I am great at decluttering, okay at organizing, but not good at all in decorating. Our feature post today comes from Anjelika Temple, who seems to be my exact opposite. She’s great at decorating, okay at organizing and not-so-great at decluttering. (At least from what I have read about her apartment makeover on Brit+Co.)
As a minimalist, I find it fascinating to see the decorating side of things. I like the clean lines of clutter-free surfaces, but seeing a well decorated and nicely colored space is inspiring and I can take queues from a beautiful design and apply it in my own style to my own space.
Hop over to the article, read through it and check out all the pictures. Then come back here and I’ll add some of my thoughts. 9 Ways to Declutter Your Work Space (Without Throwing All Your Stuff Away!)
I really like seeing the perspective of someone that is creative in visual arts. I know we have some readers that are similar, with pursuits such as scrapbooking, quilting, painting, and knitting. This is a good reference on how to organize all your creative things while keeping the clutter down.
I particularly liked this quote from the article:
Open shelving is where it’s at. I like to see things. I like to see all the colors, materials and textures that are at my disposal when I’m working on a creative project. I also find that when I have drawers and cabinets, I shove so much stuff in them that they end up a total mess.
This is contrary to some types of minimalist design where we prefer things hidden from view. If you are inspired by colors and materials, then it may be beneficial to have them displayed as Anj did in her workspace.
I also noticed in Anj’s desk area, she used some smaller and more colorful storage boxes. I think the smaller boxes make the shelves look less overwhelming, and the extra color is visually pleasing in this scenario.
The downside I see is that this space will be a challenge to keep organized. You will need to be vigilant in cleaning up after each project and/or at the end of each day.
Let’s here from our creative types. How do you organize your workspace? Share in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.