While some of us may be blessed with a dedicated home office area, and some of us converting bedrooms, lounge rooms and other spaces into work from home areas, there are always ways to level up your work space to make it more inspiring.
First things first – stop working from your couch, your bed, or the floor. It’s terrible for your back unless you’re careful, and it’s also a surefire way to feel totally unmotivated and sluggish.
Work from home desks have become far more affordable and less bulky after 2020’s WFH movement, and a good chair will have you feeling comfortable and switched on.
From there, it’s all about organisational tools, items that look great and make you feel calm and focused, and tech that adds to your experience.
Below, our favourite buys and investments that are stylish and practical for the home office.
A Great Work From Home Desk
Your desk should be sturdy and large enough for the job you do. For example, if you need to spread out sheets, tablets and the like, opt for a corner-style work from home desk. For most of us dealing with smaller spaces, sleek or even easily deconstructed WFH desks are the way to go.
Koala Workmate Home Office Desk, $600
West Elm Mid-Century Wall Desk, $1,199
Matt Blatt L-Shaped Corner Desk, $165
A Comfortable Work Chair
Comfortable home office chairs don’t have to be hideous or wildly outside of your home aesthetic. If you’re not feeling a classic black office chair, try furniture stores – most are now creating home office chairs due to how much WFH we’re all doing.
Brosa Jones Office Chair, $479
Koala Upright Office Chair, $250
Armen Living Daphne Office Chair, $388
Buying the right tech can really improve the look and feel of your office space. Things like multi-use connectivity for laptops, high-quality speakers for music and noise-cancelling headphones (to drown out your partner’s business calls, ugh) can all minimise stress and make your home office space feel more professional.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, $399.95
ALogic Ultra USB-C Dock, $149
Bose Soundlink Revolve II, $299.95
Forget that scribbled-on notepad, investing in some chic stationery will encourage you to be more organised with your note-taking and to-do lists, while also making your desk space look far more welcoming.
An Organised Life Vegan Leather A5 Notebook, $29.95
The Talks – No Idea Is Final, $49.95
The Daily Edited Black A5 Mousepad, $40
An Organised Life A4 Weekly Notepad, $20