Home office furniture buying guide

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact upon us all, businesses have been forced to adapt to a new way of working. The result? More of us are working from home than ever before.

In a bid to adapt to this new way of working, employees have had to convert spare bedrooms, garages, conservatories and even spare cupboard space into fully functioning home offices and dedicated workspaces.

The good news is, with the right home office furniture, you can create a working environment that works for you and your available space.

We’ve created a helpful guide outlining everything you need to know about buying home office furniture so you can create the perfect office space at home. You can also take a look at our space-saving ideas for the home office guide for more great ideas.


A desk is a core component of any home office, and it’s important that it accommodates your daily working needs. Whether you’re working, brainstorming, being creative or reading, your desk should perfectly complement your working day.

There is a wide variety of desks available, in a whole host of finishes, colours and styles. From multi-purpose workstations, home office bench desks and executive desks, through to height adjustment desks and white desks, there’s sure to be a desk that meets your needs and fits in with your home working space. Space saving desks can be particularly useful in a home office where space is limited.

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Height adjustable desks and workstations

If you’re looking for optimum comfort and support, a height adjustable desk or workstation is a great solution. Designed to improved comfort and flexibility, this is a good option for architects and designers who like to change their working position throughout the day. Featuring sturdy, easy to adapt height adjustment mechanisms, these desks also offer several health benefits including improved posture.

Executive Office Desks

Just because you’re working from home, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy stunning designs, luxurious finishes and state-of-the-art functionality. Executive office desks can work well in home office environments, allowing you to create a space that is practical and looks impressive too.


It’s certainly not a case of one size fits all when it comes to finding the perfect office chair. With this in mind, it’s worthwhile shopping around to find the best one for you.

There’s a wide selection of office seating solutions to choose from, including computer chairs, executive chairs, mesh chairs, ergonomic chairs and meeting chairs – all of which work well in a home office environment. You’ll also find an array of styles, finishes and colours to fit with your décor and style.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergonomic office chairs are designed to provide incredible lumbar support and optimum comfort. Offering support for your spine, ergonomic office chairs are a particularly good choice if you experience frequent back pain, have issues with you posture, or spend long periods sitting each day. Many also feature multi-adjustment mechanisms for even more control.

Computer chairs and operator chairs

Computer chairs, task chairs and operator chairs come in various shapes and sizes, meaning you’re sure to find an office chair that meets your needs and your budget. The vast majority of office chairs feature gas lift height adjustable chair control mechanisms for easy adjustment.

Executive Chairs

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious classic leather chair or a stylish modern executive chair, executive chairs offer ergonomic features that will allow you to work in style and comfort. Many have built in padding, high backs and lumbar support to ensure your working day is as comfortable as possible.

Office Lights

Office lighting is important in any working environment. It can have a big impact on productivity and comfort levels, so it’s vital that you invest wisely. This is especially important if you have tired eyes or suffer from headaches.

There are a whole host of lighting solutions available that can enhance your space both functionally and aesthetically, including desk lights, mood lighting, office lights, LED lights and mood lighting.

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Storage and filing

They say that “a tidy desk equals a tidy mind”. And creating a tidy, organised workspace can help to boost productivity, as well as making the working process far more seamless.

If you want to keep your working area organised and tidy, having the right storage is vital. Home office storage comes in all different shapes, sizes and styles and is extremely versatile.

From multi-functional office sideboards and storage boxes, through to slim-line sideboards, filing cabinets and drawer space, office storage provides a great way to store away your important documents and resources, as well as displaying any decorative items or accolades.

Don’t forget cable management. Desk cable management products will help with hide the wires away and help keep your home office tidy.  Find out how to add cable management to an office desk and can get some more tips on how to organise your office desk here.

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Finishing touches

With many of us set to continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, accessorising your office will help make it as comfortable and inviting as possible. Whether you display your favourite images on the wall or add decorative plants and accessories, there are lots of ways to personalise your space.

Why choose BT Office furniture?

Since BT Office Furniture’s formation in 1994, BT Office has become a leading UK office furniture supplier.

We use our own fleet of vehicles and team of specialist fitters to ensure your modern and executive office furniture arrives undamaged and is installed by people who are familiar with the products. We provide a wide range of desks that are suitable for countless working environments, including plenty of corner desks that are available in a variety of different colours, shapes, sizes and finishes.

Get in touch today to find out how we can enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your home office environment.