’s the most special object in it?

11 Responses

  1. Gilda Campos says:

    que bello te quedo ese espacio. Me encantan tus ideas!

  2. Cesar Diaz says:

    Me encanta como el espacio se mira, cada detalle es perfecto sin complicarse mucho.

  3. En eso ando, por mucho tiempo trabajé en el comedor, luego moví mi escritorio a mi cuarto y finalmente lo tengo ahora en mi sala a un lado de la ventana ya que me gusta ver el mar mientras trabajo. Mi problema es que no tengo pared, sólo una enorme ventana, por lo que estoy pensando en art work para poner o “pegar” en mi escritorio, ya te contaré.

  4. Love the tips! Thanks

  5. Wanda Lopez says:

    What a beautiful space. Great tips, thank you.

  6. S. YISSELE says:

    Me encanta Tu estilo, muchas gracias por compartir tan buenas ideas 👍😃😉

  7. Romina says:

    ¡Que hermoso te quedo el escritorio!! Te voy a copiar 😀 Gracias por la idea, necesito un espacio en donde la inspiración fluya!

  8. ¡Me encanta cómo le pones color a tus vida! Te quedó precioso. Lo más que aprecio en esta vida son cosas hechas a mano que tienen amor, calorcito, desperfectos y son únicas! Las muñecas están bellas y perfectas.

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