Before & After: Standing Ovation for This Standing Desk

published Aug 1, 2016
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(Image credit: Kevin of Thou Swell)

Kevin’s desk upgrade is impressive on both the style and organization fronts. Start with a standing desk, mix in some accent lighting and top it all off with some DIY bookshelves and you’ve got yourself a very smart workspace.

(Image credit: Kevin of Thou Swell)

From Kevin: Since January I’ve been planning on revamping the workspace in my bedroom, and I finally pulled it together with a desk I have been eyeing for a while. I knew I wanted a standing desk, because it gives me the option to easily sit or stand and makes it easy to access my desktop and computer as I am walking by without leaning over. I love a standing desk because my work is closer to me, and closer to my line of vision while standing. Although I’m a little too tall to stand at my new desk and work on the computer, I can easily organize my desk or jot down notes without having to pull a stool out and sit down.

My old desk was also a complete mess, as you can see, so I wanted a lot of organizational room around my desk so I could keep it mostly clear of clutter. That’s where my newly-DIY-ed bookshelves came in, which provide room for stashing books, files, and supplies, while also becoming a well-styled focal point in my room. I finished off the look with gold accent lighting – sconces above the shelves and a table lamp on the desk.

Thank you, Kevin! You can see more on Thou Swell.