Homewares & Interiors

Upgrade Your 2021 WFH Setup With These Cool Work Space Accessories

By Phoebe Youl
22nd Jan 2021

A desk with a pink mug, scattered books, and a pin board.

Despite the never-ending Zoom calls, while we managed to adapt to working from home in 2020, many of us didn’t exactly commit to creating an inspiring—or cohesive—setup.

Blame it on hesitation, or perhaps hopefulness—most of us had a degree of reluctance around investing in our remote workspaces. However, as the dust settles on all the change of 2020, and with the ongoing COVID crisis, the reality is, that remote or flexible working is likely going to be one of our new normals. 

But, beyond Posturepedic chairs and ergonomically designed keyboards (which although important, tend to spark zero aesthetic joy), we're looking to upgrade our home office accessories in a bid to feel more inspired for the work year ahead. 

And, while we know these small changes won't be able to solve all our work-from-home woes (we’ll probably still need to call tech support for that), a few chic and thoughtful additions can go a long way in helping to feel organised, inspired, and ultimately more productive. 

Keep reading below for the 20 work from home accessories we're adding to our carts. 

Studio Milligram Organisation Notebook

Price: $14.95

Featuring the phases of the moon, Studio Milligram's undated book is a lil' reminder that time is relative and how you spend it depends on how you plan it. Shop here

Wild & Woofy Feline Good Mug

Price: $10

Sweeten your morning coffee break or 3pm pick-me-up with this cute green and pink mug. Shop here

Oriel Lighting Ludo Desk Lamp Pink

Price: $152

Set the mood—and make sure your eyes aren't straining in the dark—with this Scandi-style desk lamp. Shop here

Claudia Miranda X Bed Threads "Going With You" Print

PRICE: $80

Forgo the whiteboard for something a little more refined with this monochromatic line drawing. Shop it here

Home Republic Somers Natural Rattan And Chrome Dining Chairs

PRICE: $399

Comfortable and chic, this set of two rattan chairs is the perfect WFH small-space solution. Shop here

Anna Karlin Bedside Carafe In Green And Blue

PRICE: $280

Stay hydrated while you work with this decorative—and practical—hand-blown glass carafe. Shop here

Eco. Modern Essentials Stone Diffuser

PRICE: $95

Need some help setting your WFH mood? Create a beautiful ambiance with this stone diffuser. Shop here

More Joy "Sex" Water Bottle

Price: $50

After using the slogans in his AW19 runway show, fashion designer Christopher Kane created a lifestyle label called "More Joy"—a tongue-in-cheek reference to the physical intimacy manual of 1972, The Joy of Sex. Whatever your vibe, this water bottle should serve as a reminder that life ain't all about work. Shop here

Typo Midi Foldable Storage Crate

PRICE: $14.99

Keep your office essentials in check with this functional (and foldable) storage solution. Shop here.

Sophie Lou Jacobson Purple And Teal Wave Pitcher

Price: $295

This investment piece from New York-based designer Sophie Lou Jacobsen will be a true standout on your desk. Use it for water, for juice, a Friday afternoon knock-off spritz, or to hold flowers. The choice is yours. Shop here

Lexon Oslo Energy Wireless Charging Station And 5W Bluetooth Speaker

PRICE: $103.20

Low on space? This clever device will wirelessly charge your tech while pulling double duty as a speaker. Shop here

Leif Buddha Wood Hand Wash 1.5L

PRICE: $89

Keep your handwashing (and health) in check with this wonderfully woody handwash in a plus size guaranteed to get you through Q3 and Q4. Shop here.  

Telbix Kade Table Lamp

PRICE: $116.76

Bring some light to your workspace with this sleek and minimal table lamp. Shop here.  

Completedworks X Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki Postures Small Ceramic Vase

PRICE: $109.19

This handmade ceramic vase is perfect for collating pencils, peonies or as an object on its own. Shop here

Byredo Burning Rose Scented Candle

PRICE $122.80

No work-from-home space is complete without a scented candle—and our favourite right now is Byredo’s luxurious Burning Rose. Shop here

Oroton Sam Small Tray

PRICE: $39.95

A chic solution for collating all that undesirable—but necessary—desktop clutter. Shop here

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

PRICE: $33

Create a desk-friendly self-care ritual with this aromatic and hydrating hand balm. Shop here.  

Shopbop Home Dusen Dusen Embroidered Pillow 

PRICE: $108.16

Lumbar support but make it chic? This embroidered pillow will upgrade even the most unforgiving of chairs. Shop here

Dinosaur Designs Medium Mother Of Pearl Dish In Malachite Swirl

PRICE: $70

You’ll want to repurpose this perfect desk catch-all in other parts of your home. Shop here

Linen House Leon Vase Blush

PRICE: $34.99

This blush-tinted glass vase will add some mid-century inspired charm to any WFH space. Shop here

Now that you've accessorised, set the mood with our guide to essential oils

Image credit: Ella Jardim

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