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With many employers taking crucial steps to flatten the curve of COVID-19, more and more Canadians now are finding themselves working from home. While it’s a privilege less than half of the working population can take, as a former long-time freelancer myself, I know that the work-from-home situation is a new normal that does take time to get adjusted to.
A simple and effective solution to keep you motivated to work is to create a space that feels familiar with the right office decor and essentials. To help you update and create your perfect at-home office, below, we've rounded up what we think you need that don't come short of inspiration and innovative design. and because right now is the crucial time to support local businesses, our picks are all from local Canadian Etsy vendors.
“Now more than ever, small businesses need our support. On Etsy, you can shop from over 2 million sellers that are open for business online, creating items you’ll use and love every day, from activities for kids to home office essentials. When you shop on Etsy, you’re buying from a real person who put their heart and soul into making something special,” says Etsy's Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson.
This wooden laptop stand elevates your laptop and features an angled platform to position your head in a perfect ergonomic posture, ultimately preventing neck pain.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $180
Thinking about putting up shelves to display photos and bold books? This set of shelf brackets simply give any room a sleek, industrial touch.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $80-$100
Made with cement and concrete, these angled vases are made sturdy and add a modern, minimal esthetic to your desk.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $48-$62
Keep your desk clean and clutter-free with this handcrafted concrete desk organizer.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $43-$58
An architectural collection inspired by the mythical places of Montreal.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $30
Designed with unfinished raw brass parts, this lamp adds a vintage, art-deco mood to any room setting.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $195
This flawlessly handcrafted wood paper and document tray has four tiers of the individual trays for the ultimate organization of important files.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $400
Adding a romantic touch your desk area, these vintage paper organizers will help you get your contact and business cards, letters and notes in order.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $25
This contemporary floating table features one full extension drawer, one open shelf for easy access and extra storage.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $479
A beautiful handmade, wood phone stand that also doubles as a tablet stand.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $91