Hi ladies! It’s Anna from Fash Boulevard here again. Stark white walls and a hodgepodge of teetering stacks of paper aren’t exactly the ingredients for an inspired workflow. Preventing your workspace from turning into a desktop disaster is crucial for productivity and sanity, but what about inspiration? What about color? I’m talking about after you’ve perfected your filing system and organized your clutter.
For many of us, a clean workspace or cubical just isn’t enough. When your eye wanders from your computer screen or drifts north of your paperwork, wouldn’t it be nice if it landed on something that made you smile? There are dozens of colorful desk accessories that can give your space a preppy pick me up. So let’s ditch that lifeless stapler and those dreary paper clips!
Take a peek at how you can make your 9 to 5 space a little more fun and a lot more stylish…
Coast through life: …With glitter! These eye-catching coasters are a no-brainer way to put some pizazz under your icy beverages. Kate Spade Gold Glitter Coaters Set ($35), Sip Sip Sip Skinny Tumbler ($13)
Cute clips: Go ahead and gift your coworker that jumbo pack of lackluster paperclips and prepare to become the coolest cubical in your office. These unique and adorable bow and tassel paperclips are total showstoppers. Courtnies Bowtique ($6)
Spike it: A little pink cactus is a refreshing alternative to flowers and it doesn’t take up much space. Plus, these spiky succulents are super low maintenance. You can pick from a variety of colors for just $3 at your local home improvement store.
The mini reminder: Let’s be honest, all those days between Sunday and Friday can pretty much blur together. This super cute desk calendar will brighten up your desktop, while keeping you on track. GingerPDesigns Desk Calendar ($12)
The chic caddy: This glam gold magazine/notebook caddy is perfect for housing your daily reads in style. Golden Glam Magazine Caddy ($29)
Light fix: Adding a table lamp to your desktop can be a major mood booster, especially for windowless offices. Think outside the box when choosing a base for your lamp and opt for something with a fun shape and color that will add personality to your space. Faceted Pastel Table Lamp ($89)
A novel idea: If your desktop has limited space, use your favorite books to elevate your lamp or flower arrangements. Lauren Conrad Beauty by Lauren Conrad and Elise Loehnen, Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond, Going Off Script by Giuliana Rancic, It by Alexa Chung
Stick in style: Trade your dull stapler and mundane tape dispenser for these personality-infused office essentials. As someone who spends the majority of her free time on dog adoption sites or volunteering at the animal shelter, this little golden dachshund tape dispenser is an instant mid-day mood-lifter. Nate Berkus Dachshund Gold Tape Dispenser ($33), Push Please Stapler ($19)
Hold it down: This trendy tribal printed paperweight will add flair to your desktop while preventing your papers from taking flight. When It Rains Shop Personalized Paperweight $28
What’s mine is mine: When you grow up in the south, you learn the importance of a healthy trove of monogrammed items. In fact, it’s etched into your soul at a very early age. My printed personalized notebook is never out of arms reach. Think of your customized desk accessories as safety percussion against sticky-fingered co-workers. When It Rains Shop Personalized Ikat Notebook ($22)
Sweet-tooth wall décor: During spring you can always count on me to reach for pastels. There’s just something inherently light and airy about these watercolor paintings that hit the spot, and they successfully balance out a less-than-sweet workload. Popsicle Print ($12), Donut Print ($12), Ice Cream Print ($12)
The write attitude: Upgrade your drab writing tools for these positive quote pencils. You can get them in a variety of sayings and colors, thus providing ample opportunities to crack a few smiles throughout your workday. Keep them organized in a monogrammed pencil cup like this one from Pineapple Proper. ACDShop Quote Pencils ($12) (also here) Monogrammed Pencil Cup ($12)
Handle rehab: Nothing screams yawn-fest like a bland metallic desk handle. Give your desk an instant facelift by ditching the old hardware for something with a little character. This simple update only costs a few dollars and can infuse your personal taste into even the most minimalist of desks. Vintage Ceramic Knobs ($5)
Desk – Threshold ($94), Chair – Pier1 ($299), Decorative Pillow – Pier1 ($24)
What are some of your favorite ways to accessorize your workspace?
Let us know in the comments below!