Choosing the Perfect Desk for Your Home Office

new traditional home office desk - love the metal and interesting design details!
Curated Pembroke Desk | Woven Seagrass Chair

January is always the month of fresh starts, and big goals for getting organized. And that might mean you’re finally ready to get that home office set up, or sneak a dedicated work space into another room.

Now it’s just a matter of finding the perfect desk.

And, honestly, there’s not a big list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to choosing one. But there are some things to consider…

What’s your style?

The way a desk looks won’t necessarily impact it’s function, but it will change the way you feel about your space.

A home office desk that reflects your style and makes you feel good about your work area makes for a better mood and more productivity.

{TIP: Deciding your design style prior to shopping will help narrow your choices, and minimize shopping time.}

Love the contrast of the sleek, clean lines of this home office desk against the rustic wood wall.
Hayworth Console Desk

Sizing things up.

We always stress how important it is to measure before buying any furniture, and that applies to your home office desk too.

  • Measure.  Will the desk physically fit in the space?
  • How about visually? Does it feel in scale with the room size and other furniture (if any) in it?
  • Is the desk surface sufficient for your needs?

Power play.

It’s safe to say that between laptops, phones, and tablets, most of us won’t be able to work for long without a power source.

Analyze your power needs and consider a desk that’s fully equipped with outlets and USB ports to make staying plugged in a piece of cake.

Rustic modern home office desk - love this fresh neutral space!
Perspectives Desk (Sun-Drenched Acacia Finish) | Emilia Side Chair

Have a seat.

Even though the desk chair isn’t part of the desk, it is an essential piece of the puzzle, and may help you narrow your choices.

Style-wise, it can be fun to mix up the look with a “non-office” chair, but some desks may require an adjustable office chair for you to get the right fit.  Best to know this before you purchase.

So, choose your chair and then sit at the desk to make sure the height works for you.

Got storage?

Think about how you’ll be using the desk to determine type and quantity of storage needed.

  • Is a center drawer with a pencil tray sufficient, or do you need more?
  • Will you have files that require a file drawer?
  • How about a center drop front drawer for storing a keyboard?

If you need lots of storage close at hand, a desk with a hutch may be a perfect solution.  And, if your space can accommodate it, having more than one desk allows for even more storage and flexibility.

home office desk with storage hutch. Getting organized.
Camden Executive Desk and Hutch

Which room are you focused on getting (and keeping) organized this year?

Find the perfect home office desk on our website, or shop the complete selection in our showrooms!

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