Office Space: The Coolest Staples For Your 9-to-5 Digs

The 9-to-5 grind — no matter whether you trek into an office or work from your own pad—can be just that, a grind. And if your workspace is drab and dreary, those 40-plus hours a week you devote to bringing home the bacon (or the Balenciaga, depending on how you look at it) can really start to wear on you. So, why not use the fresh new year to finally make your workspace look exactly the way you want? Maybe you need to add a bit more color or maybe you need to cut back on clutter, but whatever your particular problem, we're here to help! Click through for nine super-stylish solutions, then watch your productivity (or at least your serenity) shift into overdrive.
Advertisement
1 of 9
Got an iPhone? Download a flip-clock app and turn it into an old-school alarm clock to give your desk some retro charm.

Areaware iPhone Alarm Clock, $40, available at Velocity Art and Design.
2 of 9
Show a little neighborhood pride with a handmade art print of the District.

Lucius Art Washington, D.C. Art City Heart Map, $18, available at Lucius Art.
Advertisement
3 of 9
Who says your desk chair has to be boring? Add some color (and comfort) with upholstery in a fun print.

IKEA Skruvsta Swivel Chair, $149, available at IKEA.
4 of 9
Everyone could use a little extra storage. This apple-green shelving unit makes a statement and stashes all your stuff.

CB2 Hancock Clover Bookcase, $199, available at CB2, 3307 M Street NW; 202-333-6204.
5 of 9
Keep your favorite memories close, sans clutter, by transforming your Instagram photos into handy little magnets you can use anywhere.

StickyGram Magnets, $14.99 for a set of 9, available at StickyGram.
6 of 9
Remember the era of scented markers? Relive your youth — and brighten up a boring routine — with a pack of highlighters that smell like lemon and berries.

Paper Source Scented Highlighters, $4.95, available at Paper Source.
7 of 9
Ditch the cold, flickering fluorescent lighting and warm up your cubicle with an industrial-chic task lamp.

West Elm Industrial Task Table Lamp, $79, available at West Elm.
8 of 9
Working up a sweat? Chill out with a USB-powered fan. (Hint: A little white noise might be just what you need to drown out an annoying coworker.)

MoMA Desktop Fan, $15, available at MoMA Store.
9 of 9
Sometimes you just can't spare an inch on a crowded workspace. Use a super-strong magnetic strip to take advantage of vertical space and keep all your necessities at hand.

See Jane Work Mini Magnetic Strip Bulletin Board, $6.50, available at See Jane Work.
Advertisement

More from College

Watch

R29 Original Series