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    32 Things That'll Help Make Your WFH Space Bright And Cheery

    It's finally time to buy the screaming goat. We promise.

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    1. A mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy to bring joy to your desk. Look at this lil' guy just flapping his arms and body, 100% content with his life. *This* is what I aspire to be. *This* is what we should all aspire to be.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery, my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man, I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." β€”Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    2. Or a screaming goat who sits on a tree stump and shrieks whenever you touch it (honestly, same) because sometimes life can get overwhelming. The occasional throat-clearing screech every now and then to clear all the bad vibes should help keep you cheery.

    The goat and included booklet
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I saw this on Amazon and it was definitely an impulse purchase. I chuckle every time I hear the scream of the goat. It is just an amusing toy to keep on your desk and let off a little steam, because sometimes you feel like screaming like this goat at work!" β€”C.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.40.

    3. A chic and modern compact desk so you can build your own dedicated WFH space and get excited about outfitting it however you please.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great affordable option for a stylish little computer desk. The hairpin legs and two-tier design are what set it apart from others in the same price range. It took a solid 30 minutes to assemble, and all the pieces fit as they should. The wood parts are of course the pressed stuff that isn’t sturdy in the long run, but the material is expected at this price. The legs are very nicely made though! I’m using it for a tidy computer desk area, and it works great." β€”Sara S.

    Get it from Amazon for $61.59 (available in three colors).

    4. A soft yet supportive drafting chair that'll satisfy your desire for sophisticated and cheerful home decor while also meeting your comfort requirements. Your hardwood kitchen chair could never!

    Black rolling chair
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect! I needed a chair that was higher than most office chairs. And this was it! Perfect! Love the height on it. It's smaller, and will fit in smaller spaces, which is what I needed. The back is padded, so no worries about walls. Strong and sturdy. I am a plus-size gal, and it holds up, no problem! Very stable. I have gotten stuck, rolling from floor to rug, and no tipping." β€”Julie Healon

    Get it from Amazon for $88.50+ (available in four colors).

    5. Or a memory foam seat cushion with cooling gel if chronic pain while sitting turns you into a grump. This bad boy can help keep you feeling comfy and chipper throughout the day.

    The cushion with a gray removable cover
    amazon.com

    It's designed to relieve pressure on your tailbone, and reviewers say it's great for reducing lower back pain.

    Promising review: "Are you KIDDING ME??? This is the best dang thing that has happened to my butt since Mama rubbed it with Johnson's Baby Lotion! The cushion keeps its form and is so comfortable! I grabbed it on a whim, when I was about to drive on a two-hour car drive...what a world of difference this cushion was....I could actually stand up out of the car, without unfolding myself, when I got to my destination. Do yourself a favor and get one of these!" β€”Cbkirkland

    Get it from Amazon for $24.20 (also available in black).

    6. A set of adjustable shelves for type A peeps who find joy in organizing their belongings. *Looks at their beautifully arranged desk* *Smiles*

    the shelf in light wood
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The design is sleek and minimalist. I'm prone to clutter, so this shelf gives me a place to put things intentionally so that I don't get overwhelmed in my workspace. I also like that it only took about 10 minutes to fully assemble. If you've ever made your own IKEA furniture before, no need to fear; you'll do fine." β€”Mary Anne Layus

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    7. Or a more minimalist bamboo monitor stand to give you plenty of space for all kinds of cute knickknacks. There's even room for your keyboard under the riser.

    Reviewer using the stand to hold their iMac
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I saw this monitor stand in my coworker’s office, so I ordered it too. I’ve been using it for a week and love it. It holds my everyday essentials as well as my cup of tea. It’s well built and my keyboard can slide underneath it at the end of the day. I like the height it gives to my monitor. No regrets!" β€”Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three finishes).

    8. A vintage-y area rug because it adds a bright pop of color to your colorless work station.

    Colorful area rug under a white couch
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "Great value. Love the bright colors in this rug. Exactly what our living room needed." β€”lauracduncan18

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $34.12+ (available in a variety of sizes).

    9. Or a plush shag rug so you can WFF (work from floor) comfortably. Did 10-year-old me think I would get paid to lie on the ground watching TV and occasionally sending an email? Probably not.

    The rug
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "This rug exceeded my expectations! The colors are so vivid and it is SOFT, like super soft. I highly recommend." β€”Steve

    Get it from Rugs USA for $76.40+ (available in six sizes).

    10. A peel-and-stick wallpaper that'll brighten up your home office and make it your favorite room in your home.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This paper is thin but not too thin. It was easy to trim on the edges and easy to work with. I'm very pleased with it!" β€”chuckle

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    11. Or a low-stakes wall sticker decal if you don't want to commit to spending the weekend redoing your home office.

    the sticker of three blue stripes
    Kenna Sato Designs / Etsy

    Kenna Sato Designs is a small biz based in Utah run by McKenna Sato.

    Get it from Kenna Sato Designs on Etsy for $22.49 (available in a variety of colors).

    12. A ~paw-sitively~ adorable cat spoon for keeping you company as you chug caffeine while working.

    The spoon
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup, my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." β€”Brianna S

    Get it from Amazon for $3.37.

    13. A highly relatable Good Advice Cupcake sticker to decorate your laptop, water bottle, you name it.

    Sticker of Cuppy sitting at a desk with a laptop and notes on fire with text that says "I have no idea what I'm doing"
    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $3+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A snuggly sloth planter because it's a nice reminder to slow down and hang in there as you sit through another video call that definitely could have been an email.

    Hanging sloth planter with plant in its belly
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased it for my daughter and her air plant, and it is adorable. Well made and very sturdy hanging. I went back and purchased another one for my office since I liked it so much!" β€”Judy S

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    15. A set of ~purr-ty~ adorable cat gel pens so taking notes is a lot more fun.

    The pens, which have caps that look like cats
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these on a whim to cheer up my desk at work. They are adorable and look exactly as pictured! All six pens work and I have no complaints so far. I bought them to take notes, but they're such a fine point I might keep some of them home for drawing... Not sure how long they would hold up for drawing, but they don't bleed at all and they have a finer point than a sharpie pen for little details. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase!" β€”Hailey

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.59.

    16. A monstera that'll transform your home office into your greenery-filled happy place. You can call it Plant Parenthood! (Monsteras, also called Swiss cheese plants, are great for beginners as they're pretty self-sufficient and don't need a ton of light.)

    Model holding large monstera in a black pot
    Bloomscape

    Get it from Bloomscape for $150.

    17. A "Have A Nice Day!" print if your desk is seriously lacking some much-needed positivity.

    Print that says Have A Nice Day on it
    Sketchy Print Co / Etsy

    Sketchy Print Co is a small biz based in Manchester in the UK that makes unique greeting cards and prints.

    Promising review: "Beautiful print, we bought this as part of our gallery wall and love it!" β€”Chloe Cook

    Get it from Sketchy Print Co on Etsy for $8.61+ (available in three sizes).

    18. A mini wireless Bluetooth speaker for livening up the mood in between conference calls with a spontaneous dance party. Shakespeare was definitely talking about this when he wrote, "though she be but little she is fierce," and reviewers say it produces high quality audio despite being small enough to fit in your palm.

    Reviewer holding the palm-size speaker
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I picked up this speaker on a whim because I needed something little to get me over the $35 limit to qualify for free same-day delivery. (OK, that's completely honest, so you can trust what I'm going to say). I did not have high expectations. In fact, I had pretty low expectations, given my experience with little speakers. When I got the package I was like 'What? This is even tinier than I thought! it's gonna be a little toy and sound terrible! That's what I get for making an impulse purchase.' And then I hooked the little thing up to my phone and OH MY GOD. The sound! Beautiful! Loud, sharp, clear! And it comes in a little zippered pouch thing with a ring that you can then hang it wherever. I am now seriously in love with my new little toy. It is the most awesome thing that has happened to me this week. Yay!" β€”Donna

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in three colors).

    19. A sandwich print to make your work station extra cheesy β€” I mean cheery!

    Illustration of grilled cheese
    Jenny Chang-Rodriguez / Society6

    Jenny Chang-Rodriguez is a NYC-based illustrator and designer who's worked with brands like Otherland.

    Get it from Jenny Chang-Rodriguez on Society6 for $14.24+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A llama pillow because it's just ~wooly, wooly~ cute. Don't start drama, buy the llama pillow for your home office couch.

    The white llama
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the BEST LLAMA ever!!!! He is so soft and plush!! His fur is amazing and crumbs are so easy to get out! He is also very big so it is a good value, because some stuffed animals are expensive but small. This llama is also optimal for cuddling and hugging as the shape is quite comfortable. There is also a swirl design on the side of the llama that is very aesthetic. Additionally, the face of the llama is the CUTEST thing ever!!!! He is so adorable and a must-have! He can also stand upright, which is a huge plus." β€”Nini

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four styles).

    21. A Renaissance-style custom pet portrait so you can enjoy a good laugh every time you look up from your desk. Hang it in your home office and you'll be constantly reminded of why you work so hard β€” to give your fur babies a good life, of course!

    Two hairless cats wearing Renaissance clothes
    Mal Mower / BuzzFeed

    Here's what my colleague Mal Mower had to say about hers: "I recently ordered two of these, one of each beloved cat. I sent in a photo each, making sure their faces were clear and forward-facing, and then picked my favorite outfits (there are a ton to chose from)! I can't believe how great the results are. The quality is fantastic and they are laugh out loud funny and fab. I'm a huge fan."

    Get it from Crown & Paw for $29.95+ (available in a variety of styles).

    22. A Homesick candle that'll cheer anyone who's missing the scent of home a little extra right now. *cries orange-scented tears because I miss Florida*

    The candle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "So during this pandemic it is a little hard to go home. I started with the Atlanta candle and now got the Georgia one. The smells definitely take me back and make me miss home a little less. So thanks to this company, you gave me a little taste of home from miles away." β€”Ahmad Dunn

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (available in 51 scents).

    23. Or Capri Blue's Volcano candle if you need to distract yourself from the daily slog with what is arguably the best scent in the world.

    The candle
    @capribluecandles / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "SO WORTH IT! It's hard for me to pull the trigger on such a pricey candle, especially when I don't like to actually LIGHT them because of the smoke. But wow. This candle smells so amazingly strong and fresh that I've never even lit it! I kept it in my panties drawer until it smelled so strongly that I then moved it to a closet, which is now smelling awesome! I realize it's not meant to be an air freshener, but it works perfectly for that purpose and it is such a light, airy fragrance that smells so fresh and clean! Reminds me of the scent of Dendrobiums! I LOVE this candle and it looks great next to my orchid by the bath tub!!" β€”Sj773

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    24. A cute ladybug desk vacuum for sucking up all the chip crumbs you've spilled. Oops! And if beetles aren't your thing, might we suggest this ~udderly~ adorable mini cow vacuum?

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review (for the ladybug): "Works as described. I keep it on my office desk to help clean off crumbs and dust. It's no louder than a hairdryer and has decent suction; sucks up crumbs and dust without any problem. I have also used it on my craft table to suck up glitter and other small paper scraps and again worked seamlessly. Great little gadget to have on hand in several situations. Might just get another." β€”D. Phillips

    Get the ladybug vacuum from Amazon for $10.89 (available in four styles) and the cow vacuum from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three animals).

    25. A two-in-one essential oil diffuser to emit relaxing scents like lavender that'll keep you calm and energized as you deal with annoying coworkers. It also doubles as a humidifier!

    The humidifier on a desk
    amazon.com

    This color-changing diffuser and humidifier comes with seven mood lights, each of which can be used in bright or dim mode. It also has an auto-off feature, so it'll shut off once you run out of water.

    Promising review: "This little guy is great! I wanted a low-profile diffuser and this fits the bill. I like the option of using the multi-colored lights, although more often I just keep the light off as I use it mainly at night for sleeping. When I get sick, a mix of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender in there is a godsend. There are multiple functions for constant scent or intermittent scent. Packs a large punch for such a small machine, and well worth the price. I'm considering getting multiple for multiple rooms." β€”FranklySpeaking

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five styles).

    26. A colorful mouse pad because *gestures at photos* how cute are these?

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Gives my office such flare! Protects my mouse! I get so many compliments! I love it" β€”A.Cornejo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in 26 colors).

    27. A string of fairy lights so you can create a little magic in any drab, dreary office.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these lights to light a wall in my office. They provide such a lovely ambient glow to the whole room. They aren't too bright for the space, and I don't feel the need for a harsh overhead light. I'm even considering a second set to use in our guest room. I can't speak to how well they work outdoors but they're spectacular for indoor use. Overall the quality for the price is fantastic." β€”Roxi

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    28. A weekly agenda pad that'll help you stay on top of your to-dos. Work = fun and cheery when you're not constantly stressed that you've forgotten to do something very important.

    The pad
    Ella Iconic / Etsy

    Ella Iconic is a UK-based small biz that makes beautifully designed planners and notepads.

    Promising review: "So beautifully wrapped and packaged I felt like I’d really treated myself. The weekly planner pad is great. I tear off a few pages and put it under my keyboard to scribble on." β€”claire

    Get it from Ella Iconic on Etsy for $14.51.

    29. A minimalist table lamp if you're guilty of looking up at 6 p.m. and realizing you've spent the last few hours working in almost total darkness. This'll literally brighten up your WFH space.

    The lamp
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is such an adorable lamp. It goes perfect in my space." β€”samantha susan stocke

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three finishes).

    30. A door hanger for ensuring your office is a place of zen and not the meeting room for every member of the family.

    Door sign that says "zoom meeting please do not disturb"
    fiftyshadesofblush / Etsy

    Fiftyshadesofblush is an LA-based small business.

    Promising review: "Love my door hanger! It is classy with a minimalist style. Love the font! Happy to have this to keep the family out while working. Lol. Seller was so friendly and warm during messaging. Highly recommend product and seller. Thank you!" β€”katiekate

    Get it from fiftyshadesofblush on Etsy for $15.

    31. A cheerful multi-colored keyboard cover to protect your laptop from crumbs and spills (not me eating a five course meal in front of my laptop).

    gradient rainbow keyboard cover
    Chic Geeks

    Promising review: "On a whim I decided to buy this, figuring that because I sit staring at my computer enough I might as well make it pretty. Plus touching the keypad all day makes me realize how gross it gets and what a pain it is to clean. This solves both problems β€” so cute and bright. It makes me smile just lift it off and wipe off to clean. Totally worth it!" β€”Elissa Ruback

    Get it from Chic Geeks for $20 (available for a Macbook Air, Pro, and Retina in a variety of sizes).

    32. A compact velvet loveseat because your study needs some comfy seating options for when you can't spend one more minute sitting at your desk. Plus the rich olive hue and glam vintage-y fabric adds coziness to your study.

    Olive velvet loveseat
    Novogratz

    Get it from Novogratz for $379 (also available in gray).

    You after decorating your work space:

    Deedle-Dee Productions

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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