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How to: style a creative space

Make working from home feel inspiring

As more of us than ever are working from home, it’s essential that our little study corners feel as inspiring as possible. Whether it’s just an armchair, you and your laptop or a whole home office, here’s how we’re maximising the creativity at home.

Tidy desk, tidy mind

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Having a clear space to work from is crucial to freeing up your mind so good ideas can flow freely. As is knowing where everything is… post-its, please? This handy little drawer is perfect for all those bits and bobs you want to have handy while you’re working – think hard drives, paperclips, pens and more. And it makes the perfect little shelf for a few succulents too.

Get creative

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When it comes to style, a workspace is one of the places you should feel free to get creative, so introduce new patterns and textures that’ll inspire you every time you glance up from your spreadsheet. And if you’re short on space, just use your walls. This organiser will keep your mail in order, while this macramé hanging is made for jazzing up bare spaces.

There’s no such thing as too much stationery

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And anyone who tells you there is, is wrong. Whether you’re a pretty notebook hoarder or a pen collector, cute stationery can improve productivity – or at least make it look like you know what you’re doing. Inspire yourself to get started with a fresh new journal, a slick pen and some tasselled paperclips because… well, why not?

Make space to chill

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Whatever you’re working on, you need a space to recalibrate and rehydrate with a cuppa. When you’re working from home in your pjs all day, you can forget to take a break so it’s important to have a corner that’ll encourage you to unwind. Bring in a few plants, which look great styled up in these rattan baskets. Gather together a few of your favourite books and magazines to flick through and watch the stresses of that deadline melt away.

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