If you work full-time, there’s a good chance that you spend a lot of time sitting at your desk. Because you log hundreds of desk hours each month, it makes sense to decorate your office space just as you would with your living space. Decorating your desk area doesn’t need to be expensive but it does take a little creativity.

To get you started, we’ve found nine ways that you can elevate your desk. But be warned, these changes might inspire some extra productivity and motivation.

Create a photo gallery

Collage of tropical photos with landscapes and peoples.

Whether it’s putting up photos of your loved ones (both furry and human) with a push tack or stringing them on a wire photo holder, they are sure to bring a smile to your face. If you’re not working remotely, the photos will also serve as a conversation piece with coworkers who walk by your desk.

Bring in some greenery

The easiest way to brighten up your working area is by adding a small plant to your desk, like a succulent or cactus. These two types of plants are incredibly low maintenance but make sure you give them a sip of water once a week. Even better, some plants can even purify the air around you, providing you with the optimal workspace.

Find a desk calendar

A nice, new desk calendar will appease your eyes as well as keep you on schedule. It will keep you reminded of work events, meetings, and social commitments so that you don’t miss a thing. These calendars come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, which means you’ll be able to find one that suits your personality and style. They can also double as a doodle book when you’re feeling uninspired or are stuck on a boring work-related phone call.

Go ergonomic

Investing in a high-quality ergonomic keyboard and ergonomic mouse is crucial if you want to feel comfortable while working. Both are fundamental office staples and will keep you from developing repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is caused by pressure on the median nerve and causes symptoms like tingling and numbness that goes down your forearm, wrist, and hand. If you spend hours typing or using your mouse each day, you might be at risk for developing a repetitive strain. These injuries can take months to heal so it’s best to avoid them whenever possible.

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Get a magnetic board

There are few things more fun than colorful magnets, which is why a magnetic board is a great addition to your desk. It will breathe life into your work area and can hold important to-do lists, notes, or photos.

Find a nice mug

And no, it’s not for your coffee. Most of us have a mug filled with pens sitting atop of our desks so make it a witty or aesthetically pleasing one. You can never go wrong with the “World’s Best Boss” mug from the hit television show, The Office. To take the pen-filled mug a step further, find yourself some pens topped with pom-poms or colorful gel pens. These will make list-making even more exciting.

Snag a brand new mouse pad

When browsing online, you’ll be able to find all kinds of mouse pads, but what will really bring you insurmountable joy is finding an ergonomic mouse pad. They are available in different colors, shapes, and sizes, making it easy to find one that fits your style.

Purchase a few trays

Trays will jazz up your desk while keeping all of your small office supplies organized. They can sit on top of your desk or be slid into the desk’s drawers, whichever makes you happiest. Depending on where you shop, you can find trays made of clear or colored plastic, wood, leather, and even marble.

Consider a candle

But please, remember to blow it out when you leave your at-home office or workplace. Adding a nice candle to your desk can add a calm ambiance, grounding you when you feel stressed and out of touch with what you’re supposed to be completing at work. When searching for the right candle, find one with a scent that transports you to the beach or a field of flowers. These candles can also be updated as the seasons change, which makes for a fun shopping trip every few months.