Hyde Park ApartmentContemporary Home Office & Library, London
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Mix and matchPerhaps the easiest way to pep up Ikea pieces is to team them with more expensive items. This white desk is simple and practical, and the understated design is the perfect foil for a pair of colourful Victoria Ghost chairs. If you’re going for a designer look in your own home, make the most of the simple, affordable functionality of Ikea pieces, and spend your money on other items that will elevate your room.
Think about placementInstead of packing away all your treasured belongings (hello collection of Murano glass), go for different levels of shelving/display surfaces. Keep everyday items on lower levels and your most valuable pieces at the top away from prying hands. An enclosed unit is probably the best bet for keeping your most precious items safe (and, in here, they will gather less dust). Or try museum gel (very Google-able), which is a clear, removable adhesive to secure glass and crystal on shelves.
Clear your deskIf you work from home usually, don’t let ongoing projects or a messy desk space lure you back to work. Clear your desk and tidy away workaday clutter, such as bills and admin letters, to help you focus on having a break.