Whether you work from home, run your own business or like to have a space where all your life admin can be kept organised, a serene and stylish office can become an essential room in the home. Choosing a designer desk will upgrade your home office, create a focal point in the room and introduce a comfortable environment in which to work from. Here we’ll look at some of the best designer desk options for a home office and what to consider before you buy.

Designer desks for home offices - what to look for

Brockwell Desk in oak

Brockwell Desk in oak

Purchasing a designer desk for your home office is an investment. You’ll want to ensure that you choose the ideal one for your needs and the aesthetic you hope to achieve. Taking the time to plan out your office, considering colour schemes, mapping out where each piece of furniture will go, and calculating how much storage you need will help you get a clearer picture of what you need in an office desk. Doing so can be helpful when it comes to whittling down the numerous options. So what are some other factors to consider when searching for the perfect home office desk?

Built-in or freestanding?

A built-in desk can be an excellent way to maximise on space. By building the desk into the room, you are taking advantage of all the available space and can tailor your desk to align with your specific requirements. You can also build additional storage around the desk area to keep the room clutter-free. Mixing bespoke, custom-built pieces with freestanding furniture allows you to create an eclectic look that perfectly suits your needs.

Wooden or glass top?

Covet Desk in Oak

Covet Desk in oak

A wooden office desk is robust and solid, bringing a calming, natural feel to the room. In fact, some studies have shown that wooden furniture in an office can bring about higher levels of productivity and well-being. Designer wooden desks can be sleek and professional, while simultaneously adding warmth to the room. Our Celine Desk offers simple, clean lines, hardwood legs, and internal storage and is available in a range of finishes.

A glass-topped desk can be a striking addition to your home office and help to draw light into the room. Being both smart and contemporary, glass-topped desks such as our Covet Desk is both functional and stylish.

Designer desks for small spaces

Finding the space for a home office within your property can often be challenging and many people have to carve out space in an existing room, a hallway area, or a landing. If you are short on space but still want to create a sophisticated designer look in your home office, you can opt for a designer desk with space-saving qualities to achieve a stylish look without making the room feel cramped or cluttered.

If this is the case, a wall-mounted desk can be a good solution, and choosing an attractive material such as oak can ensure the desk still looks appealing without dominating the area. When choosing a smaller desk, it’s still essential to ensure that it has sufficient depth to type comfortably. Otherwise, you could end up hurting your wrists. Our Mantis Desk, designed by Samuel Wilkinson, is sleek and compact and would look charming in a more compact home while still giving that designer look.

Positioning of your designer desk

Celine Desk in walnut and white

Celine Desk in walnut / white

If you have a more spacious area for your home office, making the desk the focal point by placing it in the centre, away from the walls, can draw the eye and make a statement. It also frees up space around the walls of the room to put up shelving and storage to create different working areas within the room. An important consideration if you do plan to position your designer desk centrally is to think about how to tidy away wires and cables so they don’t create a messy environment in the room. Our Brockwell Desk has an integrated cable tidy to keep your workspace organised and neat.

Experiment with colour

Why not experiment with colour to make your designer desk stand out? We all know that work can feel stressful and overwhelming at times, and while if you work in a communal office, you have to be subject to someone else’s choice, in your own home, you can create a colourful, beautiful workspace that keeps you feeling positive and energetic all day. Consider which colours inspire you, energise you or make you feel calm and add touches here and there to help bring about the ambience you desire as well as complement your designer desk even more.

Embrace a theme

If your office space has an overarching theme, ensure that the desk you choose fits your chosen aesthetic. There are many designer desk options for your home office, and if you have already styled your office a particular way, it’s vital to purchase a desk that compliments your current look. If you are redesigning your entire office space, the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing a desk. Whether you love a traditional look, are hoping to create a minimalist space, love the popular nordic style, or want to create a contemporary space, choosing a theme and selecting all your pieces based on this will help the end result look purposeful and pleasing.

Browse designer desks from Case Furniture today

A well-crafted stunning innovatively built designer desk combines both functionality and striking features to perfectly complement your space while also providing you with all the practical features you require. A good desk should be a comfortable place to work, have enough surface space for your needs, and look aesthetically pleasing too. If you are looking for a designer desk for your home office that’s been designed with care and is built to last, browse the range from Case Furniture today. Our team is on hand to help you if you have questions about our furniture or need further advice.