When I made the decision to visit my parents in mid-June, in my mind I assumed that I’ll stay with them for about 3-4 weeks and then head back to Bombay. But of course, life had other plans. Rather, the government had other plans.
Soon after I got here – to Calcutta, that is – flights between Bombay and Calcutta were almost all canceled, since Bombay was a COVID hotspot during those days. Of course, my office has been in a WFH mode all this while, so technically it didn’t matter where I was working from. And I am more than glad to have this bonus time with my parents.
But nonetheless, it’s required a bit of a mental shift to adjust to this extended stay, because I’d really only planned for about 3-4 weeks, and it’s now been close to 10 weeks!
I’ve been lucky that my parents had a spare desk set up, so thankfully the work part never really got impacted – I find that I more productive when I am working/blogging from a desk, rather than under the blankets in bed. :P But in the last few weeks, I’ve been missing those extra pretty details that just elevate the work from home life, you know!
The other day, I found myself on Pinterest, staring longingly at some gorgeous workspace inspiration, and long story short, I ended up with like 276 tabs open, adding plenty of pretty home office essentials to a nonexistent digital cart.
So well, here we are. Now you know exactly what prompted today’s post. I’ve rounded up some of the gorgeous home office beauties I’ve been eyeing because I figured maybe you could use the inspiration too! You knowwwww, since we’re all still doing the work-from-home thing at least for some more time!
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MINIMALIST FLOATING WOODEN SHELVES
These chic wooden shelves are just what you need for all your extra bobs and bits, and they won’t even take up valuable real estate on your desk.
Urban Outfitters; USD 29 onwards
CHEERFUL GLASS VASE
Because who does not want a little splash of sunshine in their workspace, right? Especially since none of us have been getting much sun lately. This glass vase is bound to cheer you up no matter where you place it.
Anthropologie; USD 28
MONITOR STAND / DESK ORGANIZER
You could use this monitor stand as a desk organiser and no one will be any wiser! It is pricey, I’ll grant you that. But it’s a multi-tasker, so hopefully you can justify the price?
Anthropologie; USD 100
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER
Go ahead, you deserve a little bit of zen, what with all the work and home juggling you’ve been doing for the past few months now! This marble essential oil diffuser is absolutely stunning and will elevate the look (and feel) of your workspace.
Amazon; USD 29.99
A girl (woman?) can’t have enough notebooks now, can she? And how gorgeous are these monogrammed notebooks!
Anthropologie; USD 24 (currently on sale for USD 20)
METALLIC MOON CYCLE BANNER
This hammered metal moon cycle banner will add just the perfect amount of bling and a hint of woo-woo around your desk.
Urban Outfitters; USD 18
Yes, even your work desk can do with a touch of coziness! Add this little lantern to your desk for that hygge feeling.
Good Earth; ~ USD 48
101 DREAMS JAR
Where would we be without our dreams? This dreams jar comes with some prompts + blank cards. It could be just the Monday morning motivation that you need!
Kikki K; USD 26.95
ZODIAC WOMAN PRINT
Infuse some personality to your home work space with these minimalist, zodiac prints from these beautifully curated Australian shop.
Sunday Lane; AUD 39
THE WORKSPACE SET
These planning essentials from Wilde House Paper will smarten up your desk and keep you perfectly organised through the week. It’s the exact embodiment of the “pretty AND practical” home office essentials that I called out in the title of this post.
Wilde House Paper; USD 63
AirPods Pro Case
Show some love to your AirPods which have been working overtime with these gorgeous floral cases.
Rifle Paper; USD 25
Cotton Midi Dress
For days when you’ve got to switch on the video on Zoom and appear uber professional and put together, this comfy yet stylish cotton dress would be your go-to.
Mango; USD 59.99
Your back will appreciate the additional support from this block print patterned lumbar cushion. Okay, sure, your back doesn’t care about the pattern, but your sense of aesthetic sure does! :)
Nicobar; ~ USD 16
Okay, this is not strictly for work or for your desk, but we can’t be all about work and no play, right? This record player is one of the prettiest I’ve seen lately. :)
Urban Outfitters; USD 180
So well, I continue to be in dreamland. And this one below – from Anthropologie – is like all my current workspace dreams rolled into one. :P
What does your current workspace look like? Is your work office missing anything? Any pretty home office essentials you’ve been eyeing lately? Let me know in the comments below!
Note: All product images via the respective websites.