Your desk is practically your second home (a home that pays you). So why not make it cozy and fun?
The way your workspace is decorated can reveal a lot about your personality. Whether you have family photos or little knickknacks from a vacation on display, there’s plenty to decode based on trinkets you choose. Just remember to keep it semi-toned down, so your co-workers don’t get a headache every time they glance over. My desk, for instance, has a bit of everything, including a repurposed Diptyque candle jar that's now housing my succulents and a framed calligraphy print that reads “Woof,” which perfectly captures my sarcastic and sassy humor (and is on par with my overarching design aesthetic, which is v. important, amirite?)
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If you’re in need of a desk-lift yourself, here are 12 non-offensive items that are worth adding to your cube, stat.
1. Pencil Cup
Your pens will be very content in this handcrafted steel cup.
CB2 | $13
2. Energy Stones
For the energy-inclined people out there, these charged stones are going to keep away all bad juju in your office.
Goop | $85
3. Leather Catchall
If your office building is like mine, I have to carry my ID to get anywhere. This monogram-able catchall is a very chic keeper of all your loose bits.
Mark and Graham | $49 to $115
4. Artsy Toy
Release your inner muse. This Andy Warhol doll is very inspiring and cute.
KidRobot | $200
5. Memo Pad
Find a modern writing pad to jot down ideas and messages on, like this contemporary memo block.
The Container Store | $10
6. Art Book
A must-have for your library, this Richard Avedon book is filled with photographs that are full of life!
Amazon | $65
Everyone loves a coaster. Say goodbye to your iced coffee cup rings.
West Elm | $24/Set of 4
8. Phone Charger
This is one of the most durable and chicest power cords out there.
Barneys New York | $60
9. Dinosaur Planter
This dinosaur planter takes me back to my childhood and the color just brightens up my day.
Nordstrom | $34
10. Scented Candle
One of my best-kept secrets, this candle instantly transports me to my happy place. Laying out by the pool in Miami with a cocktail in hand.
The Shop at The Standard | $45
11. Water Bottle
This sleek water bottle will change your intake of water for the better.
Nordstrom | $25 to $45
12. Statement Piece
Even though this custom handmade calligraphy piece says "woof," it basically has me written all over it.
Etsy | $6