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Add a Touch of Tranquility to Your Home with a Rustic Computer Desk

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Day-to-day life can get frantic, no question about it. One of the things we can do to preserve our tranquility is create an atmosphere we enjoy working in. Whether you work remotely or at the office, having an area dedicated to work at home is of paramount importance. With the right workstation, you’ll be able to complete daily tasks and work comfortably. That’s where a rustic computer desk comes in handy. 

Evocative wooden textures, bold metal accents, and elements of glass are among the many characteristics a rustic computer desk can boast. Rustic and modern industrial styles are among the most popular, and there are many home office furniture collections available. Moreover, there are many different types of desks available too! From simple writing desks to L-shaped ones, you can find a rustic computer desk that works for you.

Rustic designs are extremely versatile and fit for most interiors. They blend well with the rest of the decor thanks to the finishes that evoke natural colors and textures. This can also have a soothing and calming effect for the senses. 

There are many ways to create a cozy farmhouse atmosphere at home, and we’re here to help. Read along for our tips on how to create a serene cottage-style feeling in your home.

Let There Be Natural Light

Bush Furniture Cottage Grove writing desk

One way to instantly feel more energized and connected to nature is by getting regular sunshine and daylight. Natural light is essential, and we need to maximize it at home as much as possible. At night, of course, it’s important to get adequate rest with the help of blackout curtains or panels, but during the day, light is essential. 

Whether you work remotely or simply like to take some time to complete daily tasks at home, doing that in a bright room really changes everything. Natural light boosts our mood and enhances our productivity, and the lack thereof can really be detrimental to our health and performance at work.

For example, placing your rustic computer desk next to a source of light can be a great idea if you’ve been trying to focus more at work and feel more energetic. If too much brightness bothers you, opt to place your workstation not directly in front of the window, but to the side. Indirect light is preferable if you work on your laptop or need to read or write. You’ll be able to work in peace and feel energized without being bothered by excessive brightness. 

Create a Peaceful Work Setting

Bush Furniture desk with hutch

Now that you’ve made sure there is enough light, let’s talk about where you’re going to position your rustic computer desk. Besides natural light, an important factor to consider when choosing where to place your desk is how much you tend to get distracted during work. 

If you have a separate home office, you might never have this issue. If you work in a different room such as your living room, however, you’ll need to take a couple of things into consideration. Placing your desk in the center of the room or in a spot that gets a lot of traffic might result in a lot of distractions during a busy work shift. Even if you live alone, having too many stimulating things in sight when working can be distracting and hinder your productivity. 

This is why placing your desk in a corner or facing a wall might be an optimal solution to create a private work corner. A nook, if you have one, works beautifully as well to create a private setting where you can work undisturbed.

If you need a larger work area, you can opt for an L-shaped desk instead of a regular rustic computer desk. L-shaped desks are perfect for people who want a wide workstation to place their work essentials on. While providing ample space, your desk doesn’t have to fill up the whole room! Simply place your desk in the corner to create a private work corner and optimize space in the room.

Add a Touch of Greenery 

desktop with two plants and a Mac computer

Last, but not least, is decor! And by decor, we don’t mean just objects or colors. How about adding some green friends to your whole home?  Plants have a soothing effect and they add so much beauty to any room. If you’re lucky enough to have natural light at home, all that’s missing are plants! 

Even if you don’t think you have a green thumb, there are plenty of plants that are perfect for beginners. Some types of pothos and sansevieria, for example, are incredibly easy to grow and propagate. You can also add a tropical touch to your place with a nice palm or yucca tree. And if you have large windows and sturdy curtain rods, you can also add hanging baskets that will trail beautifully and create a lovely atmosphere in your home. 

If you’re not a green thumb or if you had bad experiences with plants, don’t worry! Chances are you shouldn’t give up on the idea of ever owning a plant. Did you know that oftentimes plants die not because we care too little for them, but because we overwater them? Try leaving your plants alone and only water and feed them when indicated. They will thrive!

You can also add a fake plant if you feel like having a real one is too much of a responsibility. Some fake plants look incredibly realistic and add a gorgeous touch to any room. There are even some that are hard to tell apart from real ones!

Some rustic computer desk models come with built-in storage such as open cubbies, shelves, and drawers. If you have small plants, candles, or pictures you’d like to showcase, you can use either your main surface, or even a hutch or file cabinet. There are many storage solutions such as file cabinets and bookcases in farmhouse styles, and they will sure look terrific with your rustic computer desk.

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