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5 Desk Styling Tips Every Girl Boss Must Know

There’s nothing quite like cute desk things to get yourself motivated, right? I’m so excited to have Kathy Kuo back on the blog to share her 5 desk styling tips every girl boss must know! Be sure to check out Kathy’s latest posts here and here and be sure to tell me which tip is your favorite down below. Enjoy!

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1. Set aside time to clear the clutter.

The first rule for a well-styled desk is to ensure it’s always clean and clear. We understand that life gets messy: you have piles of papers to deal with, you work through lunch and don’t get the chance to throw out the empty food containers…we’ve all been there. But instead of waiting until Friday to do your desktop cleaning, set aside just five minutes at the end of your day to file away old papers, throw out the trash,  and put loose objects back where they belong. Not only will your desk look significantly better, but you’ll arrive to work the next morning with a fresh and clean start.

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2. Find stylish storage solutions.

Desk storage is a necessity for a workspace to be functional, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be an eyesore. From cabinets to bookshelves, to decorative boxes, choose pieces with both style and function that cater to your creative instincts and stylish sensibilities.      


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3. Cover your cords.

There’s nothing more unattractive on a desk than a tangle of knotted cords and wires. But in today’s world, it’s almost impossible to work without your computer cord, phone charger, headphones, etc. But don’t worry! There are several, easy DIY solutions to exposed cords: Feed cords through a hole drilled near the back of your desk and mount a surge protector on the underside. Or, if you’re not into the idea of drilling holes in your furniture, use Velcro strips or zip ties to secure cords into an organized cluster. And if it’s an option, choose desks or media cabinets with cord management already in place.

image via Jennifer Pacca Interiors

4. Use a bulletin board.

As interior designers, we use boards all the time to pitch ideas to clients. But bulletin boards are also a great way to clean up papers on your desk that you don’t need at the moment but aren’t ready to file away. Instead of letting loose papers clutter your space, pin up all of your odds and ends, and add any small details that might inspire you, like photographs or business cards.

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5. Accessorize like a pro.  

Investing in desk accessories you love is like finishing off an outfit with a statement necklace or the perfect pair of earrings. Indulge your desktop cravings with gorgeous trays and decorative bowls and boxes to help you stay organized. Had your eye on some standout stationary for a while? Go ahead and splurge. Your workspace will love you for it. Need help finding the perfect desk accessory? Shop some of our best sellers on the board below!

1. Acrylic Desk 
2. Oak Truss Desk
3. Indigo Brass Round Bone Box Set
4. Mirrored Serving Tray
5. Hexagon Vase Bowl
6. Hedgehog Box
7. Brass Urchin Set
8. Brass Okay Sign Sculpture
9. White Champagne Vase Set
10. Coral Sculpture
11. White Stack Organizer
12. Metal Desk Table
13. Black Lacquer Desk