To do your best work, you need to create an environment that encourages creativity and flow, so change things up a little! We're not talking about repainting or coming in with a ficus or other foliage -- just a few odds and ends to spruce up your surroundings. Here are a few tips from our design notebook to turn your work space into your own personal "creativity zone."
Pick one color and stick with it. Silver pen holder? Get a silver stapler, tape holder and so on. Sticking with one color theme will make you look neat and organized -- and will show you have a flair for style.
Now, just because you're going with this color theme doesn't mean you now need every accessory under the sun. There is no need for a fancy desk pad or other other doodads -- just buy what you'll use.
To show a bit of personality, you should keep some knick-knackery on your desk. If you need a pad at the ready to jot down notes, why not go for an artsy notebook instead?
Cut the Lights
Fluorescent lighting can be brutal. Why not opt for a softer desk lamp and ditch those blinding lights -- it's easy, trust us. When no one is looking, just stand up on your desk or chair for a boost and unscrew the bulbs. Mood lighting, here you come!"