Add these home office essentials to your space to make WFH life a tad brighter...
Home is where the pants don’t matter – but whether that’s good news for our productivity is a different story. To ace working from home like a pro, we found that a designated workspace and a few handy tools help immensely. Scroll on for our list of home office essentials you need!
1. Ergonomic office chair
Preventing aches and pains starts with proper posture. And when you’re working from home, it’s a good idea to invest in an ergonomic office chair to keep your posture in check throughout the day. Our pick for optimal neck, back and arm support? We love the Ergotune Supreme for its mesh design that provides amazing support, without causing us to overheat in the tropical weather.
2. Noise cancelling headphones
From your neighbour’s renovation work to the cars going by outside, there are many reasons why you’d want noise cancelling headphones to shut out the world. Get in the zone with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. This wireless option isn’t just great for blocking out noise with your fave playlist, though. When you’re on a call, it also boasts an incredible voice pickup function that isolates your voice from background sounds – like your family’s animated discussion over what to eat for dinner.
3. Adjustable standing desk
Staying seated all day won’t make your back happy! Take regular breaks from your seat and if space allows, elevate your workspace (literally) with an adjustable standing desk. Omnidesk is a popular brand for this home office staple, with customisable frame and tabletop options to suit your decor. Psst: we think the Omnidesk Pro 2020 in Black + Bamboo Ergo-Curve Top configuration looks particularly smart.
4. Desk organiser
Is your workspace looking like a hot mess? Muji’s storage units are here to save the day. From desk drawers for hiding clutter to file boxes for all the important stuff, organising is a breeze with the right products. Now, no one on that video call will be able to tell you’re barely keeping it together…
5. Wall art
Adding functional items to your workspace is great, but having aesthetically pleasing decor makes WFH days even better. We’re eyeing tapestry and prints that add joy to our walls. Plus, these summery pieces serve as a reminder that a vacay is on the horizon (we hope).
6. Monitor arm
If you don’t have much space to spare or require multiple screens, create a compact setup by perching your monitors on the edge of your desk. Two of the crowd faves on the market include the Flight Ergofly Monitor Arm for a single screen or the Prism+ Vantage Triple Monitor Arm for a multi-screen configuration.
7. Laptop stand
Fact: propping your screen up to eye level can help prevent neck and shoulder strain. This is why a laptop stand is a home office must-have in our books. For a lightweight, portable option that’ll come in handy beyond WFH days, try the Moft Laptop Stand Gen 2. This comes in four colours, with a slim design and adjustable angles to suit your setup.
8. Cute mugs
It’s easier to up your water (or coffee) intake when you’re drinking from a cute mug – according to us, at least. Go forth and cart out Cotton On’s proclamation of love for caffeine or its not-so-subtle reminder for your next video call. They’ll make your morning brew taste better, too.
9. Home scents
Got cabin fever? Make like you’re working from the Ritz-Carlton or even the streets of Paris with Pristine Aroma’s home scents. We’re digging the brand’s line of hotel-inspired aroma diffusers and city-inspired soy candles that mentally transport us to our location of choice.
Now you’ve got everything you need to take WFH to the next level!