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As many of us continue to work from home, there’s been a bit of a realization: a quality desk can get expensive quickly if you’re not careful. With so many options, it’s also really easy to get overwhelmed with the number of choices on the market. Luckily, we here at SPY are here to make things a little easier.
To help ease your wallet during these times, all of the 10 desks included here are under $200. There’s plenty of options, from impressive L-shaped desks to sharp-looking writing desks, and even a foldable option if you’re tight on space. However you work, do it with one of these cheap desks.
1. TOPSKY Computer Desk
With three shelves (two for books and one for a computer tower) and a spot for your keyboard, this TOPSKY computer desk is great for families who have a single-use computer for the whole group. Storage of the tower fits effortlessly on the right while open storage for books or even bins easily slots into the left. The top shelf can support a sturdy monitor (such as the featured iMac) while the bottom deck can be used for writing or to place the keyboard and mouse.
2. Williston Forge Enprise L-Shaped Desk
With an always-in-style rustic look and an impressive amount of space, this L-shaped desk from Williston Forge comes in at a reasonable $174.99. With a total length of 54.3 inches, the angular design makes it easy to slot into any space and still provides plenty of workspace for any project or task. Adjustable feet make it so the desk won’t shake or wobble. Plus, if you need extra storage space, the included open shelving makes it easy to include some trays for files or even include some books to style the desk effectively.
3. 4NM Folding Computer Desk
Do you hate putting together desks? Then boy, oh boy, do we have a desk for you. This folding desk from 4NM ships pre-assembled and folds into itself for easy storage. Break it out when you need it and put it away when you don’t. While it doesn’t provide as much surface area or added features as other selections on this list, the flexibility to store it more than makes up for the lack of offerings. Oh, and the price is tough to beat as well.
4. Target Room Essentials Student Desk
If you’re tight on space and tight on budget, this Student Desk from Target’s Room Essentials line is a rather effective way to get a desk. While its price alone is worth inclusion on this list, it has a few little features that make it especially handy; three open shelves and a small raised laptop shelf provide a little more use than just a space to write on top of. Additionally, the price is absolutely right, making it a great upgrade without making your wallet hurt too much.
5. Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Michael Desk
With its hour-glass inspired ends and overall minimalist look, the Michael Desk from Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse is a simple, clean, and elegant looking desk. With an impressive 55-inch width, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out various papers or devices (dual-monitor setups will be easy with this.) The sturdy metal frame makes it so you don’t have to worry about overloading it with too much stuff, but those looking for storage might need to invest in a file cabinet.
6. Ebern Designs Aspatria Desk
With a considerable amount of open storage, this Ebern Designs Aspatria Desk offers a bit more versatility than other desks. It’ll be easy to have it double as a bookshelf or even as a plant stand, depending on your own tastes. The elevated shelf means it won’t get in the way of your actual desk space while still offering good storage. Plus, the walnut/black color and trimmings will look nice in any home.
7. Symple Stuff Sinead Ergonomic Gaming Computer Desk
Building a gaming PC or buying a new gaming console system can be expensive enough as is, which means you probably won’t want to spend as much money on getting a desk to furnish it. Fortunately, this gaming desk from Symple Stuff comes in under $200. It provides plenty of good features gamers will love, including a headphone holder, a controller stand, a cup holder and an overall ergonomic design that will make marathon sessions feel like nothing at all.
8. Mr IRONSIDE L-Shaped Desk
Clocking in right at $100, this metal L-shaped desk from Mr IRONSIDE provides a surface area of almost 51 inches for you to work with. Like other L-shaped desks, you’ll be able to tuck it into a corner, which makes it a godsend in smaller apartments or areas. The desk includes a monitor stand right at eye level to make for a more optimal working experience. Plus, the heavy-duty metal construction means it can comfortably hold a dual-monitor setup should you so desire.
9. Project 62 Loring Wood Writing Desk
This writing style desk from Target’s Project 62 in-house line is just a really sharp-looking offering that’ll fit into any space with ease and grace. While it can also double a console table, a few handy features make it great for working, including a hidden cubby with outlets and USB ports to make using a computer even easier. The drawers can hold plenty when you need to tuck a few things away to clean up your space accordingly.
10. Room & Joy Panama Wood Writing Desk
Another simple and clean writing desk, this wood option from Room & Joy offers an elevated lip for you to decorate and style. Perfect for books, DVD cases, or even a handful of plants, the 44.7-inch width has a good amount of space for you to work with. The particleboard construction is durable, but we wouldn’t recommend overloading it with a heavy monitor or two. However, assembly is a breeze, and it’s smartly priced for those who want something that’s both attractive and useful.