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10 Things to Spruce up Your Home Office: An Advertiser’s Guide

Chances are you’re not reading this from a traditional office.
In the past year and a half, our agency (and the rest of the world) has taken a phenomenal leap into the unknown as remote work becomes the norm. “The percentage of employees working from home is expected to double in 2021,” according to a survey from Enterprise Technology Research (ETR). A Gartner CFO survey also uncovered that over 74% of companies plan to permanently shift employees to remote work once the Covid-19 crisis ends.


So, what’s the secret to thriving in a work-from-home environment? A home office that’s equal parts inspiring, organized and adaptable. Use this list of tried-and-true products to spice up your routine and motivate your genius. Shoutout to Amazon Prime and Society6!

Work Hard and Stay Healthy

1. Standing Desk

We’ve all experienced it. Working from home often leads to a more sedentary lifestyle, accompanied by bad posture and a sore back from hunching over our laptops. You can adjust this standing desk to your preferred height throughout the day to ease back pain and support blood flow. 87 percent of those who were asked to use standing desks said they felt more energetic overall, and it has shown to help boost productivity.



2. Adjustable Laptop Stand

If you’re in a rut and need creative inspiration, changing up your work environment can do just the trick. With the adjustable laptop stand, you can work from anywhere and do so comfortably, even if that place is your bed.

3. Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Screen exhaustion (thanks, Zoom!) is painfully real. Staring at screens all day has negative long term side effects on your eyesight due to harmful UV rays, not to mention eye strain, dry eyes and sleep disruption. With these fun frames, you can WFH in style while doing your future eyes a favor!


Spice Up Your Space

1. Portable Green Screen

This portable green screen will up the ante on your next zoom call! Imagine you have an important client presentation, and you want a quality background instead of the view of your bedroom. In Settings, under Virtual Background, click “I have a green screen” and upload personal videos or photos. Impress them with a looped video of supporting graphics or a still shot of your company logo. Or make your background a picture of your cat. No judgement here.

2. Don Draper Quote Poster 

Aaah, the marvelous Don Draper. Mad Men’s shrewd protagonist knows what he is talking about when it comes to marketing and advertising. His iconic quotes are splashed on posters all over the internet, and they deserve to hang on your office wall as daily inspiration.

3. Ring Light for Your Laptop

If you’ve never used one, you’re missing out. No amount of natural light can do to your features what a ring light can. Try it and get back to us.

Mental Clarity is a Must

1. Humidifier & Diffuser (all-in-one)

If you live in Florida, you may be thinking, why would I need something to create more humidity? But the truth is, the air you are breathing all day in your home can get dry! This can cause discomforts such as dry skin and eyes, chapped lips, a scratchy throat and a stuffy nose. The humidifier relieves these discomforts, while the diffuser provides aromatherapy from essential oils to improve clarity and focus, boost your mood, and give you a sense of relaxation.

2. Indoor Plant Suspended by a Macrame Plant Hanger

Add some greenery to your office! Plants naturally clean the air and produce fresh oxygen, add liveliness to your otherwise dull space, reduce stress to improve mental health, and boost creativity by 15% or more. The best indoor office plants are succulents, the split-leaf philodendron, the aloe vera plant, the bamboo plant, the spider plant, the Chinese evergreen and the snake plant. Rest them in this stylish swing and watch your cold space transform!



Organization Made Easy

1. The Panda Planner

In a day and age when you can organize everything within a virtual calendar, you may wonder why a physical planner is necessary. But this isn’t just any old planner. The Panda Planner, endorsed by top psychologists, is “scientifically designed to make you happier and more productive based on leading research.” This planner teaches users to set attainable goals, form healthy habits, and prioritize happiness.

2. Charging Dock

If you don’t own the latest Apple everything, are you really in advertising? This bamboo charging dock connects to most of your devices including your cellphone, tablet, AirPods, Fitbit and/or Smartwatch. Charge everything you need in one place and hide those cluttery wires inside the stylish compartments to free up much needed space on your desk.


Remote work is the reality for much of the working population, and we should create a home office environment that inspires us and promotes productivity, focus and mental health. I started with small shifts that changed the way I work from home, and it has transformed my workflow.