The best desk accessories for a modern home office set up

Designer sitting at desk and working on his laptop, with the best desk accessories
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The best desk accessories can really make your home office an enjoyable place to be. They can help organise your workspace, helping productivity, but perhaps more importantly, they can make working at your desk more comfortable by making your peripherals easier to reach, or by improving your posture (though if it's the latter you're after, nothing beats a quality ergonomic office chair). By making your desk more pleasant to sit at, you'll find yourself less stressed and more focused - and that can work wonders if you're a creative.

To help us put this guide together, we've spent hours, days - even years - using many of the coolest desk accessories you'll find on this page. With the accessories we've not had a chance to try ourselves, we've thoroughly researched them, so you can trust our recommendations. 

Read on to find our top picks for the best desk accessories, including lamps, desk tidies and ergonomic tools to keep you comfortable and safe when working. Pair these accessories with the best standing desks, and you'll transform your home, office or studio, and make working at your desk a joy.

The best desk accessories of 2024

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What are the coolest desk accessories?

'Cool' is subjective, but if you want a bit of eye candy for your desk, picking something with RGB lighting is a good call. Smart lights from the likes of Philips Hue and Nanoleaf can bring the cool factor to your desk. If by 'cool' you mean temperature-wise, then a desk fan is a great choice!

What's the most common desk accessories?

For creatives, the most common desk accessories are ones that make your workspace comfortable and inspiring. Desk lamps, monitor stands and ergonomic wrist rests are some of the most popular desk accessories, allowing you to work at your desk in comfort.

Beren Neale
Edom Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Ecommerce Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, phones, laptops, TVs, monitors and various types of storage, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.