These Office Accessories Will Help You Build a Better Work Desk
At home or in the office, these desk accessories make productivity look and feel stylish.
Whether you work from home, or simply keep a home office for the occasional after-hours project, you want your space to reflect your personal style—but you also want the area to encourage you to sit down and put in some real time there. A dull, boring, or uninviting workspace may make it harder to do so. However, if you are looking to enhance your desk's style and create a home office space that mimics your own tastes—or goes beyond that to deliver a more professional vibe in this dedicated area of your house—then you will want to check out our selection of truly elevated desk accessories.
Ahead, we've gathered the best of everything office-related, from functional pieces like book ends, acrylic file sorters, and illuminating lamps to things you didn't know you needed, including pretty desk mirrors, storage boxes made from elegant paper, and contemporary letter openers. Combine the utilitarian with some added luxury, and you'll uplift your dull desk space, turning it into a place that you actually enjoy, making getting down to business that much easier in the long wrong. Don't do a ton of work at home? No worries. These pieces easily go beyond your in-house office. Feel free to take them into work, where they'll customize your cubicle or office.
And if these accessories don't explicitly work for your space, they'll surely give you ideas for items that will. After all, you spend roughly 90,000 hours of your life working. Why not make those long hours as beautiful as possible?
Wood Desk Drawer
Sort pens, pencils, and smaller essentials, like paperclips, with this multi-height holder. The brass finish is particularly chic.
Shop Now: Anthropologie "Codify" Pencil Holder, $48, anthropologie.com.
Your work space can smell as nice as it looks thanks to this diffuser. The white succulent perched atop the wooden base smells like lemongrass.
Shop Now: Paper Source Lemongrass Succulent Diffuser, $29.95, papersource.com.
Store and charge your phone (and all the accessories that come with it) on this hands-free stand; the piece keeps your device upright on your desk, so you can easily read the display.
Shop Now: Boon Supply Vegan Leather Phone Stand, $28, boonsupply.com.
If you're looking to splurge on a desk box—to house letters or important files—let it be on this Italian paper iteration. Scanlon Apparati's products are all hand-made in Switzerland and inspired by 17th-century baroque decorations.
Shop Now: Scanlon Apparati Large Double Tie Box in Teal Heart Flower, $298, cutterbrooks.com.
Speckled Desk Mat
You really can take this portable utility-inspired lamp anywhere you go, but we think it looks perfectly at home on smaller desks. Pop it on, and you won't even mind working late.
Shop Now: HAY "PC" Portable Lamp in Olive, $95, designwithinreach.com.
Modern Letter Opener
Stop using a butter knife to open your letters and invest in a sleek, contemporary option instead. These objects were inspired by the whimsical Belgian porcelain artist Roos van de Velde, and have a polished metal blade and etched marble handle.
Shop Now: Global Views "Rose" Letter Opener, $149, graysonliving.com.