West Elm Has a Desk For Every Space and Budget — See For Yourself!
A good desk is an essential piece to any home office, which is why doing research and comparing options is paramount to finding the one that will check all your boxes. When contemplating a purchase, knowing what you'll use it for can be essential to making the right decision. Will it be a mini office designed to support your productivity as you work from home? Or simply a little nook to read or go over bills? Or are you going to turn it into a multipurpose piece of furniture that can also be used to entertain guests?
Once you figure it out, consider the size. Is your apartment short on space, so a mini desk that only sits two people is preferred? Or do you want something that feels more imposing, ideally even including a drawer or two for extra storage? The next thing to ask yourself is, where will you place it? In your bedroom because you like to check your email as soon as you wake up, or in the living room to set boundaries?
This may seem overwhelming, but no matter what your unique needs are, there is a desk style that will fit in your space and within your budget. We've looked at West Elm, the purveyor of midcentury-modern furniture, for several options that'll fit the bill. Scroll on, and you'll be a step closer to finding your dream office desk.
For Small-Space Dwellers: Quinn Mini Desk
Even if your space is on the smaller side, you can still find a desk that lets you fit a workspace in any corner. This popular Quinn Mini Desk ($383, originally $479) features textured drawers and geometric metal legs for an industrial feel and convenient place to let your legs hang. The lacquered finish, made from extra-strong kiln-dried wood, gives it a polished touch.
For a Clean, Industrial Look: Industrial Storage Mini Desk
This Industrial Storage Mini Desk ($299) is designed from richly grained solid mango wood for a farmhouse look that is contrasted by the antique bronze-finished metal legs. Carve out a spot for it in your bedroom, as it can fit in the smallest space to provide a tiny office anywhere. Don't miss the drawer under the desk, which allows for handy extra storage (because that's always useful).
A Mobile Office: Collapsible Folding Laptop Desk
Take work anywhere with you with this easy-to-cary Collapsible Folding Laptop Desk ($30). Whether you lazily check your emails from bed or place it on your main desk for extra height, you'll find enough space for your laptop and even a cup or tablet holder. With all your essentials within reach, you will feel the most productive.
A Mini Office: Mid-Century Art Display Mini Desk & Slope Office Chair Set
This airy Mid-Century Art Display Mini Desk & Slope Office Chair Set ($399, originally $499) will help boost your productivity as it's small enough to fit anywhere and fully equipped to help you do your writing, reading, catching up on emails, and more. Whether you set it up in the bedroom, living room, or even kitchen, it makes a great mini office.
A Multipurpose Desk: Jensen Desk
If you're into versatile furniture, then investing in a desk that also works as a dinner table is a wise decision. This Jensen Desk ($522, originally $549) is the best of both worlds, with the glass top supported bu the solid wood base, allowing you to get your work done or entertain a small group. The design is minimalist, which might speak to your "less is more" decor philosophy.
The Complete Package: Quinn Desk & Slope Office Chair Set
This Quinn Desk & Slope Office Chair Set ($849) offers a place to crush your to-do list but also store your laptop, notebooks, and pens when the workday is sone. The best part is that the set includes a chair, which features a curvy back and a comfortable seat for optimal productivity.
A Desk That Comes With Storage: Mid-Century Modular Desk & File Cabinet
This Mid-Century Modular Desk & File Cabinet ($999) comes with handy storage to file your papers and keep them out of sight. The cool thing is that you can move the file cabinet on the left or right. We like the clean finish of the wood, as well as the strong, tapered legs. Together, these elements make this desk an investment you'll have for years.
For the Style Enthusiasts: Tilden Desk
This Tilden Desk ($449-$499) has a classic shape and is built in a solid engineered pine wood with a glossy, water-based finish. It will look stylish wherever you place it, and we bet it will feel smooth to the touch. Plus, the drawer opens, giving you extra storage room.
For Personal or Professional Use: Halle Desk
With its slim, steel legs and small, compact tabletop, this Halle Desk ($699) makes a sleek addition to your home office, perfect for spaces short on square footage. While it can only fit two people, you'll have no problem getting work done with a friend or by yourself. And if you're wondering, the package does include pads to protect the floor from scratches.
For a Rustic Touch: Modern Geo Wood Writing Desk
This Modern Geo Wood Writing Desk ($1,399) is rustic in appearance but modern in the wood material used. The tabletop contains compartments with plenty of room to store your pens, while the side drawer packs extra storage for books and bigger office essentials.