13 Home Desks to Help You Accomplish Any Task While Working at Home

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Working from home can be tough. With so many people stuck inside small spaces, having a dedicated desk space can often come at a premium. And even if you do have space, choosing the best desk for your home workspace can be difficult given how many options there are out there, from compact writing desks to treadmill desks.

With this in mind, we here at SPY have rounded up ten of the best desks to help you accomplish any task from home. With a variety of different models across a variety of different price points, there is quite literally something for everyone’s budget and space. The only thing that’s left is to decide which one works for you. Below, our selects.

  

1. Stevens L-Shape Executive Desk

BEST STANDARD DESK

Those looking for a standard style computer desk should look no further than this option from Coaster Home Furnishings. Done in a traditional, old-school style, this desk has plenty of storage space for a standard computer tower (or for extra storage if you have a laptop) while also providing two drawers for office equipment and file storage. Plus, there’s plenty of real estate on the top for you to spread out all of your documents and desk toys. Sure, it’s a bit of a throwback — but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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2. Coaster Home Furnishings Computer Desk

RUNNER UP

Those looking for a standard style computer desk should look no further than this option from Coaster Home Furnishings. Done in a traditional, old-school style, this desk has plenty of storage space for a standard computer tower (or for extra storage if you have a laptop) while also providing two drawers for office equipment and file storage. Plus, there’s plenty of real estate on the top for you to spread out all of your documents and desk toys. Sure, it’s a bit of a throwback — but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Coaster Home Furnishings Computer Desk Courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Wade Logan Callendale Glass Desk

EDITOR’S PICK

This is the writing desk used by SPY’s managing editor, who swears by it. It’s a handsome desk with a modern silhouette and asymmetrical design. Measuring 44.5 inches wide and 23 inches deep, it’s small enough to fit in most apartments, bedrooms and home offices. The top surfaces are made from bentwood and glass, while the steel legs feature a hairpin design. A small cubby beneath the glass desktop hold pencils, books and notebooks. This desk doesn’t have adjustable features or storage like other products on this list, but the design is hard to beat.

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4. Ameriwood Home Haven Retro Desk

BEST VALUE

For those in need of something to work on besides an ironing board, this simple writing desk from Ameriwood Home is a great value option. Ideal for small spaces, the retro-inspired Haven desk has plenty of surface room for you to spread out a computer and even a few documents. Additionally, the top riser has spots for decor, a small printer or whatever else you can manage to fit up there. If you’re looking for the best desk under $100, this is a great choice. It’s also an Amazon’s Choice product with nearly 2,000 reviews for an overall 4.5 rating.

 

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5. UNICOO Crank Adjustable Standing Desk

BEST MANUAL STANDING DESK

Standing desks are all the rage now — for good reason. Medically proven to be very beneficial for you, spending at least part of your day standing while working can be hugely beneficial for your body. However, a fully electronic standing desk can be a little expensive, which makes a manual version like this desk from UNICOO an attractive alternative. If you’re willing to put in a little manual work and use the hand crank to raise and lower the desk, you’ll save a considerable amount. 

UNICOO Crank Adjustable Standing Desk Courtesy of Amazon

  

6. ApexDesk Vortex Electric Standing Desk

BEST ELECTRIC STANDING DESK

On the other hand, if you’re willing to drop the cash for it, an electric standing desk makes things so much easier. With a simple press of a button, the desk automatically begins to lift up to the maximum height. Additionally, ApexDesk ensured that, even at its maximum height, the desk doesn’t wobble around; this means you can comfortably work without being worried the whole thing may just tip over mid Zoom conference.

ApexDesk Vortex Electric Standing Desk Courtesy of Amazon

  

7. Besign Portable Desk

BEST PORTABLE OPTION

For those who are really tight on space, this portable desk from Besign is an excellent option. Easily turn any surface into a desk just by placing this on top of it. That means, yes, even your bed can have a bit more sturdy support than it might otherwise have. The possibilities are endless, really. And when you’re done, you can just tuck it away until the next time you need it.

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8. Symple Stuff Sinead Ergonomic Gaming Desk

BEST FOR GAMING

With features like a dedicated game holder, cable management system, cup holder and a headset hook, this gaming desk from Symple Stuff is perfect for the person who likes to spend hours tied to their desk… while making sure they’re getting in round after round of their absolute favorite game. Ergonomic for extended use, it’s a must-have for any gaming aficionado.

Symple Stuff Sinead Ergonomic Gaming Desk Courtesy of Wayfair

  

9. Trent Austin Design Micaela Desk

MOST STYLISH

With its almost marble-esque look, this striking desk from Trent Austin Design is far and away our pick for the most stylish desk. Made from metal and wood, it has a naturalistic color that will blend in well in any environment. Additionally, the two sets of interior storage shelves can be used for office supplies, books or decor. However you decide to use it, you’ll be working in style.

Trent Austin Design Micaela Desk Courtesy of Wayfair

  

10. Three Posts Salina L-Shape Desk

BEST BUDGET L-SHAPE

L-shaped desks are great for those who want plenty of space to spread out their things — whether it be multiple monitors or several different documents. Regardless of how you use it, this desk from Three Posts has a lot of room, ensuring you’ll have a spot to put almost any and everything. Additionally, it has some cabinets to hold odds and ends should you need it.

Three Posts Salina L-Shape Desk Courtesy of Wayfair

  

11. Joybird Somer Desk

BEST MINIMALIST 

Sometimes, you don’t really need a lot, so this minimalist desk from Joybird fits the bill. Made from wood with a concrete top, it works just as well as a desk as it does a workbench. Plenty wide enough, there’s more than enough room for all of your projects — whether personal or professional. Sturdy and built for the long-haul, it’s a piece that’s absolutely worth the investment. 

Joybird Somer Desk Courtesy of Joybird

  

12. Wade Logan Bennie 2 Drawer Floating Desk

BEST FLOATING DESK

A desk doesn’t always have to fall into the typical conventions of a desk, which is why this floating desk from Wade Logan is such a great choice. By wall mounting this, you’ll save on floor space and can even mount it at a height that makes it a standing desk if you want. Wade Logan is the only furniture maker to ear two spots on this list (see their Callendale writing desk above), and the company makes the most stylish desks for small spaces. Regardless of how you decide to mount it, there are two included storage drawers to hold important items. Altogether, it’s a decidedly different look but one that could be a welcome change from your standard home office experience.

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13. Rivet Mid-Century Curved Wood Computer Desk

BEST MID-CENTURY MODERN

Amazon has its own furniture and decor line called Rivet, which produces affordable furniture for every room of your home. Rivet makes some of the best desks for home offices — we love their more expensive Ventura Mid-Century Writing Desk — but, for the money, you can’t beat this retro computer desk. This mid-century modern computer desk comes in an attractive walnut finish. Compact and well-designed, it’s the perfect desk for any home office. It’s a straightforward piece of furniture with one storage drawer for pens, paper, chargers and other home office essentials. It’s also light, easy to assemble and affordable.

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