Cute Desk Trinkets That Will Actually Make You Want to Study

In a perfect world, our desks would be where we get all of our work done. I don’t know about you, but in reality, most of my work gets done laying in bed, which leads to way more impromptu naps than I’m willing to admit. Let's be real: the basic wooden desk most colleges provide just don’t lend themselves to inspiration or productivity.

In an effort to actually start using my desk for its intended purpose, I’ve curated a list of some of the cutest desk accessories that will make you actually want to sit there and get to work. When you cultivate a space that makes you feel happy and inspired, you’ll actually want to spend time there. Take the summer to collect some new desk trinkets that speak to you and come fall, you’ll be ready to take on your work with full force. I see Dean's List in your near future.

  1. 1. Fit for a queen 

    Crown Ring White Holder, The Home Depot; shop now

    Store your rings in style with this cute dish fit for royalty. It’s perfect for taking off those annoying clunky rings that look oh so cute during the day, but get in the way of your typing during a study sesh.

  2. 2. Time to relax

    Honeysuckle Soy Large Scented Candle, The Home Depot; shop now

    Take a break from a particularly grueling study session by lighting this stress relieving candle. Breathe in the calming scent of honeysuckle and feel your stress melt away.

  3. 3. Take note

    ban.do Lined Journal, Urban Outfitters; shop now

    Jot down all of your important notes and to-do lists in these beautiful journals — and keep it on display for a splash of color.

  4. 4. Bon voyage

    White Eiffel Tower, The Home Depot; shop now

    If you’re feeling trapped in the confines of your dorm room, one glance at this Eiffel Tower statue will whisk you away on a Parisian getaway. Okay, maybe not literally. But it will definitely look cute sitting atop your desk.

Let cute desk decor be your motivation to make you actually want to study and kick off an awesome school year. A great work ethic starts with a great space to do said work. Curate a desk space you love and you're one step closer to acing all of your classes. You’ll thank me later.

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