Decorating and furnishing a room where you can work from home can be a daunting task; it’s a balancing act between comfort and functionality that can be tricky to pull off.

But Fishpools is here to help. Our home office furniture ranges from the traditional to the ultra modern, all with the high level of quality you expect from Fishpools.

But where to start?

Finding your perfect desk is crucial to achieving the overall look and feel of your office. The desk is the staple of any office – after all it’s where you work and it needs to be right.

Once you’ve found your ideal desk, the style will inform the design choices you make in the rest of the office.

Traditionalists will love the Sherbourne collection. Handcrafted in solid nibbed oak, it’s a seriously stylish player, and will create the kind of office you feel Mad Men’s Don Draper would be comfortable in – just add a stunning blonde lounging seductively across a black leather couch.

Features such as soft-close drawers and genuine leather skiver on the desk top means that work need never be a chore again.

And with pieces such as the corner desk and matching desk top, bookshelves, units and filing cabinets, the Sherbourne collection allows you to cherry pick the elements you need to create your dream office. We especially love the CD feature cabinet, a sophisticated way to store CDs.

Alternatively, the Woodbridge range in natural oak or walnut is a lighter option which gets the job done beautifully, while the Ercol Artisan lives up to its name with beautifully shaped doors, drawers and table legs and classic shaping to let the full beauty of the solid oak grain shine through.

Whichever you choose, you’ll need a comfortable office chair which is in keeping with the décor.

The Pinehurst is a gorgeously rustic chair which begs you to take a seat. As an added bonus it’s made of reclaimed pine so you’re also helping the planet by supporting sustainably sourced wood – definitely a good day’s work!


If you prefer a more modern look, the Mexico desk is a futuristic vision in black glass and chrome. Featuring a pull out shelf and a tower tray, the Mexico is designed to hold a laptop or computer and accessories and display them for maximum impact.

And the perfect partner for such a cool desk is the Jam swivel office chair, the ultimate in modern style. With its chrome swivel base, high gloss seat and contemporary shape, it’s the office chair for the 21st century. Even better, it comes in seven strong colours; we like this punchy pink.


In the end though, it’s all about individual tastes, don’t fall into the trap of not putting enough care and attention into your home office. Because you will need to spend a lot of time in there, it needs to be a room you never want to leave.

Fishpools is located on the High Street in Waltham Cross and boasts 200 room sets for bedroom, dining rooms and living rooms along with home accessories, gifts and cook and dine departments and a pictures and mirrors gallery. So you’re bound to find inspiration. Plus there’s a great in store coffee shop and ample customer parking.

For more ideas visit Fishpools, or look online at where you can now browse and buy from the comfort of your own home.