I guess I am neither here nor there but somewhere in between messy and clean. I have the habit of messing up my workspace, then spend a few hours cleaning it and sorting out all the papers, and the process repeats itself over and over again.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Albert Einstein
My desk is a simple, slightly blueish colour glass desktop supported on two wooden threstles. All from IKEA. And I love it. Despite being very large (something like 200 x 90cm)it’s subtle due to the transparence of glass, bright, easy to move and keep clean. I often make quick notes in permanent marker right on the glass surface. Also, I forever tape up various pieces of paper with text, memos, information that I want to have quick access to to the bottom of the desktop so that I see it through the glass from above and at the same time the top surface is free to be used for whatever I am into at a given time. I can adjust the tilt of the worktop to whathever angle I need by simply packing something in between the glass and the supports. Hah, simplicity is beautiful. All this combined with a Recaro chair for sitting comfortably long hours. And I like to keep the clutter factor to minimum.