These are the Target desks I wish my college room came with

Expect more, and pay less with these chic and affordable Target desks

Wooden desk on neutral background
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Looking back to my college days... I wish I had my pick of these Target desks. You see, a lot of my homework and assignments were either done on the sofa at home. Or — when I lived on campus, the small desk that came with my dorm room was etched with free graffiti, and the underside was decorated with gum... gross.

Thankfully, Target is one of those retailers where you can guarantee small space furniture that isn't going to put you in your overdraft. So I've gone shopping and put together a Target desk edit, listing highly rated (4 stars and above, bb) and best-selling pieces.

I've sectioned this piece into desks with a li'l something-something in the way of organization, by color ('cause nothing revives a drab dorm like a fresh white table), and size (leaning towards the under and up to 40-inch diameter). Oh, and once you've shopped for a writing or computer desk, it's time to consider a cute office chair too.

The best Target desks to buy

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Target desks with storage

Whether you're popping your Target desk in a small apartment or dorm bedroom, a couple of drawers will work wonders to keep your space organized. It also means no scary DIY (attempting to put up shelves), a wall free from nails (hey, rental deposit), and no greasy spots left by tack either!

White Target desks

You can't beat a classic white Target desk. Forget thinking that they're too high maintenance. Most come with a lacquer that makes it easy to wipe off spilled soda and coffee.

Small desks at Target

If you've drawn the short straw with your siblings, or at college, you may have to search a li'l bit harder for a small desk at Target. Thankfully, I've done some filtering to find you the best furniture that'll fit in the snug of spaces. Make use of alcoves, cubbies, and foldable features to get the most out of your scheme.

How we chose these Target desks

We curated this edit of Target desks based on the reviews and star ratings of shoppers in the States. As such, these Target desks have all been proudly approved by the people whose opinion matters most. In picking them, we've erred on the side of practicality, affordability, and — above all else — style.

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Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.