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  • Writer's pictureLaura Mackenzie

The Ultimate Mix of Inspirational Work From Home Office Playlists

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

As a small business owner or creative entrepreneur, you most likely spend a lot of your time working from home or in a studio.

If you've transitioned from working in an office or group space, adjusting from the buzz of a working environment to the silence of your own company can be a bit weird to get used to at first. Having music on in the background makes such a difference to your working atmosphere. It definitely breaks up the silence and can really impact the way that you work.

I personally can not sit in silence! Even if I'm working on something that I'm really concentrating on, I still have to have some LoFi or Classical music on in the background. I'm also really into Pan Pipe music for concentration. Listening to music while working can massively affect your mood, productivity and motivation.

But I'm sure like most of us, you've had those times when you just don't know what to put on and Spotify just isn't delivering the goods. Let's be honest, finding the perfect playlist isn't always as easy as you'd like! There are so many options out there and they can quite often be so repetitive. So, to keep you inspired, here's a list of some awesome WFH playlists that should keep you motivated and inspired throughout every single mood.

There's a mix for all kinds of moods because, let's be honest, no day as a freelancer is ever the same. So these have got you covered from when you're flat out working like a machine, to the times that you're completely out of motivation and need to get pumped up, right through to the times that your focus just isn't there and you stare at your work blankly. These playlists have got you!

Afro Funky Vibes

Listen to when:

You're feeling flat, uninspired, bored and in need of a complete mood boost.


Amadou & Mariam - Senegal Fast Food Pongo - Uwa

Oumou Sangaré - Mogoya

Songhoy Blues - Sahara

Little Simz, Obongjayar - Point & Kill

Falle Nioke - Mounemouma

Hugh Masekela and Toni Allen - Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be the Same)

Ebo Taylor - Love & Death

Australian Acoustic

Listen to when:

You're needing some chilled vibes, a bit of a sunshine hit, and some surfy wanderlust feels.


Jordy Maxwell - Blue Eyes

Nick Cunningham - Dark Blue Sweater

Jack Botts - Home to You

Ziggy Alberts - Runaway

Joel Legget - Give It to the Ocean

Dusty Boots - To the Sea

Jesse Taylor - Coastline

Tay Oskee - Floating

Autumn Leaves

Listen to when:

The ultimate Autumn playlist. Listen when the leaves are falling outside, you've got a pumpkin latte in hand and a scented candle lit.


Iron & Wine - Autumn Town Leaves

Coldplay - Everglow

Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Collapse

Woodlock - Forever Ago

Flo Perlin - Baghdad

Taylor Swift - All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)

George Ogilvie - October

Julianna Laine - Tofino

Belle Mixtape

Listen to when:

When you feel like you need a bit of upbeat dancy vibes but you're not in a full-blown party mood. Think Summer Ibiza Sunset sessions.


Petit Biscuit - Sunset Lover

Milky Chance - Stolen Dance

Kyla la Grance, Kygo - Cut Your Teeth

Seinabo Sey - Younger

CHVRCHES - Recover

The Naked & Famous - Young Blood

Matt Simons - Catch & Release (Remix)

Husbands - Dream


Listen to when:

You need some real ethereal chill vibes, like the feeling of the ultimate relaxing bubble bath, surrounded by candles, a glass of wine in hand.


Novo Amor - Carry You

AURORA - Half the World Away

Manchester Orchestra - I Know How to Speak

HAIM - Hallelujah

RY X - YaYaYa

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home

Billie Marten - La Lune

Bon Iver - Towers

Home Office

Listen to when:

You're super indecisive on what mood you're in but know you just need some decent music, this one has got a bit of everything.


Nada Surf - Always Love

Slade - Everday

beabadoobee - Cologne

Cat Stevens - Father & Son

Bruce Springsteen - If I Was The Priest

Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again

Lorde - Buzzcut Season

Self Esteem - I Do This All the Time


Listen to when:

You wish you were on a beach in the Caribbean dancing barefoot in the sand to reggae and living your best Island life.


Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

Koffee - Raggamuffin

H.E.R. - Do To Me

Skip Marley, Bob Marley - How Could You

Chronixx - Smile Jamaica

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop

Lila Iké - Sweet Inspiration

Collie Buddz - Love & Reggae

Lofi Lovin'

Listen to when:

Concentration just isn't coming and you need some background calming lofi beats to keep you focused.


Bonobo - Cirrus

Sol Rising - Shine Bright

Hi Rollaz - Lazy

Moochie Sway - Lift Off

Past Palms - Rainwater

Ninna Hall - Solar Winds

Seekae - Void

Another One - Nightcap

Soul Train

Listen to when:

You're ready for that sweet soul Sunday feel, tap your toes, sing along and be shmoozed by some of the greats.


Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - The Night

Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'

The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine

Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song

Candi Staton - Nights On Broadway

The Ronettes - Be My Baby

Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home to Me

Percy Sledge - You Really Got a Hold on Me

Wave Days

Listen to when:

You'd much rather be out on a surf trip chasing waves, somewhere warm, with saltwater and sunshine on your face. A bit of surf rock sunshine.


Coast Modern - Dive

Rainbow Kitten Surprise - First Class

Moon Taxi - Morocco

The Drums - Days

Surf Curse - Freaks

Day Wave - Gone

Matt Maeson - Hallucinogenics

Glass Animals - Poplar St.

I hope you find what you're looking for here. Please let me know which is your favourite, or if you have any recommendations for me!

L x

Creative Virtual Assistant


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