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
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
Best 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
Best laptop stand
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
Best desk 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
Best external 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
Best 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.
Flexispot adjustable electric standing desk, £229.99, Amazon
Flexispot adjustable desk riser, £119.99, Amazon
If you don't want to buy a new desk but are finding the pressure of hunching over a laptop is playing havoc with your neck or back, this ingenious desk riser might be exactly what you need. Instantly converting your desk or table into a standing desk, you can stretch your legs throughout the day and bring your computer back down when you want to be seated, with the monitor and keyboard in perfect alignment for your posture.
Best work 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
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
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
Stylish desk accessories
Keep your workspace tidy with this rose gold letter rack.
Rose gold letter rack, £10, John Lewis
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
Infuse your home office with the scent of bergamot, bright orange, rich amber, and exotic coconut.
Seychelles diffuser, £27, The White Company
Personalise your space with photos of your nearest and dearest.
Collage frame for 8 photos, £7, Ikea
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