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Home Office Essentials

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When I was a child, one of my favorite places to visit was the office supplies store. There were a plethora of options to choose from and I couldn't resist all of the amazing things. As I slowly decorate my favorite room of the house, I am realizing there are some essentials that are an absolute must in a home office!

Planner or Calendar // A planner is one of those things that is vital to everyday life. Honestly, I wouldn't remember to do half the things I need to if I didn't write it down. I personally color code things, so they stand out and can keep organized in my mind. I suggest getting a planner that is pretty, but also has enough space for what you need to write down. Whether you only write down big events or a lot of daily tasks, the right planner is essential to a home office!

Desk Chair // A big huge essential to any home office is the desk chair. It's practically the pinnacle of the room. I always opt for something in a beautiful pattern fabric, but that is super comfortable. I sit at my desk for long periods of time, so a comfy chair is super important to me. I also am loving the Lucite chair trend right now. The clear material of the chair is really effortlessly chic looking. A fun thing to do when chair shopping is try them all out! It's your very own Goldilocks moment. Sit in every chair until you find the perfect one. It might take a few tries, but totally worth the effort!

Blanket // Ok this one may be just something I have to have, but I'll put it on the list anyways! I loove a good cozy blanket wrapped around me all the time. I get cold easily, so it's essential to my comfort! I always pick one that's a fun color or pattern. I like to mix it up with my accessories in the office.

Desk Lamp // Another big essential to a home office! If you work in an office building, chances are you have to deal with harsh florescent lighting. When I work at home, I always opt for something a lot less florescent. I like brass lamps with a movable arm or a good solid table lamp. A light can really create the ambiance in the room, so many sure to pick something that provides good lighting for the type of work you're doing!

Business Cards //  Whether you're running a blog, a business, or working on anything, a fun thing to have in an office is business cards. They are the best way to show you're personality and get the word out there about your business. Store them in a chic business card holder on the desk or carry them around in your purse! Whatever tickles your fancy! I personally love the ones I can carry around, because I can just hand them out or drop them somewhere. (Even though I normally chicken out from doing this) Still, business cards are essential to a home office.

Artwork // In any room, in any house, artwork is essential. I love inspiring prints mixed in with art that really reminds me of good memories. You can find some of my favorite inspiration prints or look in stores like Home Goods or One Kings Lane to find framed art. Good news is, the possibilities are endless for good artwork.

Are there any essentials I'm missing? Let me know! 

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  1. I NEED a blanket too! I have like 3 in specific spots in my house for this very reason! I'm really excited to decorate my own little office space that hopefully isn't in my bedroom for the first time in my life! I'm huge on having a paper organizer, but that's just me!

  2. So many great items! I feel like I need to redecorate my office after reading this. One thing that I would add is a rug. They can bring so much personality into a room.

  3. I absolutely love office supplies as well which is why I am geeking out about having my own office in our next apartment.

    xoxo, Jenny

  4. I just got new business cards, so I'm really wanting a business card holder! Going to look through the ones you posted about. These are great picks! :)


  5. I love my home office as well, it is a great space to be productive and showcase my style. I like to have a candle at my desk, lots of pens and highlighters, always my planner and occasionally my puppy curled up on my lap! (:

  6. I am loving those animal print throws, so fun!

  7. Love these items! I'm dying for a Prada wallet!

  8. A planner is definitely my top office essential! I just published a post on Monday why I use mine so often!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  9. I can't wait to have a cute desk chair once I get an apartment after college. :-) And yes to planners!! I have two- one for school and one for the blog!

    xoxo A

  10. Yes, those are perfect must haves!! I also need to have a blanket, I am always wrapped up in a fluffy blanket and I can't get down to work if I'm not comfortable!

  11. Last year I got some business cards from Moo that I love. I am a planner addict...have too many but still buy more. :)

  12. hi, can i have one of each please?!?! Obsessed!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  13. This summer I am finally going to get to decorate and organize my closet/office and am SO excited. You just gave me so much inspo!

    xo Ashley

  14. Putting prints in my office is one of my favorite things. I have yet to get a desk and chair yet. Great selection.

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com


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