This month, we’ve teamed up with Oliver Bonas – the independent British lifestyle brand – to celebrate that back-to-school feeling! Along with our beautiful September boxes (yes, there are TWO amazing Oliver Bonas-inspired designs this month), we’ve been marking the partnership with our Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind theme. As a start-up business ourselves, we like to champion that can-do attitude – and there’s no better place to kickstart that motivation than at your desk! Read on for our top tips on how to transform your workspace into an inspiring place for you, with a little help from Oliver Bonas.
FIND YOUR MANTRA
For us, this month’s workspace wouldn’t be complete without our September mantra. We’re really bringing it to life in the form of this gorgeous Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind Foiled Wall Art – but even jotting down some motivating phrases onto colourful post-it notes can help inject a little inspiration to your desk space. Or, for a more polished approach to word art, use this Gold Letter Board for everything from your kickass quotes to your daily to-do list.
TAKE IT OFFLINE
Living in a digital age can mean that, for some of us, we’re tied to a screen all day long. Whether it’s your phone alarm going off in the morning, working through that email backlog over lunch, or catching up on the news on your tablet on the commute home. To stay productive, it’s important to take regular screen breaks – so we’d recommend keeping a stash of notebooks on hand for some offline working time. Not only do the Sass Squad Set of Three Notebooks look beautiful but they’ve got plenty of space to jot down your all-important thoughts and ideas. Plus, they’re the perfect size for stashing in your bag if inspiration strikes while you’re on the go.
While your workspace should definitely be a place for productivity, if you spend a lot of time at your desk then it’s important to create a place that’s comfortable and welcoming. A quick fix? Add a fun cushion to your desk chair, or a cosy throw – perfect now that autumn is well and truly on its way, and great if you’re working late! We love the Round Sheepskin Cushion, as it’s super snuggly and adds very on-trend pop of pink to our desk. Or try throwing the Woven Stripe Pom Pom Throw over the back of your desk chair for a one-two punch of stripy print and pink pom poms – an instant makeover!
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Finally, while we’re not advocating a workaholic approach to life – we’re more about balance – it’s likely that you do spend a lot of time at your workspace. So, it’s important to make it yours. Oliver Bonas have a great selection of home accessories to help add a little personality to your space – and we think that should apply to your desk too! Whether it’s adding some pretty ceramics, like the Pink Little Ones Dish, some photo frames filled with your nearest and dearest, or letting everyone know whose desk it is with a cool Gold Alphabet Letter, it’s important to surround yourself with bits that you love to really enjoy spending time in your workspace.
There’s an exclusive Oliver Bonas voucher inside every September Birchbox this month – so don’t forget to check out your unique code and visit oliverbonas.com for more shopping inspiration. Plus, you can still get your hands on your own September Birchbox if you haven’t already!