"Back" To "School"

How To Make Your Office Desk Feel Like (You’re Still Working From) Home

Illustration by Genie Espinosa
For those gearing up to leave the comforts of home for a long-anticipated return to the office, it all can feel daunting — to say the least. Many haven't set foot in their shared workspaces for over a year, while others have new jobs with brand-new co-workers they've yet to see in person. But no matter the co-working situation you're in, you can still make your office desk feel like a safe and cozy space.
We've got the goods that will make whatever return-to-office setup you're working with feel more like home. From soft ambient mushroom-shaped lamps to a stuffed couch-potato that helps manage your computer cables, calming art prints, and the comfiest neck pillow, allow this bundle of thoughtful desk accessories and more featured ahead to help you get acclimated.
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