Whether you’re updating your current computer desk or creating a whole new study space from scratch, it’s essential to choose a desk that meets your needs so you can get things done efficiently.

Your desk is one of the most important items in your home office, so you’ll want one that optimises the design of your space and enhances productivity.

When shopping for a desk, you should consider:

Are you looking for a traditional wooden desk, or would a modern glass desk suit your home better? Do you need a large desk with storage, or would you prefer to save space with a small, foldable desk?

This guide to desks will give you a better idea of what to look for, so you can create a practical and stylish workspace that works for you.

How to Choose the Right Computer Desk

Keep these factors in mind when looking for your perfect desk.

How You’ll Use it

Consider what you’ll be using your new desk for. Are you using it to pay bills and catch up on emails, or as a dedicated workspace to knock over those deadlines away from the office? Will the kids be popping in to do their homework, or are you using the space to run your small business? Do you have more than one computer monitor? Will you be using a printer?

Your desk should accommodate your work needs and how you work.

Size and Layout of Your Space

You’ll want enough space in your home study or office to move around comfortably – especially if you’re a fan of sailing from one side of the room to the other on your office chair with wheels!

A desk that is too large can overcrowd a space, while a desk that is too small can encourage clutter.

Take measurements of your space to ensure your office desk and chair fir comfortably for a functional and aesthetically pleasing setup.

What Style Suits You

The first step to a productive workspace? Creating a look you love with a style that suits you. We’re big believers in the idea that a beautiful home office will encourage productivity, so let out your inner decorator and make it a space you love to spend time in.

Choose a desk that works with your existing décor, or give the room a makeover with all new office furniture. Whatever you do, be sure to make it yours and express your style.

Your Budget

It can’t hurt to keep a figure in mind when shopping for a new office desk. With so many affordable desks available, you’ll have no problem finding one that suits your budget.

Types of Desks

From corner desks to standing desks, there are endless types of desks available. What type suits your needs best?

Corner Desk

The versatile corner desk continues to be a favourite in homes and offices for a reason.

Great for: People using their home office to work from home or run a small business.

Desk in Cupboard

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A computer cupboard or built-in desk is a clever way to make the most of a smaller space.

Great for: Small homes without a spare room for an office.

Desk with Hutch

A classic desk with hutch offers plenty of space for your books and stationary (or your homewares and photo frames!).

Great for: Those who require storage space or wish to decorate their desk without crowding the surface.

Desk with Storage

Practical and convenient, a desk with drawers is the perfect solution to your paperwork woes.

Great for: Minimising distractions by offering storage space to keep the desk clutter-free.

Foldable Desk

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A folding desk offers a place to get things done without permanently hogging room space.

Great for: Small spaces, or people who only require a desk on occasion.

Standing Desk

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If you get uncomfortable sitting at a desk after a while, a standing desk or adjustable sit/stand desk could be your ticket to a more comfortable working space.

Great for: People who feel pain or discomfort when sitting for long periods of time.

Desk Styles

Now for the fun part! Choosing a desk style that suits your taste and space is key to creating a home office you want to work in.

Modern Desk

For a contemporary look that stays in style, go for a modern desk. These look great in new and old homes, and their versatility makes them easy to decorate to suit you.

Wooden Desk

A traditional timber desk brings warmth to any space. If you love the sturdiness of wooden desks but want a more unique look, try a lick of chalk paint for an on-trend, shabby-chic style.

Glass Desk

Sleek and stylish, glass office desks bring a modern look to your home office. A transparent glass surface can even make a small space seem larger than it is.

Metal Desk

The industrial trend isn’t going anywhere, and you can get the look in your home office or study with a funky metal desk.

Black Desk

Black computer desks are chic and sophisticated, taking centre stage in your space. The neutral colour allows them to perfectly complement any existing décor.

White Desk

Bright and airy, white office desks are perfect for creating a relaxing and uplifting work environment. They’re also ideal for those looking to create a minimalist or Scandinavian style in their home office.

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