Tips on How to Dress Your Desk
For some of us, black computer desks are just a bland and boring household fixture that we take for granted. Most people use their desk for work and nothing else, which is totally fine with us, but have you ever thought about decorating your black corner desk, so that it’s more bespoke to you?
Here at Piranha Trading, we like to keep things simple and subtle. But some of the more creative minds here in the office have come up with a few ways to make the desk a bit more personalised to the individual. Whilst preserving the excellent build quality of our desks, we have come up with a few ideas to give your desk some character, and make all your friends green with envy.
The Museum Viewing Cabinet Idea
If you have children, they are going to love this idea. With our glass desks you can cover the surface with a clear sticky adhesive vinyl. Why would you do this, you ask? Well, the point being that you can lay various objects onto the desk and then cover them with the clear vinyl, giving your desktop a massive personal touch. Here’s what to put between the glass and the vinyl:
- Au natural – Grab a plastic bag and head to the forest or park with the kids, collect whatever you can from the floor; bugs, leaves, twigs. Take your newfound goodies home and have fun carefully laying out the items onto the desk. Once you cover the desk with vinyl, you will have a desktop customised to your tastes. You’ll find the kids won’t want to leave the counter alone either, and they will probably spend a lot more time doing their homework at the desk.
- Faces and Photos – This is a fantastic idea for those who can’t stop taking pictures. Get on Facebook or Instagram, grab all your favourite pictures of family and friends and print them out. Cut around all your favourite photos and lay them onto your desktop. Your desk is then immediately transformed into a collage of great memories, keeping you smiling as you work.
- Newspaper Prints – Ever wondered what to do with all those left over Sunday newspapers? Now is the perfect opportunity to get a bit creative and give your desk a funky individual look. Flick through the papers and magazines, pick out your favourite articles, stories and photos of celebrities, then adorn your black corner computer desk with newspaper clippings of contemporary culture. You may even have newspaper cut outs of your own previous glory days. If this is the case, then get the kids involved with picking out pictures of mum or dad, then dress the desk with a blast from the past.
- Back To The Future – If contemporary culture does not interest to you, then how about brightening up your desktop with some motivation? Download some great moments throughout history and print off the pictures. Imagine how inspired you will feel when you look down at your desk and see John F Kennedy staring back at you. Or how about Nelson Mandela and some inspirational quotes? This will not only make your workspace fun, but will give you that kick of encouragement you need, when studying or working from home.
As you can see, with our glass desks or any other of our home office desks, anything is possible. A desk doesn’t just have to be a generic workspace. We all spend a lot of time at our desk, so why not have a little fun with it, while at the same time, being secure in the knowledge that the desks craftsmanship is of the highest quality? For further information on any of our items please get in touch.