As a business person, once we realise we’ll be spending a LOT of time in our office, our thoughts turn to making it as comfortable as possible.
The first item we look at is a desk and your choice can say an awful lot about you.
Personally, I have a Victorian knee hole mahogany desk (so middle class), with a rather worn leather top. It’s not everyone’s taste as the handles tend to fall off at will and it takes a lot to clean but it suits my personality.
It’s big enough to hold up to ten empty coffee cups without compromising my space. It also has very deep drawers that hide a multitude of sins.
What does this mean? It means I’m messy, unpredictable, chaotically organised and falling to bits. Enough about me though what does your desk say about you?
You are just beginning. Do you have piles of paper to the side? You’re an entrepreneur who doesn’t care where you work from as once you’re in the zone, you could be anywhere.
The perfect desk for the Compromiser
Do you even use this desk or do you give up and bring the laptop onto your knee in bed? I bet you’re a compromiser who doesn’t want work to filter too much into your home life- but it does! It may be time for a bigger desk or even a home office. Working from home is a luxury for you but you’ve had to compromise on space in order to fit it in and to please others who live with you!
The perfect desk for the Optimist
You’ve chosen this desk as you don’t need a lot of space, you’re only going to work a few hours a day. How’s that working out for you hm? You’re optimistic and you think working from home is for emergencies only but somehow you find yourself sat at this desk, more often than not, playing bejewelled. Add me on facebook, we’ll get along!
The idealist’s desk can be doubled as a dressing table, oh dream on…
You thought that working from home would mean views of the garden, cooking dinner in your lunch hour and finally finding the time to take up knitting. Your desk shows your love for romance and the good life but it’s what’s in the drawers that count. How many times have you cooked dinner from scratch this week?
Room4interiors bond villain desk
You expect me to talk? No Mr Bond I expect you to… add me on LinkedIn
You’d have a white cat on your lap if the hairs didn’t clash with your Armani suit and make their way into the mouse (no pun intended). You like to spend time surveying your empire which is usually the box room and you see no reason why you can’t step on toes to get to the top (albeit toes of the family dog.)
Perfect desk for teenagers
In the rest of the house you’ve been forced to grow up and be an adult. You may be surrounded with Laura Ashley curtains and Ikea wine racks but the office is your domain. Forever young, this desk displays your love of never growing up. You want to be the computer geek in weird science that recreates Kelly Brook (or Brock I can’t remember). You’re the Ferris Bueller of the 80’s and still fantasise about that car… you go for it son!