Being a grad student, I spend more time at my desk than I would like to admit. But any space that you spend a lot of time in should be both functional and fun to be in, if you ask me! So today I’m going to share some desks that are inspiring me to make my space a little more fabulous.
I was fortunate enough to inherit a gorgeous frosted glass desk from my dad to bring to DC. So goodbye particle board, too small desk from Target, hello glamorous desk! (When its not covered in books and papers and to do lists of course!) The desk is very basic, very utilitarian, and basically just a giant piece of glass. Practically screams for a little decorating!
As usual, I’ve been looking high and low for inspiration for glass desks and desks that face a window, since that is my current set up. Here we go!
Even though this one isn’t glass, I just loved the pop of color this one provided! If had the space to spray paint, these plain silver legs would most likely end up being a fun color! I also love how the profile of this desk is short and simple. Being able to have everything at hand without blocking the view and light is so important to me since we only have 2 windows!
Again, I’m loving the simplicity here! Also, propping that little lamp up on a stack of magazines is both stylish and handy! My stack would probably be textbooks, but who needs to read those anyway? Tee hee hee…
More simplicity, clean lines, and pop of color from that cow headphone holder! I need it!! This one doesn’t face a window and isn’t strictly glass, but I just couldn’t stop looking at the photos. In today’s society the way we snap photos without a thought, I feel like we appreciate printed photos even less. Taking the time to decorate your space with photos of people & places that you love or inspire you personalizes your workspace and makes it somewhere you actually want to come back to.
Besides the perfectly coordinated storage options and decor in this one, I really like the idea of having a skirt around your desk. I’m not sure how I’d do it in my space, but being able to cover up those hideous cords and maybe have some hidden storage would be awesome! I hate having to look at the mess of cords all the time, and without drawers or shelves, I’m in need of more desk storage that allows me to keep a low profile.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE EVER!! I first spotted this beautiful office set up on Color Me Caitie’s post on Ali Cayne’s townhouse tour and I can’t stop thinking about it! I love the gold legs (I’m telling you, spraypaint is calling to me!!) and the huge inspiration board behind it. While I don’t have the space or gorgeous hardwood floors, this is the set up I wish I could have! My only question is where do her cords go?!? (Can you tell I hate cords? I really do. They’re the absolute worst part of technology.)
Any tips for my glass desk decor? How do you decorate your work space at home or at work?