7 gorgeous ways to detox your desk

Feel calm, organised and inspired for the year ahead with these 7 fab ways to detox your desk

There’s nothing quite like the new year to help us make some positive changes – and where better to start than at home? Whether it’s culling your wardrobe, clearing out the freezer or re-organising your sewing box, there are few jobs more satisfying than having a good clear-out (if for no other reason than to make space for new Christmas presents!) With that in mind, here are 7 ways to detox your desk for a stylish new study this season:

1. Board meeting

Not only is this fabulous pegboard by Block Design unbelievably practical, it’s super-stylish, too. Use it as an inspirational moodboard by covering it in postcards, swatches and photos, or go functional by pinning up tapemeasures, scissors and stationery. Its bold yellow colour makes it the perfect way to wake up an all-white scheme, without compromising on cool Scandi style.

Pegboard, from £25, Block Design

2. New leaf

This botanical-inspired scheme from H&M has me dreaming of warmer climes. The leaf motifs, simple green-and-white palette, and abundance of fresh foliage are instantly soothing, whilst the little pops of brass add a touch of understated luxe.

Rectangular wooden box, £12.99; large wire basket (on desk), £14.99; candle holders, £6.99 each; all H&M


3. Tech tonic

Always forgetting your charger or fed-up of carrying it around? Enter: the new Riggad work lamp from Ikea, complete with super-cool wireless charging. Simply pop it on the lamp base, or slip it into a corresponding phone case, and enjoy having one less piece of clutter to contend with on your desk.

Riggad work lamp, £50, Ikea

4. Recipe for success

Eating healthily has got to be one of the most common new year’s resolutions, so make it easy with this gorgeous recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. Whether it sits proudly on your desk or tucked away in a kitchen cubby, it’s the perfect way to store all manner of healthy recipes to set you on the right track this January.

Capri recipe box, $34, Rifle Paper Co

5. Scandi pastels

Create a soothing workplace by opting for a few pastel accent pieces – not only are they a brilliant way to pep up a white scheme, but they’re easy to co-ordinate and are on-trend for 2016.

For a similar lamp, try the Signal two-arm desk light, £220, Clippings.com. For a similar artwork, try the Fractal art print, £29.99, SkandiDesign range, Notonthehighstreet.com

6. Picture perfect

Taking part in Dry January? Keep those hands busy on a quiet evening with a fun DIY project, plus give yourself something gorgeous to look at by creating your very own picture wall. This monochrome scheme is budget-friendly, stylish and super effective.

Linnmon/Finnvard desk, £70; for similar picture frames, try the Ribba, from £2.25 each; all Ikea

7. By the book

Add a welcome splash of colour to your desk with the gorgeous Scandi-style designs from Swedish brand Kikki.K. If you’re local to London, don’t miss their amazing new pop-up in Covent Garden for endless inspiration and dreamy designs.

Stationery, from a selection, Kikki.K

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