No home office is complete without one of the best home office desks to solidify your personal workspace as a hub of productivity, focus, and efficiency, with nosy coworkers, overbearing bosses, and a seemingly never-ending stream of birthdays or team-building exercises completely and mercifully absent.
While those who work the 9 to 5 life may not understand, those who relish in the chance to successfully work-from-home (even if it’s just a couple of days a week) realize how essential it is to find the perfect home office furniture, and finding the right home desk is the first place you should start.
Sure, you can have all the smart, minimalist organization accessories, you can have the latest tech, the coolest noise-canceling headphones and most comfortable ergonomic office chair, but these things are useless if you have nowhere to place them.
Because while you’re working from home, you still need to be productive, and as much as the freedom of a home office liberates, maintaining what is still essentially an office environment is crucial for continued high performance and success. With an office desk, you have a place to sit down at every day and get to work without distractions, without the pressure of the traditional workplace, and complete your work effectively, efficiently, and all on your own terms, and that’s something we’re all striving for, right?
The Best Home Office Desks
Our first and number one pick is the Tribesigns Large Computer Office Desk, which boasts a sufficiently wide 23.6” surface providing ample space for a variety of applications. There’s enough space for your laptop or keyboard and computer monitor, and you’ll also have room left for that all-important morning coffee and desk lamp for those nights where you’re staring down the barrel of an important deadline.
At just 54 pounds, it’s one of the more lightweight and user-friendly desks we’ve selected, even with its thick laminated MDF table construction. This tabletop is both waterproof and scratch-resistant, which is perfect for those days where even you’ll admit you’ve probably overworked yourself. Should a spill happen, it’s also easy to clean to help maintain the professional appearance and impress any clients you entertain at home.
Metal legs with adjustable pads to increase stability on uneven floors
23.6” wide surface provides ample space for laptops, computers, books, printing, and writing
0.98” thick laminated MDF is waterproof, scratch resistant, and easy to clean
Powder-coated steel frame is sturdy and durable
Easy to assemble in less than 15 minutes
- Weight54 pounds
Stylish but modest design suitable for any home office
Inexpensive price for high-quality construction
Weighty enough to feel secure but not too heavy that it’s difficult to move
Metal legs are hollow and noisy
If you’re looking for a compact, easily portable, and easily storable desk that also guarantees fantastic value, the Coavas Writing Computer Desk is our selection for the best home office desks that provides all of this at a superb and affordable price. A combination of wooden desk and metal frame legs, it’s the perfect option for those short on space, whether in their college dorm room or small home office.
The 19.7” wide surface isn’t the largest around, but you can’t expect it to be considering the price and purpose, and you’ll still get enough space for your laptop or monitor (plus keyboard), your notebook, and maybe even a small potted plant to keep you feeling positive. It’s also well-built, with a waterproof MDF construction that prevents warping and is durable, ensuring longevity through your studies or as you work on the final key aspects of your new business plan or project.
Foldable and portable for easy storage and transportation
Waterproof MDF material is durable and warp resistant
19.7” wide surface is spacious enough for notebooks, laptops, keyboards or monitors
Easy installation in just two steps
Simple but stylish design applicable for all applications
- Weight21 pounds
Ideal for work or study in bedroom, home office, living room, dining room or children’s room
Lightweight construction for easy movement around the house and out of it
Comfortable even for taller users
Non-adjustable legs may not be suitable for uneven surfaces
The perfect desk for those wanting to demonstrate how sophisticated and serious they are (plus those who’ve watched a few too many Victorian dramas), the Sauder Harbor View Computer Desk may be the only option if you want almost-unlimited storage space and a feeling of absolute superiority.
We jest, of course, and this is a beautiful desk suitable for almost any home office environment and decor, and could be the final piece of your productivity puzzle. The desk space is modest, but offers ample room for your monitor, cup of coffee (or tea, or kombucha, or other beverage), while the slide-out keyboard and ergonomic mouse shelf is perfect for minimizing space with something that, we’ll admit – takes up a lot of space.
Slide out keyboard and mouse shelf with smooth metal runners and safety stops
Three drawers with patented T-lock assembly system and large lower drawer
Storage area behind louver detailed doors ideal for filing or vertical computer towers
Cubby hole and vertical storage compartments
Fast and easy assembly with patented slide-on moldings
- Weight185 pounds
Sophisticated salt oak finish
Wide variety of storage solutions for easy office organization
Sturdy construction ensures longevity
Too heavy for a single person to move easily, so pick the right room to built it in
The Sauder Carson Forge Desk boasts much of the same sophistication as the Harbour View, but won’t take up as much space in your office. If you need an easy and (relatively) simple desk with storage that looks the part, this is an excellent option for anyone searching for a desk that will quickly become a staple of their home workspace.
The 22.6” desktop is spacious enough for lamps, laptops, notebooks, coffee mugs, drinking birds (you know the ones), and any other cliche office supply you can think of, while the multiple drawers offer versatile storage options should you run out of room. One drawer is set beneath the desktop for when you need to grab a pen or notepad to scribble down your Next Great Idea™ while the other two are conveniently by your side for fast access and straightforward organization.
Three drawers offer versatile storage options for files, stationery, and other office items
Capable of holding letter-sized hanging files
Drawers glide smoothly on metal runners with safety stops
Wrought iron style hardware and accents
Spacious 22.6” desktop provides ample room to computer, laptop, notebook, and more
- Weight107.8 pounds
Washington Cherry finish is subtle but sophisticated
Strong particle board ensures durability
Excellent value for money as desk looks more expensive than it is
Long assembly time of around 3 hours, even with help
Looking at something a little more 21st Century, the bonVIVO Massimo Writing Desk is a stylish option offering a unique product for the modern home. A glass desk that’s simple and practical, it’s a high contender for one of the most useful writing desks around. The simplistic design ensures it fits anywhere in the home, whether in your office, living room, or bedroom without seeming out of place.
Even though it uses a glass tabletop, it’s still durable, as the glass is both shatter-resistant (within reason, so don’t test this by smashing it with a hammer) and tempered to ensure longevity and protect it from marks and scratches from pens, notebooks, mugs, and laptops. Beneath the tabletop, the lacquered MDF wood shelf is useful for storing items when not in use, such as notebooks or laptops, but still allows easy access when needed.
Modern writing desk delivers high living and high working comfort
Constructed with a robust and shatter-resistant tempered glass top and lacquered MDF wood shelf beneath
Versatile functionality for variety of applications and demands
Sturdy bamboo legs are lightweight but durable
43.3” workspace is ideal for laptops and notebooks with space for additional stationery, office supplies, and drinks
- Weight55.1 pounds
Fits perfectly in both traditional and modern settings
Easy to clean and care for maintaining appearance
Simple and straightforward assembly
Legs are not too stable on uneven surfaces
The HON BL Laminate Series Office Desk Shell is a no-nonsense home office option while still offering versatile customization if you’ve got the demand (and the space) for it. This desk table is constructed with a reliable and durable laminate top designed to cope with and survive years of heavy use, multiple scratches, spills, and stains. If you need to, it’s also easy to move from room to room, but we’d probably advise you get someone to help you with this.
Its efficiency metal-to-metal fastening system is perfect for a growing home business or expanding activity hub. It allows you to increase workspace by attaching a return shell, maximizing your options and giving you ample space for simultaneous projects without causing too much clutter. Even without this return shell, the simplistic design allows it to fit comfortably in any room in the house, and you may not even need to expand, as you’ll get 60” worth of width to being with.
Reliable and durable option with laminate top to withstand heavy activity, frequent relocation, and scratches, spills, and stains
Efficient metal-to-metal fastening system allows you to expand shell to create L-shaped workstation
Simplistic design fits smartly in any room and environment
High quality materials and construction with a 5-Year warranty
60” width provides ample, versatile workspace for a variety of projects and applications
- Weight111.1 pounds
Budget-friendly while still delivering high quality
Slick design is smart, modern, and functional for casual work demands
Heavy-duty materials ensure quality and solid construction
No shelves or drawers may cause cluttered workspace and disorganization
The Monarch Specialties White Hollow Core and Silver Office Desk is the true epitome of modern and is a superb option for those striving to complete their home office with a real 21st Century design and aesthetic. Its floating worktop surface is cool and different, offering you something a little more unique than standard and traditional desk options.
You’ll get ample storage options, with two drawers boasting silver-colored hardware to maintain a minimalist feel. These drawers are perfect for cables, stationery, plugs, and an assortment of other necessary office accessories. A third drawer which is the size of those two other drawers together is also within easy reaching distance and perfect for keeping files safe and organized in your ever-busying life.
Floating worktop surface is modern and stylish but also functional and reliable
Two drawers with silver-colored hardware maintains minimalist aesthetic
Large and spacious third drawer ideal for storing hanging files for easy access
Sleek silver tracking legs offer lots of room under desktop
Contemporary design for the modern office and workspace
- BrandMonarch Specialties
- ModelI 7081
- Weight96 pounds
Easy assembly, even if it takes a while
Solid and reliable packaging ensures it it delivered damage-free
Back panel helps with cable management and keeps them out of the way
Non-adjustable legs means desk could be too low for taller people
The huge DlandHome X-Large Computer Desk is the perfect desk furniture for those with a lot on the go and little time to rifle through drawers and shelves searching for what you need. Its solid wood construction is made possible through particle pressing and an environmentally conscious E1 grade design, providing you with a trustworthy tabletop source.
It’s also stable, with thick inner walls on the legs measuring 1.2mm, whereas other office desks more commonly use just 0.8mm. It doesn’t sound like much, but if you’re packing your desk full of everything you need for optimum productivity, these few millimeters are crucial for durability. The double screw installation is easy to assemble, and by doing it yourself, it gives you the confidence this is a product that’s built to last.
Solid wood particle pressing and E1 grade environmental wood construction
Thick inner wall for legs more than standard office desk types
Double screw installation technology ensures stability and security
Height adjustment between 1 to 2 centimeters for personal customization or to balance on uneven floors
Long and wide (63” x 23.6”) ensures plenty of room for organization or desk sharing with coworkers or partners
- Weight58 pounds
Easy installation requiring just the 8 legs with 8 screws
Smart design ideal for home office and bedrooms
Sturdy construction capable of supporting multiple computers, monitors, and other office equipment
Non-flush edges could be damaged if attaching clamps or mounts
Our final pick for the best home office desks AUXLEY Folding Computer Desk, which like any other small desk is a fantastic and relatively low-cost option for those short on space but big on ideas. The 55” worktop is spacious, but still compact enough not to take up too much room in your workspace and helps you keep all your essentials close at hand.
The foldable legs make it easy to slide into nooks, crannies, or gaps for a simple storage option if you need to make space around the office, and the provided legroom means that anyone can fit their legs underneath it comfortably.
Folding design allows you to easily move and store in small spaces
Spacious leg room with adjustable height suitable for a variety of heights
1” thick MDF desktop and reinforced steel frame ensures durability and sturdiness
Smooth surface is ideal for laptops, keyboards, notebooks, and more
Large surface area is scratch- and water-resistant and provides ample space for stationery and office accessories
- Weight40.7 pounds
No assembly required for the easiest setup around
Compacting capabilities are ideal for college dorms, apartments, and bedrooms
Excellent packaging ensures no damage in transit
One sharp edge is something to be careful of, especially if you have kids