How to Design a Million-Dollar Workspace For Less Than $200

How to Design a Million-Dollar Workspace For Less Than $200

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Katie Holdefehr
Aug 24, 2016

If you work from home, are going back to school, or simply need a spot to pay your bills, you're going to want an organized desk at which to work. And in the interest of saving some money for more important things (hello, tuition and rent check), we've designed a workspace that totals up to less than $200—golden pineapple pencil holder included.

  1. Sugar Paper Magazine Rack, from Target, $20. Paperwork has never looked so pretty.
  2. I Am Very Busy Notebook, from Ban.do, $16. Finally, an inspirational notebook that tells it like it is.
  3. Pineapple Washi Tape, from Two Berry Creative, $3. Use this pineapple-printed tape on birthday cards, thank you notes, and next month's quarterly report.
  4. 14" Black Wire Wall Grid, from Palay Display, $1 each. Each of these grids is only 14-inches wide, but at a buck a piece, you can afford to buy a few and arrange them into an on-the-wall organizer.
  5. 2017 Paradise Calendar, from Rifle Paper Co., $26. The hand-painted designs in this calendar will transport your desk to a lush garden. Find even more options in our roundup of favorite calendars.
  6. LINNMON / ODDVALD Desk, from IKEA, $60. It comes as a surprise to no one that IKEA is the ultimate source for inexpensive desks. The best part is that they offer a variety of trestle legs and table tops—choose from black, white, and natural birch—so you can mix and match.
  7. Pineapple Pencil Holder, from Anthropologie, $16. Even basic old No. 2's seem chic when you store them in a gilded pineapple.
  8. Poppin Red Stapler, $14. A brilliant way to inject some color into your workspace.
  9. White Eames Replica Side Chairs, from Sears, $31 each ($61 for 2). These stylish Eames lookalikes come in a set of two, so you can use the second as an extra seat or a makeshift nightstand (here's how to pull that off).
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