Are you sure?

You still have in your basket

If you continue to our gift website, these items will not be present in your new Utility Gift basket.s in your basket won't carry over to the gift site.

However, your Utility Design shopping basket will be saved here for 30 days should you wish to return to it.

COVID-19 Update : We Are Still Delivering Worldwide | Sign Up To The Utility Newsletter For 10% OFF Your First Order

  1. Home
  2. Blog
  3. How to create an inspiring home office

How to create an inspiring home office

On paper, working from home seems like a great idea, though when you actually commit to creating a work space in your home, you can find yourself spiralling into hours of procrastination. When working from home, it becomes easier to justify running a quick errand or two or putting in that extra load of laundry and time can quickly run away. It is healthy to separate your homelife from your work-life and here at Utility, we have selected our favourite pieces of office furniture and accessories to help you to create an inspiring home office that you’ll never want to leave.


The aesthetics of your work space will entice you to continue working, especially if your furniture not only looks good, but is super comfortable too.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 09.38.59

Whilst working, it is important that your back is supported, especially if you’re hunched over a laptop all day. Add a touch of understated design and comfort to your home office with the fully customisable AAC20 chair designed by Hee Welling and created for the ‘About a Chair’ series for Hay.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 10.51.32

Kit out your home office in the iconic String Works style. Comprising of a number of components including work desks, storage units, cabinets and shelving, this flexible office structure was designed in 1949 by Swedish architect Nils Strinning and has continued to work stylistically and functionally in an office environment.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 10.59.49

For the minimalist, the clean lines of our Universo Positivo B desk designed by Hertel & Klarhoefer makes for a space saving solution when it comes to your home office desk space.


Whether it’s a practical accessory to help with storage and organisation, or just a little something to help brighten up your work space, here at Utility we have something to suit all office styles.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 11.16.41

It’s true what they say, tidy desk equals a tidy mind and with a tidy mind you’ll be able to concentrate on your workload better. Organise your home desk area with the Vitra toolbox designed by Arik Levy, a quirky way to store those office essentials such as pens and notepads.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 11.46.52

When concentration levels are low, a touch of nature might spring you into action, or better still even inspire some of your best work yet. Bring some greenery to your desk with our large concrete desktop planner. Perfect for storing stationery and other small supplies, this desk organiser will add instant character to your home office.
Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 12.06.16

You’ll never want to leave your desk again if you’re reminded of what needs to be done by the end of your working day. Prioritise tasks with our 5 days a week paper mousepad - there’s also a few witty tick boxes to help you through the day. When your working week is done, and brimming with your important thoughts, simply tear the sheet off and start afresh.

So if you work from home, there’s plenty of reasons to be inspired if you have the right surroundings and the right mindset.

Do you have any top tips for staying inspired when working from home?

Tweet us: @UtilityDesign

Time for more? How to switch up your home accessories for spring | Our favourite home and design Pinterest boards | Top 3 tips for going green in the home


Next Working Day Delivery

View UK delivery options

Delivering to 150 Countries

View delivery options

Thank You Messages

I have rarely experienced such excellent quality advice, support and reliability. Your staff communicate effectively and helpfully. I am a truly satisfied customer. I love my String Shelving and I will not hesitate to return to Utility for my next purchase. Thank you!

Oct 24th 2019 | Sarah

Your customer service has been fantastic. I'm seriously impressed. Really pleased to be able to place the bigger order and make your time worthwhile. I think I need to send you a medal!

May 19th 2019 | Jason

I just wanted to express my thanks again for your great customer service. I ordered my items less than 24 hours ago and I’ve amended my order- yet I still have my order here with me now. You went out of your way to deliver my order and I’m very grateful. I wish more places had people like you :-)

May 14th 2019 | Louise

Thanks so much for your extraordinary service. -

Jun 19th 2019 | Maria (US)

Thanks again for such amazing customer service - I have honestly been so impressed by everything! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job

Jun 19th 2019 | Amber

Excellent customer service and immediate response to enquiry (live chat). Very happy every time used Utility both online and on high street.

Jun 28th 2019 | Jo

I couldn't be happier with the custom made sofa bought through the online store. It is perfect and made all the more enjoyable by buying it through the guys at utility. Ben and Paul who delivered the sofa were amazing, kind and really helpful in a difficult situation (of course the lift broke when I was getting something delivered). Would highly recommend!

Aug 13th 2019 | Holly

Just wanted to message and say that I'm a big fan of the Utility Stores and the types of products you guys sell. I work close by to the Manchester store at University Green, so I'm popping in a fair bit generally for cards, gifts, etc. I just nipped in again this afternoon about one product I'd bought earlier and the staff were super helpful and attentive. It made it really easy, and I was in and out in no time.

Aug 13th 2019 | Richard

Just wanted to drop you guys a quick note to say how happy I am with the service I have had. Especially the two guys who delivered/carried into an awkward space/built/then took away the packaging, not to mention then gave me a lift into town. Thank you. Plus the sofa looks amazing. I will definitely be using you guys more in the future and will highly recommend you to anyone who will listen.

Sep 13th 2019 | Luke

Thank you for all your help and customer service, the Eames Lounge Chair arrived yesterday and I love it.

Nov 1st 2019 | Ross

Comment: I just wanted to say that Esther on the checkout in the L1 store made my day today she was so friendly

Dec 9th 2019 | Katy