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15 Items Everybody Who Works From Home Should Most Definitely Have

by Rachel Gariepy
Rachel Gariepy is an experienced Editorial Director for a variety of digital publications including LittleThings and Purple Clover. She has written for, edited and managed teams across multiple lifestyle properties, including sites for celebrity clientele including, but not limited to Jenni (JWOWW) Farley, NeNe Leakes, and Vanessa Hudgens. Rachel has experience wearing many fun and fanciful hats including content strategist, creator, editor and project manager. She, like Mitch Hedberg before her, sometimes wrestles with the idea of wearing a beret. She also enjoys hiking, reading and hanging out with dogs.

There are two sides to working from home. On one hand, it’s amazing. You never need to get into your car to commute in traffic to make it to your office job.

You get to wear pajama pants all day if you prefer. You don’t have to pack a lunch and can just cook whatever you feel like eating on a whim when noon rolls around. BUT working from home can also be isolating. It can make you feel like you’re not on a real team. Wearing Spandex and flannel every day can be kind of depressing, and the lack of social interactions can eventually drive you crazy. It’s especially tough when your work life starts to feel like it’s bleeding into your home, and that’s the last thing any at-home worker wants.

It’s important to outfit your home office with things that make it feel more office than home. By doing so, you can successfully separate your living space from your work life, which can be a huge boon for your mental health and productivity on a day-to-day basis.

Here are 15 items that will update your home office decor and aid in your day-to-day productivity.

1. Brass Desk Lamp, $49.99

1. Brass Desk Lamp, $49.99

Lighting should be perfect in your home office. This brass desk lamp from T.J. Maxx has a vintage feel as well as a sense of modernity. Plus, it will cast the perfect flattering mood lighting for your on-camera meetings.

Buy it on T.J. Maxx for $49.99.

2. Desktop Cable Organizer, $21.98

2. Desktop Cable Organizer, $21.98

Keep those cords in check with this handy-dandy tabletop cord and wire organizer. Due to the strong double adhesive, it’s mountable anywhere including the top, side, or front of your desk.

Buy it on Wayfair for $21.98.

3. Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle, $45

3. Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle, $45

Track your daily water intake with this super-smart water bottle. The Bluetooth-enabled bottle pairs with an app that will help your daily water consumption get up to where it needs to be.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $45.

4. Artsy 2019 Planner, $9

4. Artsy 2019 Planner, $9

Stay focused on the things that matter most with this cool and functional planner. This 8.5-by-7-inch planner features monthly and weekly spreads so you can clearly organize your life. There are also places to establish health goals in addition to your regularly scheduled action items.

Buy it on Etsy for $9.

5. Handheld Label Maker, $17.89

5. Handheld Label Maker, $17.89

Keeping things labeled and organized from your home office was never easier with this DYMO LetraTag 100H Handheld Label Maker. The 13-character LCD screen and the graphical display shows you the font and outcome before you print!

Buy it at Target for $17.89.

6. Paige Writing Desk, $110.99

6. Paige Writing Desk, $110.99

The perfect desk is hard to come by, but the Paige Desk from Wayfair is a sleek minimalist design that doesn’t take up too much space yet has plenty of room for all your desktop needs.

Buy it on Wayfair for $110.99.

7. Wire Wall Square Grid, $59

7. Wire Wall Square Grid, $59

Liven up your workspace with this square grid in attractive rose gold. Use it for organizing papers, mail, photos, or even some lovely greenery. The sky is the limit if you use your imagination.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $59.

8. 4-by-6-Foot Power-Loomed Pink Area Rug, $76.99

8. 4-by-6-Foot Power-Loomed Pink Area Rug, $76.99

Add a pop of color to your home office with this stunning power-loomed rug featuring a modern take on the Oriental rug style. It instantly adds warmth and charm to any workspace.

Buy it on Wayfair for $76.99.

9. Personalized Mouse Pad, $11.50

9. Personalized Mouse Pad, $11.50

This personalized mouse pad is essential for anyone who stares at a computer screen all day. Choose from a variety of colors for the background as well as the font itself. Get creative and come up with a funny quote, or just use your name.

Buy it on Etsy for $11.50.

10. Handmade Wooden Wall Organizer, $66

10. Handmade Wooden Wall Organizer, $66

A cluttered desk is not a productive thing. Get your stuff together with this helpful handmade wall organizer that features a small corkboard and small compartments to keep your essentials where you can see them.

Buy it on Etsy for $66.

11. Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, $179.96

11. Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, $179.96
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Remembering to stand up and move can be a challenging task, as anyone who works from home can tell you. Make it a bit easier with the Fitbit Versa Smartwatch. Choose from peach, black, or gray!

Buy it on QVC for $179.96.

12. Velvet Office Chair, $129.99

12. Velvet Office Chair, $129.99

Why shouldn’t your office chair look like a throne? This plush velvet chair features brass studs and is comfortable enough for the eight-hour stint it will undoubtedly see five days a week.

Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $129.99.

13. Marble and Gold Geometric Side Table, $59.99

13. Marble and Gold Geometric Side Table, $59.99

Add some lovely home accents to your workspace like this modern geometric side table. Use it to store books, office items, or even freshly cut flowers. Small touches can make your daily work life that much more enjoyable.

Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $59.99.

14. Ember Ceramic Mug, $79.95

14. Ember Ceramic Mug, $79.95

Keep your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at the perfect temperature all the way ’til that last delicious sip. This app-activated mug won’t get cold and instead stays at your chosen heat until the bitter end.

Buy it on Urban Outfitters for $79.95.

15. Kate Spade Hedgehog Cork Pin Holder, $19.99

15. Kate Spade Hedgehog Cork Pin Holder, $19.99

Store your pushpins in this absolutely adorable cork pin holder by Kate Spade. Keeping all your items in the same place will make your day more manageable, and there’s no rule that says organizational tools can’t also be super cute!

Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $19.99.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.