5 ways to create the perfect home office desk space

The home office desk is the most important part of your WFH set up – here are five looks to make it a feature of your space

home office desk
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Are you still hunting for the best home office desk to complete you WFH set up? Well we have you covered, because we too have been searching for a great desk that is both stylish and practical. So we have rounded up all our favourites plus the best ways to style them whatever your home 'office' might look like.

The kind of desk you choose is down to how you work, do you need lots of space or are you neat and tidy with only your laptop and a notebook for company? We’ve chosen five great home office desk ideas for you to check out below and for more home office ideas make sure you check out our feature. 

1. Go for a flexible Ikea desk that works in any space

Ikea home office desk

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Ikea are the masters of storage as can be seen in this super storage wall! The LINNMON/KRILLE table has multiple combinations and the legs come with castors which is always a bonus! As this desk doesn’t come with storage, you can buy their IVAR cabinets, and copy their double shelf idea which is genius. And although there’s lots to look at visually, everything has its place, the desk is tidy and the books are all neat on the shelves. 

2. Choose a simple minimalist look for your home office desk

Noa & Nani desk idea

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If you’re a fan of minimalism – and are great at not hoarding stationery and tons of notebooks – then a simple yet uber chic Ludvig home office desk from Noa & Nani might be all you need. There’s plenty of room for all your essentials to go on top and then you have a one compact drawer and an open space to keep your notebook collections, pens and other office paraphernalia. The design is slimline and stylish so it will fit into most modern schemes easily.

3. Create a classic Mid-century desk area

Habitat home office desk idea

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Yes, this Beckett oak desk is an investment, but oh boy – what a beautiful piece of sophisticated design! It features a padded writing surface that’s upholstered in soft brown leather and it comes with two leather-lined drawers. There’s a rear section that lifts up, ideal for desk accessories and you’ll also find a storage section that will hide those horrible cables we have to deal with! 

4. Invest in a desk with plenty of storage

Home office desk idea by Dwell

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Look at this snappy desk and drawer streamlined design! We love how the drawers link to the table top – such a great design idea and you can reverse the desk too if you want the drawers on the left instead of the right as it twists. Another bonus as this means you can fit the desk into an awkward space. It has a walnut veneered finish with brushed steel legs which will fit in with so many different styles.

5. Small home office? Pick a desk that is made for your space

Kelling Designs home office desk in alcove

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If space is a real issue, and let’s face it, for some of us it is,  then it can be worth asking a designer to see if they can help. Kelling Designs offer bespoke home office solutions and can miraculously turn a small space or alcove into a fabulous mini-office! You may need to hone your organisational skills and ditch the clutter, but it will be worth it right? 

After more small home office ideas? Check out our full feature. 

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.