Get the Look: DIY Mood Board for Your Desk

With school starting soon, it’s time for a little bit of room decor inspiration. Whether you’ve just moved into your new dorm or rented your first flat, this wire mood board keeps you organised and inspired throughout the day. Quick, minimalistic, and economical, this simple look can be found at your local furniture and home decor shops.

DIY desk mood board decorations
Image via My Paradissi on Pinterest

Paper Lanterns: Cotton On

Find a string of delicate white lanterns from Cotton On’s home goods line Typo for 119 HKD. Compact and foldable, they’re just as easy to put away as they are to put up. They’re battery operated as well, which means you won’t have to deal with tangled and conspicuous extension cords.

Cotton On
Address: 99 Precival Street
2/F Lee Theatre Plaza
Causeway Bay

Battery operated lanterns at Cotton On • Hong Kong shopping guide

Wooden Clips: Cotton On

Looks like you just got pegged! Pick this pack of 60 pegs up from Typo for 55 HKD to pin up magazine clippings, inspirational quotes, or just reminders to pay the phone bill.

Cotton On
Address: 99 Precival Street
2/F Lee Theatre Plaza
Causeway Bay

Cotton On wooden clothes pins • Dorm essentials in Hong Kong

Vase: Pyaar

Pick up a handmade two-toned bud vase from Pyaar, an eco-friendly home goods store, for 300 HKD. Brighten up the table with a splash of turquoise colour-blocking or set a neutral tone with the grey.

Address: 10th Floor Nam Hing Fong
Yiu Wa Street
Causeway Bay

Pyaar Causeway Bay Hong Kong • home accessories and gifts

Metal Clips: Japan Home Centre

Hit up your nearest good ol’ JHC for metal clipboard clips in the size of your choice.

Japan Home Centre
Address: 2 Fenwick Street
Wan Chai

Metal Frame: Luen Fat Metal & Machinery Co.

While you’re getting the clipboard clips in Wan Chai, head down to Thomson Road for the metal framework. It may not be on display but you can ask for it at the counter for 98 HKD.

Luen Fat Metal & Machinery Co.
Address: 86 Thomson Road
Wan Chai

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Camera: Salon Camera and Radio Co.

Finish off the look with a nice camera to capture beautiful moments from Salon Camera in Tsim Sha Tsui. Though its shop front looks simple and unassuming, with 17 brands total Salon Camera is dedicated to finding the perfect camera for you.

Salon Camera and Radio Co.
Address: G/F, 3 Ichang Street
Tsim Sha Tsui

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Kaitlyn Cheung is a second year student at The University of Hong Kong. An avid reader and writer, she is looking forward to making more appearances on the HiStreet Blog. You can find her engrossed in a science fiction novel, designing promotional posters for clubs, or (more recently) rushing a last minute paper deadline in the HKU Library. Say Hi!