Ways to decorate your desk to motivate you while working from home

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Physical environment affects your mood. A well- organised desk is essential for effective working and studying. We have compiled 8 ways for you to decorate your desk that could boost your productivity and motivation. Therefore, you can transform the space that could inspire you and help you to feel motivated. 

1. Enjoy your favourite colours

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Decorate your desk with your favourite colour will make the space more inviting and cozy. If you like bright colours, you may go with blue and green that help improve efficiency and focus. Meanwhile, yellow represents freshness and energy. If you’re a minimalist, you may pick white, grey, black, and even a touch of gold colour of decorative features for your table. in addition, try to avoid red and orange as these would be too intense. Stick to a colour palette and your desk would be more organised. 

2. Make sure you have enough lighting

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Place your desk near to a window so that you have enough natural light. Natural light does not only help save on energy consumption but also help boost your mood and give you energy. Moreover, try to avoid dim and harsh light that can affect your concentration. You may choose a small desk lamp to light up your workspace as lighting aids you to work and study more effectively. 

3. Show off your personality

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Putting up some accessories on your desk that suit your personality and work needs. It can be anything that you think looks really cool. For example, photos of your loved ones, small potted plants or letter art. Add a few key pieces that express your personal style no matter if you’re a maximalist or a minimalist. However, just make sure that your desk is not too cluttered.

4. Keep organised with sectioned trays

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Use sectioned trays for things that will be used multiple times throughout the day such as staplers, sticky notes, clips etc. Moreover, you may also use trays to hold things that you’re currently working on especially those document, files, memos that could mess up your desk. Make sure to have the correct measurement so that it’s able to fit your desk and to handle all of your clutter. The more comfortable, the more productive and motivated you will be.

5. Hang a cork board, pegboard, whiteboard or grid board

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A well-located pinboard can help you to stay organised by keeping important numbers and reminders within your eyesight. Furthermore, it is handy for brainstorming and practical for work and study functions. Include some inspirational or motivational quotes art. Turn this pinboard to a vision board to inspire your creativity and keep you motivated too.

6. Surround yourself with life 

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Include a small potted plant on your desk could create a calming and refreshing mindset. Choose your favourite small houseplant that is low-maintenance and doesn’t take up much space such as succulents and cactus. Meanwhile, trees are usually used for signifying life and freshness. They have a very positive impact on the person who is sitting on the desk.  Adding a touch of greenery can boost productivity, spark creativity and reduce stress.

7. Have a good way to organise your cords

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You may neatly roll and tuck away the cables for your charges and electronic devices even if they are under your desk. You may simply use twist ties or simple clips to keep the cables, cords and wires organised in one place. The level of organisation will melt your stress away. Furthermore, tidy desk creates a tidy mind. You may also purchase fun and creative cable organisers that suit your colour scheme and could express your personality.   

8. Enjoy your favourite scents 

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Aromatherapy scents are scientifically proven to improve productivity. Scents are able to affect memory, concentration, sustained attention and cognitive function to improve productivity. The scents include rosemary, lemon, jasmine, citrus, cinnamon, peppermint, lavender and more. Likewise, different scents come with different functions. You may burn a scented candle, have essential oil diffuser or display diffuser reeds.

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