Ercol Ballatta Desk from Barker and Stonehouse

7 of the best desks to take your home office to the next level

January 8, 2021

With flexible working here to stay, perhaps it’s time to look at investing in a new desk for your home office. Whether you’re trying to squeeze a small space for working into your home on a temporary basis, or are looking for a permanent fixture, one of these stylish home desks is sure to fit in seamlessly…

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Hideaway Wall Home Desk, £349, Bisley

Hideaway Wall Desk from Bisley

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Furniture and storage brand Bisley has launched Belong – a new flexible furniture collection, aimed at bringing savvy solutions to those of us working from home. 

The wall-mounted Hideaway Wall Desk folds down to provide a practical work surface, and, once you’re finished, the sleek, space-saving design means all of your work equipment can be tucked away within the desk carcass. Totally customisable, opt for a sleek white or natural wooden effect carcass, and choose from twelve different colours for the steel inner back panel.

Stockholm Leaning Desk, £107, Zurleys

Stockholm Leaning Home Desks from Zurleys

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The ideal combination of decor and desk, this Scandinavian-style ladder option can be securely fixed to the wall, and is therefore perfect for small spaces and corners. Complete with open storage below the desk compartment, as well as an open drawer and shelf towards the top of the ladder, it’s a compact yet decorative solution. With a light oak finish and white accents, it’s easy to make it work with your own decor style.

Wickes Fitted Kitchen Home Office

Chester Range Wickes Fitted Kitchen Workstation in Midnight

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If you’re an official convert to the homeworking way of life, then perhaps it’s worth investing in a more fixed solution? Home improvement retailer Wickes has introduced a range of Fitted Kitchen Home Offices – integrating multi-purpose home desks into its kitchen designs. An available option in their Camden, Melrose, Sofia, Tiverton, Milton and Chester ranges, this allows you to seamlessly build your bespoke office into your living space.

Read more: Swivel desk chairs: 7 stylish picks for working from home

Ercol Ballatta Home Desks, £559, Barker and Stonehouse

Ercol Ballatta Desk from Barker and Stonehouse

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A modern take on a traditional writing desk, the Ballatta is sure to add a touch of understated elegance to any work space. Crafted from solid oak and oak veneers and finished with a contemporary clear matt lacquer, it sits on sleek tapered legs. It also helpfully boasts a handy small drawer – ideal for keeping your workspace clean and tidy. Compact enough for small living rooms and even some hallways, it’s a great buy for renters and house-sharers.

Amazon Handmade Mid Century Style Walnut Desk, £759

Amazon Handmade Mid Century Style Walnut Desk with Black Drawers and Hairpin Legs

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Inspired by mid-century modern Scandinavian design, this unique piece has been crafted by Mo Woodwork for Amazon Handmade, and is both beautiful and functional. Make your workplace a bespoke environment by choosing your configuration and amount of drawers, before deciding which finish best suits your style – solid oak, black matte, or white matte.

Bowes Hairpin Leg Desk, from £205

Bowes Hairpin Leg Home Desks from Funky Chunky Furniture

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Handcrafted in their workshop in the North East, the team at Funky Chunky Furniture design sturdy real wood products that are made to last. Made-to-order and available in a choice of five wax finish colours, the dainty but durable solid wood Bowes Hairpin Leg Desk is an ideal home working solution. Complete with a handy tidy-away drawer and sleek, raw steel hairpin legs, this minimalistic but impactful piece would look at home amidst a space that’s Scandinavian in style.


HEMNES Desk, £129, IKEA

HEMNES Home Desk from IKEA

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Similar to a dressing table in style, the HEMNES desk from IKEA is composed of white-stained solid wood. It’s a smart and sturdy buy for anyone looking for durable home desks that won’t break the bank. Complete with two storage drawers, and a compartment at the back for neatly organising any cables, it’s fit for purpose, but still fashionable.

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