Change for the better

Change for the better
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Having the flexibility to work from home may be a dream come true, but if your work space is boring, you might not feel motivated to get anything done. A few décor changes — from unique office supplies to cool wall art — can make a huge difference, turning your office space into a place that fosters creativity and productivity.

These products are fun, whimsical and just what you need to make telecommuting less tedious. And the best part? Everything on this list is available for less than $50, so you don't have to break the bank in the process. 

Elephant letter organizer

Elephant letter organizer
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Keep all of your work mail and documents organized with this simple but unique enamel and steel elephant organizer. You can leave it on your desk or even mount it to a wall if you prefer to save space. If you do mount it, you can use the elephant's trunk as a key holder, too. From Kikkerland. ($22.50)

Sushi pushpin set

Sushi pushpin set
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Try adding a corkboard to your home office to display photos or keep track of important work reminders, and spice things up with a cute pushpin set, like this one. This set of 50 tacks is perfect for foodies who have a sushi obsession. From Urban Outfitters. ($8)

Crystal air plants

Crystal air plants
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Add a little life to your desk with these beautiful little crystal-geode air-plant planters. This planter measures 1.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall (3.8 by 3.8 centimeters), with the included plant ranging from approximately 1.25 inches (3.2 cm) to 1.5 inches tall. This seller also has other geode planters for sale, but prices vary. From Etsy. ($10.99)

Lego-inspired calendar

Lego-inspired calendar
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Most calendars go out of date after a year, but this Lego-brick-inspired calendar can be reused for years to come. It comes with instructions for seven different building arrangements, and includes bricks for holidays and birthdays. From Amazon. ($9.48)

Easel tablet stand

Easel tablet stand
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If you use your iPad or tablet frequently for work purposes, this adorable, wooden, easel-shaped stand is a great way to keep the device safe on your desk and display it when you need to. The stand also comes with a stylus for easier use. From Modcloth.com. ($17.99)

Vintage-inspired desk phone

Vintage-inspired desk phone
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If you find yourself wishing your work space had more of a vintage feel, this brushed-chrome rotary phone might be exactly what you need. Swapping out your traditional phone for this one will liven up your desk and make phone meetings more fun. From Amazon. ($49.74)

F-bomb paperweight

F-bomb paperweight

Dedicated to all those times when work gets just a little too frustrating, this fun paperweight is the perfect new addition to your desk. It might even make you laugh when you're feeling stressed out by all the tasks you still need to accomplish. From UncommonGoods.com. ($45)

Mason jar business card holder

Mason jar business card holder

Want a unique way to display your business cards? Ditch the typical, boring plastic card holder in favor of this handmade mason jar card holder. Each one is made to order, so you can choose the perfect color palette to match your home office. From Etsy. ($9)

Cassette tape desk organizer

Cassette tape desk organizer

Music lovers can get tidy and inspired with this cassette tape desk organizer that will take you back to the days when you made mixtapes instead of business calls. It features a tape dispenser and spaces to hold office supplies like pens, pencils and paperclips. From Urban Outfitters. ($30)

Pressed glass photo frames

Pressed glass photo frames

These simple but gorgeous vintage-inspired pressed glass photo frames are great for displaying your favorite photos and prints. Frames come in three sizes: 4 x 6, 5 x 7 and 8 x 10. Plus, you can choose from three different finishes: antique brass, nickel and copper. From Anthropologie. ($18 - $32)

Photography wall clock

Photography wall clock

Does dreaming about your next vacation help you get through those long workdays? Bring a little bit of the beach to your home office with this handmade wall clock.  And don't worry — if the beach isn't your style, there are tons of other stunning clocks to choose from for the same price. From Etsy. ($49)

Dalmatian stapler

Dalmatian stapler

The easiest way to perk up your workspace is by taking things you already need and making them more interesting. This kitschy Dalmatian stapler is both practical and adorable, making it the perfect addition to your home office — especially if you're a dog lover. From Anthropologie. ($24)

Yellow desk lamp

Yellow desk lamp

No need for basic black when it comes to your desk! Brighten up your home office with this fun take on the traditional desk lamp. Even on the gloomiest of work-from-home days, this lamp will bring a little sunshine into your life. From Houzz.com. ($34)

Motivational print

Motivational print

For added inspiration, hang a motivational print on a wall where you can see it when you're feeling unproductive. This print comes in two sizes: 12 inches by 16 inches, for $20, and 18 inches by 24 inches, for $45. This particular print is perfect for entrepreneurs, too. From HelpInk.com. (Bonus: This online store features all kinds of prints from different artists, and the company donates $1 of every $5 you spend to the charity of your choice.) ($20 - $45)

Chalkboard wall panels

Chalkboard wall panels

Whiteboards are boring, but these stick-on chalkboard panels are an easy way to liven up your walls any way you see fit. Whether you need a space to brainstorm and write out your ideas or you feel like getting artistic, these versatile chalkboard sheets should do the trick. They come in sets of four, and you can choose from slate gray, schoolhouse green and grape. From Amazon. ($8.95)