Aesthetic Desk Setup: The Best Look for You (Guide)

Aesthetic desk setups are just great.

Because making your desk feel like a beautiful, aesthetic space where you can both relax and work is a great way to motivate yourself. 

You can customize your setup according to your hobbies, interests, and favorite color!

With so many people all over the world now working on a computer at a desk it can be an easy option to simply put your computer, or laptop, on the desk and get to work. 

Aesthetic Desk Setup

However, this is not always the best environment to work in as there is little to no visual stimulation and your brain will quickly register it as boring.

So, what can you do instead?

Well, the best way to make sure that your work environment is pleasant and enjoyable is to decorate it according to your taste.

That is, to make it aesthetically pleasing.

There is no right way or wrong way to do this as what everyone enjoys surrounding themselves with will differ.

In this article, we will give you a quick guide to a few of the best ways to make your aesthetic desk setup.

To find out how to improve your work environment, keep reading!

Decorate your aesthetic desk using pictures

Perhaps one of the most traditional ways to spruce up your desk situation is to add pictures.

Not only will seeing the smiling, happy faces of your loved ones encourage you to keep going and keep working, but you can also decorate using cute and interesting photo frames. 

For example, if you have kids then you may want to remember a wonderful family trip to Disneyland. What better way to do this than with a frame that matches your personality. 

If you want your desk to be a fun and vibrant environment then consider a brightly colored photo frame.

However, if you are after a more minimalistic look then opt for a sleek neutral photo frame.

You can add as many photo frames as you like, but remember to leave enough room to actually work!

You can even try having many different-sized photo frames to create a more interesting desk aesthetic.

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Decorate your aesthetic desk with plants

Perhaps an option that is more commonly used by a younger generation, small desk plants is a great way to add a pop of color to your desk.

You should always take into account the specific needs of each plant before choosing which one is right for your desk.

For example, if your desk is in direct sunlight then make sure that you opt for a plant that can handle such light levels.

Alternatively, if your desk has only low light then you may want to opt for a different type of plant.

If you are not prepared to put in the hard work choosing the right plant and keeping it alive, then you can always opt for a fake plant instead.

These will give you the same aesthetic but without all of the hassle!

Organize your stationery

One of the most important parts of any desk space is stationery.

Where do you keep it? How do you store it? What stationery do you need?

If you are a fan of a colorful and fun work environment then this is a place where you can truly excel.

Aesthetic Desk Setup

Many shops now offer colored stationery that all matches.

For example, you can get sets of pink paperclips, staplers, hole punchers, etc. You can even get patterned ones!

So, you can jazz up your desk aesthetic with little touches of your personality without actually adding any decorations.

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You can also buy desk organizers both for drawers and the desktop which will also be another fun way to liven up your desk without adding anything unnecessary.

Vinyl worktops

If you have a pretty old, battered desk or one that you simply do not like the look of then consider plastic wrapping for worktops.

These are typically colored or patterned pieces of plastic that are sticky on one side.

You simply lay them over the surface that you want to cover and adhere to the sheet.

You can choose any color or pattern that you like and you can quickly and easily turn an old boring desk into a new fun one.

Remember that if you work in an office then this is unlikely to be allowed, so remember to ask permission before customizing any of the furniture.

However, if you are working from home then the world is your oyster! But, remember to choose a vinyl that does not distract you from working.

For example, although a brightly patterned desk may look cute in the corner of your room, it may become a headache when working at it.

Aesthetic Desk Setup

Invest in a new desk chair

Another great way to create the perfect aesthetic desk setup is to choose a new chair.

You can now choose from so many different styles and colors and you can even find one that correctly supports you and corrects your posture.

However, remember, again, that if you are working in an office any change in company furniture will need to be run past the company itself.

But, if you work from home, then you can choose the perfect color to match your room.

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Remember that you will need your new chair to be both functional and comfortable, not just pretty.

After all, you will be spending a lot of time in it and comfort should come first.

Use a pinboard

A pinboard is a perfect example of how to create a functional but appealing desk setup.

You can pin up your favorite photos and use cute pins, but you can also add important reminders, notes, and deadlines.

This way they will be directly in your line of sight and help you to remember exactly what you need to do.

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You can choose as big or small a pinboard as you like but remember that it should not be distracted or too busy.

It is no use writing important notes and pinning them on your pinboard if you are unable to find them again.

Find the perfect lamp to top-up your aesthetic desk

If you are working late in the evening, or even at night, then investing in the perfect lamp is a great way to help you work and create an aesthetic desk setup.

You can choose any style, size, or color that matches your personality.

Aesthetic lamp

However, you should make sure that it does not take up too much of your desk space as if you are going to work in the day, it will simply get in the way.

You should also take into account where the plug sockets are near your desk. In some cases, you may need to invest in a lamp with a longer cord if you do not have a plug socket close enough to your desk.


A desk setup does not need to be boring.

There are endless ways to make your work environment your own and to make it a pleasant place to be.

You can add photos, notes, decorations to put a smile on your face.

Alternatively, you can color match your desk set up so that not only is it aesthetically pleasing but you will also know exactly which stationery is yours! 

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Hi, I'm Darryl. I made this site to help share information & reviews about ergonomic desks, chairs & accessories to help others who want to work more comfortably. Learn more about my journey by reading my bio here. Enjoy!
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Hi, I'm Darryl. I made this site to help share information & reviews about ergonomic desks, chairs & accessories to help others who want to work more comfortably. Learn more about my journey by reading my bio here. Enjoy!

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