How to Turn Your Desk Into a Stylish Working Haven

A desk is so much more than a workspace. It's a place to channel your creative energy, a place to feel inspired and a place to reflect on your achievements as you set yourself new goals. Which is why we think your desk and home office should be given more consideration. 


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As such, we set about unpacking what makes a desk space stylish, serene and motivating. Research into the matter included endlessly scrolling Instagram for inspiration, and what we found was that many of the desk setups we were most drawn to feature many 10 key items. 


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If you don't know where to begin, don't fret, for we've found the chicest desk, chair and add-on options out there, so you can swiftly upgrade your workspace, then get back to doing what you do best. Keep scrolling to see our suggestions.











Next, I asked four stylish women how they make their homes feel happier, and this is what they said.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.