Everything You Need to Work From Home

If 2020 has introduced you to the world of working remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (aka coronavirus), you’ve probably realized that working from home is quite an adjustment.

While there’s more time to hang out with your pet in your comfy outfits, WFH also presents dangers like distraction, a lack of structure and a smaller — or sometimes completely absent — dedicated office space. Over the past eight months, the ET Style team has learned that the best home offices inspire productivity in addition to looking good. Think: plenty of natural light, clutter-free surfaces, ample shelves and storage space, a presentable background for virtual meetings and comfortable, ergonomic furniture to work on.

To help you navigate the trickier parts of working while stuck at home — and staying Zen, too — we’ve rounded up our favorite home office ideas, from a proper desk and office chair to shelving, decor and supplies. Whether you have an entire room or you’re working with a small space (like a corner of your living room), we’ve got inspiration for you with these incredible home office ideas. And as we head into the holiday season, these items make great gifts for the remote worker in your life, from friends to family members to colleagues on your virtual team.

Here are ET Style’s home office ideas andwhat you’ll need to set up a workspace that’s as comfy as it is functional.

24″ IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) – Black

LG

Best Buy

24″ IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) – Black

>LG

If you have the space and the budget, a large monitor will do wonders for your eyes, neck and productivity. This 24-inch LG monitor is well reviewed and currently on sale for $50 off.

REGULARLY $199.99

Skylar 2-Drawer Desk

Porch & Den

Porch & Den Skylar 2-drawer Desk

Overstock

Skylar 2-Drawer Desk

>Porch & Den

As tempting as it might be to work from the couch, you’ll be so happy with a sturdy office desk. We love this Scandinavian-inspired desk for your home office space because it has a top coat that is waterproof and easy to clean. In addition to easy assembly, this particular piece of stylish office furniture is super sturdy thanks to its steel legs.

REGULARLY $107.33

Wall Mounted Table Fold Out Multi-Function Computer Desk

Tangkula

TANGKULA Wall Mounted Table Fold Out Multi-Function Computer Desk
TANGKULA Wall Mounted Table Fold Out Multi-Function Computer Desk

Amazon

Wall Mounted Table Fold Out Multi-Function Computer Desk

>Tangkula

Small space? No problem. You can mount this desk easily at any height on your wall, and there is built-in shelving on both sides to store books, speakers and other electronic devices. The best part is that this desk takes up very little room once you fold it up after your workday is done.

REGULARLY $179.99

Mid-Back Quilted Vinyl Swivel Task Office Chair

Flash Furniture

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Green Quilted Vinyl Swivel Task Office Chair with Arms
Flash Furniture Mid-Back Green Quilted Vinyl Swivel Task Office Chair with Arms

Amazon

Mid-Back Quilted Vinyl Swivel Task Office Chair

>Flash Furniture

We’ve all sat in an uncomfortable office chair or two over the years. Now that it’s up to us, we’re going for something softer and more stylish. Channel your inner interior design pro with this modern swivel chair, which has quilted vinyl upholstery in a lime green shade. It comes in a bunch of other colors, including black and pink, and is also available without arms.

REGULARLY $137

Large Weekly Planner

Etsy

Large Weekly Planner
Large Weekly Planner

Etsy

Large Weekly Planner

>Etsy

It can be surprisingly easy to lose track of what day it is while sitting alone in your at-home office space, as well as your plans for the week. We’re not giving up our calendar apps, but a physical calendar like this one from Etsy shop CircleAndSquareDecor is a great visual reminder of upcoming meetings, deadlines and events. Another great office decorating idea is a chalkboard wall or using chalkboard paint on an accent wall.

Screen Cleaner Kit

Screen Mom

Screen Mom Screen Cleaner Kit
Screen Mom Screen Cleaner Kit

Amazon

Screen Cleaner Kit

>Screen Mom

Don’t forget to regularly wipe down all of the screens in your space! This Amazon best-seller works wonders on your computer monitor, laptop, iPad, TV, Kindle, smartphone and other dust-collecting electronics, as well as eyeglasses and sunglasses lenses. It comes with a microfiber cloth for streak-free cleaning.

6 in. Golden Pothos Plant in Grower Pot

Home Depot

6 in. Golden Pothos Plant in Grower Pot
6 in. Golden Pothos Plant in Grower Pot

Home Depot

6 in. Golden Pothos Plant in Grower Pot

>Home Depot

Plants are one of our best decorating ideas. Spruce up your space with a home office–friendly plant, which will be the focal point of the new decor in your room. This golden pothos plant is easy to take care of (it just needs occasional watering) and thrives in low, indirect light. Like many other broadleaf plants, it will purify the air around you.

Good Vibes Only Framed Print

Society6

Good Vibes Only Framed Print
Good Vibes Only Framed Print

Society6

Good Vibes Only Framed Print

>Society6

Sometimes you need an in-your-face reminder to stay positive. Choose from a variety of sizes and frame materials for this uplifting wall art, then channel all the good vibes in your new home office setup.

REGULARLY $63.99 AND UP

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

Amazon

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

Amazon

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

>Amazon

Perhaps aware of the number of parents who are now working from home and trying to keep their kids entertained, Amazon has dropped the price of its popular Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet. Thanks to the device’s strong battery life and wide range of content, youngsters can busy themselves for up to seven hours of reading books, watching videos, listening to music, playing games and more. Ideal for kids ages three to 12, the Fire 7 includes a sturdy case, one year of FreeTime Unlimited and a two-year guarantee.

REGULARLY $99.99

Adjustable Laptop Desk

Nnewvante

Nnewvante Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa with Adjustable Tilting Top
Nnewvante Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa with Adjustable Tilting Top

Amazon

Adjustable Laptop Desk

>Nnewvante

This eco-friendly, 100% bamboo laptop desk is perfect for those who don’t have the space in their home for an actual desk and chair — as well as for those moments when you want to finish up your work on your laptop while chilling on the couch or in bed. This portable desk comes pre-assembled and has a small side drawer to store pens or your USB flash drive collection.

DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer

HP

HP DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer
HP DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer

Amazon

DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer

>HP

No longer have access to an office printer? This affordable HP printer model is wireless and can print, scan and copy your documents and photos. It comes with black and color cartridges and can be set up in minutes via the HP Smart App.

Keystone 19″ Desk Lamp

Trent Austin Design

Wayfair

Keystone 19″ Desk Lamp

>Trent Austin Design

A well-lit workspace is a bright idea — because good lighting is a crucial component of a productive, functional workspace. This industrial-chic take on the classic desk lamp is made from matte black iron and uses an exposed finial bulb. It deserves a coveted place on your desk to provide the lighting you need to see your way through your busy days in your new office setup.

Office 5 in 1 Desk Organizer Set

Superbpag

Superbpag Office 5 in 1 Desk Organizer Set
Superbpag Office 5 in 1 Desk Organizer Set

Amazon

Office 5 in 1 Desk Organizer Set

>Superbpag

Unleash your organizational skills with this five-piece desk organizer. Between the letter sorter, pencil holder, sticky note holder, hanging file organizer and letter tray, you’ll never misplace another writing utensil or piece of paper with a great idea on it.

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple

Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 5

Amazon

Apple Watch Series 5

>Apple

If you’re looking for a smartwatch that does it all, you can’t go wrong with the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Series 5 is the latest version and has an always-on retina display. The ECG app is perfect for heart rate monitoring, and the Activity rings help track your physical activity and fitness progress. It’s also water-resistant, has connected GPS and shows advanced workout metrics. In addition, you can stream your favorite tunes and podcasts via Apple Music, call and text via cellular capabilities, use Apple Pay, ask Siri, buy apps directly from the built-in App Store and choose from more than 100 Apple Watch faces for a custom look.

REGULARLY $399.99

Roebling Blue Light Glasses

Felix Gray

Felix Gray Roebling Blue Light Glasses
Felix Gray Roebling Blue Light Glasses

Felix Gray

Roebling Blue Light Glasses

>Felix Gray

Part of taking care of your physical health these days means protecting yourself from eye strain. Felix Gray makes tons of blue light filtering glasses that are seriously stylish, and these Roebling frames are no exception. Shop ET Style’s other recs for blue light glasses here.

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