29 Best Cute Desk Accessories to Boost Your Work Aesthetics
Cute desk accessories are essential for hybrid work. It’s one thing to fit into a professional headspace in an equally professional office environment, but optimizing your workflow in the same space as your bed and living room can be an entirely different challenge. That’s not to say a miniature succulent is going to skyrocket your productivity, but taking the time to create a dedicated work environment can improve your work-life balance, not to mention improve the interior of your living room. neglected desk.
The “that girl” trend on TikTok — a post-COVID phenomenon that has Gen Z and Millennials yearning to live healthier, “together” lives — has now spread to the world of homewares and, whether it’s dried pampas grass or an H&M Home Donut Vase, there’s a whole host of purchases you can make to bring that same “you’ve got that” energy to your WFH setup. Yes, desk accessories don’t have to mean bulk buying those drab mesh organizers from Staples circa 2000. In fact, retailers like Oliver Bonas, Net-A-Porter, and Anthropologie have found everything from bins to letters to pen holders without an outline. mesh in sight.
Whether you’re a ceramic obsessive or the Neom diffuser has been on your wishlist since 2021, we’ve picked the 29 best pieces to elevate your home office, maximize workflow, and dissolve that deadline anxiety. Plus, redecorating your space is an inevitable byproduct of living in the same place for years, so choosing pieces that are portable to all corners of your home is an important consideration. Luckily, being “that girl” also means shopping for items in neutral tones and harmless textures, so you can browse our cute desk suggestions with an easy decor conscience.
Where to buy cute desk accessories
If you are looking for more affordable parts (which still to see high-end), consider some of the small businesses on Etsy. Ceramic will likely be less expensive and you’ll be more likely to find more custom designs. This £13 concrete pencil holder, for example, completes the length of a standard desk and, in terms of transfer, could easily double as an oblong vase. On the other hand, if this is something you want to invest in, brands like Selfridges champion leather storage solutions like this Smythson letter holder.
What desk accessories do I need?
Before you fill your basket with wall prints and pastels galore, take stock of what you’ll actually need. Paper-heavy jobs will likely require filing accessories, while digital workloads will free up desk space for coffee table books and candles. In the same vein, consider the office space available to you. Do you have a generous workspace or is your home office more modest? For the latter, there is no shortage of storage solutions, namely this £34 wall shelf from La Redoute. Mount it up and use it as a laptop stand, freeing up space for a wireless keyboard and, with your screen now at eye level, your posture will benefit too. Two birds, one stone.
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