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13 home office buys to make working from home a more pleasant experience

These could make all the difference

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Working from home during isolation periods often means setting yourself up in a space that’s designed to be lived in, and generally isn’t equipped well. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a home office, there’s every chance you could do with investing in some must-haves to make sure you’re utilising the space for long-term work. 

Which is where we come in. Whether you’re looking for a desk to help ease your back pain, or simply a laptop stand to help it sit at eye level, these are the best home office buys to invest in now.

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Best home office desk

office-desk

If you have the room to spare, investing in a desk is recommended. Not only will it help you sit up straighter, it’ll make you feel as though you’re in the work environment again, and hopefully increase productivity. 

Moveable office desk, £67.99, Amazon

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Best office chair

office-chair

Of course, you’ll need a chair to go with it. This one is relatively affordable, but has all of the must-haves - including adjustable height settings and a comfy seat. 

Height adjustable chair, £65.53, Amazon

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Best laptop stand 

office-table

No room for a desk? A laptop stand will help you adjust the height of your screen so you don’t feel as though you’re slouching or leaning forward. 

Adjustable laptop desk, £38.99, Amazon

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Best desk lamp

lamp

Help prevent eye strain by investing in a good lamp that brightens the room, no matter what time of day you’re working. 

Adelaide 45cm desk lamp, £85.99, Wayfair

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Best external monitor

office-monitor

If working on a tiny screen every day just isn’t going to cut it, you might want to consider buying a large external monitor. Setting this one up is easy, and you’ll instantly feel the benefits of not squinting. 

Samsung curved monitor, £129.99, Amazon

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Best standing desk

office-standing-desk

You can get one of these handy little desks for cheaper than you think, and they save your legs from going numb whilst sitting all day. 

Adjustable electric standing desk, £229.99, Amazon

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Best work planner

office-planner

If you’re the type to make to-do lists, these planners are not only aesthetically pleasing, but gorgeous too. With separate sections for everything from expenses to habit tracking and general notes, we think this is a must-have. 

Productivity planner, £29.95, Amazon

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Best headphones

office-headphones

Chances are, you’re sharing your space with someone else who doesn’t need to overhear your work conferences, so investing in a good pair of headphones will keep noise to a minimum. Also handy for afternoon listening, if you’re the type to work with music in the background. 

Bose QuietComfort Wireless headphones, £229, Amazon

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Desk plant

office-plant

Although not technically useful for work (unless you’re a horticulturist) a plant might just brighten up your space and bring a smile to your face. A snake plant can survive with little light and water, so it's perfect for your new home office.

Snake plant, from £10, Patch Plants

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Stylish desk accessories

letter-rack

Keep your workspace tidy with this rose gold letter rack. 

Rose gold letter rack, £10, John Lewis

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bookends

We’re obsessed with these pineapple bookends! So chic, they’ll certainly make a statement on your mantle, shelf, table or window sills.

Pineapple bookends, £76.99, Wayfair

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diffuser

Infuse your home office with the scent of bergamot, bright orange, rich amber, and exotic coconut. 

Seychelles diffuser, £27, The White Company

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oliver-bonas

Personalise your space with photos of your nearest and dearest. 

Collage frame for 8 photos, £7, Ikea

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