At the beginning of 2020 when life was flipped upside down, who knew that we’d still be WFH a whole year later? It seems almost impossible that we all used to wake up, get dressed, and head out to an actual office for a day of working with actual people.
Now that it is so ingrained in our daily lives, optimizing your WFH environment is a good way to combat the office-shaped hole in your life. WFH seems to be lasting forever, so it’s time to invest in really setting up your setup.
We’ve all had enough time to figure out what’s missing from our home office space, but in case you’re still looking for that missing piece, we’ve rounded up a handful of home office essentials from perfect lighting to desk toppers, wellness-break gear, and even gowns.
Artemide’s Dalu Table Lamp is molded from thermoplastic with a striking, flowing form. One side of the undulating structure acts as a base while to opposing curve houses a single bulb that will spotlight your work.
Tidy desk, tidy mind. Vitra’s toolbox is top of the essentials list today because, with several compartments of varying sizes, you can clean up your whole workflow, optimizing your home office space for a day of clearheaded work.
WFH is a mindset and anything that can help position you within it is worth trying. We’ve found that burning incense opens up a sort of ‘zen’ mode and great work begins to flow effortlessly. This basalt stone incense burner comes with a beautiful hydrangea tea incense set of 60 sticks to see you through.
Set the tone with the help of Marshall’s Acton Bluetooth Speaker. It won’t take up too much room on your desk — we know that’s prime real estate — but the classic design looks great and sounds better.
It has been scientifically proven that having plants around the home helps soothe the mind as well as having benefits for breathing and more. So, add a little life to your working area and allow this geometric ceramic vase from VAYU to act as your plant’s home.
You may know Studio Arhoj because of its unmistakable ceramic ghosts. In the same playful style, the studio offers some of the best mugs on the market, too. Put the kettle on and settle in.
If you’re not warm and comfortable, how can you expect to get your head in the game? Getting literal cold feet during the working day is a death sentence for productivity so strap into a pair of faux-fur-lined Suicoke ZAVO-MAB Mules.
The Home Coat is a new one for us, but we’re so on board. Halfway between an insulated jacket and a bathrobe, the OFFHOURS Home Coat features a distinctively Japanese aesthetic that you can sport inside or outside the home.
Look, you probably tell people that you get changed every day because it helps instill some sort of routine to WFH. We get it, we lie sometimes too, but if you’re going to have a pajama day then make sure it’s a classy one with CDLP’s Home Suit.
You work better when you have a break, so unroll this jute yoga mat from Jil Sander to take the weight off when it gets on top.
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