27 Things That’ll Help Make Your WFH Space Bright And Cheery

27 Things That’ll Help Make Your WFH Space Bright And Cheery

Including a llama pillow, cute cat pens, and a wacky waving inflatable tube man.

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A mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy to bring joy to your desk. Look at this lil’ guy just flapping his arms and body, 100% content with his life. *This* is what I aspire to be. *This* is what we should all aspire to be.


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Promising review:I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness.” —Robert Wurstner

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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Or a screaming goat who sits on a tree stump and shrieks whenever you touch it (honestly, same) because sometimes life can get overwhelming. The occasional throat-clearing screech every now and then to clear all the bad vibes should help keep you cheery.


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Promising review: “I saw this on Amazon and it was definitely an impulse purchase. I chuckle every time I hear the scream of the goat. It is just an amusing toy to keep on your desk and let off a little steam, because sometimes you feel like screaming like this goat at work!” —C.C.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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A chic and modern compact desk so you can build your own dedicated WFH space and get excited about outfitting it however you please.


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Promising review: “Excellent desk! The quality is great. I have a monitor, laptop, and a few different textbooks open on the desk right now and there is sufficient room for everything. The desk is also sturdy and was very easy to put together (took me maybe 10–15 minutes).” —Michelle

Get it from Overstock for $136.99.

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A soft velvet desk chair that’ll satisfy your desire for sophisticated and cheerful home decor while also meeting your comfort requirements. Your hardwood kitchen chair could never!


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Promising review: “Fantastic desk chair! I don’t work from home often but I did want something very stylish, yet offered lower back support. This chair supports my back in the perfect spot! Easy assembly, quality piece! I 1,000% recommend!” —Lita B.

Get it from Overstock for $124.64+ (also available in black).

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Or a memory foam seat cushion with cooling gel if chronic pain while sitting turns you into a grump. This bad boy can help keep you feeling comfy and chipper throughout the day.


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It’s designed to relieve pressure on your tailbone, and reviewers say it’s great for reducing lower back pain.

Promising review: “Are you KIDDING ME??? This is the best dang thing that has happened to my butt since Mama rubbed it with Johnson’s Baby Lotion! The cushion keeps its form and is so comfortable! I grabbed it on a whim, when I was about to drive on a two-hour car drive…what a world of difference this cushion was….I could actually stand up out of the car, without unfolding myself, when I got to my destination. Do yourself a favor and get one of these!” —Cbkirkland

Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

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A set of adjustable shelves for type A peeps who find joy in organizing their belongings. *Looks at their beautifully arranged desk* *Smiles*


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Promising review: “The design is sleek and minimalist. I’m prone to clutter, so this shelf gives me a place to put things intentionally so that I don’t get overwhelmed in my workspace. I also like that it only took about 10 minutes to fully assemble. If you’ve ever made your own IKEA furniture before, no need to fear; you’ll do fine.” —Mary Anne Layus

Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

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Or a more minimalist bamboo monitor stand to give you plenty of space for all kinds of cute knickknacks. There’s even room for your keyboard under the riser.


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Promising review: “I saw this monitor stand in my coworker’s office, so I ordered it too. I’ve been using it for a week and love it. It holds my everyday essentials as well as my cup of tea. It’s well built and my keyboard can slide underneath it at the end of the day. I like the height it gives to my monitor. No regrets!” —Cynthia

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three finishes).

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A vintage-y area rug because it adds a bright pop of color to your colorless work station.


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Promising review: “Great value. Love the bright colors in this rug. Exactly what our living room needed.” —lauracduncan18

Get it from Boutique Rugs for $82.86+ (available in 16 sizes).

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A set of ~purr-ty~ adorable cat gel pens so taking notes is a lot more fun.


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Promising review:I bought these on a whim to cheer up my desk at work. They are adorable and look exactly as pictured! All six pens work and I have no complaints so far. I bought them to take notes, but they’re such a fine point I might keep some of them home for drawing… Not sure how long they would hold up for drawing, but they don’t bleed at all and they have a finer point than a sharpie pen for little details. Overall I’m very happy with this purchase!” —Hailey

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99.


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Promising review: “This paper is thin but not too thin. It was easy to trim on the edges and easy to work with. I’m very pleased with it!” —chuckle

Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $25.27+ (available in 10 patterns).

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A mini art print if your desk is seriously lacking some much-needed positivity.


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Get it from emilyrobertson on Society6 for $12+ (available with or without the stand).

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A fun rug because French fries make everything better — especially a boring, colorless office.


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Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $19.31.

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An adorable laptop sticker for when you need some ~lemon-aide~ remembering to look on the bright side of life.


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Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $3.99+ (available in three sizes).

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A sandwich print to make your work station extra cheesy — I mean cheery!


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A snuggly sloth planter because it’s a nice reminder to slow down and hang in there as you sit through another video call that definitely could have been an email.


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Promising review: “Seeing this planter every day gives me the biggest smile ever! It’s perfect. The cute little face on it is the most adorable characteristic!” —Natasha_reads

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

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A Renaissance-style custom pet portrait so you can enjoy a good laugh every time you look up from your desk. Hang it in your home office and you’ll be constantly reminded of why you work so hard — to give your fur babies a good life, of course!


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Here’s what my colleague Mal Mower had to say about hers: “I recently ordered two of these, one of each beloved cat. I sent in a photo each, making sure their faces were clear and forward-facing, and then picked my favorite outfits (there are a ton to chose from)! I can’t believe how great the results are. The quality is fantastic and they are laugh out loud funny and fab. I’m a huge fan.”

Get it from Crown & Paw for $29.95+ (available in a variety of styles).

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A monstera that’ll transform your home office into your greenery-filled happy place. You can call it Plant Parenthood! (Also, monsteras, also called Swiss cheese plant, are great for beginners as they’re pretty self-sufficient and don’t need a ton of light.)


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Here’s what my colleague Yi Yang had to say about hers: “I ordered my monstera plant from Bloomscape and it came very well-packaged with instructions on how to take care of it! I’ve since recommended this website to my friends and everyone has been pleased with their deliveries. All the plants from Bloomscape come potted and living room-ready, so you don’t have to do any extra work.”

Get it from Bloomscape for $150.

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A minimalist table lamp if you’re guilty of looking up at 6 p.m. and realizing you’ve spent the last few hours working in almost total darkness. This’ll literally brighten up your WFH space.


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Promising review: “This is such an adorable lamp. It goes perfect in my space.” —samantha susan stocke

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three finishes).

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A mini wireless Bluetooth speaker for livening up the mood in between conference calls with a spontaneous dance party. Shakespeare was definitely talking about this when he wrote, “though she be but little she is fierce,” and reviewers say it produces high quality audio despite being small enough to fit in your palm.


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Promising review: “I picked up this speaker on a whim because I needed something little to get me over the $35 limit to qualify for free same-day delivery. (OK, that’s completely honest, so you can trust what I’m going to say). I did not have high expectations. In fact, I had pretty low expectations, given my experience with little speakers. When I got the package I was like ‘What? This is even tinier than I thought! it’s gonna be a little toy and sound terrible! That’s what I get for making an impulse purchase.’ And then I hooked the little thing up to my phone and OH MY GOD. The sound! Beautiful! Loud, sharp, clear! And it comes in a little zippered pouch thing with a ring that you can then hang it wherever. I am now seriously in love with my new little toy. It is the most awesome thing that has happened to me this week. Yay!” —Donna

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available in black).

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A cute ladybug desk vacuum to suck up all the chip crumbs you’ve spilled. Oops! And if beetles aren’t your thing, might we suggest this ~udderly~ adorable mini cow vacuum?


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Promising review (for the ladybug): “Works as describes. I keep it on my office desk to help clean off crumbs and dust. It’s no louder than a hairdryer and has decent suction; sucks up crumbs and dust without any problem. I have also used it on my craft table to suck up glitter and other small paper scraps and again worked seamlessly. Great little gadget to have on hand in several situations. Might just get another.” —D. Phillips

Get the ladybug vacuum from Amazon for $9.98 (available in four styles) and the cow vacuum from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three animals).

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A llama pillow because it’s just ~wooly, wooly~ cute. Don’t start drama, buy the llama pillow for your home office couch.


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Promising review: “I expected this to be much smaller than it actually was, so when it came in the mail I was surprised at how big it is. It is also very soft, and makes a great accent on my bed!” —Kindwa

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.

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A string of fairy lights so you can create a little magic in any drab, dreary office.


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Promising review: “I bought these lights to light a wall in my office. They provide such a lovely ambient glow to the whole room. They aren’t too bright for the space, and I don’t feel the need for a harsh overhead light. I’m even considering a second set to use in our guest room. I can’t speak to how well they work outdoors but they’re spectacular for indoor use. Overall the quality for the price is fantastic.” —Roxi

Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

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A Homesick candle that’ll cheer anyone who’s missing the scent of home a little extra right now. *cries orange-scented tears because I miss Florida*


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Promising review: “I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn’t sure about how it would smell, but I figured even if he wasn’t a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don’t know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money :)” —Bailey K.

Get both from Amazon, the 13.75-ounce candle for $29.95 (available in 51 styles) and the mini candle for $8.40+ (available in five styles).

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Or Capri Blue’s Volcano candle if you need to distract yourself from the daily slog with what is arguably the best scent in the world.


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Promising review:SO WORTH IT! It’s hard for me to pull the trigger on such a pricey candle, especially when I don’t like to actually LIGHT them because of the smoke. But wow. This candle smells so amazingly strong and fresh that I’ve never even lit it! I kept it in my panties drawer until it smelled so strongly that I then moved it to a closet, which is now smelling awesome! I realize it’s not meant to be an air freshener, but it works perfectly for that purpose and it is such a light, airy fragrance that smells so fresh and clean! Reminds me of the scent of Dendrobiums! I LOVE this candle and it looks great next to my orchid by the bath tub!!” —Sj773

Get it from Amazon for $16.53.

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A ~paw-sitively~ adorable cat spoon for keeping you company as you chug caffeine while working.


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Promising review: “Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup, my fingers don’t get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I’m away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine.” —Brianna S

Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

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A two-in-one essential oil diffuser to emit relaxing scents like lavender that’ll keep you calm and energized as you deal with annoying coworkers. It also doubles as a humidifier!


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This color-changing diffuser and humidifier comes with seven mood lights, each of which can be used in bright or dim mode. It also has an auto-off feature, so it’ll shut off once you run out of water.

Promising review: “This little guy is great! I wanted a low-profile diffuser and this fits the bill. I like the option of using the multi-colored lights, although more often I just keep the light off as I use it mainly at night for sleeping. When I get sick, a mix of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender in there is a godsend. There are multiple functions for constant scent or intermittent scent. Packs a large punch for such a small machine, and well worth the price. I’m considering getting multiple for multiple rooms.” —FranklySpeaking

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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A colorful mouse pad because *gestures at photos* how cute are these?

You after decorating your work space:


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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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