By Jiji Lee

Refresh Your Workspace with Cute Office Supplies


Your workspace should be a happy place.

Does your workspace make you feel energized and inspired? Or does it leave you feeling anxious and stressed?

If you said yes to the latter, you’re not alone! 

No one can maintain the type of minimal and stylish workspaces you see on Pinterest and Instagram, especially if you work from home. Remember, a photograph just captures a single (often staged) moment -- in real life, your desk is an ever-changing space where real stuff happens, so it is normal for things to move around and need to be wrangled again later.

We may dream of a clutter-free office, but our desk is more likely to be a spot where our work and personal lives collide, overflowing with paperwork, coffee mugs, and yes, even our children’s toys. 

Our workspace should feel welcoming. A place to inspire creative ideas and productivity. But if you work from home, you’re lucky if you have your own separate, organized space or even a designated space at all. 

Luckily, it doesn’t take much to upgrade your workspace and make it feel like a place where you can focus and create. You can organize and refresh your workspace just by adding in a few cute office supplies. 

It’s worthwhile to add some personal touches to your home office space and make it look stylish and welcoming. After all, your office’s design can affect your mood and energy. It’s hard to feel productive when you’re searching for a pen underneath a pile of paperwork. 

You deserve to have a space that you’ll want to spend time in. And with so many of us working from home these days, it feels even more essential to have a workspace that is both comforting and functional. Revamping your furniture and giving your office a makeover can cost time and money. But investing in pretty office supplies is a simpler and more cost effective way to refresh your space. 

Below are cute office supplies that are budget-friendly and will do double duty: brightening up your space while also helping you stay organized and productive. So go ahead, treat yourself! 

Cute office supplies to get organized

If your workspace is overflowing with paper, supplies, and random items, then corral them with these functional and design-friendly pieces. 

Beechwood pencil holder. This well-crafted pencil holder is a cute and stylish option for  housing your pens, pencils, and highlighters. Not only is this a simple way to organize your writing tools, but the beechwood adds a natural, organic touch to your workspace. 

Acrylic holder. If you love everything modern and minimalist, then opt for this acrylic holder. Store pens, tape, scissors, rulers, and anything else you use regularly. The clear holder ensures you’ll never have trouble finding your go-to supplies ever again.

Zippered File Folder. Keep all your documents in one place with a colorful zippered folder. This is perfect for managing your documents at home and also sturdy enough to take with you on business trips or meetings. The zipper closure ensures that all your files will stay put and the handle makes it easy to carry around. 

Metallic 3-ring binder. A sophisticated way to organize your documents, portfolio, research, or homework. And the best feature is the dry-erase interior. You can jot down notes or dates to help keep you organized. The metallic cloth material is both stylish and sturdy--win win!

Cute office supplies to help with productivity 

A clean and organized workspace can have positive impacts on your motivation and productivity. Here are some cute office supplies that can help you tackle your to-do lists, while also bringing joy to your space. 

Notepads. Studies show that you’re more likely to accomplish something if you write it down. Now you can get things done while also having cute office supplies on your desk. Manage your to-do lists with the Ink+Volt Today Organizer Pad and get an overview of your week with the Ink+Volt Weekly Deskpad. This productivity duo will help you stay on top of your tasks and make progress on your goals. Want to maximize your productivity? Grab the full Ink+Volt Productivity Notepad Suite to take your work to the next level.

2021 Desk Calendar. Give your workspace a pop of color with a beautiful desk calendar. The illustrations are so pretty, you’ll want to keep the calendar pages after each month ends. Luckily, each page is perforated so you can tear them off and keep your favorite pages displayed in a frame. 

Schneider ballpoint pens. These lovely pastel colors are ideal for note-taking, habit-tracking in your planner, or coloring in a sketchbook. Not only does the easel packaging help with storage, but it makes for a pretty display. 

Ink+Volt Goal Planner Brilliant Series. When you’re setting out to achieve a meaningful goal, it’s important to have regular check-ins and reflect on your progress. You’re more likely to stay on top of your goals if you’re consciously working towards them. This edition of the Ink+Volt planner is not only a wonderful productivity and goal-planning tool, but it’s so bright and pretty that you’ll want to proudly display one on your desk. I’m partial to the Flamingo color, which looks so optimistic and friendly. The Plum is also a sophisticated and stylish option. 

Cute office supplies to add comfort 

If your workspace is feeling dreary or if your desk faces a wall, you can make it feel more peaceful and comforting with these supplies. 

Framed prints. Hang a print with an inspiring quote. Or opt for a print with organic and green elements like this Watering Plants print or Oranges print, which will add warmth and natural energy to your space.

Water glass and Sur La Table coffee mug. While working from home, it’s important to take regular breaks. You can stay hydrated with a colorful water glass and make your coffee break feel like you’re taking an actual break with a special Bistro cup. Keep track of your hydration with these clever book bands to go on on your planner or favorite book.

Desk lamp. Did you know a desk lamp is good for your health? Extra light can help prevent eye strain and headaches. Now you can maintain your eyesight, plus make your office look cute and stylish, with a sleek LED or mid century lamp, 

It doesn’t take much to curate your workspace's essential elements and make it your favorite spot. All you need are some cute office supplies and it will feel that much more inviting and organized. If you’d like even more office decor ideas, read our guide here.