If working from home has taught us anything, it’s that flexibility is key. Because when your office is also your living room (or your kitchen or your bedroom or your closet), you need pieces that can help you stay organized—and then do double duty when the clock strikes 6 p.m.
And if we’re being honest, the WFH lifestyle doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, so we’ve rounded up the best furniture and products, from smart shelving to adjustable lighting, that will do all the hard work for you.
Create a Modular Wall
Divvy up an open floor plan with a scalloped folding screen (the soft surface doubles as a pinboard) or, if you’re in the mood for something harder edged, opt for a bamboo or rattan piece that adds a hit of nature to an all-white space.
Get Creative With Your Desk
Put a solid pine table in your kitchen, where it can freelance as a food-prep counter, while a wall-mounted, toolbox-style workstation folds out and locks up to protect everything from pens to your laptop. Colorful deskmates (think: this planner and these pens) will shine on a transparent acrylic table, or sneak a desk into your shelving system to make the most of your vertical space.
Soften Your Desk Chair
Upholstered dining chairs also make for extra-cushy (read: even cozy during hour-long Zooms) desk-side seating. Pair a bright one with a textured neutral throw for a refined combination that packs a big punch.
Elevate Your Lighting
No room for a table lamp? This accordion sconce’s pivoting head sheds light wherever it’s needed, and a Pixar-esque silhouette brings a retro flair to your workspace.
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