Our Home Office Must-Haves

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We’ve shared our tips on working from home before, but today we’re sharing our must-have items when putting together a home office. Whether you’re lucky enough to have an entire room to transform into an office, or are setting up shop in the corner of your living room, the following items will help make your workspace feel all yours and oh-so official.

A Motivational Print

We love quotes that give us a kick in the butt, like this one. It’s a little sassy and possibly NSFW, but completely suitable for the home office of a go-getter like yourself. Just what you need on those days when you find yourself in a rut and need to be pulled out.

Something Green

Plants just make people happier. It’s science. No, really! Keeping a plant on your desk can lower blood pressure and anxiety, and up productivity, attentiveness and reaction times. Succulents like these are low-maintenance and don’t take up too much room on a desk. If you are, for lack of better words, a plant killer, maybe try out an artificial plant.

Keeping a plant on your desk can lower blood pressure and anxiety, and up productivity, attentiveness and reaction times.

A Chair That Makes You Feel Official

Snagging a chair from your kitchen table only works for so long. After a while you start to get the feeling that you’re, well, sitting in your kitchen. Get yourself an official-feeling office chair and feel the productivity rush into your veins almost immediately. This one’s got wheels (after all, the best part about an office chair is taking it for a spin when boredom hits).

A Set of Pens Just for You

Having a pen on hand helps us to feel like we’ve got our stuff together. Keep a set of pens at your desk and let everyone in the house know that that’s where they’re intended to stay. You’ll never search frantically for a pen while on a call, when inspiration hits, or while taking notes during a Bloguettes webinar, ever again.

A Candle That Makes You Happy to be There

There’s a ton of evidence out there that scents can affect your mood. Our desks could be a total disaster and our to-do lists a mile long, but a pretty, scented candle on your desk can help you remain calm in the eye of the storm. Capri Blue makes our favorites.