Box files - our pick of the best

Looking for home office storage solutions? Box files are ideal for hiding away paperwork. Take a look at our pick of the best decorative box files around.

Is your home office drowning in a sea of paperwork? Do you need to sort out your study? Box files are one of the best solutions to help deal with clutter as they literally hide away all your unsightly bits of paperwork, keeping your desks and shelves tidy and neat. Get organised with three different sizes - one for keepsakes, one for bills and one for other household admin. Whether you're after a decorative file that will look great on a shelf or whether you just need a large box that will stow away as much as possible, we've got 10 great options to choose from.

Blue Ottoman Box Files, Set of 3

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1 Blue Ottoman Box Files, Set of 3


Large: 39 x 30 x 9 cm
Medium: 34 x 25 x 7 cm
Small: 29 x 21 x 5 cm

These smart box files will help sort out the clutter in your home office or study. The three different sizes mean they can be used for storing an array of different paperwork, notes and letters. Each one closes like a book so no tatty corners of paper are on display. The striking ethnic-inspired pattern is ideal for both modern and traditional schemes.

Blue Ottoman Box Files, Set of 3, £44, OKA

Caroline Gardner Hearts Box File

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2. Caroline Gardner Hearts Box File


Dimensions: H35 x W25 x D10.5cm

Liven up a dreary home office space with this vibrant box file. The quirky heart design is fun and quirky. Inside the box has a striped lining. Use for storing away important documents or as a place to hide away letters and bills!

Caroline Gardner Hearts Box File, £15, John Lewis

Orange File Box

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3. Orange File Box


Dimensions: W18.5 x H26.5 x D35cm

The garner orange file box offers a chic storage solution for paperwork and is much larger than traditional box files. Made from 70% recycled cardboard, this roomy storage file is available in a range of other colours.

Orange File Box, £25, Habitat

Number Storage Boxes

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4. Number Storage Boxes


Largest: H12 x W23 x D31cm
Smallest: H8.5 x W15 x D21cm

Looking for a pretty set of box files? These paper brown storage boxes are numbered from 1 to 6, making sorting out your clutter super easy . These are perfect for organising the home from kitchens and offices to children's bedrooms.

Number Storage Boxes, £30, Graham and Green

Blue Toast A4 Storage Box

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5. Blue Toast A4 Storage Box

The typograpy trend shows no signs of slowing down - embrace the look with this cute box file adorned with instructions about what to keep inside!


Dimensions: L26 x D5 x W19cm

This pretty box file features a striking typographic design which has universal appeal. The mix of dark and neutral colours, gives it a sophisticated touch, while the large size makes it perfect for storing important documents, paperworks and letters. Features blue star print lining.

Blue Toast A4 Storage Box, £15, Emma Bridgewater

TFL Box File

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6. TFL Box File


Dimensions: W24.5 x L33 x D8cm

Bring the iconic look of the London Underground into your work or study space with this quirky box file. Lined with striped diagonal tube lines in their true-to-life colours, it features a document clamp to keep paperwork secure and a finger hole for easy access if stored on a shelf. 

Beautifully finished, this file feels substantial and is the perfect place to store your paperwork.

TFL Box File, £7, Paperchase

Semikolon Document Box

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7. Semikolon Document Box


Dimensions: H10 x W31.5 x D26cm

Collate important documents, stationery and magazines in this colourful document box. Available in a range of vibrant colours, this file features a pull up tap to give easy access and a smart white trim to look super stylish in your home office. Made from the finest, environmentally friendly materials.

Semikolon Document Box, £27, John Lewis

Harris & Jones Geometric Print Keepsake Box

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8. Harris & Jones Geometric Print Keepsake Box


Large: L33 x D6 x W24cm
Small: L26 x D5 x W19cm

This geometric keepsake boxes is the ideal place to store important paperwork and treasured possessions. Available in 3 different colourways - yellow, orange and pink, each keepsake box features complementary coloured ribbons, hinges and lining papers to suit each pattern. Handmade using recycled wood and board, these boxes are environmentally friendly.

Harris & Jones Geometric Print Keepsake Box, £22, Not On The High Street

Kate Spade New York Nesting Boxes - Set of 3

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9. Kate Spade New York Nesting Boxes - Set of 3

I love these quirky boxes  - they are are perfect for creating a stylish home office and the mix of patterns will add plenty of character to any space.


Large: H17.7 x W26 x D31.7cm
Medium: H15.8 x W23.4 x D29cm
Small: H14 x W21 x D26.6cm

Keep your work space organised with this set of three storage nest boxes. Featuring three striking patterns of spots, stripes and ikat print, they include metal label frame with quirky messages which help ensure that your home office is kept clutter-free.

Kate Spade New York Nesting Boxes - Set of 3, £48, Amara

Hand Drawn Chevron Magnetic Closure A4 Box

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10. Hand Drawn Chevron Magnetic Closure A4 Box


Dimensions: H8 W32 D24cm

A practical A4 storage box available in four lovely chevron designs. Available in Red, Blue, Grey and Mustard. These practical storage boxes are made from recycled material which is then hand screen printed. The dyes used to produce these lovely colours are also eco-friendly. Magnetic closure fastening. Recycled cotton material.

Hand Drawn Chevron Magnetic Closure A4 Box, £16, Not on the High Street