Organising and decorating your desk is an essential part of your day, especially if you’re anything like me and are at your desk for 10 hours plus a day. Your desk should motivate you, keep you inspired and have everything you need to get you through the day at arms reach.

A positive work space can boost your mindset. It needn’t cost you a fortune either and while I find these pictures inspirational and aspirational, there are a few things you can do on the cheap that can give your desk a new lease on life.

1) Treat yourself to weekly or fortnightly flowers

I find that adding a natural element to my corporate office space softens my surrounds. I often grab a $10 bunch from the flower stand outside my office. Nothing too fancy, but I feel like for $2 a day the flowers completely lift my mood!

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2) Desk Planner

A great desk planner can focus you and also double as a mouse pad (we are currently stocking a great selection in our online store – details below). I always have a running list of desk to do’s on my desk planner.

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Desk planners

3) Desk Tray

The easiest way to eliminate piles of bits and pieces (i.e. mess) is to whack it all in a tray. Trays keep those miscellaneous but oh-so-necessary desk items looking tidy but still accessible – paperclips, notebooks, stationery, makeup! We also stock some gorgeous trays, starting from $39.95.

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4) Moodboard

If you don’t want to add anything more to your desk, consider something for your walls. A moodboard can be a great way to keep you inspired. Think about pinning pictures of things and holidays you might be working towards. Best of all, a moodboard is basically free if your work place has a colour printer right!?

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Moodboard

5) Art

A lovely or inspiring piece of art work can add personality to your work space while still keeping your desk looking professional. If you are restricted on space, even a small frame can be a nice touch. Prints are hot at the moment and you can get your hands on a limited edition print from $50.00. A few of my favourites and ones worth checking out are Made by Girl, The Minimalist, Laura Blythman.

Artwork for your desk

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About The Daily Edited

The Daily Edited is an online store and blog produced and curated by Alyce Tran and Tania Liu.  Lawyers by day and creatives by night!  We know what it’s like to work a 9 to 5 or a 9 to 9 in our case and we want to bring you things that are going to enhance your desk life!  We’re experts on making your office life better.

The Daily Edited blog aims to gather information on fashion, food (after work recipes, health and wellness tips) and other lifestyle (home living, beauty, entertainment) and present it in a format that is tailored to the intelligent working woman who just wants to spend 5 minutes or so clicking on something other than Microsoft Office or whatever it is you are doing at your desk.  We want to build a community of professional creative women who have a passion for the beautiful things in life.

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