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    25 Things To Upgrade Your Home Office If It's Now Your Only Office

    Make your office your home away from home.

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    1. A wall-mounted shelf desk sure to be a brilliant and beautiful way to work from home without making it look like you live to work. On top of that, it's just irresponsibly gorgeous.,

    Promising review: "I had this blank corner in my living room and I just knew this ladder desk would be a gorgeous addition to the area. I don't have an extra room for an office or even the kind of space in our small home to designate to a bulky desk. It was very easy to assemble, it took maybe 25 minutes to put together. I love having my own spot to get my work done on my MacBook. Plus this spot is perfect to work on any crafts/DIYs. I added a pouf seat instead of a chair just to save even more space since it easily slides underneath the desk. Anyway, I'm so stoked about this purchase! I highly recommend it." —Heather Nicholson

    Get it from Amazon for $112+ (available in three colors).

    2. A pair of botanical bookends – you aren't gonna beleaf what a difference these make on your desk! Throw your favorite novels between these and give them the spotlight they deserve.

    wooden bookends with laser cut leaves stacked together
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "These are beautiful bookends! I use them to display my gardening books." —K Flip

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $65.

    3. An adjustable wobble stool you can replace your office chair or yoga ball with. You can rock around while sitting or adjust it to a near-standing angle — keeping you active and focused while you work.

    The Grommet, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    This chair is SO GREAT. I got it after worrying about how often I was slouching during work. The adjustments make it easy to use while sitting or mostly standing (I use both daily) and it really does keep my posture in check. The best benefit for me has been the increased focus — the movement is great when spending so much time at my desk.

    Promising review: "Simple. I stand or sit on command, which helps my back. Thanks to this chair, I've even increased sales. How, you ask? Before I had this I would walk away and not get work done; now I alternate positions and get lots more done. TA-DA!" —Louis

    Get it from The Grommet for $99 (available in two colors).

    4. A "Quiet" sign that'll let everyone in your house know when they need to stay away or else THEY'LL be the ones giving a presentation on the company's quarterly goals.

    whiteboard sign hanging from doorknob that says hi i'm working with three checkbox options, do not disturb, knock first, come on in. it includes a spot to say when you'll be done.
    Blue Studio Creative

    Promising review: "I’m really happy with my purchase. It's easy to write on and send the message to my family when I can’t be disturbed due to meetings." —Carolyn Guernsey 

    Get it from Blue Studio Creative on Etsy for $12.

    5. A desktop whiteboard designed to fit comfortably between a keyboard and a monitor, i.e. RIGHT in front of your face. Thanks to this, there's no chance you're gonna forget your most important notes.

    The dry erase board with the words "Isn't this fabulous?!!!" written out on it

    This whiteboard also comes with a dry-erase marker, accessory channel (to hold the marker), and a storage drawer.

    Promising review: "Never thought something analog would be SO useful in my daily routine. I work from home and am constantly project managing multiple complex strategic projects. Having pertinent information directly in front of me and top of mind has done incredible things for my productivity. Never would have imagined it would make such a difference. For a nominal investment, I highly recommend it if you have trouble keeping up with things." —Captainflapjax

    Get it from Amazon for $17.69+ (available in 13 styles).

    6. A gorgeous glass lamp I simply believe none of us should have to live without. Put this in your office, stat! I promise it'll light up your life.

    Urban Outfitters

    This requires a 60W bulb (not included).

    Promising review: "I love the size and the pattern on this lamp is beautiful. I’m so glad I found this. I might go ahead and buy one for my sister. It's a really cute lamp." —suussann

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89 (available in four colors).

    7. An all-in-one Cannon wireless printer that'll print, scan, and copy to your heart's content!


    Promising review: "The photo I provided is a picture of a photo printed with this printer (above, right). This picture speaks for itself. This printer does as good a job while using ink wells. As far as I’m concerned, cartridges are dead. This is the best invention since bubble jets. Now I print every little thing I want with no worries. Not only that, but a big plus is, the print heads are easily replaced if worn, damaged, or clogged. Setup was fast and easy. It checked and aligned it’s own heads and connected easily to my WiFi and then cell phone." —Milhouse

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    8. A tufted wool leopard rug — a fashion-savvy touch that's sure to look ~spot~ on in your office.

    multi colored area rug with leopard hide print over traditional Turkish pattern

    Promising review: "This rug is true to size, incredibly heavy, and well made, and the colors are gorgeous. It fits perfectly into my home decor style. It's even more beautiful in person." —TheGoodWrench

    Get it from Anthropologie for $178+ (available in five sizes). 

    9. A slim laptop stand for raising your laptop closer to eye level, getting you to sit up straighter and prevent you from slouching the day away.,

    This stand fits any laptop from 10" to 15.6" and can be easily disassembled into three parts for easy transportation.

    Promising review: "This has helped my neck pain and workflow. I'm used to working in an office with monitors and this made a big difference in my work from home experience by putting my screen at a comfortable eye level. The material is good quality, feels sturdy, and was simple to assemble. It comes in three pieces and is intuitive to put together without looking at directions. There are pads on the top to keep your laptop from sliding. I'm using it with a 15-inch laptop and it's a good fit. I did get a wireless keyboard to use with it, which I would recommend. If you were to try to type on your laptop keyboard with this, it would be uncomfortable. I bought it for the ergonomics, but as a bonus, I am liking how it helps me keep my desk organized with the extra space beneath. Great product!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in six colors).

    10. An acrylic plant hanger that'll give your precious plants the daylight they deserve and let YOU show off your impressive cactus collection during every Zoom meeting.

    Indoor Window Gardens / Etsy

    This comes pre-assembled and secures with a single fastener.

    Indoor Window Gardens is a small, family-owned business based in Pickens, South Carolina.

    Promising review: "Not only do these shelves look amazing and give me so much more room for my plants but the customer service is amazing! I forgot to order extensions with my order so I contacted the shop and they helped me by making a special listing for the extensions. They placed them in my original order so everything came together. If you’re looking for a window shelf this is it!!" —Jamie Miner

    Get it from Indoor Window Gardens on Etsy for $66.60+ (available in three styles).

    11. A computer desk with ample storage space for all the office supplies you love having around (even though you haven't had to paperclip your entire career).


    Promising review: "Perfect compact desk! Construction was pretty straight forward. The most tedious part is tightening all of the screws, otherwise not too intense. The desk is sturdy, modern, and sleek. Drawers are roomy and quiet. I love how compact and functional this desk is. It is everything I expected for my small space!" —R. Hughes

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    12. A bouquet of handmade felt flowers you can keep out *forever* without ever having to see them wilt away. Working from home is hard enough – enjoy something beautiful nearby that won't require extra work to keep alive!


    This is a fair-trade product you can feel good about showing off in your home! Each flower is made with felted wool that has been dyed, cut, and stitched by female artisans in Nepal.

    Promising review: "These darling flowers are exactly as beautiful as the picture depicts. They are so well made and the bouquet is actually larger than it looks once they are arranged. A great value. I adore them." —Barb H.

    Get them from Food52 for $24+ (available in 25 styles).

    13. A pack of adhesive cable clips so you no longer need to hunker down under your desk in an attempt to catch your cords.,

    Promising review: "Fixes a problem I didn't know how to fix! Keeps cords where I want them and prevents them from falling behind my nightstand. Especially helpful with working from home. Get them! You won't be disappointed." —Ally

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    14. A bestselling handwoven rattan art piece with wrought-iron frames for upgrading your office walls with some grown-up art.

    several woven baskets in different shapes with black woven frames, all set toegether on a wall
    West Elm

    This includes all the hardware you need to hang it up, that way you don't have to wait a minute to show it off once it ships! 

    Get it from West Elm for $299

    15. A snazzy faux book display made out of reclaimed materials. This sneaky storage space is hollowed out, leaving room for unsightly cords or messy notes to hide behind.

    Covogoods is a Utah-based, woman-founded small business that specializes in storage solutions crafted from up-cycled books.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for hiding our router and accessories in our bookcase. Love it!" —supergirl

    Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29.

    16. A modern cat tree so lovely it juuust might convince your cat to nap somewhere other than on your keyboard.

    three cats playing in a cat condo. there are two rattan baskets, a fuzzy hiding space, natural log stands covered in scratch-able material, and two hanging pom pom toys

    Promising review: "I was looking for a good sized cat tree for my cats since I live in an apartment. I didn’t want it to be too bulky and wanted it to going with my decor and aesthetic. I’m so glad I went for this despite the price. It’s very sturdy and my cats love to lay on it (they fight for the top bed). When I have guests over, they like to hide inside the bottom cave. They love to scratch the scratching posts as well! I highly recommend it, it's definitely worth it!" —Cute

    Get it from Chewy for $289 (available in three colors). 

    17. A set of stackable clear drawer organizers so you can turn your junk drawer into an organized area where everything has its place.,

    In the six-piece set you'll get two 3"x3" bins, two 6”x3” bins, and two 9”x3” bins.

    Promising review: "Great product! I bought these to put in my nightstand drawer to store small things, as the drawer is very deep. I've got ChapStick, hand lotions, a small flashlight, and other bedside items in them so they're not just rolling around the drawer. I just bought some more for my bathroom vanity. They fit together nicely but also lift right out of each other. The plastic is sturdy, and they came individually wrapped to keep them from scratching." —Sparkyj

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A customized embosser to celebrate having a home office (and JOB) after college. It's sure to make your place look personalized and particularly im-press-ive when you finally get to own books you won't sell back at the end of the semester.


    Promising review: "This was a surprise for my spouse. It arrived sooner than expected, and it's a big hit. I ordered adhesive gold foil stamps which can easily be embossed and then placed on the page. If you want to forgo the stamps, the design looks great on the page as well." —jamesosews

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    19. The Office LookSee Collector's Box you can decorate your desk with if you know every "that's what she said" joke that's come out of Michael Scott's mouth.

    Gift box decorated to look like scenes from The Office with products inside

    The gift box includes a Dwight Schrute bobblehead, Fun Run lanyard, Dear Future Dwight writing pad, sticker, and a World's Best Boss mug.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I are obsessed with The Office! We live long distance and I wanted to send him something that would make him smile. He loved it and said that everything was amazing! The value for the box was awesome and it delivered in a quick and timely manner." —DVM

    Get it from Toynk for $34.99.

    20. A customizable desk that uses dash panels to help you make the workstation of your dreams – whether you're a crisp and clean minimalist or (like myself) a massive maximalist.

    Nine O, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    This desk has upgraded my work from home life so drastically I can hardly remember life without it (pretty sure I've blacked out those work-from-bed days). I got the filing shelf to hold all my favorite spooky books, the dry erase panel for taking quick notes, and a headphone hook. It doesn't take up floor space (a need in my tiny apartment) and it even has a charging dock available with extra outlets for USB cords and standard plugs, so you don't have to hunt around your house for extra outlet space. The adjustable shelves are simple to set up and super satisfying. Plus it's pretty...dang pretty.

    Get it from Nine O for $375+ (available in three kits with a selection of customized add-ons).

    21. A gadget-filled office chair with adjustable lumbar support, a heating feature, AND MASSAGE SETTINGS. If you're bending over backwards to make your boss happy, you deserve a chair that has your back.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This chair exceeded my high expectations for comfort, utility, and adaptability to my spinal and gluteal in keeping my back properly postured and my butt comfortably positioned. The price is still reasonable, consistent with its sturdy composition and its many adjustability features. I am delighted that I executed my well thought-out decision to purchase this office chair for my study!" —TonyO

    Get it from X-Chair for $1,199.99 (customization available).

    22. A power cord box because that tumbleweed of cords living under your desk is becoming an unpleasant sight. This will make them less of an eyesore.

    Promising review: "This is such a simple idea, yet so useful. I really hate seeing tangled cords and having a mess in my workspace. This was a solid purchase, for sure. I like that the box is large enough to easily fit a surge protector in there but also has room to store some cord slack as well. It comes with several Velcro cord wraps that work very well up keep the excess cable length cleanly out of the way, as well as some nylon-like tubing that you could also use if you're running your cords at further distances." —N. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.45+ (available in two colors).

    23. A desktop photo holder and planter to display photos of all the vacations you've been able to go on thanks to your salary...which MIGHT help encourage you to keep plucking along on days when you feel sluggish.


    Promising review: "I love this product! I have it at my desk to display pictures and hold pens/pencils because I don’t have cubicle walls at my office. I get lots of compliments on it!! It holds Polaroid-sized pictures perfectly and I have two on one stand just fine. :)" —Sutton

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in three different colors).

    24. A box of rose gold binder clips, paper clips, and push pins for anyone who knows that decorative office supplies are the spice of life. Hey fellow Virgos, I see you!


    Promising review: "I was being picky about my desk supplies and wanted rose gold supplies and marble accents. I ordered these and they are so perfect! The paper clips have a little 'lip' that separates the papers a little bit, but everything is so cute and I love the container it comes in as well." —Theresa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    25. And finally, an LED desk lamp with five different color modes and 10 brightness levels. The tilting head and swivel is gonna let you adjust the lighting however you'd like, making it easy on your eyes in low-light work areas.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely my new favorite desk lamp. I love that it plugs into a USB port because I have one set up on my desk. The touch-sensitive buttons are great and respond quickly and the dimming is very gradual and doesn't jump from one setting to the next. The ability to change the warmth of the light is great because I often end up staying up late and the warmer light is a lot easier on the eyes. It looks very clean and modern has a really nice matte silver and white finish. It can be bent all the way up or completely flat down which is great because I often tinker with things and need more direct light closer to the item I'm fixing or working on. It's easy to move, but stays in place! 10/10!" —Margaret

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    When your boss mentions coming back into the office when you've decided WFH is the life for you:


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.