As you may have realized by this point, my jobs and projects involve me sitting at a desk for the most part of my day. And this means that I should really think of investing in a proper desk. But what is a proper desk, you may ask. Well, to me, a proper desk must be practical. This means that it must have enough of a surface so that I can work in a relaxed manner. It has to be of a proper height in relation to my desk chair so that I can sit properly. And I would also like a few shelves or drawers underneath, for a bit of storage space which I always seem to use.
But that is the practical side. I can’t just sit here and not admit that when purchasing a desk, I won’t judge it by its looks. I mean, come on! This entire blog is about judging furniture and other products based on their looks and design. Of course, we are never ignoring their practicality and usefulness. The point I am trying to make here is that I have and will always take looks into consideration, especially when it’s about my home.
And in the following lines you will see the results of my judgement. Both from a practical stand point and taking into consideration design, beauty, and looks. I think I did a pretty good job. And I will also argument every one of my choices, so that you can understand a bit of my judgement. Feel free to leave any comments and share your opinion on the matter.
Upton Home Red and Espresso Polaris Desk
This is a simple and gorgeous solution for when a small surface will suffice or is wanted / required. It will also add a dash of color to your home, making it a more warm and cozy environment. You can even use it as a bold move, in order to add color to a neutral or non-color space.
Cami White 3-drawer Writing Desk
This is a simple, white and conventional piece. The design fits in with any design choice, modern or elegant. And the drawers are actually the key to why I choose this desk. They are big enough for the storage of your work supplies. But small enough to blend into the design and not stand out as a sore eye.
Retro Turquoise and Grey Writing Desk
For those of you more outgoing, who enjoy more than a splash of color in your house, this is the perfect desk for you. The lovely turquoise color in combination with the gray legs are a beautiful combination in my opinion. More so, I think the colors match perfectly the retro style and design of the desk. The two small drawers on the side make it an even better choice for a work space and blend in very well.
Renate Wood / Metal Office Desk
The combination of wood and metal makes this desk a perfect selection for a variety of designs. You can make it fit in an industrial space, a modern one and even a classic look, if you combine it with the right accessories. The open space shelves on either side make this desk a more integral part of you room. Mainly because you can use them for storing more than your office supplies. You can also use them for purely decorative purposes and you will still end up with a wonderful space.
This next desk comes from IKEA and it would be my first choice to buy out of this entire list. The only downside is that it is a little pricey, so it can’t just be bought on the spur of the moment. But let me tell you why I like it so much. First of all I love its simplicity. Secondly, I have to admit that I always prefer wooden desks to any other type, and this one fits right in. And last, but not least, I adore the fact that it has a small drawer in the middle. Even though you may not be able to store everything that you wanted in there, it is enough for the bare essentials. And that’s all it’s supposed to be.
The next desk also comes from IKEA. The black painted foundation combined with a pine wood top and the straight lines of its design make it a perfect choice for a modern surrounding. And even though it’s not painted in a bright color, it can still stand out as a striking and beautiful piece in any room. Of course, if you match it well with the right accessories.
This one is a little different but as gorgeous as the rest of them. Again from IKEA, this is known as a laptop table but can be used as a desk for a small space or simply if you don’t need that much room on your desk. It can be a light and refreshing touch to you home. The small shelf on the right can be used to store your laptop to keep you distraction free or just to store things that you need to keep close when you work.
Merritt 2 Drawer Writing Desk in Agate Green
A simple but striking piece of furniture, I found the Merritt Desk in the color of Agate Green on the Wayfair website. And I believe that it will add a touch of warmth to your home. Yes, I support my previous statement even though it comes in a cold color. This desk fits perfectly in my dream summer home by the sea. A place where you can find peace and quiet to do anything you like and get inspired to.
Jenna Writing Desk
It may be the last but it is definitively not least one on my list. A small and simple white desk may be just what you need sometimes. It can fit any space, style, design, and home. You have enough top space to do your work and two large enough shelves to store all your necessary items. When not used, it can simply be a wonderful way to display a few home accessories and it will not be a big bother or inconvenience to anyone.
For now I leave you with these picks and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Feel free to let me know what you think. I would love to hear if you have other preferences and if you’d like maybe another article with more specific types of desks. Thank you for taking the time to read my article and have a wonderful day!