woman holding mouse pads in four different colors

3 Leather Desk Accessories That Will Impress Your Boss

When it comes to creating an impressive and welcoming office space, every detail counts. If it's not your home office, then the company has obviously taken care of the color of your walls and furniture.


But, you’re solely responsible for accentuating your desk in a way that’s comfy while relaying a high level of professionalism. 


When it comes to accessories, very few materials can match the elegance and refinement of handmade leather accessories.


From mouse pads to blotter sets and valet trays, leather accessories not only add style and aesthetic appeal to your workspace but also offer functionality and durability


Let’s explore three must-have leather desk accessories that create a more stylish and organized workspace and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your boss, clients, and co-workers. These personalized desk items from Popov Leather made it to the list for the following reasons:


  • Made using heritage quality leather
  • Form a beautiful patina with every use
  • Protect your desk from scratches and stains
  • Create a more organized and aesthetically appealing office space

1 - Leather Mouse Pads

Mouse pads are among the most functional, personalized desk items you can come across. 


Not only do they provide you with a uniform and consistent surface to use your mouse on, but they also prolong its lifespan by preventing possible wear and tear as it glides on bare desk surfaces.


Leather mouse pads boast more advantages than synthetic mouse pads, including adding a luxurious and elegant aesthetic to your desk that will turn heads.


Premium full-grain leather mouse pads have natural, unaltered grain patterns that reveal the scars, imperfections, and color variations in the material.


Here are our mouse pads in four different colors:

woman holding English Tan mouse pad
English Tan mouse pad

“I love the natural hue of this mouse pad. It's really thick and I can tell that it will be on my desk for years to come. I would buy it again.”

Mack Bakker, Verified Customer, Draper, United States

So, they look good from the first day you place them on your desk to the very last day. Over time, you leave your mark because full-grain leather absorbs everything that’s thrown at it to develop a beautiful patina, which enhances your mouse pad’s visual appeal and character.


But what really makes our mouse pads a top choice for discerning buyers who value both style and substance in their handcrafted leather workspace accessories?

I - The Surface Texture

Full-grain leather mouse pads have a soft and smooth surface that offers excellent mouse tracking. They also provide a consistent glide for the mouse, ensuring precise tracking and easy movement. 


Additionally, the natural texture of high-quality leather provides the perfect amount of traction to allow for precise movements without causing the mouse to slip or slide.


I understand the importance of comfort when you’re busy on your computer, so I prioritized that when designing these mouse pads. We make our mouse pads using 9 oz. leather that’s soft, cushiony, and cozy to reduce strain on your hand during extended periods of use.

II - Mouse Compatibility

When considering a leather mouse pad, it is important to ensure that it is compatible with different mouse types. 


The surface of our leather mouse pads has been tested with various types of optical mice, and our clients have found that it offers consistent tracking and movement


Additionally, the 10" x 8.25" dimensions of our mouse pads accommodate various mouse sizes and elevate the luxury and functionality of different workspace setups.

III - Non-Slip Backing

When it comes to leather mouse pads, a common concern among users is whether they have a non-slip backing to prevent them from slipping or sliding around during use. 


The heavyweight leather we use for our mouse pads ensures that they remain in place during use and provide the necessary stability to enable accurate mouse movements.


In addition to being non-slip, our leather mouse pads are made from high-quality, full-grain leather that offers durability and shows no signs of wear and tear.


Instead, you get a beautiful patina with everyday use that doesn’t affect the non-slip quality, comfort, or ease-of-use of the mouse pads.

IV - Durability

If you don’t want to be thinking about changing your mouse pad every few months, the Popov Leather mouse pads were made just for you. Our mouse pads are guaranteed to last a few decades and stand up to daily use and wear, without losing their luster or charm.


We back this with a lifetime guarantee because we're confident in the durability and longevity of the full-grain USA-sourced leather as well as the workmanship we use.


Expert Tip: Use a leather conditioner to keep your leather mouse pad supple and further improve its lifespan.

2 - Leather Desk Pads

If you’re like me, constantly managing a secret obsession for premium quality leather goods, then luxury leather desk pads are a must-have.


They transform the look and feel of your office by adding sophistication and professionalism


They top that off by filling the space with an unmistakable earthy and sweet leather aroma. The rich leather scent of our full-grain leather desk pads is what you’d imagine when you walk into a business mogul’s office.


This is just a tip of the iceberg; let’s get into more reasons why a leather desk pad from Popov Leather should be added to your office desk accessories wish list.

I - Multi-Use Functionality

Measuring an impressive 35.4" x 11.8", the generous size of our leather desk pad provides ample space for all your office essentials. It’s enough for a full size keyboard, mouse on one side, and more space for your coffee mug or anything else you need on the other side.


All our luxury leather desk sets are made using 9 oz. leather, which provides a comfortable and elegant surface to also rest your wrists during treacherously long work sessions. 


The size and thickness of Popov Leather Desk Pads ensure they stay in place and won’t slip or slide as you work. They work with any type of optical mouse, so you don't have to worry about that.

“I’m extremely happy with the desk pad - it looks awesome, is a good thickness, is of high quality, and has given my home office a nice leather scent. It feels very durable, and is easy to wipe clean too - I’m confident that this will last me a long, long time.”

Mike M., Verified Customer, Canada

Our desk pads also boast functionality by protecting your desk surface from scratches, spills, and stains. It also extends the life of your desk by preventing wear and tear caused by repeated mouse movements.


Bonus Tip: Use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe your leather desk pad after each use to remove any dirt or grime.

II - Improve Your Office Space Aesthetics

Leather is a classic and timeless material that can add a touch of elegance and luxury to your workspace. A leather desk pad can also complement a variety of different decor styles, including modern, traditional, industrial, and bohemian office styles.


Our premium full-grain leather desk pads are available in four distinct natural leather colors, including Natural, Black, English Tan, and Heritage Brown, which elevate any desktop by making a bold statement.

These colors also go well with any decor and make your office space look stylish and chic


Our full-grain leather desk pads develop a rich patina with use that sets them apart from any others owned by your co-workers. Better yet, leather desk pads are easier to clean and maintain compared to flimsy cloth desk pads that attract and hold on to dirt, lint, and fur.


The edges of our leather desk mats are burnished to give a smooth finish that’s inviting and pleasant to the eyes.

3 - Leather Valet Tray

A valet tray is a versatile and practical accessory that offers many benefits for individuals who prioritize organization and style in their workspace. 


It’s one of those accessories you can never have too many of. After picking one for their office desks, many of our customers find themselves returning for another one to use on their entryway console, bedside tables, or as a functional accent piece for their living room table.


Below are some reasons that make leather valet trays such a hit.

man holding a brown valet tray
Leather valet ​​tray

I - Bring Order to Your Desk

A valet tray serves as a dedicated space to store and organize everyday carry items such as keys, coins, stationery, and other desk essentials. By keeping these items in one location, you reduce clutter on your desk and maintain a clean, efficient workspace.


It also ensures your frequently used items are always within easy reach. This allows for greater efficiency and convenience, as you no longer have to rummage through drawers searching for your essentials.


Our valet trays measure 6" x 6" and the corners are secured using solid brass snaps. 


Even better, we make it possible for you to carry your valet tray with you when you’re working away from the office by simply releasing the snaps and packing it as a flat leather sheet.

II - Make Your Workspace More Inviting and Pleasant

Our high-quality leather valet trays, made using full-grain USA-sourced leather, add a touch of luxury and elegance to your desk. They look great and have the alluring and soothing earthy smell of premium quality leather.


It can also serve as a reflection of your personal style. With options for customization, such as different leather colors, stitching styles, or even engraving, a valet tray is a statement piece that showcases your individuality.


You get to choose what you’d like to have engraved on the tray from your name or birth date to longitudes or the mantra that rings in your mind first thing every morning.


You can see the true beauty of full-grain leather through its imperfections and scars. Everything you throw at it also leaves a unique mark that you won’t find anywhere else.

III - Serve as a Protective Barrier

By placing keys, coins, and other metal objects in a leather valet tray, you minimize the risk of scratching and damaging the surface of your desk. The leather tray serves as a protective barrier, preserving the pristine condition of your workspace.


You are guaranteed many years of protection with our valet tray, which is built to last and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

How to Care and Maintain Your Leather Desk Accessories

While we guarantee that your leather desk accessories can withstand several years of daily use, you have a part to play in keeping them in tip-top shape by giving them some TLC. 


Here are some tips for caring for your personalized leather desk accessories to ensure they last a long time and maintain their stylish appearance:


  • Avoid exposing your leather desk accessories to direct sunlight or extreme heat, as this can cause cracking and drying of the leather.
  • Keep your leather desk accessories clean by wiping them with a soft, damp cloth regularly.
    Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaning products, such as soap or vinegar, that can damage the leather's surface. Alternatively, you can wipe them clean with our Popov Leather cleaner.
  • Apply leather conditioner regularly to keep the leather soft and supple. This will also help maintain the color and prevent fading.
  • In case of spills or stains, act quickly by wiping the area with a clean, soft, and damp cloth. Avoid using abrasive materials or solvents that can damage the leather.
  • Store your leather desk accessories in a cool, dry place when not in use. 

Action Tip: Create a regular cleaning schedule for your leather desk accessories to ensure they stay in good condition for years to come.

Elevate Your Workspace With Timeless Sustainable Leather Desk Accessories

Leather desk accessories, including desk pads, valet trays, and mouse pads, add a touch of class and professionalism that’s inviting and cozy for anyone who comes to your office. They also have functional benefits that range from minimizing wrist strain to protecting desk surfaces.


The thing with leather is that it goes well with any type of decor so you can never go wrong, especially if you choose a leather color that flows with everything else in the room.


Check out our leather desk accessories collection to order a functional mouse pad, desk mat, or valet tray that will serve you for many years.


While at it, also consider looking at our premium leather pen holders and cases for your tech products. We have an exciting range of cases for your tech gadgets, that includes:


Here’s a brief walkthrough video of how we make an iPhone case:

Finally, learn more about the beauty and functionality of leather on our blog

Written by Ryan Popoff


Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Reach out with questions.



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