Rethink Your Desk: 5 Ways to Create A More Inspiring Space
How to make the most of the space where you work, pay bills or do crafts? We asked these interior designers to give us their best advice on creating an efficient—and inspiring—home office.
By Abbe Wright
Move Your Chair. Then Repeat.
"If your workspace currently doesn't inspire you, try to analyze why. What isn't working? Perhaps your desk is facing in the wrong direction—maybe you would prefer a window view instead of staring at a wall. Move your desk chair around your office, placing it in different spots; then sit for a few minutes. How do you feel in each spot? Maybe your wall color doesn't inspire you? So paint it! Is your desk too small? Is your chair uncomfortable? Do you prefer rotating art and collections frequently? If so, opt for floating shelves on the wall to accomplish this. Again, identify the problems so you can find a creative and effective solution." — Holly Becker, author of Decorate Workshop: Design and Style Your Space in 8 Creative Steps (Chronicle)