Home office desk ideas

Get down to business in style with our guide to choosing a desk.

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Oak desk with black rattan chair.

We all like the idea of working from a laptop in our local artisan cafe or filing that report from the sofa but, in practical terms, a designated work space can make you much more productive. Whether you’ve got the pick of a spare bedroom, or find yourself relegated to a nook in the corner of your dining room, we’ve got the perfect desk to get you organised.

Types of desks

Bedroom with a white ladder desk and white office chair.

Shapes and sizes

You'll want to choose a desk that’s a suitable shape and size for your space. If you’ve got plenty of room you might want to go for a wide or long desk to give you lots of space to spread out. However, if you’re short on space, a narrow or compact desk will be best for you. Check out our corner desks, ladder desks or designs with storage too.

Concrete effect desk with drawer and white legs, with grey office chair.

Colours and materials

If you're setting up an office space in an existing room, you'll want it to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the decor. For neutral interiors, you can't go wrong with a glass topped or grey, black or white desk. We also recommend our walnut or oak desks for classic style. Looking for something a bit more out there? Try our brightly coloured or on-trend marble effect, concrete or plywood styles.

Desks with storage

Home office with oak storage desk and open bookcase with accessories.

Desks with drawers

The perfect place to tuck away all your office bits and bobs, a desk with drawers will keep your office space neat and tidy.

century style desk and chair.

Desks with shelves

Super handy if you're short on space, a desk with shelves is an ideal place to stack books and office accessories. Make it worthy of a #shelfie by adding a few plants and accessories.

Best desks for small spaces

Even if your pad is on the small side, there are ways you can make room for work. So, if you’re not blessed with huge amounts of space, but have a desire to create a functional and on-trend workspace, check out our best space saving desks below.

Oak corner desk with office accessories.

Corner desks

Ideal if you’re struggling for space, as it can be neatly tucked away into a corner, leaving the rest of the area free.

small oak desk and chair with red legs.

Small desks

Small in size but just as big on style, discover all sorts of compact desks from narrow desks to slim desks.

Folding desk with oak top and black metal legs.

Foldable desks

Just pop it up whenever you need it, then fold it back down again when you’re done.

Ladder desk with grey shelves and rose gold legs.

Ladder desks

A versatile ladder desk will provide generous storage and display space while taking up very little floor space.

Choose a complementary chair

A comfortable office chair is a must if you want to stay motivated. If dual purpose is a key issue due to lack of space, select a style that can work as a desk chair by day and a dining chair by night.

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More bright ideas

Mid-century style desk and chair.

Desk chair ideas

White desk with yellow office chair.

Small home office ideas

Bookcases and shelving.

Bookcases and shelving ideas

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