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!
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Size (in.): H30 x W42 x D20
Made from: Wood
Storage: Two drawers
You might go (online or in-store) to buy a Target desk with some reservations about how chic it will be. Well, let me put you at ease with this Scandi baby. It's sturdy, has a natural warmth, and despite what you might think — this design isn't a cookie-cut model. That's because each piece is unique due to the natural variability in wood appearance and coloring.
With non-slip foot pads
Size (in.): H30 x W28 x D41.5
Made from: Wood
Storage: Pull-out drawer and L-shaped open shelf
Was $304.99 Now $119.99 (save $185)
If you thought those geometry lessons at school were a waste of time, think again. This corner desk with its 90° edge is perfect for slotting into corners (no protractor needed). The paint is also water and stain-resistant, to make it even more practical!
Size (in.): H30.3 x W44.1 x D25
Made from: Solid fir wood
Storage: Open shelf and contrasting white drawer
It's such a simple touch, but I love the angled legs on this midcentury modern table. The open shelf and contrasting white drawer provide ample storage and the rich walnut finish on the solid fir wood would suit a gender-neutral or boys' dorm room...
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.
Size (in.): H29.88 x W42 x D21.12
Made from: MDF / Chalkboard
Storage: 1 cabinet with 2 box drawers and 1 cubby inside
Keep things fun in your dorm room and snap up this modern desk with chalkboard fascia. Open the door and you'll find three compartments including two stationery drawers and a cubby for your backpack and larger files. The laminate lacquered finish makes it super easy to keep clean. Reviewers say it's great for doing homework and that you can choose whether you want the storage setup on the left or right-hand side.
Size (in.): H28-45.5 x W44 x D24
Made from: Wood
Storage: Built-in cable management
Was $229.99 Now $159.99 (save $70)
Prefer to stand when writing your assignments? Then this electric Target desk might be the perfect match for your needs. With height adjustable range from 28” to 45.5”, it has a simple up/down control panel for you to customize it to your needs. Bye-bye, croissant back, hello healthy posture. Plus, you won't have to worry about wires, as this desk features built-in cable management.
Ideal for gamers
Size (in.): H37.25 x W51.5 x D23.75
Made from: Laminate and metal
Price: From $234.99
Like working hard, but playing harder? If you're the G.O.A.T of computer games, you might like this white target desk. It's got a cup holder (to keep you hydrated), a headphone hook so you can display your accessories, a raised monitor platform, and a smartphone stand to stay connected with your friends and fam. N.B: This one's the largest in our edit, so it may be an option if you're doubling up with a roomie.
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.
Size (in.): H29 x W18 x D31
Made from: MDF / Metal Storage: Drawer(s), Fixed Shelves Price:
Was $139.99 Now $69.99 (save $70)
Let's face it. When I was at college, my room was more than just the place I did homework. It was my living room, eating space, hosting area... You name it! So it's nice that this computer desk can vanish (well, almost) when I'm entertaining.
Slots into spaces
Size (in.): H30 x W42 x D20
Made from: Wood composite/laminate
Storage: One drawer
A bright white desk might look a li'l stark in a dorm bedroom (especially with poor lighting). So why not try an off-white model for size? Over 2,000 people rate this Target desk, awarding it on average 4.2 out of five stars. If you've already graduated but WFH, that'll also fit nicely into a nook or entryway. Why not pair it with a Target lamp to add extra lighting and ambiance?
Size (in.): H70.75 x W33.75 x D15
Made from: MDF / Metal
Storage: Drawer(s), Fixed Shelves
If you haven't got space for a traditional 4-legged work table, this Target desk is for you! This leaning ladder-inspired design's footprint is a fraction of classic furniture and has a drawer and open shelving so your papers don't have to be piled high on the floor.
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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