Do You Ever Think About the View From Your Desk?

Do You Ever Think About the View From Your Desk?

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Taryn Williford
Jun 8, 2009

Most often when laying out furniture in a new space, you keep in mind three main considerations: fit, aesthetics and flow. That is: Where stuff can go, how stuff looks and how you're supposed to walk around the stuff. Sometimes we start thinking about the view from the couch, but do you ever consider the view of your space from the point of view of your workspace?

All too often, we stick our desks into a corner for ease of use and ease of flow. But all we end up with is a dark spot with nothing to look at but drywall. A few framed pieces of art can help to soften the space, but why not flip the desk around?

Turn your back to the wall and face the room you're in, whether it's a dedicated home office, a bedroom or the kitchen, to really appreciate the work you've put into making your space comfortable and uniquely you.

Just see what the idea did for Justin's High Tech Haven, where he took the desk and faced it to a very energizing and artistic thinkspace (below). Isn't that way better inspiration than bland wallpaper?

Images from JimW and Paul_Irish at Flickr with a Creative Commons License.

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