3 Steps To Create A Vintage-Inspired Desk

You vintage lovers deserve a workspace that complements your home decorating aesthetic. Whether you just use your desk to pay bills and surf the Web or your desk functions as your full-time workstation, you need a space where you enjoy spending time. If it looks vintage-cute, all the better!

For me, an office space that combines vintage elements, artwork that I enjoy looking at, and functionality inspires me to write. Check out my desk below and discover how you too can fashion a vintage-inspired desk for your home.

1. The right desk 

The modern desks you find at furniture stores today often don’t offer the same craftsmanship as vintage pieces. Vintage desks are usually made of solid wood, not a combination of wood and cheap plywood like today’s furniture.

Choose a desk for your workspace that you’ll actually want to work at. I salvaged my desk from a Goodwill for $20. With a fresh coat of white paint and green accents, it looks near-new and still has the retro look I adore.

2. Keep it minimal

Choose the pieces that you place on your desk surface carefully. An uncluttered work area will help you get more work done. You want only functional items and pieces that you love to look at sitting on your desk.

On my desk I keep a small turquoise lamp thrifted from a secondhand shop, a stack of books, pencils in a vintage tin, two magazine holders and my laptop, of course.

3. Inspring artwork 

Stimulate your brain by hanging artwork that you love to look at near your desk. Interesting artwork in your work area is especially important if you need to get creative!

An artist in the Czech Republic created the prints hanging above my desk. Purchased off Etsy, I especially adore the vintage-looking red typewriter print.

What does your desk look like? Do you have any vintage items on your desktop? Let me know in the comments section!

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