How to Turn Your Desk Into a Stylish Working Haven

Maxine Eggenberger

A desk is so much more than a workspace. It's a place to channel your creative energy, a place to feel inspired and a place to reflect on your achievements as you set yourself new goals. Which is why we think your desk and home office should be given more consideration. 

As such, we set about unpacking what makes a desk space stylish, serene and motivating. Research into the matter included endlessly scrolling Instagram for inspiration, and what we found was that many of the desk setups we were most drawn to feature many 10 key items. 

Naturally, you'll need the desk itself and an equally stylish chair to accompany it. But the pieces that truly elevate a desk are the accessories you bestow it with—think lighting, stationery, notebooks and even motivational prints.

If you don't know where to begin, don't fret, for we've found the chicest desk, chair and add-on options out there, so you can swiftly upgrade your workspace, then get back to doing what you do best. Keep scrolling to see our suggestions.


Habitat Enzo Three-Drawer Walnut-Stained Desk (£550)

John Lewis & Partners Harvard Desk (£399)

Made Linus Desk (£149)


Zara Home Lampshade With Metal Dome (£90)

Habitat Lyss Pink Glass Table Light (£20)

Oliver Bonas Eva Table Lamp (£40)


Habitat Etta Blue Velvet Office Chair (£125)

IKEA Lillhöjden Swivel Chair (£55)

Made Stanley Leather Office Chair (£199)


Oliver Bonas Reina Green Ceramic Mug (£15)

Att Pynta Handmade Mug (£14)

Anthropologie Zabra Mug (£12)


Anthropologie Marbled Pen Pot (£8)

Kate Spade Tortoise Stapler (£30)

Anthropologie Set of Inspirational Pens (£22)


Paperwilds A5 Lined Full Marbled Notebook (£20)

John Lewis & Partners Portico B5 Spiral Gold Spot Notebook (£14)

Papier Painterly Flowers Notebook (£20)


Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Scented Candle (£48)

Marks & Spencer Uplift Candle (£8)

Eym Candle (£39)


Oliver Bonas Cool To Be Kind Black & Gold Wall Art (£60)

Urban Outfitters Seventy Tree Monstera Wall Art Print from (£29)

Oliver Bonas Love is Power Wall Art (£65)


Caudalíe Beauty Elixir 30ml (£12)

Glossier Soothing Rosewater Face Spray (£13)

Origins GinZing Treatment Lotion Mist (£18)


Stupid Egg Interiors Quintet of Mini House Plants and Ceramic Planters (£22)

The Little Botanical Mini Peperomia Rotundifolia (£8)

West Elm Artificial Crane Plant (£100)

Next, I asked four stylish women how they make their homes feel happier, and this is what they said.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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