11 Tips and Tricks For Styling Your Wooden Desk

11 Tips and Tricks For Styling Your Wooden Desk

Inspiring Ways to Style Your Wooden Desk

When it comes to creating the perfect workspace, a wooden desk can be a versatile and super stylish addition to any home office. Whether you work from home full-time, home educate your kids or simply need a dedicated space for occasional tasks, a well-designed desk can make all the difference. In this post, we will explore some inspiring ways to style your desk to create a productive, beautiful and fun working environment.

1. Keep It Simple

A wooden desks charm lies in its natural beauty.  To emphasise this, keep your desk styling simple but most importantly, personal to you!  I love family photos (mainly dogs and chickens)!, quirky pen pots, plants and anything else that makes me happy, like a small mouse ornament my mum bought for me years ago. Clear your desk of unnecessary clutter and don't forget to add a desk lamp. This one from Dunelm made me smile!


2. Add Greenery for a Fresh Vibe

Bringing the great outdoors inside can totally transform your work environment. Stick a small potted plant, cactus, or a vase of fresh flowers on your wooden desk for a natural vibe. Not only will it make your workspace look more appealing, plants also work wonders on air quality and stress levels.  

3. Incorporate Storage Solutions

Spruce up your wooden desk with some storage options like drawers, shelves, or hanging organisers. Say goodbye to frustrating scavenger hunts for your belongings and hello to pure workspace efficiency!

Our Milly and Ginger desks bother offer a drawer and monitor stand but any of our designs can be customized to suit your needs.

Look for organisers made from sustainable materials like bamboo, reclaimed wood, recycled plastics or even vintage jars and tins. These options are not only environmentally friendly but also super stylish too.

4. Choose a Complementary Chair

Pairing your wooden desk with a complementary chair can elevate the overall look and feel of your home office. Consider the style and material of the chair to ensure it harmonizes with the desk. If your wooden desk has a minimalist design you could opt for something sleek and modern. Alternatively, if your desk has a more rustic or traditional look you could pick a chair with similar characteristics.  

Don't be afraid to mix it up though, go for what makes you happy not necessarily what is on tend!  More than anything else though make sure the chair is comfortable, no one wants a stiff neck and sore back 😩

5. Experiment with Different Textures

Spice up your life, or just your wooden desk with a mix of textures! Grab some quirky desk accessories, like funky pencil holders or cool desk mats, crafted from materials like cork, metal, or woven fabric. This mashup of textures brings depth and a fresh and unique vibe to your workspace.

6. Create a Gallery Wall

Personalise your home office by creating a gallery wall above your wooden desk. Hang some framed prints, motivational quotes, family photos or art that inspires you. It'll add a fun touch to your space, while also giving you a creativity boost, much needed on a Monday morning!

7. Utilise Task Lighting

Brighten up your workspace with some dynamic lighting.  Adding task lighting to your wooden desk will ensure you can always see what you're working on. Find a desk lamp that compliments your desks style and gives you just the right amount of light.

8. Implement Cable Management Solutions

There's nothing worse than ugly wires and cables ruining the look of your beautiful wooden desk. In this digital age, cable management is essential to maintain an organised workspace. Use cable clips, cable sleeves, or cable trays to keep your wires and cables hidden and untangled. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your wooden desk but also reduces distractions and promotes a clutter-free environment.

9. Showcase Personal Touches

Your wooden desk should not only be a functional workspace but should also reflect your personality. Showcase personal touches such as photographs, artwork, or sentimental items that inspire you. These personal touches add character and make your home office feel a much more inviting, relaxed and productive place to be.

10. Incorporate Inspirational Quotes

Add a touch of motivation to your wooden desk with inspiring quotes. Place a small desktop plaque or frame with your favourite motivational quotes or mantras. These wise words can remind you of your dreams and ambitions, keeping you inspired and on track all day.  My personal favourite at the moment is "If you don't limit yourself with bad thoughts, you can fly" - Jurgen Klopp, legend.

11. Embrace Natural Light

Whenever possible, place your wooden desk by a window to harness natural light. Utilise the brightness to enhance your workspace and reap health benefits like elevated vitamin D levels and lifted spirits 🌞 Organize your desk to reduce glare on your screen.


A Productive and Beautiful Work Environment Awaits!

Creating an inspiring and stylish workspace with your wooden desk is easier than you think. By incorporating these tips, you can transform your home office into a productive and beautiful space where you feel motivated and inspired. Remember, your work environment plays a crucial role in your productivity and overall well-being, so take the time to make it a place you truly enjoy being in!  Take at look at our collection here.

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