9 Ways to Revamp Your Work from Home or Gaming Setup for 2024: A Fresh Start!

As we embrace 2024, it's the perfect time to get motivated and take on some new projects and what better way to get started than to refresh and upgrade our work-from-home/gaming setups. Whether you're a remote professional, a gaming enthusiast, or someone who enjoys a mix of both, a well-organized and aesthetically pleasing desk area can significantly enhance your productivity and gaming experience. Let's dive into some ideas that will inspire and motivate you to revamp your desk setup, starting with some must-have items. 

List of Items to Inspire and Motivate: 

  1. Declutter: First things first, you need to declutter your space.  Throw away or store items that you do not need.  A couple of loose ends laying around on your desk can quickly escalate and lead to a cluttered mess which will lead to a cluttered mind and an unproductive workspace.

  2. Cable Management Solutions: Tame those unruly cables with clips, sleeves, or under-desk trays. Effective cable management not only cleans up your space but also prevents accidental damage to your gear.  This is essential to keeping your desk decluttered and looking crisp. 
  3. Add personality: Your desk area should look and feel different from the rest of your home.  Whether it is time to work or time to game you need to feel like you are in that dedicated space and most importantly ENJOY that space.  Try and come up with a theme for your space by matching peripherals and your daily tools with a common aesthetic.  One great starting point is to find a desk pad that exemplifies your desired aesthetic.  It also has the added benefit of keeping your gear organized in their dedicated home on your desk.   

  4. Wireless Peripherals: Latency which once plagued wireless peripherals among gamers is a thing of the past and with more competition, affordable options are becoming more readily available.  There is no brand that pushed the bar further in 2023 and into 2024 than Pulsar with their latest fleet of wireless mice. If you have not gone wireless by now, then 2024 is the time to cut the cord. 

  5. Monitor Stands: Elevate your monitor to the perfect eye level while gaining extra storage space underneath. Monitor stands can also help in managing cables and keeping your desk neat and organized with more dedicated space for storage and displaying décor. 
  6. Personalized Lighting: Whether it's smart LED strips or a sleek desk lamp, good lighting can set the mood and reduce eye strain. Choose options that complement your setup's aesthetic and functionality.  One good tip for lighting a room is to use multiple light sources at varying heights to easily adapt the lighting for the desired mood.  
  7. Plant Life: Adding a small plant or two can bring a sense of calm and freshness to your desk. Plus, it's a great way to introduce some natural elements into your workspace as well as break up voids in your space or hide a stray cable.  Make sure that the lighting in your space is adequate for the plant to thrive.

  8. Ergonomic Chair: Comfort is key, especially during long work hours or gaming sessions. Invest in an ergonomic chair that supports your posture and complements the style of your setup. Other small things you can do to improve ergonomics are choosing the right peripherals for you and using a wrist rest if your keyboard is a raised mechanical keyboard. 
  9. Artwork and Decor: Personalize your space with artwork, figurines, or any decor that inspires you. This adds a unique touch and makes your setup truly yours.  Just don’t overdue it. 
    Pro Tip: Use a common dimension when selecting your artwork so that you can swap it out when it is time for another refresh. 

Revamping your work-from-home or gaming setup is more than just a physical transformation; it's about creating a space that resonates with your personality and meets your functional needs. As you embark on this exciting project, remember that the goal is to create an environment that inspires productivity, creativity, and joy. Start 2024 strong with a workspace that you're proud of and excited to spend time in! 

Explore our collection of desk pads and other accessories to begin your revamping journey. Let's make 2024 the year of improvement, new good habits and of a productive mindset.