10 Ways To Make Your Workspace Chic & Functional

Working at home has it's perks. You can create your own schedule, work in your jammies, and you don't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic during your commute to and from work. But, don't get me wrong, it's not all fun and games. It's important for you to create a space that not only inspires you, but is functional enough to keep you productive as well. Keep scrolling to see how to make your work space just as chic as it is functional.

1. Desk Calendar

 

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Try using a desk calendar rather than checking your phone or computer for the day's date. Find one that matches your personality and style.

2. Your Desk

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Choose a desk that works well with the space you have. Try making your own desk by adding a board above two cabinets( hello...storage space!).

3. Peg Board

Something Turquoise / Jen's craft room is amazing!!:

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If you're a creative, this is a perfect way for you to store your craft supplies.

4. Inspiration Board

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Try adding a mood board or a bulletin board for inspiration. Put up images and quotes that inspire you.

5. Comfy Chair

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If you want to avoid back problems, get a comfortable chair that you can sit in for hours while you werk. Add a faux fur throw for added comfort and chicness.

6. Good Lighting

Fresh and feminine home office with pink accents:

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Opt for a space with as much natural lighting as possible. Try hanging a beautiful chandelier or find a cute lamp that provides enough lighting for you to work your best.

7. Add Shelving 

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Storage is your friend.

8. Wall File Organizer

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Keep your papers and mail organized with easy access.

9. Desk Organizer Tray

This is another way I can use my new "knick-knack display shelf". I like how she only painted the sides & painted the name on the front. Craft supply organization ideas with a printer tray:

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Keep your Post Its, paper cups, tape, rubber band, and notepads all in one place.

10. Decorate and Accessorize

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Personalize your office space with things that will inspire you to do your best work!

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