Looking to buy a new desk? Working from home isn't quite the same when you don't have a dedicated office space. So, buying a new desk is a good idea to up your motivation. If you've got the space for a desk or your home boasts a home office space, buying the best desk is a very smart idea.
The best desk is dependant on your specific needs. Some of us have lots of paperwork, therefore, require lots of storage space – drawers and shelves – while others would take looks over practicality. Some desks are height adjustable so you can use them standing or sitting, while others sit at a happy level at around 30-inches high. Our top pick – the Rivet Modern Cross Legged Desk – benefits from being compact in size while offering both a storage shelf and a drawer. It looks the part and plays the part. See more of our top picks below.
A practical desk option that wins us over in every department
This Skandi-inspired desk is practical and stylish. There are different configurations available such as two-drawer or this lovely draw and shelf combo.
- Easy to assemble
- Looks good
- One drawer, one shelf
- Easy to clean
The Rivet Modern Cross Legged Desk is our top pick of the best desk you can buy. It's Skandi-inspired for the most stylish of home offices or working areas. This desk features a modern design thanks to its beautiful crossed legs, while it's finished in a high gloss white lacquer and is accented by warm walnut veneer. It's sleek, good looking and features a drawer for important paperwork and a shelf for stationary.
The desk stands at 31.1-inches high while the actual workspace is 15.7-inches deep and 42-inches long. Not a huge amount but plenty enough for a laptop or small monitor along with a plant or desk lamp. It's also easy to assemble – it should take 15 to 30 minutes. It can be wiped clean with a cloth.
A corner desk that offers tonnes of workspace and plenty of storage
This L-shaped desk is perfect to fill the corner of a room. It offers lots of work space and one storage shelf.
- 2 colors
- Rest foot bar
- No hidden storage space
Choose the Tribesigns L-Shaped Desk to fill a corner in your home office. This desk is made from an inch thick E1 class particle board. It's sturdy, has a metal tubular frame, and benefits from a powder-coated finish to prevent damage. Storage-wise, it has one large open shelf for books, paperwork, a printer, and more. It also comes in black or a rustic option.
Complete with anti-slip foot pads to eliminate a wobbly surface, the desk sits perfectly in a corner thanks to its L-shaped design. It's 29.7-inches high and the workspace itself spans 55-inches on the long side and 49-inches on the shorter side. Plenty of space. It also benefits from a foot bar to pop your feet on. It claims to be easy to assemble and can be done in around an hour.
A top notch desk that's eco-friendly and bursting with storage
With four shelves and a large workspace area, this stylish desk ticks all our boxes.
- Lots of shelves
- Good size
- Not a great color range
Choose the Yoleo Computer Desk if you're after something with lots of storage. This desk benefits from a thick metal frame and is made of a unique and eco-friendly composite material. It can take up to 330lbs in weight. It also comes in black or chestnut. This desk boasts four shelves for storage purposes, all of which range in size – one is big enough for a printer. You can move the storage shelves around to come off the left or the right side of the desk, too.
Included with the desk are feet pads to protect your floor. This desk is the perfect size at 43.7-inches high, with a workspace of 53.54-inches long and 23.63-inches wide. Plenty of space for a large monitor, plants, books, stationery, a desk lamp, and possibly more. It comes with easy to follow instructions.
A height adjustable desk that's happily affordable
A stylish, height adjustable desk that comes in four different colors. It's controlled by buttons.
- Four colors
- Height adjustable
- Easy to assemble
- Controlled by buttons
- Ships in two separate packages
- No storage
The Flexispot Height Adjustable Desk is a great pick if you're after a height-adjustable workspace. It features an industrial-grade steel frame so it is built to last. It has a 154 lbs weight capacity. It also comes in four different colors – white, black, grey, and mahogany.
The work surface measures 48-inches by 30-inches which is plenty enough room for a laptop or monitor paired with office supplies. This desk is height adjustable from 28-inches to 47.6-inches. This means you can use it sitting or standing. A motor lift mechanism controls the height of the desk at a speed of one inch per second, so all you need to do is press the up or down buttons. It can be assembled in less than an hour while it's FCC and UL certified.
A basic looking desk that's great for minimalist homes
An affordable yet basic desk that offers a great size working area.
- Easy to assemble
- Minimalist design
- No storage space
The Nathan James Penny Writing Desk is a great basic option. This desk is made from metal and boasts a minimalist design. It's finished in white gloss and is pretty much as basic as you can get – no drawers or storage space. It does feature elegant rounded metal legs, though.
With the desk comes floor protectors if you're placing it on a hard floor, while it also benefits from enough space for a large monitor and a few stationery essentials – it's actual surface is 43.5-inches long and 24 inches deep. The desk is 29.5-inches high. It's easy to assemble, too.
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The best desk you can buy is the Rivet Modern Cross Legged Desk. Small space? The C-Hopetree Ladder Desk is a great compact option. The best corner desk is the Tribesigns L-Shaped Desk while the Yoleo Computer Desk is a great desk with lots of storage. The Flexispot Height Adjustable Desk can be used seating or standing and the Nathan James Penny Writing Desk is our best basic option.