Tips For A Functional Study

8 years ago
2 minutes

Having an organised and functional desk is imperative to productivity, but will also provide your home with an aesthetic that is pleasing - removing any sense of chaos or mess.

If you’re late to the party, get rid of that old non-Apple desktop/laptop

Not only are they are more functional operating system but they also look so much sexier. Apple are a tech company first, and a design company second. The argument of whether Apple are innovators or designers has gone on for hours, so most just call them both.

Desktop options include a 25” iMac, a 27” iMac, or if you have the funds (and need) the Mac Pro – take note that the Mac Pro requires a new monitor.

Laptops still look nice on a desk, and with the clarity of image put into these machines, it is hard to argue against it, especially if you want it tucked away – consider the brand new Macbook 12” which comes in a variety of stained metals, or the popular Macbook Pro.


Have a nice desk lamp

Desk lamps are specifically appropriate for studies that are not entirely their own room. If you’re living in a one-bedroom apartment, having to turn on the whole living room light can be a bit intrusive.

However, if you have a desk lamp, you can still illuminate the whole area, without working in overwhelming light, or in too little light.

Muji are a great alternative to IKEA and offer some pretty trendy looking pieces.

Keep your desk organized

It is aesthetically displeasing to see a desk covered in papers, rubbish or an abundance of cords and plugs. What you can do is make sure you separate mess from reference.

A tip here is to keep your files off the floor, and rather resort to stacked drawers that sit on your desk. This always keeps them at eye height, and will make you less inclined to neglect it. Bundle your cords together, and pin them down to the back of your desk, you’ll be surprised how much of a difference it makes.

Have any printers and scanners in the same vicinity


If you have printers and scanners that you rely on, keep them within the vicinity of the desk.

This way they are still associated with that area, and will not only make it easier to clean, but technologically they will function faster, especially if you rely on Bluetooth.