Home office design ideas for upstairs, downstairs and even outside

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Enjoy our selection of home office ideas that are both practical and purposeful (Image credit: Utility Design)

If searching for home office design ideas has become part of your interiors wish list in recent years, you aren't alone. With working from home or hybrid working now commonplace, finding a space for your 9 to 5 is a issue faced by many of us.

For those of you building your own house, or those of you who are planning a major remodel or extension project, you could be enjoying an unrivalled opportunity to flex your home office design skills. For others, it's a case of figuring out how to shoehorn an office space into an existing room.

Kate Palmer
Kate Palmer

Kate Palmer is the creative director at The Painted Furniture Company. With a background in fashion design and passion for colour and interiors, Kate has helped many customers to achieve the exact look they desired for their home. From helping them find the right style for their space, to selecting the perfect colour, Kate is always on hand to help advise and find the best solution.

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Anna Hill

Anna heads up the family business having earned her stripes understanding the value of colour while working for almost 12 years in corporate merchandising. Offering a range of premium, pigment-rich paints, Fenwick & Tilbrook's extensive palette of colours is available in six finishes, and is made-to-order using only the highest quality ingredients.

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Cathy Dean

Cathy Dean founded Studio Dean in 2016 with a desire to blend architectural thinking with interior design and along with her team has been creating stunning interior designs that work with everyday life for nearly 20 years.

Daisy Jeffery

Daisy was Features Editor on Homebuilding & Renovating magazine for more than five years and had a passion for all things design. She has since moved on to pastures new.