8 Ways to Dress Up Your Desk for $10 (or Less)

Stylish desk décor can do more than brighten up your workstation—it can perk up your attitude, too. That’s why it helps to have some good office décor handy when you’re sitting at the same desk for the bulk of your day. So whether you work from home or in a cubicle every day, here are 8 inexpensive ways to liven up your workstation (that probably cost less than your morning latte).

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1. Stapler Without Staples at MUJI, $9:

Nothing’s worse than running out of staples when you need them the most. This cute but clever staple-less stapler at Muji can fasten up to five sheets of paper at once—no staples necessary.

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2. Blush Small Accessory Tray at Poppin, $6:

A little color goes a long way on a humdrum office desk. This adorable accessory tray at Poppin comes in 11 different colorways – including orange and lime green – so you can corral your knickknacks in style (and for cheap).

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3. Birdie Letter Opener Green at Amazon, $9.94:

Paper cuts are the worst. This darling bird-shaped letter opener at Amazon will protect your fingertips from painful cuts and bring a pop of personality to your desk.

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4. Get It Together Paper Clips at Ban.do, $10:

Paper clips: Can’t work without ‘em, but can’t ever seem to find any good-looking ones either. These colorful cuties at Ban.do are every bit as functional as traditional paperclips—but a whole lot more fun to look at.

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5. Scented Tea Erasers at Kikkerland, $4:

The only thing better than a good eraser is one that’s scented, too. These vintage-style erasers at Kikkerland smell like tea – green, chamomile, jasmine, peppermint, and black tea to be exact – and will only set you back 4 bucks.


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6. Cynthia Rowley Assorted Floral Pencils (4 Pack) at Staples, $2.19:

You’re probably already a fan of Cynthia Rowley’s fashions, but did you know she also designs affordable office décor? This charming set of floral patterned pencils at Staples will instantly energize your workstation for the price of a cup of coffee.


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7. Beluga Cable Clips (Pack of 8) at Amazon, $8.99:

Too many loose cables can make for a messy—and disorganized—desk. These brightly colored cable clips at Amazon help keep your cords in place – and thanks to their adhesives backs – can stick to just about any flat surface.


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8. Outline at HAY, $10:

Why waste your money on boring old binder clips when you can score some sophisticated ones for cheap? These contemporary gold-finished clips at HAY have super sleek silhouettes and will only cost you $10 for ten.

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