We all get a little impatient waiting for warmer weather (even though spring just happened).
And, the whole being-stuck-in-the-office-all-day only makes things tougher, especially if your chair faces a stark-white wall instead of a window looking out onto the perfectly blue sky.
Luckily, I know just the trick: Bring the sunshine to you!
Seriously—with any of these 17 items, your desk will feel instantly cooler and brighter, no matter how dull your workspace is.
1. Lotus Flower Humidifier, $21.99
The freshness of flowers, indoors.
2. Shark Business Card Holder, $18
Intimidate them with your décor and your qualifications.
3. Fabric Cactus Door Stopper, $18.99
Because a slipping door is no competition for a sharp (and cute) doorstopper.
4. Palm Fronds Water Bottle, $34.95
Spring clean your bland water bottle with something fresh and vibrant.
5. Ocean Animal Figurine, $27.49
I promise it won’t “octupi” too much space on your desk, but it sure will make it prettier!
6. Printed Daily Planner Journal, $19
There’s nothing like an organized schedule for a breath of fresh air.
Just the pops of color you need to bring the bright side to the inside.
8. Flamingo Ballpoint Pens, $10.99
No matter what you’re writing, it’s bound to have personality.
9. Mustard Gifts Pineapple Cup Desk Organizer, $14.00
This sweet organizer is just what you need to keep your workspace in order.
10. Honey Bee Sticker, $3.99
This sticker will help you bee-lieve you’re outdoors (without the fear of being stung).
A cool new way to erase mistakes.
12. Penned Posies File Folder Set, $14
What about folders that offer a fresh way to arrange your work?
13. Watermelon Mousepad, $14.95
No need to be melon-choly with this refreshing mousepad.
14. Hey There Sunshine Journal, $16
Who needs real sunshine when you can feel like one every day?
15. Cool Gear Coconut Chiller, $7.25
It may not be a piña colada on the beach, but it’s close enough.
16. Kate Spade Gold Stapler, $27.99
Add this sleek stapler to your desk and you’ll be golden.
17. Gold Anchor Paperclips, $3.45
How about some anchor paperclips to hold you down while you crank through those papers?
Photo of desks courtesy of Westend61/Getty Images.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author