My Work-From-Home Desk Setup
Hello everyone! I’ve been posting a lot about my current work setup and stationery on Instagram and thought it would be nice to share some of the photos here too. This is in no way near to being finished, it’s definitely the early stages but felt it’d be fun to document the process of getting it “aesthetically pleasing”.
Prior to the current pandemic, I didn’t have a work space I really liked so while a lot of us are still working from home I figured it’d be a better time than any to focus on creating an ideal little area to be productive. Please don’t expect anything professional, I’m here for a simple, cute aesthetic – think pastels, Disney and the like.
I do plan to take photos – and perhaps a video – of my entire desk but for the interim I have a desk from Mr Price Home (it’s a replica of the Ikea Alex desk for anyone in South Africa who want something similar) but it’s no longer in stock, but this desk here is another great option. Some helpful reasons why I chose this desk is because:
- it has a built in section to keep most chords and cables out of site and neat
- it has two well-sized drawers to keep majority of my stationery, notebooks and tech bits
- the size is decent to have my Macbook on and a notebook to allow enough space to take note, have a cup of coffee and not feel limited
I keep the top of my desk minimal with just my Macbook, bullet journal, diffuser and a section for everyday stationery. Oh, and my Macbook is on top of an A4 sketchbook which I use to practice some brush lettering or doodles and create mind maps – it’s not for anything specific. I keep pens in an acrylic makeup drawer I got from Dischem and markers in an acrylic pen/brush holder from @Home. I like the acrylic option because I prefer seeing everything and it doesn’t clash with the rest of the decor in my room.
I want to fill the empty space on the wall with prints and polaroid photos at a stage – hopefully I’ll get around to it.
For the drawers, I use acrylic kitchen organiser trays from @Home to store my stationery. I had a lot of ideas for this to be aesthetically pleasing, but it just never got to that level and I’m fine with it. We’ll keep the organised chaos and call it a day. The stationery is an ever growing collection from places like Typo, CNA, PNA and smaller places.
I hope you liked this quick glance at my desk space. I’ll be back as I continue adding more things over the next few months.