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

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Whether you run your own business from the back bedroom, freelance from the lounge or work from home every other day, there’s one piece of furniture that’ll help to make things your home office can't be without — a desk. 

Corner desks are great if your a working with a small office, and they can also be good ways to cordon off an area of the lounge or the dining room for your personal work zone. Generally speaking, they can 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 John Lewis and Wayfair. Featuring both modern and more traditional designs, there’s a desk for every home office style. 

1. Siena High Gloss Rotating Office Desk

Corner desk, or straight desk - choose your pick

Specifications
Best for: Interchangeable
Size: H76.1cmxW187.5cmxD50cm
Storage: 2 shelves
Material: MDF
Reasons to buy
+ Large amount of desk space + Contemporary design 
Reasons to avoid
- Perhaps too large for some home offices 

With a width of 187.5m, this white corner desk offers plenty of workspace. It features a shelving unit, which is both contemporary and functional, giving you plenty of space to store files while providing the desk with a stylish edge. The winning attribute is its interchangeable layout, which can be easily swivelled from angled to straight, allowing you to easily transform it from a corner desk into a straight desk if you happen to rejig the layout of your office or move house.  

2. John Lewis Tropez Corner Desk

The perfect corner desk for small offices

Specifications
Best for: Small spaces
Size: H75cmxW140cmxD100cm
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 create the illusion of light and due to its compact size, it’ll sit snug in the 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

Specifications
Best for: Functionality
Size: H154cmxW72.8xD141.9
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 available at Wayfair 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

Specifications
Best for: Small footprint
Size: H71cmxW140xD40
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 space is narrower than other corner desks, it doesn’t take up as much room, leaving you with more floor space to place additional furniture items. If you are looking for a desk that appears to be virtually indestructible, 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

Specifications
Best for: Furniture collection
Size: H74cmxW137xD80
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

Specifications
Best for: Narrow footprint
Size: H76cmxW151.5xD143.5
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’s two small drawers, perfect for storing stationary, 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

Specifications
Best for: Budget buy
Size: H100cmxW115xD139
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 stationary 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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