The 9 Best Desks of 2022 – The Best Desks for Big and Small Spaces

A good desk is always useful, whether you telecommute full-time, work from home a few days a week, or just need a designated space to pay bills and send emails.

“Finding the right desk is simply a matter of understanding how a desk works,” says Ahmad AbouZanat, interior designer for Project AZ Design. “For example, someone who works on a laptop has completely different desk needs than someone who works on multiple screens.”

We researched stylish, functional desks, evaluating looks, durability and any standout features.

The future of the best desks on the market today.

If you’re looking for a well-made, mid-sized workstation with a classic silhouette, this may be what you’re looking for. Tribe Sign’s Conference Desk is made of solid pine with poplar veneers. Tongue-and-groove joinery between the legs and a stretcher frame provide durability to ensure it will last for years-perhaps decades.

Available in your choice of light natural wood, gray wash or rich dark brown, the table features rough-sawn details and is hand-sealed to create a “salvaged” look. Although it is called a “rustic desk,” the weathered aesthetic adds character without sacrificing its versatility. From industrial and coastal to modern and traditional, Mateo will complement a wide range of design options. What’s more, the multi-tonal finishes are actually designed to look better over time, which only adds to the lasting appeal.

This timeless desk is 70.8 x 31.5 x 30 inches with a spacious drawer (24 x 17 inches) and brushed gray hardware. Unlike much of Pottery Barn’s furniture, it won’t come fully assembled, but you’ll only need to attach three pieces. Another thing to note is that it may take several weeks to ship, depending on the finish you get.

IKEA is always a great budget option, especially for home office furniture. We like the Micke Desk, which measures about 41.5 inches wide, 29.5 inches high and 19.5 inches deep. It’s available in four versatile colors and is made of particleboard and fiberboard with recycled honeycomb paper padding.

The table has a fair amount of storage space, including two drawers and a three-shelf cabinet that you can mount on either side. The finished back gives you the option to place it away from the wall, and the cable outlets provide a more streamlined, minimalist look. Like all IKEA furniture, you have to put it together in your home.

If you have the budget for something a little fancier, you should definitely check out the Fullerton Desk by CB2. With its oak veneer frame, square metal legs and genuine marble finish, it’s the perfect combination of Art Deco, industrial and ornate.

This very beautiful but versatile desk is 57 inches wide, 30 inches high and 24 inches deep. The symmetrical design has three drawers on each side for hanging file storage to boot. One thing to note is that depending on the color, it may take a few weeks to ship. However, if you get it delivered to your home, they will assemble it in the room of your choice.

We also like Joss & Main’s Chrissy Desk. It’s made of solid and faux wood with reliable pin-connected joinery, and you can choose from maroon wash, smoked wood or white lacquer finishes. The workstation has two small drawers on each side, plus a pull-out keyboard tray.

Not only that, but there is a hidden cable management compartment with a built-in charger on the back that doubles as a tablet stand. Please note that the Chrissy measures 60 x 30 x 24 inches and weighs 127 pounds. The table is expensive and you’ll have to assemble some at home, but it may be worth the investment in the feature-rich design.

If you want the option to stand (but probably not all the way), use the adjustable model. Poppin’s L Series desks come in three sizes, ranging from 47 inches to 72 inches in width. We also like that each size can be adjusted from 25 inches to 50.5 inches tall.

This well-designed workstation plugs into a standard outlet and features an LED control panel that makes adjustments easy at the push of a button. The price is high and there isn’t any storage space. However, the L Series meets BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) standards for durability and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Need a larger surface or more storage space? Use the Cuuba Libre Service Desk. Although it’s not solid wood, this L-shaped workstation is constructed with tongue-and-groove joinery for added durability. Thanks to the finished back, you can not only place it in a corner, but even reorient it.

The main table is 55 inches wide, 30 inches high and 23 inches deep, and then an additional piece extends another 23 inches. The Cuuba Libre has plenty of storage space, including a cabinet, a spacious drawer and two shelves. There is also a hole on the back to hide your power cord.

Using a limited square footage? The Dock Desk may be just that. It’s 35.5 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 36 inches high (including the included kitchen cabinet).

Although this table comes in one color, it’s versatile enough to match a variety of design styles. The compact size is perfect for a small office, teenage bedroom, bonus room or guest room. Keep in mind that assembly is required, but should be quick and easy.

Homary’s Mular Desk has three drawers on one side. The wide pull-out provides plenty of space to store your pens, paper, files, batteries, power cords and other essentials. Not only that, but the drawers can be placed on either side.

While we wish this table came in more colors, we like the rounded corners and ultra-modern style. It comes in two widths, 47 or 63 inches. Just a heads up, shipping can take a few weeks, depending on the size you get. While the larger one is pricey, Mular offers a three-year warranty.

Oglethorpe is another great option for saving space. This floating desk is 63 inches wide with a generous surface. Although it’s only 12 inches deep, you can place your keyboard in the center compartment and store office supplies in the side cabinets. There’s also a cable management cutout for a clean, streamlined look.

This versatile workstation is made of faux wood and is available in eight finishes. The lightweight design and included wall anchors ensure stability and can support up to 77 pounds. It definitely requires two people to install, so make sure you have a partner on hand before attempting the installation.

Do you need something for your home office? Nathan James’ Telos Desk may be your best bet. This Scandinavian-style piece is made of wood and features a contrasting white finish and built-in drawers.

Measuring 42 x 29 x 20 inches, it’s large enough for a monitor and keyboard, but compact enough for small spaces. You’ll have to keep the Telos Desk at home, but if you buy from Amazon, you can add expert assembly to your order. The price is very reasonable, and to sweeten the deal, it comes with a lifetime warranty.

The Jive Desk is perfect for students, telecommuters and large offices with cubicles or shared workstations. It has a high-pressure laminate finish and is available in your choice of five faux wood finishes. In addition, the recyclable metal column legs are available in a range of neutral colors and character tones.

You can choose from 48 or 60 inches wide and 24 or 30 inches deep, in four size configurations. Please note that you must assemble the desk yourself, and it does not have any storage space. Still, there’s a lot to love about this simple desk and the company that makes it. Haworth has a zero-waste headquarters and strives to make its design as sustainable as possible.