Our Work From Home Essentials Are Here

We're officially on month eight of working from home, which means we've had plenty of time to transform our living spaces into part office, part gym, part restaurant, and part, well, home. 

But that transformation doesn't happen overnight–in fact, you need time and a few new products to make your home supremely functional if you're planning to work from home. We asked Team SN to share their must-have WFH items, from tech essentials (trust us–AirPods are your new BFF) to workspace necessities (a chic desk and a monitor stand will revamp your entire space). Read on for every idea. 

Stock Up on Tech Essentials

A few high-tech essentials will change your WFH game. If you're a laptop user, consider adding a monitor and a wireless keyboard to your workspace (because not hunching over a too-small laptop all day long will be a welcome relief for your back and neck). If you insist on just using your laptop, an adjustable laptop desk will make it a breeze. A pair of Bluetooth headphones like AirPods are essential if you're sharing your workspace with others and are chatting in Zoom meetings all day long. Finally, a Bluetooth speaker can add a little background music to brighten your workday.

Elevate Your Workspace With Accents

Having a dedicated space for work is key. Make room for a functional desk (West Elm has super chic and reasonably priced options!) plus a USB table lamp to brighten up the space. For your computer or monitor, make sure you add an acrylic stand so it's well-positioned on your desk. A notepad will keep you organized as you manage your daily tasks and projects, while Byredo's scented candle gives your entire workspace a fresh and zen feel.

Stay Cozy and Comfortable All Day Long

Don't forget to give yourself a little TLC while you WFH! A top-notch coffee maker is a must–you can't easily grab coffee with your favorite coworkers, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your coffee from home! Blue light glasses are essential if you're staring at screens all day long–they can help prevent eye strain or fatigue. Staying hydrated throughout the day is important, and keeping a water bottle handy is the easiest way to make sure you're constantly drinking water. Finally, a cozy blanket can help you stay comfortable all day long, like the Shirley blanket from Apparis, which is super fluffy, stylish, and soft. 

*Team SN's picks are selected based on products we truly love. Note: this article does contain affiliate links, and we will receive a commission if you purchase a product linked here.