For the first time ever, I have an office of my own. One that’s not shared with numerous other grad students or that I must vacate when the library closes. But now the question looms: what’s the best working environment? Something spartan and clean, or something with a touch of home? Should I get a comfortable reading chair, or will that invite napping and loafing? Do you suggest that I cover my bare walls with writerly ‘inspiration,’ or will such clutter only distract me from my focus? And…just how tacky are whiteboards these days?
Please take the poll below to tell me what elements you think are necessary in an office space. And feel free to drop other suggestions in the comments below. (note: you can only vote for one item at a time, but you can vote more than once)