Whether it’s a hidden closet-office, a kitchen island, or a proper library-inspired workspace, home offices are an essential in our post-quarantine world. Even as we (finally) emerge from the pandemic two-plus years later, work from home policies remain in place for countless companies and freelancers alike.
In other words, we assume you’re still searching for chic home office decor. We tapped Havenly lead designer Vivian Torres to share her selects, and she delivered on four fronts: storage and organization, workplace optimization, productivity tools, and decor essentials. Not only will these take your workspace to the organizational next level, they bring that seriously stylish X-factor. Ahead, shop her designer-vetted favorites:
Storage & Organization
In our humble opinion, a functional office is a beautiful office. Here are the storage and organization products we swear by for a WFH space that’s equally stylish and practical.
1. CB2 Narrow Bookcase
Perfect for the small WFH space, this sleek and narrow bookcase is the perfect home for stray notebooks and pens, magazines, office supplies, decorative knick-knacks, and beyond.
2. Pencil Tray
You’ll definitely keep track of your favorite pencil or pen when your catch-all tray looks like this. This sleek concrete and cork beauty from West Elm doubles as a piece of desktop decor.
3. Desktop Organizer Set
Upgrade your desktop display with this luxe stoneware organizer set from Pottery Barn. With a silky reactive glaze, smooth, contoured cups, and a matching tray, your obligatory office supplies never looked so good.
4. Marble Bookends
Form, meet function. These beautiful marble bookends from Moss & Wilder are arguably the most chic way to keep your favorite books in-check. Line them up on a bookcase or, if space allows, give them prime desktop real estate.
5. Acrylic Utility Bin
There’s something undeniably stylish about acrylic office supplies. This do-it-all utility bin is the perfect home for file folders, stray magazines and notebooks, extra office supplies, and more.
6. Storage Trunk
Behold what may be the most stylish storage bin in all existence. This beauty from CB2 was designed by Studio Anansi in London and sports a textured concrete finish, fluted detailing, and sleek black hardware.
We may not be able to make your job easier, but there are a few home office buys that can streamline your workflow and take the headache out of your nine-to-five. From tech organizers to adjustable monitors, these picks will upgrade your desktop tenfold.
7. Adjustable Monitor Stand
While not necessarily the prettiest home office addition, a minimalist monitor stand is a game-changer when it comes to workflow and productivity. Plus, it has a built-in storage compartment for odds and ends like post-it notes, pens, and notebooks.
8. Ivory Leather Mousepad
This may or may not be the most stunning mousepad we’ve ever laid eyes on. Crafted from pebbled ivory leather, this gem will give any wireless mouse an instant style upgrade.
9. Selfie Ring Light
No, we’re not suggesting that you take endless selfies while on the clock, but we are saying that a ring light will seriously upgrade your Zoom game while giving both you and your space a literal glow up. This wireless, rechargeable accessory brightens up dark under eye circles and barely-there makeup in seconds.
10. Charging Accessory Tray
Yes, tech charging stations can be stylish. This Courant catch-all is crafted from pebbled Italian leather and will charge up your phone, Airpods, and more in seconds, sans cables.
11. Cable Box
If you’re anything like us, you can’t bear the sight of clustered charging cords and cables. Clear the visual clutter with this sleek white cable box from West Elm — it encases large power strips and tiny phone chargers alike.
12. Apple Accessory Organizer
Calling all type A personalities: this Apple accessory organizer is oddly satisfying in the best way possible. This stackable set has a home for apple watch bands, phone and computer chargers, phone cases, Airpods, phone stands and more.
Productivity and time management is half the battle when working from home, especially if you have kids, pets, or both. The below buys will help you stay on-task and on-schedule, even if you’re refereeing virtual learning on the side.
13. Desktop To-Do Board
Avid notetakers: this sleek desktop to-do board will replace all of your stray notebooks and post-it notes. It features a sleek dry erase board with a matching marker, plus an attached letter pocket for stray notes and mail.
14. Weekly List Notepad
Sure, we love a monthly calendar (see below), but charting your schedule out by week feels more manageable and realistic. This Weekly Notepad from Wilde House Paper will keep you organized and upgrade your desk display.
15. Monthly Wall Calendar Bundle
We may live by Google Calendar, but there’s something to be said for writing out your schedule by hand. This acrylic hanging bundle features a dry erase calendar, brass wall hook, and an attached mail box and pencil cup. Plus, it doubles as functional wall art.
And now, for our favorite part. Add some style points to your WFH space with picture frames, plants, decorative knick-knacks, candles, and vases filled with fresh flowers. Fin!
16. Sienna Stoneware Vase
Highly functional home offices deserve a little design love, too. This sculptural Sienna vase will add style points to your desk display (and house weekly blooms for a WFH pick-me-up).
17. Rattan Photo Frame
What better way to keep spirits high while working than to decorate your desk with photos of loved ones? Add a natural touch to your home office display with these gorgeous handwoven rattan frames.
18. Black & White Stoneware Planter
We could wax poetic about the mental health benefits of plants for hours, but we’ll just offer you this chic stoneware planter instead. Add some refreshing greenery to your home office to boost your mood and productivity while you WFH.
19. Blocked Magnifying Glass
Every desk needs a purely aesthetic decorative knick-knack. This oversized magnifying glass features a gorgeous glass, resin, and wood handle and would look great on top of your stack of coffee table books.
20. Nest Candle
Why not give your home office space a signature scent? This Nest Fragrances candle is a favorite among our design team, both for its sleek aesthetic and refreshing scent.
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