10 steps to an organised home office

Home office storage tips and advice from Housetohome.co.uk. Want to organise your home office? Check out our 10 steps to an organised country-style space. Work the cute, country office look.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with home office clutter and paperwork? Follow our 10 steps to getting the ultimate organised home office and you'll never look back.

From furniture to room layout and storage solutions for paperwork, craft supplies and computer equipment, step this way for home office game changers...


laptop with desk and chair

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Place a trestle table next to a window for an ideal desk that can be easily stowed away if you need the space. Use recycled glass containers and plant pots to keep your desk clear from clutter.

Find a similar console table at OKA.


wooden surface with pendrive and pencil on it

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A purse with a zip makes a great place to store computer memory sticks safely. And why not choose memory sticks in rustic wooden or twiggy designs to add to the country look?

Buy quirky memory sticks at Lazybone


cards with card holder and glass jar

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Pretty painted and rattan letter racks are perfect for stashing away cards and stationary.

Hoi Polloi sells cute country letter racks.


cabinet for storage with flower vase and shoes

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A striking green cabinet can be customised with rustic baskets and handmade signs held in place with magnets. It’s a practical spot for the printer, too.

Berry Red stocks rustic magnets like these bird designs. Find a similar filing cabinet from The Conran Shop.


laptop with laptop bagh and chair

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Transport your laptop in a stylish bag when not in use. We love this eco-friendly case made of recycled food sacks.

Buy a case like this from Turtle Bags.


postcards and pictures attached with nails

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Keep notes and personal mementoes organised with wire and mini pegs. Simply attach craft wire to nails and then peg on your favourite pictures and postcards to add a personal touch.

Pick up wire, pegs and ribbon from HobbyCraft.


cupboard with doors and flower vase and mug on it

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Use colourful stickers to add a personal touch to a country-style oak cupboard – a storage space large enough to hide away the shredder…

For a wide range of wall stickers, visit Brume.


clock on wall with mug and flower vase

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Keep to those deadlines with your own, homemade, eye-catching wall clock. Simply clip on cut-out paper numbers and your favourite postcards.

Buy this clip clock from The Handpicked Collection.


small rack with shoes and door behind

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An old printer’s rack is a great storage solution for keys, stationary and notes.

Snap up bargain retro furniture pieces on Ebay.


laptop with pen and camera on desk

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Banish boring grey computers and opt for a colourful mini netbook laptop. We love this butterfly design. Add country charm to your tabletop with a glass vase filled with flowers.

QVC stocks this Mini Vivienne Tam netbook.

Want more tips on how to get an organised home office? Country Homes & Interiors Editor, Rhoda Parry shares her storage secrets in our home office organising tips video. Plus, check out our home office channel for more videos, plus inspirational schemes and shopping galleries.

Holly Walsh
Content Editor

Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.