15 Cute & Quirky Items To Take Your Work Desk From Boring To Beautiful!

If you are a working professional like me, the place you spend most of your time would be your office desk. After your bed that is. If you are a student, it would be your study table. In both cases, since we spend so much time there, it only makes sense that we’d want to decorate it. Add stuff that inspires us, makes us smile and is pretty to look at. But most importantly, it should be functional and keep the space clutter-free.

So, I found 15 items that are just that. Check them out.

  1. Elephant shaped mobile holder + pen stand

This wooden elephant is not only cute but also quite useful. You can keep your phone, pens and pencils in it for easy access.

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2. Perpetual motion Asteroid

Perfect for Physics nerds. This kinetic asteroid is educational as well as entertaining. The perpetual motion is considered very soothing and can distract you from work-stress.

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3. Newton’s Cradle Pendulum

Another office accessory for the Science geeks. It works on magnetic energy and Newton’s laws of Physics. Creative professionals who might get stuck in a rut or experience writer’s block can recharge their brain cells with a bit of fun with this one.

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4. Succulents

A surefire way to breathe in some life to a dull desk is greenery. Succulents are a great option for live plants because they require watering only once a week. Their fleshy leaves retain moisture for long periods of time.

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5. Memo Clip / Photo holder

Aren’t these the cutest? They can hold visiting cards, memos and even family pictures.

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6. Spectacles holder

This is such a conversation starter. If I had this on my desk, all of my colleagues would come up and say it’s the most unique thing they’ve seen. I’m ordering it right now.

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7. Leather paperweight

To keep all the important papers stacked and secure. Or fling it on your colleague when he/she says something stupid. It is very versatile IMHO.

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8. Action figure

From dogs, animated characters to Marvel’s Avengers, there’s one for everyone. Just pick your favourite and make your desk a bit more fun.

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9. Fun Bobblehead

Something to turn a frown upside down. This one’s ‘punny’ and cute.

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10. Coffee Mug

For the copious amounts of coffee consumed at work every day. Or tea. Whichever you prefer. Also, a reminder that ‘You’re a star baby!’

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11. Colourful Calendar

Love the happy quotes on these monthly calendar cards. They won’t take up much space and will add much-needed vibrancy to the workstation.

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12. Supplies Organiser

Keep your table organised and looking stylish at the same time. A must-have for professionals who work in design roles and use a lot of stationary.

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13. Artificial flowers

For people who don’t want additional stress of watering plants and keeping them in adequate sunlight etc, faux florals are the best. Pick some in happy colours like yellow and orange to induce positivity.

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14. Miniature Bowling Set

Lunch breaks will never be the same again, I promise you. This mini bowling alley is a star. And yes, adults can play with it too.

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15. Magnetic Paper Clip Holder 

What a cool way to keep all those pesky paper clips. It has a little magnet on the faucet to dispense them too.

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Which one of these would you like to keep on your office table?