8 Comfortable (and Affordable) Solutions if You Love Working in Bed

Be cozy and productive.

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Working from home has become a new (hopefully temporary) norm for tons of people. Beyond a home office space or even the living room, there’s no doubt many of you have resorted to getting things done in bed. Hey, we don’t judge. If it works for you, that’s great.

Even though you’re working where you relax and sleep, staying in this position all day long isn’t exactly comfortable. Let’s face it, your standard pillow likely doesn’t give you enough back support and it’s not as if your bed has a built-in desk that you can just pull out.

Elevate your setup with a list of affordable essentials below that will instantly make your space much comfier and more functional. Don’t wait, grab these items and see how much more you can accomplish from the comfort of your bedroom.

Top Accessories to Work in Bed

Get a Desk for Your Lap

Kikkerland Design iBed Lap Desk

inbody Kikkerland Design iBed Lap2 Desk

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Regular Price: $20

This cushioned lap desk from Urban Outfitters will only cost you a cool 20 bucks. It’s perfect for working in bed and watching Netflix afterwards. It has a no-slip wooden top to keep your laptop in place along with a slotted section for your tablet when you want to switch and catch up on the show you’re binge-watching later on in the day.

Spring for a Fancy Charger

Sharper Image Laptop and Tablet Tray with Built-In Charger

Buy at Sharper Image

Regular Price: $99.99

Depending on how long your work days are in bed, you may need a more advanced lap desk that comes with a charger like this one for just under $100 from Sharper Image. It’s sleek and designed with two USB ports to keep multiple portable devices charged.

From now until May 10th, the site is also running a “buy any two items, get any third item free” sale with promo code B2TFWS. With Mother’s Day coming up, there’s no better time for you to treat yourself and mom to a couple things, while still getting something at no extra cost.

Deal Tip: Want even more discounts? Then subscribe to the Sharper Image e-mail list and you’ll instantly get a coupon of up to 50% off sent to your inbox.

Buy a Bedside Tray

Lavish Home Bedside Shelf

inbody Lavish Home Bedside Shelf

Buy at Overstock.com

Regular Price: $33.99

Now that your electronics have a spot, don’t forget about your other necessities. Personally, I can’t function without coffee, so I got a bedside tray similar to Overstock’s Lavish Home Bedside Shelf where I can place my cup of joe, pens, post-its and other supplies I use throughout the work day.

Deal Tip: Signing up for Overstock’s Club O Rewards Program is a must because all members receive special prices and can earn up to 40% in rewards for purchases made on the site.

Arm Rests are Crucial

Room Essentials Sherpa Bed Rest Pillow

Buy at Target.com

Regular Price: $18

While your couch may have am arm rest, your bed doesn’t. Turn to a pillow that has this comfy feature. Target has a budget-friendly option for only $18.

Deal Tip: Unfortunately, this purchase alone won’t meet Target’s free standard shipping minimum as it starts at $35. To avoid the delivery fee, see if you can pick up the item at a store near you for free.

Pro Tip: Apart from the popular retailer, there are tons of stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s and more that offer free shipping with no minimum order amount. Click here for our complete list.

Support your Lower Back

Purple Back Cushion

inbody purple back cushion

Buy at Purple

Sale Price: $35 | Regular Price: $39

It’s time to sit back and actually relax with this $35 purple cushion that will fit the curve of your lower back area. Once the coronavirus pandemic passes, it can double as a great travel pillow.

Deal Tip: At Purple.com, the more you buy, the more you will save. Before you finalize your cart, scroll through the site’s accessory suggestions and if you add any of them to your order, you can snag a discount of up to 20% off.

Let There be Light

Studio 3B LED Task 1-Light Clip Lamp

Buy at Bed Bath & Beyond

Regular Price: Starting at $19.99

Have extra light directed towards your bed with Studio 3B’s LED Clip Lamp available for around $20 at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Deal Tip: Don’t forget to sign up for Bed Bath & Beyond’s e-mail newsletter, so you can receive an additional 20% off one item on your first order as a member.

Opt for a Loft

Viv + Rae Maurice Full Loft Bed

inbody viv Rae Maurice Full Loft Bed

Buy at Wayfair

Sale Price: $325.99 | Regular Price: $499

Instead of being on your bed, why not work underneath it with this multi-purpose loft-style bed frame? It’s currently about 30% off at Wayfair and since it’s over $49, you won’t have to pay extra for delivery.

Adjustable Posture Brace Elastic Posture Corrector

Buy at Walmart

Regular Price: $9.99

Don’t let your posture suffer by being hunched over in your bed. Get an under $10 adjustable posture corrector from Walmart and wear it while you work.


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Isis Briones

Isis Briones is a freelance writer who covers everything from travel to video games, fashion and everything in between. From Manhattan to Muramvya, Burundi, she's also lived all over the world. There's actually no telling where she could end up next, but she's always ready with a carry-on packed for whatever adventure comes her way.

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