Lifestyle | Workspace - How to Maximize AND Style Your Workspace

My personal workspace in Houston, TX

It can be challenging to create a stylish, breathable, and functional workspace when you have little to work with. Whether it be resources, actual space, or creative challenge, we face a lot of obstacles when designing our work area. Even if you are not limited in any of those things, here are some tips and ideas if you’re looking for some inspiration.

Where to begin

I started desinging my workspace with selecting some of my favorite colors and textures. As common with other creative people, I prefer neutral walls and shades while I work. I also have a fascination with marble, rose gold, and gold (as you can see). I snagged my marble file folder from Target, and there is no shortage of simliar accessories for you if you like this style. (Btw - I got my marble Macbook Air case pictured above from Amazon.)

Inspiration: Marble desk supplies courtesy of  DressMyDesk

Inspiration: Marble desk supplies courtesy of DressMyDesk

Make a list

  • Color pallette: neutrals, accents, favorite colors

  • Necessities: what do you have space for and do you not

  • Rate how your area will function:

    • Will it be easy to keep tidy?

    • Do you have room to do your work without moving things around?

    • Does it inspire creativitity and productivity?

Maximizing space

Personally speaking, I have learned a great way to maximize storage space and decorative intentions is to invest in shelving. Veritcal is always better than horizontal. I picked up an industrial chic lightweight shelf from Ikea for $29. It’s grey and has rose gold screws for the perfect touch of style.

Inspiration: Gray metal shelving to maximize vertical storage space.

Inspiration: Gray metal shelving to maximize vertical storage space.

Another way to maximize space is by using compartmental boxes. I use these for anything that I need within grasp such as extra supplies and I love the way mine look.

Inspiration: Metallic storage boxes via  Mad About the House .

Inspiration: Metallic storage boxes via Mad About the House.

Natural Light

I highly recommend having a source of sufficient natural light in your workspace if possible. I am fortunate to have large windows in my area that provide abundant light and great energy. It’s always extremely helpful to have sources of natural light if you do any kind of content creation or photography for Instagram, etc.

I redid my entire work space a few months ago and I couldn’t be happier. Since then, I’ve had a great environment to create and write in. Having a Zen work space starts with filling it with items that inspire creativity, productivity, and calmness. It is my escape from the world and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sage Von Sorella