Home Sweet Home Office: 5 Essential Things Every Home Office Must Have









Nowadays, more and more people prefer to work at home because it is much more comfortable and accessible. However, if you do not have all the proper things for your home office, it can have a damaging and disadvantageous effect on your efficiency and productivity, even your happiness and health.

Of course, no home office is identical. But whatever your set up will be, there are accessories, furniture, and gadgets that can help you create a more functional and productive space. To know more, check the list below.

Desk and Chair

If you’re going to be allocating much of your time doing lots of computer work, then you should, and you must invest for a high-quality chair that you can of course afford. Go for ergonomic chairs, because they are set to appeal to your body, your home office, and the job you do there.

You can shop for ergonomic chairs in any online store like BlackMango. But regardless of the type of office chair you choose, ensure that you modify it correctly. With that said, you should position the chair in a slightly reclined manner.

Furthermore, opt for a desk that accustoms to different heights. Meaning, you can switch from standing to sitting at whatever time you would like all throughout the day. These desks are available in any home and office supply establishment, or if possible, you can make a desk of your own.

File Folders

Apparently, you will most likely go through a couple of filing schemes before you can identify the one that will work with your working style and routine. With that said, consider getting filing folders so that you can keep all your job paperless.

However, be sure to make copies of important documents such as agreements, receipts, etc. File folders do not have to be extravagant and decorative since you will be changing the labels on the folders regularly.









Either you use a desktop or a laptop, you will most likely going to want to have a good-sized, high-quality display monitor to improve work efficiency and productivity. Aside from work productivity, a great monitor is also better for you back, shoulders, and neck.

Depending on your workload, you might want to consider having dual monitors. But of course, there are plenty of choices in the market. If you are not literate enough in technology, it is easy to get mixed up with screen types, sizes, resolution, and other specifications.

If that is the case, try getting bits of advice from people who know much about this field. Or you can opt to read any reviews about a specific model on the internet.

Some Arts, Plants, and Fragrance

If you wish to have a stimulating and inspiring home office, think about adding some plants, wall arts, or even essential oils to spread fragrance or scents in your office. These catalysts can help you work creatively, productively, efficiently, and will lessen your stress. They also add interest to your workplace.









Good lighting has a pivotal role in illuminating each room of the house, especially in areas such as the kitchen and the home office. Or in spaces where functionality is important than the visual looks.

A dark and gloomy home office can be distressing and depressing, can highly affect your current mood, and can ruin or detriment your vision over time. A simple solution is to let more natural light in your office.

However, if it is not possible to usher more natural light in your home office, then consider installing a fusion of task and general lighting in your home office. Be sure only to buy the best quality lighting fixtures because they will be more important for cloudy days or late nights.


Working from home is stimulating since it gives you the chance to work with absolute comfort and efficiency. However, if your home office lacks all the essential things, you will never reach your full productivity.

Luckily, there are simple ways to make to make your home office a productive workplace. Make use of the list above to get a well-balanced but simplified list of what you truly need in your home office.

DIY stone wall tile collage


Just about everyone has tried a collage of pictures on their wall. Whether your wall is super bland with only framed pictures or decked out with paintings and other flat artwork, there comes a time when you’re ready for a change. Fortunately, Craft Corners is here to help you take the first step towards sprucing up your wall décor. Especially with the changing of the seasons, now is the perfect time to create a new decorative wall for you and your family to enjoy. Follow these not-too-tricky steps to wall-tile heaven.

What you’ll need:

  • Fiberglass tape
  • Stone wall tiles
  • Pencil
  • Tile adhesive
  • Tile cutter
  • Utility knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Wall scraper
  • Adhesive spreader

What you’ll do:

  1. Once you’ve selected the area of your home you’d like to embellish, you’ll want to make sure your walls are properly cleaned and prepped for your tiles. Stone wall tiles can be installed directly on drywall or plaster.
  2. Use sandpaper to dust the walls down and then apply a sealer; this should ensure the tile adhesive you’re about to apply stays moist for longer.
  3. The best way to ensure your tiles are lined up precisely is to use a ruler or measuring tape (although I’ve found that eyeballing the distance from each tile works just as well).
  4. Spread the adhesive onto the area of the wall you wish to decorate. Use your adhesive spreader to evenly distribute the adhesive to the surface of the wall.
  5. Press each tile against the wall.
  6. To ensure that all tiles are laid flat up against the wall, you can press a large text book against each newly laid tile. If you’ve got excess adhesive around the border of your tiles, you can use a wall scraper to clean the edges around each tile.

Surprise your guests with these crafty non-picture items that fit your theme or style. You can even frame an old world map poster to add other embellishments and décor to your wall. Regardless, this’ll truly make your wall a one of a kind piece

Make your own hand puppets for kids

This is one craft that will keep your kids busy. Hand puppets will get your kids involved in a craft project and then they will have something new to play with after as well. Kids hand puppets are super easy to make and your kids could make a whole collection of characters. Then they can put on a puppet show for family and friends.

Here’s what you need:

-Felt – a variety of colors





Kidkraft majestic mansion

Here’s what you do:

  1. Pick a felt color. You will two pieces of the same color. Put your hand down. Trace loosely around your hand, not around each finger.
  2. Cut this piece of felt out.
  3. Trace this piece of felt on to another felt sheet of the same color and cut it out.
  4. Glue these pieces together at the edge leaving the bottom open for a place to put your hand. If older kids are doing this project you could use needle and thread to sew the two pieces together.
  5. Use your felt colors and scissors to cut out eyes, eyebrows, mouths, noses and whatever else you want your puppet to have. You could make a hat, tie or even a mustache for your puppet. Get creative!
  6. Then glue these pieces on to your puppet.
  7. Have the kids put on a puppet show for family and friends using a Kidkraft majectic mansion. This craft will keep them busy and get them to think creatively and use their imaginations! Happy crafting!

DIY fabric colored magnetic board

I don’t know about your house, but sometimes my kitchen gets filled with tons of shopping lists, coupons and receipts floating around. All the accumulated clutter was just enough to drive me insane till I came up with this easy, accessible, and cute way to create your own DIY fabric colored magnetic board. This is a great way to keep all those papers organized in one compartment, especially if you don’t have much space to use in your kitchen.

What you’ll need:

  • Large frame
  • Magnetic metal (available at craft stores)
  • Silver metallic spray paint
  • Decorative radiator covering (not magnetic)
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Decorative paper
  • Fabric
  • Scissors or heavy duty tin snips (for cutting metal)

What to do:

  1. Select a frame of your liking. Keep in mind that functional organizational boards are typically larger in size.
  2. Before getting started, use your cardboard as a template to draw out how large each piece of metal needs to be. This will give you a better idea on how or where to place the metal in accord to the frame.
  3. Once you’ve gotten everything cut up, you can start painting the magnetic metal for a more decorative touch. I used silver metallic spray paint for the metal backing because I found that it works really well on metal and wanted it to be as durable as possible, especially if it’s going to be put to good use!
  4. Put your pieces of the frame together and add all other embellishments to your liking. The decorative radiator covering will be used for a decorating purposes only. This piece should not be magnetic and should be placed first into the frame, followed by the magnetic board. Or, if you do decide to go the fabric colored magnetic board route, you can insert the fabric covering over the metal instead of the radiator covering. Either will work just as efficient.
  5. If you’re looking to divide your magnetic organizational board into different sections, add a few small wooden plaques with decorative paper and vinyl labels to the board. Adhere by using picture hanging strips which will help keep the wooden plaques in place.


How to build a planter box

For the home gardener, having a prime place to plant their flowers and other vegetation is an important initial step if they want to be successful in their efforts. Instead of buying a prefabricated planter box, make your own with this simple guide, allowing you to create a customize box that will fit perfectly in your garden area.


–          Four 4x2x6 ft. pieces of wood

–          Common nails

–          Weed barrier

–          Potting soil

–          Hammer

–          Trowel

–          Retractable  tape measure

Step by Step Guide:

1. First, lay out the four pieces of wood and create the right sized box for your garden. Use the retractable tape measure to ensure all side are even.

2. Using the nails, hammer 3 to 4 nails into the end pieces to connect the wood together to form a box. Make sure they are securely nailed in.

3. With the trowel, form an outline in the ground so that the box can rest snuggling into the ground.

4. Fill the planter box first with a weed barrier and lay the potting soil in until the box is full.

Now that all the hard work is done, it is time to head back to the store and piece you’re your favorite plants to grow in your little garden. Creating a great foundation is the first step, so getting your flowers to grow should be a breeze.