We’ve heard of the rise of ‘tablescaping’, essentially a process of making our dining tables look like they came straight out of a photoshoot, but why not apply the same prowess to your lowly desk?
Or perhaps you’re sick of working from home stuck on the couch with your laptop in your lap, living an ergonomics-expert’s nightmare?
Regardless, there’s nothing better than having a brilliant work set up to optimise you for the day. So, without further ado, here are the items that we’d recommend to spice up your desk (and they’re all available in Australia).
Who needs a mouse pad when you can have a whole desk pad that adds colour and life into your space while also designating where the ‘work space’ is? It’s a great tool, so you don’t end up with odds and ends getting in the way of your scrolling and typing.
Leather Desk Pad Protector, $32.99, Amazon Australia
Matching Wireless Keyboard And Mouse
Forget having wires everywhere — you can go wireless. These round-key keyboards look just like an old-school typewriter and come in a range of fun colours, including pink, blue and beige.
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, $68.99, Amazon Australia
Why not consider hanging a pegboard in your office space, designed to hold all your essentials, especially if you don’t have any space for drawers? It’s super cute and you can even decorate it with mini plants.
Pegboard Combination Kit Wall Organiser With Accessories, $63.99, Amazon Australia
We’re used to the classic fluoro-style highlighters from school, but these pastel highlighters are an aesthetic adult version perfect for your desk drawer, in 12 gorgeous shades.
12 Piece Aesthetic Highlighters, $7.80, Amazon Australia
Along the same lines, why not opt for a beautiful gliding gel pen that will also look adorable on your desk?
Retractable Gel Pens Quick Dry Ink Pens, $9.19, Amazon Australia
You’ll need something neutral to hold a set of colourful flowers, so a minimal style like this milk-coloured vase is perfect.
Retro Flower Vase, $56, Amazon Australia
While it’s beautiful to have fresh flowers in the office, buying a new bunch for every room in the house each week can get expensive. Faux flowers can look great in the office, and there are some super realistic options, including these poppies, available in orange, blue, pink and purple colourways.
Artificial Flowers Poppy with Long Stems, $23.99, Amazon Australia
Clear Sticky Tape Holder
There’s no getting around it, sticky tape is not a cute item to have on the table. So, why not make it see-through? It’s a great way to get the more functional parts of your deskscaping to blend in.
Desk Tape Dispenser Acrylic, $15.78, Amazon Australia
Phone Charging Stand
If you’re used to broken chords and cables lining your desks to charge your devices, it might be a good idea to consolidate with a wireless charging hub, that can manage your iPhone, earphones and watch all in one.
Ni-SHEN Wireless Charger, $36.99, Amazon Australia
If you’re a fan of over ear headphones, you know that they can tend to be a little bit bulky and end up flung across your desk throughout the day. A headphone stand can be a great way to give them a designated ‘home’ when you’re not using them.
Headphone Stand Headset Holder, $13.95, Amazon Australia