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.

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
£799 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
£1,199 from johnlewis.com
See Also
Oak and white desk with storage hutch
Bow Desk