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Best Overall: Tribesigns Modern Simple Style Computer Desk
We picked this modern desk as our choice for the best home office desk because it’s sleek, well made and a great value for your dollar. The desk comes in a variety of colors, with six different combinations of leg and desk stain choices. We love the teak and white leg combination for its modern feel, but all of the available options are elegant. This is a great choice for a writer or freelancer who doesn’t have a need for drawer storage space and wants a seamless desk that won’t look bulky in a den or a living space. It’s 47.2-inches long and 23.6-inches wide and made from particleboard and stainless steel; owners say it feels incredibly sturdy and doesn’t shake or wobble during use.
Owners state that assembly takes only about 30 minutes and that the surface space is more than adequate for crafters and gamers alike. At such a low price, the quality cannot be beaten. We’d recommend this desk for anyone who gravitates towards a more stark, modern style.
Best for Small Spaces: Prepac Floating Desk with Storage
Cozy apartments or small bedrooms need not go deskless with this adorable wall-mounted floating desk from Prepac. It comes in black, espresso or white, and can be mounted at any height with its built-in metal hanging rail system. We love how this desk has a surprising amount of storage and shelving space while maintaining a small profile. At 42.2 inches long and only 19.8 inches deep when the desk is down, the Prepac desk all but disappears when it’s folded up. The installation brackets allow up to 100 pounds of weight on the desk—so go ahead and store that bulky almanac you rarely use, because this piece is sturdy enough for everything you need.
Owners rave about the quality of the Prepac desk, and some even added a mirror to create a vanishing makeup vanity, which is a great idea even if you’re not short on space.
Best Storage: Three Posts Salina Desk with Hutch
We don’t recommend you keep all of those old college papers or forgotten essays. But if you do, the Salina Desk from Wayfair will help you keep all of your important (and hey, sentimental) documents well organized. The Salina desk comes with a built-in hutch (perfect for displaying books and other trinkets) and a roomy pull-out drawer. Every inch of this large desk is meant to organize—or hide—all of those messy documents in your life to help you be more efficient.
This desk measures 62.95 x 47.17 x 23.19-inches, including the hutch. The Salina comes with a beautiful antique finish and is made from manufactured wood. We love the white color because it keeps such a large piece from feeling overbearing in your space. Though installation may require two people, reviewers say the desk is a gorgeous and extremely sturdy addition to their home. If you’re hunting for a desk that will help you keep everything together, this is a great option.
Best Corner Desk: Walker Edison Furniture Company Modern L-Shaped Tempered Glass Computer Desk
Nothing says “boss” like a corner desk, but just because you don’t have a corporate office doesn’t mean you can’t check that box. This Walker Edison desk puts a modern spin on the traditional corner desk, perfect for those who need the most possible surface space for computer monitors with the smallest possible footprint. Aside from a keyboard drawer, this desk doesn’t have storage space, but it still feels spacious and roomy. The Walker Edison is 51 inches long, comes in five color options and is made from tempered safety glass on a steel frame. The L-shape can also be disconnected to create two desks, which is great if you like to change up your space every so often.
Owners love the Walker Edison for gaming as well as design work due to the massive space it has for screens and monitors.
Best Standing Desk: Upper Square Sabine Electric Adjustable Standing Desk
Sitting for extended periods of time can be harmful to your health, but this adjustable standing desk allows you to keep your desk job and your health—and does so beautifully. This modernized desk adjusts in height so you can stand or sit with ease. Made from manufactured wood with a double pedestal base, the Sabine measures 48 x 24-inches overall. Owners say it’s a great choice for laptop lovers and mobile workers, offering a chic workspace when you want to buckle down. The best part of this Sabine standing desk is that the gliding system makes changing from sitting to standing a breeze.