The pandemic left us with many new things, but one of the better remnants was the home office. So, if you are one of the lucky ones, setting up a comfortable working space with the right home office essentials is crucial.

There is no going wrong when purchasing basic items. We get it. They’re timeless, look sophisticated, and it eases those endless shopping hours. But, even if you are a workaholic, the loop can start to feel very repetitive at times. A slight office makeover might be the right call to brighten your work environment up.

From bold bookholders to cozy blankets, we’ve rounded up some playful home office essentials to get that workflow up and running. It's time to get back on track and kick this year off on a colorful note.

Shop our 2023 home office essentials below.

Montblanc Rabbit Full-Grain Leather Notebook

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MontblancRabbit Full-Grain Leather Notebook
Buy at Mr Porter

Call me old-school, but a notebook can actually be more reliable than your iPhone notes app. Montblanc has outdone itself with this pocket-size rabbit leather notebook to carry around with ease.

PURDEY Ballpoint Pen

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PURDEYBallpoint Pen
Buy at Mr Porter

PURDEY brings you a sterling silver pen to match your new favorite notebook. Its thick bullet shape and smooth twist mechanism make this item an office staple.

HAY Stripe Scented Candle

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HAYStripe Scented Candle
Buy at Luisaviaroma

A good ambiance not only changes your mood but also increases your workflow. If you don't believe me, try it yourself with this HAY scented candle.

JERMAINE GALLACHER Zigzag Steel Single Bookend

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JERMAINE GALLACHERZigzag Steel Single Bookend
Buy at Matches

Bookends are an understated piece we didn't know we needed. Besides its practicality, the cute shape of this yellow steel bookholder will bring some fun to your serious-looking shelf.

RABITTI 1969 Staffa Leather Pen Pot

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RABITTI 1969Staffa Leather Pen Pot
Buy at Matches

It's time to return that old cup to the kitchen shelf where it belongs and get a proper pen holder. Rabitti 1969 offers a waterproof leather pot in a bright orange tone for a pop of color.

Johnstons of Elgin Check Print Wool Throw

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Johnstons of ElginCheck Print Wool Throw
Buy at Browns

During winter, one minute it’s daytime, and the next time you look up it’s completely dark. This checkered wool blanket will make you want to cuddle up in your desk chair for when the evening gets chillier.

Palm Angels Logo Print Mug

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Palm AngelsLogo Print Mug
Buy at Browns

Coffee? Matcha? Green tea? Your caffeine boost choice doesn't matter as long as you have a cute mug to drink it in.

Carhartt WIP Happy Script Tray

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Carhartt WIPHappy Script Tray
Buy at ssense

You just need a few tools to keep your desk organized. From coins to paper clips, you can throw anything into this lifesaver piece. Carhartt WIP reminds us that a tidy desk is reason to smile.

Urban Outfitters Aster Ashtray

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Urban OutfittersAster Ashtray
Buy at Urban Outfitters

Ashtrays have long been the ugliest part of an interior, or exterior for that matter. Gone are the days of the ashtray being an eyesore, though, thanks to the Aster Ashtray.

Axel Arigato Logo Steel Bottle

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Axel ArigatoLogo Steel Bottle
Buy at Axel Arigato

Maybe you wouldn't forget to hydrate yourself if you had a water bottle beside your laptop. Axel Arigato freshens us up with this one-liter steel flask to avoid that constant back and forth to refill.

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