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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DECO IDEA 5
Clear your desk of clutter, but keep necessities within easy reach, with a striking and playful chairbag.
DECO IDEA 6
Fold the pages of an exercise book, insert a little flag at the top, to create a fun concertina file.
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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