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Bureau Desks

Bureau-style desks may be considered old-fashioned but, when you think about it, are actually perfect for use as an occasional home office. Not only do you get a fair amount of built-in storage for your money but, when the desk space is folded back up, you’re left with an attractive furniture piece that doesn’t dominate your living area, like some other home office furniture choices so often can.

Contemporary oak bureau desk
Grayson Oak Bureau

Furthermore, you’re not limited to traditional styles either since there are quite a few modern alternatives. Plus, there are bureaus that combine the best of both worlds with all the features you’d expect with the benefit of modern styling.

Bureau with grey front
Contemporary bureau with drop down desk top
Gradient Bureau
A contemporary option with a light oak finish and moulded slatted detail grey doors. Comprises a drop-down desk section with split storage internally as well as a drawer, open shelving and space in the bottom for a printer.
W102 × D42 × H116 cm
£450 from johnlewis.com
Light oak bureau
Bureau desk with walnut finish
Grayson Bureau
A traditional-style bureau with modern influences including soft close doors and smooth operating roll-top.
W84 × D40 × H100 cm
Available in oak or walnut
£599 from johnlewis.com
Traditional oak buerau
Hemingway bureau desk detail
Hemingway Writing Bureau
Classic-style desk with a drop-down lid/work surface, wide drawer and 2-door cupboard. Made from a combination of Mindi (a dense tropical hardwood) and pippy oak veneers.
W75 × D40 × H115 cm
£999 from johnlewis.com
White-painted bureau desk
Green-painted bureau desk
Betta Solid Pine Desk (Green)
Solid pine option with a choice of 3 painted finishes: white, green or grey. Features a drop-down lid which reveals a host of storage compartments. A cupboard underneath the perfect hiding place for a printer and/or stationery.
W93 × D40 × H111cm
£525 from laredoute.co.uk
Cream painted bureau desk
Cream/oak bureau with cupboard space and shelving
Padstow Bureau
A stylish desk with an ivory-painted finish enhanced with touches of oak. Features a spacious cupboard base and bureau-style top, complete with a shelf and organiser.
W110 × D46 × H117 cm
£799 from marksandspencer.com
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