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Best desks in 2020: Create the perfect home office environment

Best desks: Create the perfect home office environment
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Discover the best desks for working from home in our handy guide.

If you're anything like us, your daily commute into a comfortable office with ordinary desks has been abruptly interrupted. With home working having been thrust so unexpectedly onto us, we wouldn't blame you if your home office currently consists of a fairly unergonomic sofa and your work laptop expertly balanced on a cushion (no, that's definitely not what we're doing right now…). 

However, if your back is screaming in protest, or you just think you'll work better with a dedicated home working environment, then you might want to think about ordering one of our picks for the best desks. 

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Whether you're looking for something sleek and stylish, or something functional and practical, we've rounded up the best desks to help you create the perfect home working environment for as long as you need it.

To choose the right desk for your space, make sure you choose exactly where you want it to go and use a measuring tape to work out what size will be best. 

Best desks for working from home

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01. Tribesigns Modern Minimalist Desk

Simple, sleek and sturdy – everything you need for home working


Sturdy and robust
Adjustable feet for uneven flooring
Affordable price

This simple and reasonably priced desk from Tribesigns is perfect for home working – and its industrial design means it'll be a pleasant addition to your home. If you're short on space, this desk might be perfect for you. Available at either 47 inches or 55 inches wide, this desk is great for those small nooks and crannies in your house that haven't been fully utilized before. 

While you can't adjust the height of the desk, the feet do have adjustable pads that you can use to keep the desk stable on uneven floors. 

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02. Convenience Concepts Designs2Go Trestle Desk

Complete with built-in storage, this is great space-saver

Built-in shelves

This desk from Convenience Concepts is another great option for those short on space. Not only does it also clock in at just 47 inches wide, it also has some built-in shelving for you to store your home office essentials and keep the surface clutter-free. We love the stylish design, and there's even a range of colors to suit your home decor too!

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03. Ergotron Workfit-TL

Keep fit with this adjustable standing desk topper

Good for your back
A little expensive

If you've running short of space to fit an entirely new piece of furniture in your house, why not invest in a desk topper instead. This one from Ergotron is height-adjustable, which means you can transform it into a standing desk with ease. The lowest setting is about an inch above your existing surface, and the topper can then be raised up by an extra 15 inches. 

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04. SHW Vista corner desk

This modular L-shaped desk is great for home working

Easy to transport
Stylish smoked glass
No storage
Can't adjust height

If you're a fan of L-shaped desks, but you don't have a huge amount of space, the SHW Vista desk might be the right option for you. It divides into three sections, so it can be assembled in a small space. While you might need to dedicate a bit of time to screwing all of the sections together, the glass-tempered results will be more than worth the effort.

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05. Better Homes & Gardens Lindon Place desk

This L-shaped desk is a great option for those with more space

Oodles of storage
Caddy for computer tower
Relatively expensive

This L-shaped desk is a little more expensive, but it's a great option for those with more space who are looking for a long-term investment. The industrial wood and metal finish is a stylish option for your home office, while the top shelves are the perfect space to store things away. This Better Homes & Gardens desk even has a caddy to store away a desktop tower.

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06. Jual Curve Desk

A stylish design built with laptops in mind

Distinctive design
Would struggle to fit a desktop computer

This desk has a distinctive design that will definitely turn a few heads. The real oak veneer and white safety glass construction will appeal to those wanting to add something modern and fresh to their home office. However, it's probably more suitable to those with laptops than larger desktop computers, so you might want to give this one a miss if you've got bulky equipment. 

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