I’m thinking about the environment in which I work: it should be about utility. If I don’t use whatever’s in there, then I don’t need to see it. There’s a better place for it somewhere else.
Which makes me think what exaclty should be the focus?
What is the focus in your workroom? Is it the computer on the desk? A pile of books? Wires?
How about putting the instrument in the middle of the room. Make that your ‘desk’.