The best corner desks for home offices

Designing a new home office? Check out our pick of the best corner desks for a functional working space

Corner desks for a home office
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A home office desk – with corner desks being ideal for small offices – are the one piece of furniture you can't be without if you run your own business from the back bedroom, freelance from the lounge or work from home every other day. 

Corner desks aren't just good for a small office, they can also be used to cordon off an area of the lounge or the dining room for your personal work zone. Generally speaking, they also provide more space than a straight desk, with room either side of the curve to spread out your workload.

We’ve sourced our favourite corner desks from a range of retailers, including both modern and more traditional designs, so that there’s a desk for every home office style. 

Want more furniture advice? Check out our buying guides for heaps of recommendations. With Black Friday and Christmas approaching, you couldn't have picked a better time to shop. 

Fénon Reversible Desk with Bookcase

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1. Fénon Reversible Desk with Bookcase

A corner desk which is storage savvy

Best for: Storage space
Size: L119cm x H72cm x D59cm
Storage: 6 shelves and 3 drawers
Material: MDF, melamine
Reasons to buy
+ Large amount of desk space + Contemporary design
Reasons to avoid
- Perhaps too large for some home offices 

With a length of 199cm, this white corner desk offers plenty of workspace. It features a shelving unit which is both stylish and functional, giving you plenty of space to store files or home office gadgets. It also has three drawers to store those more important documents away. Ideal for those who like everything to be organised, and want their home office to look the part. The winning attribute is its interchangeable layout, which can be easily swapped around, allowing you to rejig the layout of your office or if you move house.  

2. John Lewis Tropez Corner Desk

The perfect corner desk for small offices

Best for: Small spaces
Size: H75cm x W140cm x D100cm
Storage: None
Material: Glass, stainless steel
Reasons to buy
+ Compact + Stylish 
Reasons to avoid
- Will show up dirt 

Thanks to its minimal steel frame and glass panelling, this desk is perfect for small offices. The combination of glass and steel reflect light and, thanks to its compact size, it’ll sit snugly in a corner. If you’re looking to expand your home office over time, it’s also compatible with the John Lewis Tropez desk for a seamless workspace expansion. 

3. Homestead Living Walshaw Corner Desk

A professional desk with an attractive finish

Best for: Functionality
Size: H154cm x W72.8cm x D141.9cm
Storage: 4 drawers, 1 printer shelf
Material: Manufactured wood
Reasons to buy
+ Plenty of storage space + Available in range of finishes 
Reasons to avoid
- Expensive 

If you’re looking for all the practicalities of a work office desk at home, this corner desk is the perfect choice. It’s sizeable, and features three medium drawers and one large drawer for stashing away paper, files and stationery. It comes with a handy pull out printer shelf, so you can easily get to the paper drawer if it ever jams – which is always at an inconvenient time!  If you’re not fan of DIY, the two units come as whole, leaving you just the desk to put together when it arrives. It comes in a range of colours, including Classic Oak and Walnut.

4. Ej. Life L Shaped Office Computer Desk

This thin desk has a much smaller footprint than others

Best for: Small footprint
Size: H71cm x W140cm x D40cm
Storage: 2 shelves
Material: MDF
Reasons to buy
+ Doesn’t take up too much room + Easy to keep clean 
Reasons to avoid
- Worktop area is limited 

Available in black and white, this corner desk should be considered for smaller offices where floor space is at a premium. Because the worktop is narrower than other for corner desks, it doesn’t take up as much room, leaving you with more floor space to place additional pieces furniture. If you are looking for a desk that is hardwearing, we can tell you that this one is waterproof, wear-resistant and fade-proof. It also features two shelves for you to store books or files. While there’s room for a computer, the desk is too narrow for excessive clutter, which may be a good thing.  

5. John Lewis Abacus Corner Desks

A smart and contemporary corner desk, responsibly made

Best for: Furniture collection
Size: H74cm x W137cm x D80cm
Storage: 4 shelves
Material: Oak veneer
Reasons to buy
+ Part of a wider collection of furniture + Plenty of shelving space 
Reasons to avoid
- Shelves may not be easy to access  

Sometimes it’s nice to know that a piece of furniture is part of a wider collection, as it means matching items are easy to find if they’re required in the future. This corner desk is compact, but can be expanded with other units in the range if you have the space. On its own, it has four shelving units, which are perfect for storing files or books. Because they’re underneath the desk, you may have to roll your chair back to reach them – that is the only flaw – but it saves the desk from taking up more room than it needs to. With matching shelving units and drawers also available, it won’t be long until your whole office is furnished. 

6. Dulles Corner Desk

A glass alternative to our 4th pick

Best for: Narrow footprint
Size: H76cm x W151.5cm x D143.5cm
Storage: 3 drawers
Material: Manufactured wood, metal
Reasons to buy
+ Small footprint + Modern, contemporary design 
Reasons to avoid
- Will attract dust 

If you like the idea of a narrower workspace but fancy something more contemporary than MDF, this manufactured wood and metal combination desk could be the ticket. There are two small drawers, perfect for storing stationery, and a deep bottom drawer, big enough for storing a wide range of items. Because the desk has a minimalist frame, it’ll create the illusion of more space, rather than solid wood, which is heavy and enclosed.  

7. Home Etc Computer desk

The perfect desk for businesses that are just beginning

Best for: Budget buy
Size: H100cm x W115cm x D139cm
Storage: 1 shelf, pull out keyboard
Material: Manufactured wood, metal
Reasons to buy
+ Can be assembled left hand and right hand side + Available in three colours 
Reasons to avoid
- Not particularly stylish 

This desk is purely functional, and easy to build if you can’t commit much time to DIY. It’s available in brown, white and black, so you’ll be able to coordinate it with any planned or existing office features. There’s a shelf for keeping your stationery away from your working area, and the pull out keyboard shelf is great if you don’t like sitting so close to your computer screen.  

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