Still working from home? If you’ve spent the last few months balanced on the corner of the kitchen table and having to clear away every time there’s a meal, then it could be time to put together a more permanent setup. Although most of us don’t have space for a dedicated home office, it may be possible to find room for a small desk.
Choosing the right desk for your home environment requires a little thought, as it needs to be small and compact enough not to take up too much room but also large enough so that you can do your job comfortably. If you’re sitting at your desk for long stretches of time, it does need to be comfortable. Think about things like height, and whether you have enough room underneath it. It’s also vital to invest in a decent office-style chair that will support your back and spine. We’ve picked out ten desks to blend in with your home decor.
1. Hopkins desk, MADE.com
This sleek little oak-effect desk is perfect for a small corner, measuring just 90cm wide by 42cm deep by 75cm high. It features two drawers to store office clutter, and would double up as a sideboard if necessary. £149, available from MADE.com.
2. Fjord oak desk, Cox&Cox
On similar lines but a little more solid, this Scandinavian inspired desk features a polished oak surface with a lip detail, a wide length drawer and slender smooth legs. Made from oak, it would be perfect for both minimalist and traditional homes. £475, available from Cox&Cox.
3. Vox spot height adjustable desk, Cuckooland
Adjustable to three different heights, this is a small and practical desk that you can alter to fit so that it’s comfortable. It’s made from laminated chipboard with wooden legs and the height can be adjusted between 66.5cm / 72.8cm / 79.1cm. £125, available from Cuckooland.
4. Ashwicke wooden writing desk, Modish Living
Unleash your inner Edwardian novelist with this modern take on a traditional design. Inspired by the old school style writing desk, it’s made from solid ash and has slotted storage to store envelopes, stationery and other accessories. £350, available from Modish Living.
5. Copenhagen desk, Oak Furniture Land
If you have a little more space and want to go for something more solid, this Copenhagen desk could fit the bill. It’s made from solid oak, and has three drawers across the top, a computer cupboard on the left and two more deep drawers on the right. £499.99, available from Oak Furniture Land.
6. Tablet and laptop table, VonHaus
Put this dinky little bamboo table onto an ordinary table to raise your laptop to the correct height to work (you’ll need a wireless mouse and keyboard, as well!) It has built in drawers for small items such as USB drives and pens, and is a great budget option rather than buying a proper desk. It folds up when not in use, as well. £29.99, available from VonHaus.
7. Peekaboo desk, Loaf
The top of this sturdy desk is made from reclaimed fir wood, with the legs and frame made from solid birch. The body is painted in pale grey and teamed with brass handles for a vintage-y look. It costs £695 from Loaf.
8. Yukon high gloss two in one desk, Daals
This is absolutely perfect if your office also has to double up as a dining or sitting room! This Yukon desk/sideboard is designed as a sideboard with an extendable top which transforms it into a desk. It costs £179.99 and is available from Daals (above and main image)
9. Tambo wide desk in oak, MADE.com
For a ‘proper’ desk that combines form with function, this unusual desk is made from oak with metal legs and has a Nordic vibe. The curved cupboards open with sliding doors to reveal ample storage space. It costs £599 and is available from MADE.
10. Rustic ladder desk, Vincent and Barn
If you’re looking for unusual, then this ladder desk might fit the bill. It has ample storage with two shelves and two drawers and the leaning design provides flexibility when finding a home for your desk, all you need is a wall! £415, available from Vincent and Barn.