The 10 Best Home Office Desks for 2022

Popular Mechanics; Courtesy Trent Austin Design

We spend a huge portion of our lives sitting at a desk, whether it’s in an office or at home. While you can’t do much with your company cubicle aside from accessorizing and adding your own desk lamp or digital picture frame, you can design a stylish and functional WFH space.

Above all, finding the right home office desk that jibes with your aesthetic and budget is key. But with so many options on the market, it can be tough to choose, particularly if you need the desk to work in a tight or awkward space. That’s why we rounded up the best home office desks that are well worth considering no matter what your setup requires. Read on for our top recommendations, plus a guide with all the info you’ll need before buying.

The Best Home Office Desks

What to Consider

The first thing you’ll want to nail down is how much square footage you want to dedicate to your home office desk, and then look at the desk type, whether it’s an L-shaped, table- or console-style, standing, or a traditional desk with side drawers. There are also workspaces that are integrated into pieces of furniture, such as a shelving unit or hutch. A desk that meets your storage needs is essential, and comfort and ergonomics are ultra-important, and can be influenced by the chair you pair with the desk, so it’s a good idea to shop for the two items together. In terms of materials, there’s solid and manufactured wood (MDF), metal, glass (plus any combination of the aforementioned materials), and some desks feature extras like cord management and integrated USB ports. Style runs the gamut from midcentury modern-inspired and contemporary to industrial and modern farmhouse.

How We Selected

All of the home office desks we feature have average customer ratings of 4 stars or more, and most have earned ratings of 4.5 stars or higher. We feature multiple types—including adjustable standing desks and furniture with integrated workspaces that do double duty in multi-purpose spaces. While comparing home office desks, we took into account overall design, quality of materials, and storage space. We also chose options across price points, from a basic but stylish all-white desk for under $140 to an all-glass Parson’s desk that runs upwards of $600.

Looking for more home office furniture? Check out our stories on the best ergonomic chairs and the best standing desk chairs.

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1

Best Overall

Ebern Designs

Santrell Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (H x W x D) 29 x 47 x 24 inches
Material(s) Manufactured wood; steel
Storage None
Options 2 sizes; 3 finishes
2

Best Midcentury Modern-Inspired

Nathan James

Wooden Parker Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 24 x 41.9 x 30 inches
Material(s) Solid wood; manufactured wood
Storage 1 drawer; 1 cubby
Options 1 style; 1 finish
3

Best Traditional L-Shaped

Belleze

L-Shaped Desk with Hutch

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 59.9 x 59.8 x 64.9 inches
Material(s) Engineered wood
Storage 2 drawers; 3 cubbies
Options 5 styles; 5 finishes
4

Best Ergonomic

Upper Square

Height-Adjustable Standing Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 25.6 x 47.3 x 47 inches
Material(s) Stainless steel, glass
Storage 1 drawer
Options 1 size; 2 colors
5

Best Large Desk

Trent Austin Design

Fallon Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 28.5 x 30.5 x 62.7 inches
Material(s) Manufactured wood
Storage 4 drawers
Options 1 size; 3 finishes
6

Best Glass-Top Desk

Willa Arlo Interiors

Brock Glass Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 23.6 x 30 x 47 inches
Materials Glass, stainless steel
Storage No
Options 1 size; 2 finishes
7

Best Vanity Desk

Nathan James

White Wooden Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 19 x 42 x 32 inches
Material(s) Painted white wood
Storage 3 drawers; 1 cabinet
Options 1 size; 1 color
8

Best Hutch Desk

Walker Edison

Secretary Hutch Wood Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 30 x 30 x 64 inches
Material(s) Wood
Storage 3 drawers; 3 cubbies
Options 1 size; 2 finishes
9

Best Parson’s Desk

AllModern

Glass Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions (D x W x H) 27.5 x 50 x 29 inches
Material(s) Glass
Storage No
Options 2 sizes; 2 colors
10

Best L-Shaped

Etta Avenue

Rory Reversible L-Shape Desk

Key Specs

Dimensions 29.7 x 66.1 x 47.2 inches
Material(s) Manufactured wood; steel
Storage No
Options 1 size; 2 colors

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