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 exactly 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’.