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Keep your work-life balance on an even keel by kitting out your home office with stylish touches that combine businesslike functionality with a bit of individuality.


Install the Vitro Uten.Silo storage system in your home office and there’ll be a place for everything – however small or awkward it may be. Hooks, clips, cups and cubbies mean there’ll be no excuse for a messy desk. Available in white, red or black. £236.30 from John Lewis.


If desk space is at a premium, opt for a desk lamp with a difference. The Efren Wall Desk Lamp in wood, bronze and copper features rustic, vintage styling and is wall-mounted for maximum function and flexibility. Around £76, from Dusk Lighting in Exeter.


We all know how unhealthy sitting at a desk can be, so do your back a favour with the Aeris Oyo. With eye-catching, sculptural lines, the cantilevered, rocking Oyo permits numerous sitting positions and keeps your muscles on the move. £257 from Atlantic Office in Yealmpton.


Odd nooks and crannies can become invaluable storage with a spot of consideration. The custom-built Alcove Bookcase from Plymouth-based furniture designers Tandem exploits the full height of the room for maximum use of space. Contact Tandem to discuss your project.


Bring a touch of old-school class to your desk with Tanner Bates’ collection of leather-bound Shrimper notebooks. Handmade in Dartington using traditional techniques and only the best quality leather, they’re refillable and built to last. From £55.


For a real statement piece, opt for the exquisitely made Nyala bureau from North Devon’s David Ames. Made in burr elm, maple and rippled sycamore the bureau features a drop-down desktop and nine hand-cut dovetail drawers with ebony detail handles. Visit the website for a quote.


Every office is awash with chargers and plugs, so keep them all together and neatly stowed is this functional and unobtrusive cable tidy from Screwfix. Big enough for a six-way extension block, it clears clutter and controls trip hazards. £17.11.

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