The desk in the home workspace should be invested in the same way a bedroom should be invested in — you’ll be in that workspace for as many hours as you will your bed. A number of factors are considered when choosing what sort of desk you’ll build a home workspace around — square footage, need for storage, durability and looks — and the mountain of options out there hold an answer for virtually any living situation. The trouble is finding that answer. We explore the best in as many varieties as we can in our guide to the best desks you can find online in 2022.
You can make space for any of these desks.
The Valerie desk is a wall-mounted desk for those who are really tight on space. The minimally obtrusive desk features a couple drawers for added utility to an already pragmatic work-from-home solution.
Ladders are a great way to save square footage and add storage space. The Helix has three shelves, one for a work space and two for storage, and the walnut veneer and black powder-coated steel pair well together for a sleek setup. Safety tip: CB2 recommends securing the ladder to the wall to avoid accidents.
For those with lots of loose papers and knick knacks, the Industrial Storage Mini Desk keeps your messes out of sight. We rarely see enough mango wood in furniture, but West Elm pairs it perfectly with a black steel frame. The desk looks a bit like something you’d pick up at a flea market — and that just makes it cooler.
Each has been selected for its design, ergonomics and ability to toggle between sitting and standing positions.
The Jarvis Standing Desk combines stability, design and a breadth of customization options into one basically perfect standing desk. Both the rectangle and contour shapes are available in multiple sizes, and you can add a laptop and/or monitor arms to accommodate a variety of display setups. Still crave more? You can customize further by adding a powered grommet, anti-fatigue mat, LED desk lamp and more.
In terms of functionality and aesthetics, Humanscale’s Float Table flies above the competition. Float comes in a range of widths up to 72 inches. And don’t be fooled by its pretty, clean look — this height adjustable desk is anything but dainty: its steel and aluminum construction can support up to a whopping 130 pounds.
On a budget, but still covet the convenience of an electric sit-stand desk? Try Seville Classics’ new Tempered Glass Standing Desk — a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree. It features dual electric motors and a touchscreen controller to raise the desk from 29 to 47 inches, with infinite stops along the way. Some cool features include dual USB charging ports at 2.4 amps to quickly—and simultaneously—charge your devices, as well as a pull-out storage drawer to stash supplies.
Just give in and buy one of these cheap desks.
For those living in tight quarters, opt for this wall-mounted desk that provides a plethora of storage.
Urban Outfitters remains one of the most slept-on furniture retailers out there. Make up for that by buying this sleek desk for all your work-from-home needs.
Desks with ample storage are great for those who live in cramped living spaces. Luckily a lot of these hybrids, like this one from Walmart, are pretty affordable.
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This is a big, wide desk that comes in flurry of color options and reeks minimalism. Floyd’s wares are sturdy — the desk is birchwood, linoleum and cold-rolled steel. They also delivery lightning fast (same-day in some cities), come with a 10-year warranty and assemble in minutes and without the need for tools. Push this desk up against a wall and get to work.
Blu Dot is about as fairly priced as you’ll find original, modern designs that are made well. Its best-selling Stash Desk comes in a variety of veneer finishes and with sturdy, solid ash legs.
Recommending the Airia desk by Ayako Takase and Cutter Hutton is a bit of a cliché now, but it’s impossible to ignore. Rounded edges, loads of clever storage (cork-lined drawers, people), a solid walnut desktop frame, powder-coated aluminum legs and an absolutely timeless design (though designed less than a decade ago) make for the ultimate home workspace. Oh, and it won a Good Design Award the year it was released.
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