Keeping a well-appointed desk
FARGO - Fashion and lifestyle blogger Karen Bope, of Fargo, believes in a well-appointed desk. Bope, who is also a graduate student and sales associate, says her desk area keeps her focused and motivated. "I work in a generic work environment. My...
FARGO - Fashion and lifestyle blogger Karen Bope, of Fargo, believes in a well-appointed desk.
Bope, who is also a graduate student and sales associate, says her desk area keeps her focused and motivated.
"I work in a generic work environment. My desk looks like all the other desks," she says. "So, when I get home and sit at my desk, I'm excited."
Bope keeps her space tidy and true to her style. She recommends changing things up a bit if your desk space doesn't make you feel happy.
She shared some of her top tips for a desk area that encourages productivity and creativity.
Use white as the base color. "I like things clean and organized. White would be my base," she says. "I think it keeps things fresh."
Add pops of color. "I love stationery and bright colors, so I would add a fun, colorful pencil holder or some colored pencils as accents," Bope says.
Let your imagination wander. Desk toys and little puzzles can occupy the mind while daydreaming, Bope says.
Add a scent. Fresh flowers or a candle create a space that appeals to all the senses, she says.
It's all about trays. Adding a tray to hold random objects keeps desks organized, Bope says.
Pinterest houses hundreds of ideas for DIY decorative trays that range from brightly colored and patterned to subtle and practical.
Quick change. A fresh coat of paint on a desk, coupled with knob changes can create a fresh look for a desk, Bope says.
Stay true to your personality. "I like modern and sharp edges. Some people may prefer classic and heavy, like an old-fashioned desk," she says.
Finding a desk décor style that works for you matters.
Remember flow. "Make sure things flow well," Bope says. "Don't add an old rug just to get some use out of it. A well-thought-out color scheme and style may just warrant spending more time in the office."