Investing in a high-quality desk if you now regularly work from home is really important not only for your focus but comfort too. Working from the sofa might have been fine for a few weeks, but now it's long-term it's time to sort a more permanent setup. But with so many options out there – corner desks, ladder desks, adjustable desks, fold-away desks – how do you know where to start? We suggest here, with our favorite desks to buy online just below.
Our favorite stylish desks
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We love a Mid-century style home office, and the Milo Desk definitely adds a retro feel. The dark wood, tapered legs and accents of gold make it a little bit glam too. It's a pretty small design so would work if your home office is on the smaller side of even if it is in your living room. There's a single drawer that can fit a laptop, papers, and any extra stationery so you can clear your desk once you have finished working – something we think is a good way to keep that work/life balance when working from home.
Assembly is easy, all you need to do is screw on the legs and you are good to go.
If you want the best desk for style, then they don't come better looking than the West Elm Audrey Desk. Again, it's slimline so it would be ideal if you don't have a lot of space, but it still has plenty of storage – three roomy drawers for storing away your work at the end of the day. The gold legs and the geometric embossed wood definitely give this desk a 20's feel but it's a practical buy too – great quality that's made to last.
Oh and once you are back in the office? Switch this to a dressing table in your bedroom or console table in the hall.
If you are in need of something larger, with more surface space for spreading out all your work, the Adan Desk would be ideal. It's large yes, but it doesn't look too blocky because of the open shelving and metal base. The mix of dark wood and black metal tap into the industrial trend but the high-quality construction and heft means it's built to last. While some might miss having drawers to shove everything into, we think open shelving keeps you organized and these are far big enough for a laptop, maybe even a printer too.
How adorable is this desk? It's perfect if you like a more classic style in your home. The solid wood and simple design of this desk look less corporate and cozier, especially if your office adheres to a warmer, more homey scheme. It offers a great amount of storage despite being on the small side and there's enough surface space to perch a laptop and note pad. The bang on trend dark green would add a nice splash of color to a space, but there are other more neutral options too.
For minimalists and fans of that stripped-back Scandi aesthetic, this is the one. A clean-looking, desk that leans against the wall for a tiny footprint, it’s a great addition to a small home office. It also boasts a couple of shelves to boost storage and keep essentials within easy reach. Such a great price too, and you can join with the Better Homes and Gardens Bedford Leaning Bookcases (opens in new tab) for a customized storage system if you need more storage.