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home office 2 working from home

Make Your Home Office the Best Office With These 10 Essentials

More and more people are given the option of working from home, and they’re taking it. If you’re one of those people, it’s important to make your home office a productive space. But it should also be comfortable — after all, you’re spending most of your time there. It’s time to invest in making your home office a place where you actually don’t mind spending so much time.

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1. Laptop stand

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A lot of folks prefer doing their work on a laptop. After all, when you just need to see some friendly faces, you can easily pack up and go to the coffee shop. But for those times when you’re working at home, you’ll want a place to put your laptop. Why not invest in this ergonomic laptop stand? Not only will using it be easier on your body, it’s beautiful. $140, grovemade.com 

2. Fade task light

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This lamp can slide and turn in any direction, and features dimming and color-temperature control. Available in four colors, this sleek lamp is features an eye-catching design. $250, fadestudio.com 

3. Black Wall Shelf from Artifox

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This shelf isn’t just your average shelf. Not only is it a stable place to stack books — which you’d expect from a shelf — but it also has a writable, magnetic surface. $100, theartifox.com 

4. Mountie

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One downside of using a laptop is that you don’t have the flexibility of a multi-monitor setup. However, the Mountie is here to save the day! This useful gadget lets you attach your smartphone or tablet to the side of your laptop, so you can get your work done in style! (Or just watch YouTube while you file those reports.) $25, tenonedesign.com 

5. Black Nest Desktop Organizer

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This Yamazaki black nest desktop file organizer is both functional and aesthetically unique. Constructed from steel with a soft-matte finish, this excellent organizer doubles as chic home decor. $25, containerstore.com 

6. Anthropologie picture frames

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Put the focus on the photographs with these gorgeous minimalistic metal frames. Available in three sizes, $18 – $32, anthropologie.com 

7. Home humidifier

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This home humidifier isn’t just a unique design element with a classic wood grain finish. It’s also an aroma-diffuser. So while you work, calming smells can fill the air, helping you focus without getting stressed. $29, amazon.com

8. Desktop bowling set

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It’s always important to have the ability to take a break when you’re working. And the next time you’ve got a few minutes between conference call after conference call, throw a few boulders with this miniature bowling alley. $35, uncommongoods.com 

9. USB fan with LED Clock

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It’s a fan! It’s a clock! Stop! You’re both right! This built-in LED clock shows the time as the blades of the fan spin. And the flexible neck lets you move it into the perfect position. $14, aweseomstufftobuy.com 

home office planter working from home

Besides charging your smartphone, this chic planter is perfect for a succulent. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can use the planters to store your pens, pencils, keys, thumb drives and other office odds and ends. And it’s modular, so if you want to put the vase somewhere else, you can use the base as a catch-all tray! $60, uncommongoods.com  

Did we miss your favorite home office must-have? Let us know below!