Everyone’s doing it: often in pyjamas and often at their kitchen table or living room couch. Working from home that is. Tired of the same old view? Increase productivity by carving out a sweet spot in your home to work. You don’t need a huge space and you don’t need to drop a bundle on furniture. Keep flipping for our favourite picks.
Published March 2, 2020, Updated May 25, 2020
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It’s Also a Cushy Seat
Is your co-worker a cat? Well, this cute filing cabinet comes with a cushioned seat (available in five colours) or use it as a spot to sit on while you’re crunching numbers. Also available in a white base. Novah Mobile Pedestal With Optional Cushion, EQ3, $299.
Pouf, There it Is
Remember the dorm days when you sat on the floor and whipped up essays? If that’s how you do your best work, then go rogue with a pouf, instead of a chair. This is your home office and you can do as you please. Pear Bean Bag, Simons, $235.
Don’t forget to elevate those bare office walls! Consider a boldly patterned handmade wall hanging to act as the focal point in your newly-decorated space. In addition, the Canadian company that sells these gorgeous pieces is a fair trade undertaking that both empowers and employs marginalized artisans. Wall Hanging, Batiqua, $60.
Add a splash of colour to your home office with a vivid blue chair. This high desk chair pairs well with desks, bar-height tables and drafting tables. And it’s ergonomic. Pierrepont Mid-Back Ergonomic Mesh Drafting Chair, Wayfair, $204.
Spread your papers out on this desk that has loads of surface area. With its industrial steel base and corner-wedge design, this baby is made to be tucked into a corner. Jevan L-Shaped Executive Desk, Wayfair, $220.
Boring sightlines are no fun at all. So, decorate your home office. These marble bookends, which are also available in rich brown stripes, add a touch of elegance. Striped Angle Geometry Bookend, West Elm, $69.
Do like Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, but with paper and magazines and all the sundry items kicking around by placing this clear holder on your desk for a contemporary take on organization. Acrylic Magazine File, Anthropologie, $30.
The Creative Office
Generic home office, be gone! These dynamic shelves sport eight tiers of different heights and widths that provide a place for your prized possessions. Plus, there’s room up top for even more decor. Available in a sassy range of colours, like turquoise and burgundy. Mckibben Geometric Bookcase, Wayfair, $230.
What a Hang-Up
Hang cables, head gear, whatever you’ve got and get it off your desk. Uses 3M double-sided tape for strong, reliable adhesion so you don’t have to drill into your desk. Neetto Headphone Hanger, Amazon, $20.
Reinforce all your charging cables with this adorable animal accessory that clips around cables to prevent breakage. Cable Bites, Urban Outfitters, $8.
Lunch crumbs are no match for this handy portable vacuum. A must-have for busy, eat-at-your-desk days. Also available in retro mint green. Tihoo Keyboard Vacuum Cleaner, Amazon, $26.
The notoriously ugly office chair gets a stylish revamp with this tufted polyester version that swivels. And the height is adjustable. Anton Office Chair, Structube, $139.
With the Grain
Value alert! Doesn’t this little guy look expensive? Clad in wood veneer, this compact two-drawer filing cabinet on casters makes a stylish addition to any space. Franke Filing Cabinet, Structube, $199.
Hold My Calls!
Kick back and enjoy an afternoon siesta, George Costanza style, on this padded, reclining chair. Yeldell Ergonomic Executive Chair, Wayfair, $295.
A small space should never lack style – this asymmetric shelf adds modern flair in a jiffy. Holli Tree Geometric Bookcase, Wayfair, $220.
Work smart with this sleek lamp that doubles as a wireless charger. It’s super stylish – and you can charge more than one device at the same time thanks to the lamp’s built-in USB port. Akiimy Mulfuntional Wireless Charger Stand, Amazon, $60.
If you flit around your home office – standing one second, sitting the next – then this swanky set-up is for you. The crank allows you to easily adjust the height, so you don’t get cramped from long sessions at your desk. SKARSTA, Desk Sit/Stand, IKEA, $239.
Glam up your office home with a chair that would look equally nice in your dining room. The open frame, slim profile and versatile grey upholstery are easy to pair with any modern desk. AXL Office Chair, Black Oak, Urban Barn, $299.