Your work and study space is your personal oasis. It's where you come to be productive and it’s most likely where you spend a lot of your time. So, it should be a place where you feel comfortable, a space that makes you feel happy and motivated. You are more likely to achieve your goals if you enjoy being in the space you create for work or study. Here are some cheap and easy ways to brighten up your workspace and make it your favorite place to be.
Get rid of clutter
Before you begin brightening up your workspace or study space, you should ensure that it is clutter-free. When your desk is cluttered, it's hard to focus on getting things done. Make sure that everything has its place and that you are organized. Clear out anything you don’t need, so you feel less overwhelmed.
Add some motivational words or pictures
There will always be days when you don’t feel motivated. So putting up some motivational pictures or words that inspire you will give you more determination to tackle your list of tasks. Have a look on apps like Pinterest to find some aesthetically pleasing motivational quotes, print some off, and put them in little frames, it will make your space appear brighter and more fun and will encourage you to keep going on the hard days.
Personalize your desk
Personalizing your desk will help you feel more at home in your study or workspace and make it nicer for you to spend your time there. Decorate your desk with pictures of friends or family, plants, or a nice lamp. If you have a particular hobby or interest, include some of these items on your desk. You might want to display some figures or put a few of your favorite books on a shelf. Create a space that is just for you.
Let there be light
Make sure you have enough light in your space. You need to be able to look at the screen or a textbook comfortably without straining your eyes. Brighten up your office space with a lamp or two. If you are feeling creative, you can always paint a pattern on a plain lampshade to give your space an individualistic look.
Add some green
Decorate your study or workspace with some plants. Plants add color, freshness, and life to any room and they also help clean the air. Bring the outdoors in and have a range of different plants around you, they don’t have to be large plants that require a lot of attention, you can get some potted plants or even artificial plants if you don’t want to remember to water them.
Comfort is key
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your work or study space, then you need to be comfortable. The first thing you need to focus on is your chair. Get a chair that has decent lumbar support and can be adjusted when necessary. To personalize your chair, you can always add a colorful cushion or blanket to make it a little bit more suited to your taste.
Accessorize your space
To complete your work or study space, you should add some essentials including a pen holder, a wall planner or wire grid, and storage containers for your notebooks and sticky notes. There are plenty of places you can buy these accessories but if you are feeling creative, a lot of these can be made using old bits and pieces you might find around the house