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Home office stationery store, including decorative boxes and a wire basket

Home office storage

Home office storage 

Creating a dedicated office space in your home is often tricky unless you have a spare room in which to get organised, but regardless of whether your space is large or small, organisation is key and that's where the best storage ideas come in handy. So take a look at our top ten ideas to get you started.

Open shelves are a good place to start as they provide easy access to all your bits and bobs, but the important thing is to keep them free of clutter, not just to allow you to find things easily, but also because they are on display for everyone to see. Wire racks and baskets are a good alternative above a desk and add a utilitarian feel, or try a notice board on which you can pin important notes and papers. These are fairly quick and easy to make yourself with a picture frame and some fabric.

Boxes and letter files are useful additions on your desktop to store items you use frequently, but to stop them looking too business-like, cover them with your favourite wrapping paper, wallpaper or fabric to create a cohesive theme. A storage ottoman or trunk is the perfect place to store your paperwork, but invest in hanging files or separate folders to keep everything separate.

If you have the space, invest in purpose-built office storage, such as a dedicated filing cabinet or chest of drawers to keep all your paperwork organised. There are lots of versions around these days that would fit perfectly into a contemporary home office scheme, try Ikea or John Lewis for a range of affordable options.

Home office stationery store
Keep home office paperwork ship-shape, neatly filed away in decorative boxes. A wire wall basket holds onto cards and invitations until you have a spare moment to reply.

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