How To Turn Your Desk Into
An Ideal Study Space

Set yourself up for a successful school year by creating an area that inspires you to hit the books. The best workspaces are comfortable, packed with personality and free of distractions so you can focus on your tasks and get more done in a shorter amount of time. You don't have to have an entire room dedicated to schoolwork; with just a few key pieces, you can create a DIY study space in just about any room of your home to take advantage of a spot where you really get down to business. At Pottery Barn Teen, we've put together a few tips to help you turn your desk into a functional and stylish space you adore.

Make Sure You Have Enough Light

Whether you're burning the midnight oil or your desk isn't near a window, you can still bring in enough light to help you study. Our desk lamps focus the light right on your books so you can keep your head in the game. Not having enough light can make it easier to lose concentration when you're trying to work, which is why it's important to illuminate your study space. A decorative task lamp adds a pop of color and style to your space while facilitating your attentiveness to the work at hand.

Keep Your Supplies Organized

Save time you'd otherwise spend searching for supplies by making sure that all of your books, papers and writing instruments are organized and have a space of their own. When you create a space for each item, you'll know exactly where to look for it when you need it. A fun set of desk accessories keeps small items like pencils, pens, paperclips and more corralled neatly so you know right where to find them. Plus, accessories with matching designs give your desk a clean, uniform look while allowing your tastes to shine.

Add A Touch Of Personality

Having fun reminders of friends and photos of good times around your desk can be inspiring, but it's important to keep them organized too. Hanging a pinboard for photos and mementos on the wall adds a touch of personality and can even help you stay motivated. Choose from several designs that match your style as well as the decor in the rest of the room. Tack up pictures of friends and fun memories or important reminders to the board to make it both attractive and functional.

Get Comfortable

If you have a long study session ahead of you, it's important to stay as comfortable as possible so you can focus on work instead of readjusting your position. Have a lapdesk available to use in your study space so that you can kick back on your couch, bed or comfortable chair to get your work done. A lapdesk is also a smart solution if you don't have the space for a full-size desk in your room. Some even include storage compartments so you can keep all of your supplies organized and within reach. This way, you can turn any almost space into a practical work area, no matter where you are or what you need to get done.

How To Turn Your Desk Into An Ideal Study Space