Nov 06, 2023
25 Best Desk Organization Ideas
You'll improve your productivity! We'll admit it: We're in an organizing mood.
You'll improve your productivity!
We'll admit it: We're in an organizing mood. It all started with the recent makeover of the pantry at The Lodge (honestly, is there anything more inspiring than pantry organization ideas?). Since then, our desire to organize has only grown—and now, we're ready to tackle our home offices! After all, desk clutter is one of the trickiest obstacles on the path to a clean, organized home...but it's an important one to tackle on your to-do list.
So put on your game face, roll up your sleeves, and let's get to it! Ahead, we're sharing our all-time favorite desk organization ideas, including tips and tricks to help you create and maintain a beautified workspace that actually works for you while you, well, work. You'll love our creative solutions, including how to repurposing transparent, stackable food storage containers in your office (turns out those kitchen storage ideas aren't just for the kitchen, after all). We've included plenty of DIY ideas to appease the craftiest among you, but made sure to balance things out with store-bought gizmos and gadgets galore. Drawer dividers and floral-patterned sticky notes for the win! For inspiration, just take a look at Ree Drummond's office in Pawhuska: the cheerful paint colors! The modular shelving! The ergonomic chairs in floral patterns! Here's to a happier, less cluttered workspace.
Who says storage has to be unsightly? A bold, dramatic hue pulls the eye toward, not away from, the storage containers in this office, which are nestled among and between other lovely decorative elements.
See more at Just a Girl.
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It's easy to transform the look (and utility) of your entire home office with nothing more than one big piece of furniture. Here, thanks to a gigantic, wall-to-wall storage cabinet, the small antique desk in the foreground looks lovely and clutter-free.
See more at Tidbits.
If you like the way your storage supplies look, you're more likely to use them. That's just a fact. We love the white and rose gold file containers, storage organizers, and sliding bins in this chic office.
See more at The Girl in the Yellow Dress.
Plastic and acrylic aren't your only options when it comes to storage supplies. Instead, play around with woven, natural materials—and add a vintage photo display rack to keep sentimental items up and off desks.
See more at Fiddle Leaf Interiors.
Make your desk into a bona fide get-it-all-done retreat by selecting office supplies you really love. These adorable sticky notes, clipboards, and "to do" lists from Ree's Walmart collection are a great place to start.
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Take up a whole wall with your storage supplies—why not? Here, interior designer Ann Wolf does exactly that, and the result is equal parts utilitarian and visually pleasing
See more at Ann Wolf Interior Decoration.
No more desk clutter! The two roomy drawers on the front of this desk allow you to stow away odds and ends.
See more at At Home with Ashley.
Stay flexible with modular shelving, which can be moved around as needed to accomodate your changing storage needs. (Rainbow colors are optional, but they certainly add to the appeal!)
Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.
These DIY built-ins are filled with monochromatic home office supplies—and the result is downright calming. Look closely, though, and you'll see just how many bins and boxes are available for use.
Get the tutorial at Room for Tuesday.
Is a pegboard ever a bad idea? We think not. It's a fabulous way to keep supplies in plain sight without cluttering your desk.
See more at White House Black Shutters.
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Not only is a colorful bulletin board a nice way to keep all of your tasks and papers readily available, but the bright hue here is also just plain inspiring. It's like a jolt of caffeine!
See more at The Homes I Have Made.
Planners are great—we've got several!—but they do take up desk space. An oversized acrylic calendar will keep you organized and double as a fun décor piece.
See more at The House of Wood.
This modern desk may not have tons of shelves or storage space, but a pair of metal caddies does the trick.
See more at Melissa Frusco.
No need to slap Post-It notes everywhere! Instead, attach peel-and-stick chalkboard tape straight to your desk—you'll be able to jot down new ideas as they come to you, and wipe them away again as needed.
See more at Sugar and Cloth.
Mason jars aren't just for your pantry, you know! Here, placed on lined shelves, they help to keep a crafting space clean and tidy.
See more at A Kailo Chic Life.
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Got stacks of postcards and notes all over your desk? Tack them up on the wall for a pretty display that'll save you tons of space.
See more at Paper & Stitch.
Not only does this keyboard tray keep the keyboard itself stowed, but it can also function as a hidden home for your laptop or tablet. Genius!
Get the tutorial at Yellow Brick Home.
If you haven't been able to find a desk organizer that perfectly fits your space and needs, try making your own. This DIY involves no hammers, nails, or drills!
Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
A large cork board, hanging space for pens and pencils, and jars filled with office supplies give this entire space a functional, organized feel.
See more at Lil Luna.
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Add a stunning piece of statement furniture to your space to remove your supplies from your desk completely. You'll wonder why you didn't make this move sooner!
See more at Inspired By Charm.
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