Creating a nice space to work in was one of my goals for this month, and there’s nothing I like better than buying new stationery and getting myself organised. It’s that feeling of a fresh start, like when you go back to school in September with the
slate clean.

My current situation at work is a desk crammed full of magazines, notebooks, files, papers and about a thousand pens, none of which work. My full time job needs me to be creative, especially as I’m now styling more shoots and need to find inspiration on an almost daily basis.

With that said, I wanted to put this post together today, not only to show you some ideas I’ve been Pinning recently, but how you can create a glam work-space of your own. Let’s start with the basics…

Start with a clean desk, as big as the space you have will allow, but remember there are some great space saving options out there if you have little room to work with. I’d start with putting my computer exactly where I need it to be on the desk and work around that – and don’t forget a nice chair to sit on. Forget those ugly computer chairs and consider something similar to the pink chair below, if you want to create a really stylish space.

Organisation is key to a glam work environment so purchase some files holders – I think everyone knows how nice the clear Muji ones look but I also love plain white metal ones from Ikea. Plus I love a clear cohesive theme throughout so lining up white files after white files is more aesthetically pleasing. Another great item I’ll be buying is this copper in-tray from Paperchase below, to pop my daily bits and bobs in that I’m working on.

As you can see from my edit below, there’s a real mixture of metallic pieces in the shops right now – especially at George at Asda, and Kate Spade. I know it’s weird to get this excited about a gold Kate Spade stapler but when I spotted you could get the matching tape dispenser as well, my life was officially complete.

Once everything is neat and tidy, I think adding those little extra details can really finish off the desk and give it that element of glamour. Those details can include flowers, candles, art work on the walls, and pretty notebooks or thank you cards. It’s about creating a beautiful work environment to help you blog, write, design, whatever it is you may be doing. I hope this feature has inspired you if you were looking to update your desk a little, I can’t wait to finish mine and I’ll make sure I do a desk tour when it’s all done.

Peony Roses in Glass Cube £50.00 // Kate Spade Acrylic Stapler £24.00 // Copper Trinket Box £10.00 // Big Spot Kraft Padfolio £7.00 // Chalk Globe £15.00 // Mongolian Fur Cushion £35.00 // Tom Dixon Copper-Plated Cube Desk Tidy Tray £60.00 // Though She Be Little, She Is Fierce Print $18.00 // Jo Malone London Candle £42.00 // Kate Spade Acrylic Tape Dispenser £20.00 // Letter Rack £10.00 // Fancy Floral Note Cards £6.00 // Ring-A-Ling Telephone Notepad £7.95 // Fabric & Solid Birch Vintage Chair £79.99 // Barbara Wiggins Rose Gold Leather Diary £29.95 // Kate Spade Gold Ballpoint Pen Set £21.95 // A Way With Words Large Notebook £10.00 // Mystic Rose Metal In-Tray £10.00

About Victoria

Hello! I'm Victoria, the founder of multi-award winning interior design blog, Apartment Number 4. I can't wait to share my tips and tricks on creating a beautiful place to live on a budget, regardless of whether you're living in your forever home or your home that's perfect for now.

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