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Office accessories to update your desk

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Work in style

You spend more than half your day at your desk — why not turn it into a place you actually want to be? These stylish accessories can help.

Codify pencil holder

Codify Pen Holder

One tiny pencil holder is never enough to hold all the pens and pencils you have floating around your desk drawers. This multi-cup pen holder has enough space for all those, plus scissors, paper clips and more. (Anthropologie, $48)

Espresso Austin 3-drawer file

Espresso Austin 3-Drawer File

This sturdy 3-drawer file has large enough drawers to hold copy paper or notebooks. The distressed finished and label-holder handles give a vintage look we love. (World Market, $60)

Alessi Chip paper clip holder

Alessi Chip Paperclip holder

Stop fumbling through your drawers looking for those ever-elusive paper clips. Let this pretty bird hold on to them for you. (Crate & Barrel, $60)

Rustic wire magazine holder

Rustic Wire Magazine Holder

Those piles of magazines and notebooks will suddenly look super stylish, once you load them into a couple of these wire magazine holders. (Target, $9).

Birdie waste can

Birdie Waste Can

Even your trash will look classy when you're throwing it into this bright and beautiful waste can. (RosenberryRooms.com, $158)

Clip note organizer

Clip note organizer

Keep track of notes, post-its, to-do lists, mail and more with one of these giant paper clips. (SeeJaneWork.com, $12)

Eiffel Tower bookends

Eiffel Tower bookends

Keep your books in the upright position with these sleek bookends, designed to give your desk just a bit of Parisian flair. (Overstock.com, $50)

Fist pen holder with paper clip magnet

Fist Pen Holder with Paperclip Magnet

Need an extra hand? Use this one for holding pens and paper clips while showing off your artsy side. (Overstock.com, $19)

Brass peacock letter opener

Brass Peacock Letter Opener

Save your manicure and keep from shredding envelopes to pieces with this gorgeous peacock letter opener. Not much snail mail coming your way these days? Just set it on your desk and let it look pretty. (Jonathan Alder, $98)

Talk dock

Talk Dock

Tiny cell phones are super convenient, until you're trying to talk on one while working at your desk. Those tiny gadgets just don't stay put between your ear and shoulder like the phones did a decade or two ago. This dock, charging station and receiver is just as functional as it is fun to look at. Plug it in and have a hands-free conversation the old-fashioned way. (UncommonGoods.com, $36)

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