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25 Stylish Desk Accessories If Your Home Office Needs A Facelift

Things that'll help you love where you work.

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1. An organizer to keep everything together, at least visually. It's super compact and features six compartments and two drawers. Plus, there's space for those pens you can never find.

The desk organizer
Amazon

Promising review: "Can't find a pen; need a letter opener? Looking for that coupon, grocery list, remote? This well-made organizer keeps all that small stuff in one place! With two drawers that slide easily, it's incredibly useful. I can see this being used for lots of messes and it comes with hardware for wall mounting, too." —G. Byrne

Get it from Amazon for $41.47 (available in four colors).

2. Or a mesh desk organizer that's super compact and very easy to assemble. Finally, a place to put all the writing utensils and briefings you're perpetually behind on.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: "Fairly easy to assemble. It takes a little coordination, but assembly is not too hard. The product holds everything quite well. Paperback books, reams of paper, folders, a mini keyboard, it has held all that at once. The downward slant of the shelves keeps it stable with no risk of tipping forward. The drawer is great and comes out completely. The odd thing is that the shelves just slide in and out — they don't lock in place. It's a minor complaint but occasionally I've pulled the shelf out with the stack of papers on it. Overall it's a great organizer for the money." —Karen Post

Get it from Amazon for $25.87 (available in two colors).

3. A youthful inflatable tube thing, because a little bit of levity goes a long way. At least when you're procrastinating, you'll get to look at this.

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Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery, my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

4. An anti-slip desk pad to protect your "desk" from getting scraped up by your laptop. I say "desk" for those working at kitchen tables, coffee tables, and any place that's not ideal. It's got mouse traction too!

The desk pad underneath a laptop
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Promising review: "I bought a new desk for my room since working from home is now my new normal. My work laptop has a stand on the back and I was worried it would scratch up my new desk. So I purchased this light pink pad protector to protect my desk and to add a soft pop of color. I love it! It’s just the right size and it’s not too overwhelming or bulky. The material is soft and comfortable. Very pleased with my purchase!" —Brandy B

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes and 18 colors).

5. A bamboo monitor stand because it's got so many compartments for supplies, notes, books, and even your phone.

The monitor stand
Amazon

Promising review: "This shelf is super sturdy, great looking, and exactly what I needed for my 28" monitor. The custom storage cubbies are excellent for keeping my frequently used items close at hand. Couldn't be any happier with this product!" —Itsmelt

Get it from Amazon for $43.99.

6. A motivational planner to keep track of exactly which days you've marked as future vacation. Let the countdown begin. Oh, and to also keep track of lunch appointments, big meetings, due dates, etc. Work hard, play hard.

Ban.do

Promising review: "I have a pretty hectic life both personally and professionally and If I don’t stay organized I get super anxious. The planner I just received from Ban.do is AMAZING. It is a 17-month planner that has the months separated by tabs…has a monthly view as well as weekly views…a holiday page, and stickers. Who doesn’t love stickers. This is the perfect planner for work-life balance and you can use it for both. If you wanna put your personal appointments on the monthly view and reserve the weekly view for professionals it allows you the opportunity to do that. I just can’t say enough about this planner and it is the second one I have purchased. As the title reads, Planners are my life." —Tiffany G.

Get it from Ban.do for $32.95 (available in two styles).

7. A screaming goat figurine that's a total mood if you work a stressful job. IMO, this'll make a phenomenal gift for a Capricorn.

the screaming goat figurine
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Promising review: "Oh My GOD! I just LOVE this freaking thing! I bought it for my office desk and let me just tell you, it makes me miss our goats at home (we have a small hobby farm)." —Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.40.

8. An industrial task lamp to illuminate every inch of your desk so you can actually see what you're doing. FYI, lamps are an easy way to add personality to your workspace.

Amazon

This lamp also has a USB port on its base!

Promising review: "This lamp is exactly what I wanted. I love the matte black and bronze finishes, the adjustable height/angle of the light direction, the LED bulb, and the USB port on the base. The picture doesn't do it enough justice. It looks great on my wooden desk." —Christy

Get it from Amazon for $53.99 (available in two colors).

9. A customizable Dundie award for doing your best, even if it is the bare minimum. Any fan of The Office will appreciate this reference.

A reviewer's award
amazon.com

Promising review: "My friend and I are huge Office fans and I got him this for his birthday! He said it was the best gift he's ever received. I was surprised that even with the customization it came within two days of buying! I was so happy with the outcome and I recommend this to any Office fans out there!" —Ella Rabbani

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

10. A mini retro fan because computers generate so much heat *and* it's still summer. This'll easily cool you down so you won't sweat throughout those Zoom calls.

A reviewer's fan
amazon.com

Promising review: "This is a perfect size for my desk at work. It sits right next to my monitor. It has two speeds. I've used both, but the lowest setting blows plenty of air. It's more powerful than I anticipated, which is a good thing, and it's quiet enough that I don't have to turn it off when I meet with a client." —M. C. Willis

Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in six styles).

11. Or a desk blanket to help with that icebox where your desk used to be.

A reviewer's blanket on a chair
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Promising review: "It’s pretty, lightweight, and super soft. It’s exactly what I wanted! It’s small because it’s a throw, but it’s perfect for when I’m sitting at my desk. I absolutely recommend this blanket." —Micheal

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and 12 colors).

12. A helpful ladybug desktop vacuum that'll suck up any tiny crumbs you may have leftover from lunch. Truly amazing how messy desks can get when you're moving a mile a minute.

A reviewer's vacuum next to their mouse
amazon.com

Promising review: "I love this thing! It's so cute, fairly quiet, and it's perfect for getting dust and bits of debris off my desk at work! I just bought two more, one for my house and one to give as a gift." —Melanie Shank

Get it from Amazon for $10.88 (available in four colors).

13. A whimsical llama duster because computers seem to be better at collecting dust than anything else. Naturally, the only acceptable name to give it is Kuzco.

A reviewer's llama duster
amazon.com

Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our department mascot, whom we've dubbed 'Larry' the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. He's adorably handsome. He can be bent into three different positions: 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and completely straight. This makes him more effective at cleaning our desks, and allows him to be positioned in few different ways when he's just chilling out watching us work." —momgeek

Get it from Amazon for $14.64.

14. A set of honeycomb organizers that any card-carrying member of the Beyhive should seriously consider using in their office.

The honeycomb organizers with paperclips, push pins, and other office supplies
Ewart Woods

Promising review: "My husband loved these so much for his desk! The perfect little addition. The best part is how quick Ewart Woods answers questions." —Sharon Katz

Ewart Woods is a small business based in Riga, Latvia. They specialize in woodworking and aim to bring functional and well-formed wood design to the world.

Get it from Ewart Woods on Etsy for $9.81+ (available in four sizes and three materials).

15. A pack of colorful cable clips to make sure your desk looks like one and not a cobweb of electronic cords. Tie them back easily with these for under $10.

The cable clips
Amazon

Promising review: “These are fantastic clips. I already had some, but I needed more for our daughter’s desk. It’s crazy how glorious it is to not have to grab the cord from behind the desk — again. I stick them on the back of the desk to not harm the top." —C's Mommy

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

16. A hidden bookshelf to free up some desk space by mounting your books instead. Try organizing them by color for a more uniform look!

Ten hidden bookshelves holding books
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It works by holding the cover of the bottom book!

Promising review: "These are my favorite decorating items ever. Purchased four years ago in medical school. And have held up over many moves." —Susan Giampalmo

Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in three sizes, two colors, and packs of three).

17. A sleek essential-oil diffuser for aromatherapy sessions wherever you need them, as long as you need them — up to 10 hours, of course.

A reviewer's photo showing black diffuser on a table next to a succulent
amazon.com

Promising review: "Super cute and much more well made than expected. It says the top part is ceramic, and it certainly feels that way. Bottom feet are bamboo, so the minimal plastic design is really nice. Be careful not to tip it, as instructed, it can be easy to spill water out. Besides that, it's quiet and I really like that they're aren't any tacky colored-light features." —GabbyW

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in three colors).

18. A cable management box that'll organize and conceal those annoying cords that nobody 👏🏾 wants 👏🏾 to 👏🏾 see. If you have small kids or pets, this should def be in your cart already.

before pic of a messy cable strip then after of the box containing the same power strip but looking much neater
Amazon

Promising review: "This box does the trick. I'm able to place a few cords in here and the only thing I would change is to make it so the top stays on; maybe a groove it has to slide through so it can't fall off. It looks nice and it works well." —Gigi

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

And check out an option that'll blend in with wood floors.

19. A time-marked water bottle so you don't have to go back and forth from the sink every hour just to stay hydrated. It's got a wide mouth to make cleaning and refilling a breeze.

The water bottle
Amazon

Promising review: "Love my water bottle!!! It's beautiful, lightweight, and the time labels on the bottle definitely keep me on track with my water intake." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

20. A collapsable wall organizer in case you don't have space for a file cabinet or you're running low on drawer space. Kiss the mountain of papers goodbye for good! Plus, it's cute and colorful.

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You can also fold it down and take it to go.

Promising review: "This is the most amazing invention ever. My husband and I got into a habit of piling up all our random papers in the kitchen on top of the microwave, and I was just SICK of it! Could never find anything and things would go missing. Once I set this up, it was a game changer. My kitchen mess is no longer! And I have not lost another field trip form and have a place for all those floating art projects, receipts, and pay stubs." —Kirsten

Get it from Amazon for $7.87+ (available in seven colors).

21. A set of drawer organizers for dividing your drawers for peak visibility in the spirit of Marie Kondo. Put a few of these in your gnarliest desk drawer and see what happens 😉.

The organizers in a drawer holding toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, cotton swabs, and cups
Amazon

Promising review: "Great little storage devices that make opening a bathroom drawer a relatively clean experience, rather than a messy five-minute adventure just to find the toothpaste. Nice, sturdy, and lightweight. If you need bathroom drawer organization, these are a great way to go." —Haon the Great

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

22. A darling cactus humidifier because dry air does your hair and skin absolutely no favors. If you have allergies, you should definitely invest in one of these.

a close up of the cactus humidifier on a desk in front of a laptop
Amazon

It's USB-powered and automatically shuts off after four hours.

Promising review: "This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I'm right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It's made for small spaces, so make sure you're within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.89+ (available in two styles).

23. A beautiful yoga mug to hold your preferred caffeinated beverage and make your desk more zen.

model's hand holding a mug with animated brown-skinned people in bright workout clothes doing yoga poses
Etsy / TheTriniGee

Promising review: "Makes me smile and breathe in good air each time I open my cabinet...I reach for it a lot! Keeps my coffee/tea hot. Whimsical and inspiring! Great service, quick shipping." —Ksglover1

TheTriniGee is a small, Black-owned business that creates totes, mugs, and apparel that celebrate Black cultures.

Get it from TheTriniGee on Etsy for $20.90+ (available in two sizes).

24. A hardy snake plant because having something living at your desk is good Feng Shui. Snake plants thrive in all light conditions and don't require much water.

Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes, Rooted

This plant should not be consumed by you or your pets! It'll reward your neglect by absorbing toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene — which can be found in paint, cleaning fluids, and spray adhesives. Please don't water this plant more than once every two weeks, I beg 😭.

Rooted is a small, Asian American–owned business that's on a mission to reconnect people and nature. They sell small, medium, and large plants as well as accessories and supplies.

Get it from Rooted for $19+ (available in three sizes).

25. And a stunning planter for your plant friend to live in. It's even got drainage to prevent root rot.

FrancaNYC, Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

Everyone always asks about my FrancaNYC products. They're just that gorgeous. I own five of their pots and two mugs. Each product is wonderfully handmade and ships pretty fast. Franca isn't cheap but the quality is there. Plus, it feels good to support a local, woman-owned design studio.

FrancaNYC is a small, woman-owned design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. They sell handmade planters, dinnerware, vases, and dog bowls.

Get it from West Elm or FrancaNYC for $48+ (available in three sizes).

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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