DECO Idea: Officially Fun Office Storage

Bring delight to your desk job by playing with stationary and office storage. We have seven cheerful ideas for you to rearrange your paper and pencils. 

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ABC set, ABC Wholesalers / Printer’s tray and miniature mannequin, Milnerton market

DECO IDEA 1

Store stationery in interesting ways: use a doll’s bed to display pencils and an old jewellery holder to hang string tags. For an eye-catching desk installation, house graphic letter blocks in a printer’s tray painted white.

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Perspex file tray, PAX 3D / Exercise book covered in ‘affrodizzy on white’, The Silk and Cotton Co.

DECO IDEA 2

Clear Perspex containers, such as this in-tray, add a contemporary touch, while also appearing to take up less space on your desk.

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 DECO IDEA 3

Cardboard boxes can double up as play items. Using an NT cutter, cut out windows and door to make an instant doll’s house.

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 DECO IDEA 4

Use a Lego Duplo brick available at toy stores, as a quirky pen holder. Cover the surface of your desk with sheets of graph paper – perfect for quick notes and doodling.

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Chairbag in ‘affrodizzy on white’, The Silk and Cotton Co. / giraffe, Heartworks / Letters, Hammer and Tongs

DECO IDEA 5

Clear your desk of clutter, but keep necessities within easy reach, with a striking and playful chairbag.

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DECO IDEA 6

Fold the pages of an exercise book, insert a little flag at the top, to create a fun concertina file.

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Party box, Merrypak / Tube of pencils, PAX 3D / Magnifying glass, ABC Wholesalers / Swan pencil sharpener, paper and perspex clip, stylist’s own

DECO IDEA 7

Set the tone by starting with your desk: scan a design that you like, enlarge to fit the surface area and print to create a good-looking table covering. A cardboard tube painted silver creates an instant pencil holder, while a party box as storage promises fun.

Production by Tracy Lynch – Photography by Mark Williams

First published in our IDEAS Issue 71

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