Whether you work full-time from your home office or only use it occasionally to pay bills and send personal emails, having a comfortable set up can make a big difference when it comes to productivity. A designated workspace makes it easier to keep important files and documents organized since you’re not constantly moving them from your kitchen table to the couch to the bed. And while we’re on the topic, your bed is not a desk. Keep your bed for sleeping. Work emails should not be sent from your happy place.
One of the easiest ways to keep your home office organized and comfortable is by investing in a desk that fits your space. We love working with a modular desk, which can fit into any corner or create a small workspace in a large room. A modular desk gives users two or more workspaces. They’re also ideal for storing physical documents or when working with two monitors. Depending on your work and needs, modular desks can also provide storage space for items that you want to keep safe and on-hand.
From students who need a place to study at home, to people whose commute to work consists of five steps, a modular desk is a great way to set yourself up for success.
1. Signature Design by Ashley Baraga
For a sleek and chic desk, we recommend the Signature Design by Ashley Baraga. The all-white desk features a high-end look thanks to its tempered glass tabletops, which can be used as a literal workspace thanks to dry erase markers (not included). The desk is finished with a white powder coat and can be assembled for right or left-handed users. Easy to assemble, Ashley Baraga includes all the tools and hardware needed to put the desk together.
Pros: The desk is 30 inches high, which leaves users with ample room to fit a filing cabinet or footrest under their desk.
Cons: Because of the table’s glass top, this desk wouldn’t be a great fit for homes with young children who may run into the corners. There’s also no slot on either tabletop for cables.
2. GreenForest L-Shaped Corner Desk
For gamers and office workers who want lots of space for their monitors and documents, we like the GreenForest L-Shaped Corner Desk. Available in all black and oak with white legs, the desk is made with eco-friendly P2 particle board, which is moisture-proof and scratch-resistant. The desk comes in three pieces and can be assembled for right or left-handed users. Foot cups help secure the desk in place and all the necessary tools for assembly are included.
Pros: GreenForest sells a matching bookshelf. Users can also purchase two of the L-Shaped desks and assembled them together to create a U-shaped desk for a larger workspace.
Cons: Like the Signature Design by Ashley Baraga, the GreenForest desk also does not include a cable management system.
3. Mr. Ironstone L-Shaped Desk
Modern meets minimalism with the Mr. Ironstone L-Shaped Desk. The sleek and spacious modular desk has one of the biggest tabletop workspaces available on our list, with both sides boasting 59 inches in length of workable desk space. This gives users enough room for up to three monitors or to store several file folders. The desk is designed with the frames to act as an ergonomic footrest. Made with P2 medium density fibreboard with a textured surface, the top of the desk is waterproof and anti-wearing. The desk can be placed on a carpet, a rug, tile or wood flooring thanks to adjustable leg pads, which keep the desk stable even on uneven ground. A heavy-duty powder-coated frame and X-shaped bracing makes this desk durable and long-lasting.
Pros: The Mr. Ironstone desk has two triangular shape frames underneath the middle part of the desk that help to hold up both sides, giving users unobstructed leg space under the desk.
Cons: The desk is time consuming to assemble.
4. Monarch Specialties Hollow-Core
Get a desk and storage all in one with the Monarch Specialties Hollow-Core Left or Right Facing Corner Desk. The Monarch Specialties desk has 60 inches of tabletop desk space, providing ample room for users to place one or two monitors. We like that the Monarch Specialties also comes with three drawers, two long open shelves and three small open shelves, giving users plenty of options for storing important documents, cords and office supplies.
Pros: Choose between four color options, including white, natural, cappuccino and dark taupe (shown here).
Cons: The Monarch Specialties desk comes with a big price tag and assembly is time-consuming.