1. Keep things lively - Adding some greenery or flowers to your desk can be a great way to add a little something something to your work environment. Also, having some beautiful flowers blooming in the background generally makes you happier and keeps you positive for days you're stuck staring at your screen! If you don't feel like buying real flowers every week and struggle to keep them alive (like me) then opt for fake flowers, they're just as pleasing to the eye and require no maintenance what so ever...perfect!
2. Keep things light - Having a good ol' lamp is obvious when it comes to dressing up a plain old desk and the typical 'desk lamps' have been making a comeback. The one shown here is from IKEA and is channelling the industrial trend that will be hitting out homes coming Autumn and Winter 2014. These have been released in loads of different colours so you'll sure find one to fit your style.
3. Keep things smelling good - Having an area that smells good is always a positive thing and will help you feel happier when working, so, why not add a candle or two? I love the Diptyque candles and the packaging is lovely and doubles up as a great little desk accessory. Another trick with candles is once you've burnt down to the bottom you can wash them out and reuse them to house all your pens and pencils!
4. Keep inspired - There's nothing worse than having a lack of inspiration when trying to pull something together, so adding a motivational quote here and there never hurt nobody. These are great little reminders of what keeps you motivated and in the game and gives you that push you may well need when you're on the brink of a mental breakdown...we've all been there people...we all need motivation...
5. Keep organised - Having a clean space means having a clean mind. Keeping your desk organised means finding things when you need them is no problem at all! I find storage boxes and folders helpful when organising paperwork and make sure you label them up just to ensure you don't end up looking through every folder in the house. Also, use a diary or this chalkboard organiser which you can pick up at Next. These help to keep your days in check and let you know exactly what you need to get done for the day ahead
6 - Keep things colourful and comfortable - There's nothing worse than being uncomfortable when you know you're going to be glued to your desk for the next 6 hours so pick out a pillow to keep back pain at bay! And while you're at it, you might as well make it a colourful one! Colour is another happy injector and will keep you feeling more positive when you're hard at work!