Breathe New Life Into Your Home Office With These 6 Ideas

Alexandra Polk
·4 min read

We’ve officially taken one lap around the sun from within the confines of coronavirus. I’ll speak for myself: I’m tired. And what’s especially exhausting is my ad-hoc home office. Working from home for an entire year is a never-ending rollercoaster, a DNA double helix, and a 365-day mood swing all rolled into one. But, we must keep calm, carry on, and breathe new life into our one-year-old home offices. Why? Because sometimes the best way to coerce yourself out of bed is to remember that your small-space office is poppin’ (and therefore, productive).

It’s the little things when it comes to a good ol’ fashion home office makeover — we’re talking festive mugs, an abundance of greenery, tech trinkets, and more. Rather than fixating on the big, overwhelming picture, we suggest starting small and focusing on attainable and affordable home decor revamps. Ahead, accompany us on our journey to achieving chic and revitalizing work from home offices with the help of some prime Instagram inspiration and some savvy shopping know-how.

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<br><br><strong>Kelly Clarkson Home</strong> Lourdes Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fkelly-clarkson-home-lourdes-task-chair-w003317863.html%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


Kelly Clarkson Home Lourdes Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>Corrigan Studio</strong> Giacchetto Swivel Armchair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fcorrigan-studio-giacchetto-swivel-armchair-w003517057.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


Corrigan Studio Giacchetto Swivel Armchair, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>DeinDekor</strong> Designer Desk Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F777284624%2Fdesigner-desk-chair-from-velour-office" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


DeinDekor Designer Desk Chair, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>QLMUSE</strong> Home Office Desk Chair, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2PzIWnP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


QLMUSE Home Office Desk Chair, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>George Oliver</strong> Freda Desk, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fgeorge-oliver-freda-desk-w004571691.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


George Oliver Freda Desk, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Metal Tubing Desk, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fmetal-tubing-desk" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Metal Tubing Desk, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>MoWdwrk</strong> Small Oak Wood Desk, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F400600673%2Fentryway-table-hallway-table-small-desk" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


MoWdwrk Small Oak Wood Desk, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Pottery Barn</strong> Tilden Small Space Desk, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbteen.com%2Fproducts%2Ftilden-small-space-desk%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pottery Barn" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pottery Barn</a>


Pottery Barn Tilden Small Space Desk, $, available at Pottery Barn
<br><br><strong>shopvanillabean</strong> Mid Century Desk Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F913146651%2Fmid-century-desk-lamp-modern-lamp-table" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


shopvanillabean Mid Century Desk Lamp, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>JS NOVA JUNS</strong> Edison Lamp with White Marble Base, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3w393UX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


JS NOVA JUNS Edison Lamp with White Marble Base, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Latitude Run</strong> Glossop Touch 19" Table Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Flighting%2Fpdp%2Flatitude-run-glossop-touch-19-table-lamp-latd1782.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


Latitude Run Glossop Touch 19" Table Lamp, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Alice Glass Table Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Falice-glass-table-lamp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Alice Glass Table Lamp, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>InspirationalCandle</strong> Handmade Ceramic Mug Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F951529356%2Fhandmade-ceramic-mug-set-for-couples" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


InspirationalCandle Handmade Ceramic Mug Set, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>JoyofDecorating</strong> Speckled Chubby Coffee Mug, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F952932044%2F4-colors-speckled-coffee-mug-with" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


JoyofDecorating Speckled Chubby Coffee Mug, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Hay</strong> Glass Mug, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.finnishdesignshop.com%2Ftableware-dishware-cups-mugs-glass-mug-pink-p-18659.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Finnish Design Shop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Finnish Design Shop</a>


Hay Glass Mug, $, available at Finnish Design Shop
<br><br><strong>FE FUN ELEMENTS</strong> Coffee Mugs Set of 6, 12oz, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3lS0ebW" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


FE FUN ELEMENTS Coffee Mugs Set of 6, 12oz, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Bloomscape</strong> Wellness Collection, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbloomscape.com%2Fproduct%2Fwellness-collection%2F%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bloomscape" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bloomscape</a>


Bloomscape Wellness Collection, $, available at Bloomscape
<br><br><strong>The Sill</strong> Classic Plant Subscription, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesill.com%2Fproducts%2Fclassic-subscription-box%3Fvariant%3D33120497041513" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Sill" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Sill</a>


The Sill Classic Plant Subscription, $, available at The Sill
<br><br><strong>Bloomscape</strong> 3-Foot-Tall Potted Sansevieria, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbloomscape.com%2Fproduct%2Fsansevieria%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bloomscape" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bloomscape</a>


Bloomscape 3-Foot-Tall Potted Sansevieria, $, available at Bloomscape
<br><br><strong>Soil And Clay</strong> Dracaena - Warneckii Lemon Lime, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsoilandclay.com%2Fcollections%2Fplants%2Fproducts%2Fdracaena-warneckii-lemon-lime" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Soil And Clay" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Soil And Clay</a>


Soil And Clay Dracaena - Warneckii Lemon Lime, $, available at Soil And Clay
<br><br><strong>Dyson</strong> Pure Cool Purifier - Refurbished, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fdyson-pure-cool-purifier-refurbished%2Fn3547035" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>


Dyson Pure Cool Purifier - Refurbished, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<br><br><strong>Vitruvi</strong> Stone Diffuser, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvitruvi.com%2Fproducts%2Fessential-oil-diffuser-terracotta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vitruvi" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vitruvi</a>


Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $, available at Vitruvi
<br><br><strong>Levoit</strong> Desktop True HEPA Air Purifier, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Flevoit-desktop-true-hepa-air-purifier%2F5550545" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath & Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath & Beyond</a>


Levoit Desktop True HEPA Air Purifier, $, available at Bed Bath & Beyond
<br><br><strong>Smoko</strong> Pearl Boba Tea Diffuser, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smokonow.com%2Fproducts%2Fpearl-boba-tea-diffuser" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Smoko" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Smoko</a>


Smoko Pearl Boba Tea Diffuser, $, available at Smoko

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