Now that many of us are returning to our offices full (or part) time, we have started missing some of the coziness of working from home. So, why not bring that comfort to the office?! Here are a few items you can add to your office space to make yourself a little cozier.
When you find the perfect humidifier (i.e., a silent but effective one), you’re going to be living a life of luxury that you didn’t even know was possible in your office. Desktop humidifiers are great for keeping your skin from drying out, and some can also diffuse essential oils so you feel as relaxed as you would at home.
Memory Foam Keyboard and Mouse Pads
If you spend the majority of your day seated in front of a computer, you’re probably doing your best to keep carpal tunnel syndrome at bay. To help keep your hands and wrists comfortable, we suggest investing in a memory foam keyboard and mouse pads.
Office temperatures can fluctuate, so if you tend to feel cold, regardless of the time of year, invest in an office space heater that fits nice and snug under your desk. That way, you won’t be fighting your co-workers over the thermostat to ensure your workspace is the ideal temperature.
Bringing a blanket into the office is a great way to build some comfort back into your day. You can also opt for a heated blanket if your office tends to get chilly.
If you don’t have a standing desk at the office, providing yourself with the best support while seated is essential to your skeletal health. We recommend investing in a lumbar pillow that fits snuggly on your chair to provide you with support to get through the day pain-free.
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, plants – even faux ones – can create a more comfortable, homey workspace. Plus, plants have also been shown to increase office happiness and productivity. We suggest finding ones that require minimal maintenance, like succulents.
Ideally, you’d move between standing up and sitting throughout the day, but since that’s not always a possibility, a footrest is the next best thing. The idea is to relieve some of the pressure you feel in your body from sitting all day.
Our Pick: Kensington Comfort Memory Foam Adjustable Footrest ($59.99, shop here)
The Right Lighting
Lastly, if your office features fluorescent lights, you may struggle with adjusting your eyes throughout the day. Whether you need a mood-enhancing light or a reading light to combat your dim surroundings, the proper lighting can make all the difference.
How have you made your office a little cozier? Share your suggestions in the comments below!