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If you’re new to working from home and are creating a home workspace then we’ll run you through all the home office essentials for your home office set up (the gorgeous bits… not the tech)

Like many people lately, you may have found yourself working from home.

And, whilst it has so many benefits, it’s probably left you trying to work out where to fit in a workspace and wanting a gorgeous home office to work from!

Whilst it’s easy to sort out the technology you need when working from home, what we prefer to focus on are all the gorgeous things that make working from home a whole lot better.

small home office desk - 60 second desk from clever closet in the corner of the kitchen. Desk has a yellow IKEA chair at it. On the desk is a iPad pro with keyboard, and iPhone 11 pro max, along with a pot pant, a set of 3 cactus in a yellow pot. Above the desk is a picture of limes and a clock with the time and date on it.

We’ve been on a little virtual shopping trip and put together a gorgeous home office set up with all the beautiful home decor and accessory ideas you could want.

Home Office Desk

Let’s start with the desk. Clever Closet sent over their 60 second desk for me to try out. This clever pop-up workspace solution means you can make an office anywhere in literally 60 seconds!

So even if you’ve no real room for a home office, you can create a moveable one. Check out the full 60 second desk review and the video of me putting it up to show just how quick and easy it is.

The fact this desk is really quite compact, means you could decide it will fit in a corner and you can actually create a static home working space.

Home Office Chair

Home office chair - Harper Velvet Dining Chair in Shell pink

I think if you’re working from home, you want a little glamour in your life and the Harper Velvet Dining Chair in Shell will add a luxurious vibe to your home workspace.

This statement home office chair in dusky pink, with generous curved seat and chair back with plush velvet upholstery is gorgeous. It effortlessly combines luxury with a modern design.

Desk Lamp

Home office essentials - desk lamp - Derby Clamp Table Lamp in turquoise clamped to a rustic desk next to a vintage typewriter

The adjustable Derby Clamp Table Lamp by It’s About RoMi (Amsterdam based design house ‘Realistic Open Minded Individuals’) is the perfect home office desk lamp.

It’s simple yet classic design with bold lampshade & long, slim extendable and adjustable body make it easy to position the light exactly where you need it making it ideal for flooding light onto your work.

We love that this takes up only a tiny amount of desk space as it’s clamped to the edge of the desk, so it’s the ideal choice when creating a small home office where space is a premium.

The Derby Clamp Table Lamp is made from powder coated durable iron and comes with a 1.75 metre fabric cable and hand switch attached.

  • Price £120
  • Stockist Lime Lace

Home Office Decor – Planters

Rainbow Hanging Planter

It’s nice to have a plant or two dotted around your home office area, it adds a good vibe.

We love this cheerful hanging rainbow planter, again this is great for a small home office desk area as you can hang it from shelves or wall bracket so it takes up no desk space.

The Perfect Cup & Saucer

sunshine yellow teacup and saucer with gold handle and rim detail

Drinking lots of cups of tea is an essential part of working from home… right?

And what better to brighten up your day and make it a little more fabulous, than this simply gorgeous sunshine coloured teacup and saucer with lovely gold handle and detailing.

Get the kettle on!

Work From Home Water Bottle

white water bottle featuring a design of ladies dressed in various costumes

Okay… just because you’re working from home, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get out of the house. Down tools, grab this gorgeous eco-friendly water bottle and head out for a 30 minute power walk. It’ll boost mood, health and wellbeing.

Home Office Decor – Art Work

customisable neon word print from Ink and Drop - pink glowing heart on a black background on the wall above a desk with grey chair

It’s important that your home workspace inspires you and feels great to be in. Adding art work is a good way to really personalise the space and make it feel more ‘you’.

We just LOVE these customisable neon prints from Ink and Drop. You can choose your own words and they’re printed in gorgeous neon writing that looks like it really glows.

With loads of styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you – all that’s left to do is think of your phrase or inspirational quote.

Home Office Decor – Fairy Lights!

fairy light photograph wall - ©Lights4fun Ltd. 2018  - Oliver Perrott Photography
lightsforfun.co.uk – ©Lights4fun Ltd. 2018 – Oliver Perrott Photography

Really cosy up your home office and create a space that’s totally beautiful and comfortable to work in.

Creating a fairy light photograph wall is a beautiful and low cost way to surround yourself with images of the things you love. The strings of fairy lights just add an extra lovely glow of light and look oh so pretty.

  • Price – £11.99 (200 warm white LED fairy lights on clear cable)
  • Stockist – www.lights4fun.co.uk

Home Fragrance for Your Home Office

prinknash incense

I like my home to smell good. The lovely Pure Incense Resin Kits blended by the Benedictine Monks of Prinknash Abbey are perfect for burning in the home office workspace.

They come in three calming, atmospheric scents – Basilica, Sanctuary and Cathedral. And I think creating a calming, relaxing workspace that smells absolutely divine, really helps me to work better and focus more.

Home Office Essentials – The Perfect Notebook

notebook with dragonfly picture on the front

A gorgeous notebook is simply a MUST. You need somewhere to note down ideas, to-do lists and such like.

We love this dragonfly design and “always believe in yourself” motivational, feel good quote.

Notebook is made from 100% recycled paper.

Work From Home Essentials – Cosy Socks

cashmere bed socks in pale pink

Well… if you’re working from home, you deserve to be luxuriously comfortable right?

Keep toes snug and warm in these beautiful cashmere bed socks – we kinda like this lovely pastel pink colour. Plus warming up your toes can help postpone putting the heating on win-win!

The pure Mongolian Cashmere is ethically sourced.

  • Price – £45
  • Stockist – Knüg

You might also enjoy reading…. 5 brilliant ways to beat the afternoon slump. This can be particularly useful when you’re working from home.

Disclosure – some of the items in this feature were sent free of charge for reviewFor full details of my disclosure policy please read here.

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