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Useful Desk Accessories for Modern Offices

Desk accessories can be helpful, but too many of them will create clutter. How do you cultivate a streamlined, functional desk? By choosing wisely! Below we’re highlighting an assortment of eye-catching desk accessories that are thoughtfully designed to make your life easier. From keeping papers in check to shining the light on your work area, the interesting finds that follow add function and style to the modern office [photo from CB2]

Desk accessories from CB2 Useful Desk Accessories for Modern Offices
Desk accessories from CB2

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Small items such as paperclips and USB drives can clutter your desk or become lost under stacks of documents. By simply giving the “little things” a place of their own, you’re on the path to an organized desk. This Organiser in Mint from ferm LIVING (pictured at the center of the photo above) is a great place to start:

Wooden desk organizer from ferm LIVING
Wooden desk organizer from ferm LIVING

On a similar note, Urban Outfitters’ Desk Organizer Tray gets the job done with a nod to retro lunch tray design! Crafted from melamine, it’s also available in pink and white:

Desk organizer tray from Urban Outfitters
Desk organizer tray from Urban Outfitters

If the tray dividers are limiting, opt for a sleek, open design like this Aluminum Tray from Present & Correct. Corral writing materials, stationery and more. Side note: we’re loving the styling of this photo!…

Aluminum tray from Present & Correct
Aluminum tray from Present & Correct

Wrangle scissors, pencils and other items with this modular SAIC 5-Piece Mountain Caddy Set from CB2. Designed by School of the Art Institute of Chicago student Mathew Devendorf, it channels the serenity of the mountains while utilizing a segmented form to hold supplies in a range of sizes. White porcelain is the material of choice.

Porcelain mountain desk organizer set from CB2
Porcelain mountain desk organizer set from CB2

After all, if you’re going to display a desk organizer, it may as well be fabulous! ANGLE from Finell uses folded stainless steel to its advantage:

Metal container from Finell
Metal container from Finell

Also from Finell, Crawl is a silicone vessel that is unbreakable AND easy to clean. Plus, it looks otherworldly in the best possible way! Also available in black and grey:

Silicone container from Finell
Silicone container from Finell

Keep Papers in Check

We now shift gears and move from small items to paperwork! These Cement Desk Accessories from CB2 include a handy letter tray, and the concrete construction couldn’t be more on trend:

Concrete desk accessories from CB2
Concrete desk accessories from CB2

“Simple and modern” makes a clean-lined statement, as shown by these metal trays from ferm LIVING, available in an array of colors. Perforated powder-coated metal helps contain papers and small items. Plus, as you can see below, the small tray even fits into the larger one so you can customize your desktop storage:

Colorful metal trays from ferm LIVING
Colorful metal trays from ferm LIVING

For file folders and notepads that need to stay out in the open, check out the Gilded File Holder from CB2. Four triangles divide and secure, thanks to an iron construction. A gold electroplated finish adds the perfect dose of shine.

Gold-toned file holder from CB2
Gold-toned file holder from CB2

And if you’re hoping to keep papers, photos and memos off your desk completely, consider the Frame Pinboard in Blue from ferm LIVING. Take it to the wall with fabric and powder coated metal, each framed in ash wood to create a board that’s worthy of display. Choose from small and large sizes, and you can select grey instead of the blue board featured below:

Pinboard from ferm LIVING
Pinboard from ferm LIVING

For another off-the-desk option, these wall grids from Urban Outfitters exude retro-modern style. Clips are included to help get the display started!

Wall grids from Urban Outfitters
Wall grids from Urban Outfitters

Function at Its Finest

We cap off today’s post with a collection of beautifully designed items that will make your office space as functional as it is sleek. The Uprise Monitor Riser from Uncommon Goods is a two-tiered organizer that gives your monitor just the right lift. As you can see below, the piece (designed by Gwen Weinberg) can also be displayed upright to serves as a caddy or sorter:

Monitor riser from Uncommon Goods
Monitor riser from Uncommon Goods

Computer monitor riser from Uncommon Goods

Urban Outfitters’ Gumball Desk Lamp provides a helpful dose of lighting while adding Midcentury style to your work space. Metal with a high-shine finish makes a big impact, especially when combined with the lamp’s spherical shade:

Modern desk lamp from Urban Outfitters
Modern desk lamp from Urban Outfitters

For a colorful lighting option, the Glass Sleeve Desk Lamp from Uncommon Goods features hand-blown glass and a round cork base. Made in Portland, Oregon and designed by Gary Bodker, the lamp is available in Turquoise or Amber.

Desk lamps from Uncommon Goods
Desk lamps from Uncommon Goods

Need a cool breeze to help make your workday a more productive one? The 11+ USB Mini O-Fan from Urban Outfitters is quiet and effective. Let it refresh you as you knock out your to-do list:

Mini desk fan from Urban Outfitters
Mini desk fan from Urban Outfitters

Keep wires in check with the blueLounge Mini Cable Drop Set, which can help you attach those stray strands to your desk, wall, or the surface of your choice. Sold in a set of nine.

Cable drop set from Urban Outfitters
Cable drop set from Urban Outfitters

Never lose your glasses again! Uncommon Goods’ Eye Glasses Holder is handmade of sustainable shesham wood and hand-carved by craftsmen in India. Not to mention, the piece is created by HSSS, a non-profit in India known for helping underprivileged artisans find just the right audience for their beautiful treasures.

Eyeglasses holder from Uncommon Goods
Eyeglasses holder from Uncommon Goods

Need more surface area on your desk? Just clamp it! The Clamp Tray from Present & Correct is perfect for adding that extra tray (or extra plant)! Extend your desk in style, and choose from two sizes and three colors to get just the right effect.

 

Clamp tray from Present & Correct
Clamp tray from Present & Correct

Happy decorating as you organize your desk! Remember, it IS possible to combine function and style in an artful, helpful desktop spread that’s just right for your space. [photo from ferm LIVING]

Organized modern desk
Organized modern desk

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