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Extreme Cubicle Makeover: 17 Desk Accessories That Will Brighten Your Days

Depressing desks, be gone!


For almost two years, I've gotten the same response when anyone looks at my desk area: "Wow, it's so bare." And it was well, quite sad-looking. So I finally decided it needed an update. Much to my surprise, it took only a few quick and easy tricks to transform my workspace. Find out how to recreate the magic below!

First, pick a bold wrapping paper to create a fancy backdrop (just use a little double-sided tape to keep it in place). Matching desk accessories like a pencil cup, trays, stapler and tape dispenser look ultra luxe, especially with a lamp in a similar shade (this style has a dimmer, which incited some major office envy). Add-ons like gold bow push pins, printed pens and pencils, gilded headphones, and even a glittery box to cover my tissue box are eye-catching. Practical updates include a mini keyboard, monitor stand, and a wireless mouse. For organizational purposes, an acrylic collator separates all my files and white cutout magazine holders display all my magazine issues. And the finishing touch? Pretty candies so coworkers actually want to stop by.

See the products from our shoot:

Kate Spade Bow Push Pins, $24.00; seejanework.com.  

Nest Magazine Holder, $28.00; seejanework.com

Russell+Hazel Acrylic Collator, $44.00; seejanework.com

C. Wonder Porcelain Color Block Mug in Sorbet, $12.00; cwonder.com

Poppin Pink Letter Trays, $24.00 for set of two; poppin.com

Poppin Pink Stapler, $14.00; poppin.com

Poppin Pink Pen Cup, $6.00; poppin.com

Poppin Pink Accessory Tray, $9.00; poppin.com

Poppin White Scissors, $11.00; poppin.com.

Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand, $39.99; amazon.com

Rapoo T120P Wireless Touch Mouse, $18.57; walmart.com

Rifle Paper Co. Rosa Wrapping Sheets, $8.50; riflepaperco.com

Frends Taylor Headphones, $199.99; nordstrom.com

Peter Stathis for Pablo Pardo Tube Top Small Table Lamp in Hot Pink, $106.00; roomandboard.com

Penclic Mini Corded Keyboard C2 in White/Gray, $54.99; amazon.com.

Iomoi Pens-Bamboo Pattern White, $23.00 for set of 14; iomoi.com

Iomoi Pencils-Pink With Gold Chevron, $15.00 for set of 14; iomoi.com


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