The best desk accessories

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The best desk accessories can really help make the creative juices flow. They can help organise your workspace, so you're more productive, and can make working at your desk more comfortable by making your peripherals easier to reach, or by improving your posture. 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 - and even years - using many of the coolest desk accessories you 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 office chair for back pain and 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 2023

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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
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.