Everything you need to set up your “work from home” office

Working from home can be just as rewarding as it is convenient. Here's what you need to get your home office set up.

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Your commute has shortened to approximately the time it takes you to pick your laptop up from beside your bed and turn it on. Dreams really do come true!

But if you’re working from home (due to coronavirus or simply due to the changing landscape of the traditional workplace) and looking to set up something a little more professional, then there are a few things you might need.

Desks

This a pretty obvious one, and while the dining room table can sometimes suffice, setting up a proper work desk enables you to more easily separate your work life from your home life. Depending on the amount of paperwork and documentation your job requires, you can opt for a desk with plenty of storage so that you can pack away your work at “home time” or for a sleek, simple desk that fits seamlessly into your home.

Desk chairs

Although the dining room table may suffice, a dining room chair certainly won’t. Dining room chairs are designed for 20-minute meals, not 8 hours of computer work. Invest in a proper desk chair as soon as possible. Trust us, your back will thank you.

Plants

Adding a bit of greenery to your home office almost makes up for not getting outside on your commute (although we still recommend going for a walk at lunchtime!). We’re obsessed with these super cute pet pots to add a bit of life to your work station.

Mother-in-Law's Tongue - Mini Hahnii
Mother-in-Law's Tongue - Mini Hahnii

Bloombox Club

Office accessories

Whether it’s your OOTD or your desk, you can never have enough accessories! Of course, these accessories aren’t quite as fun as a new handbag or necklace, but they’re pretty essential to creating the perfect work-from-home environment free from aches and pains.

RAZER Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard
RAZER Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard

Currys PC World

Kensington Gel Mouse Pad with Wrist Support, Blue
Kensington Gel Mouse Pad with Wrist Support, Blue

Staples

Stationery

Buying new stationery really takes us back to our school days, and seeing as it was the only thing we enjoyed about school, we’re pretty sure we’ll enjoy buying new stationery for work too! If you’re a note-taker, then make sure you have plenty of cute notebooks for writing down all your Zoom meeting minutes and get a few bright folders to brighten up your document storage.

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