Home Office Desks & Writing Desks

The desk is arguably the most important piece of home office furniture you can buy. Your desk provides you with a literal and figurative platform to work out great ideas and complete workaday tasks that are nonetheless essential. Pottery Barn’s home office desks and writing desks are all carefully designed to provide you with a sturdy, comfortable work surface so you can get to work without worrying about poor furniture construction. Available in a variety of different shapes, sizes and styles, our desks fit right into any office space. From spacious corner desks to compact secretary and wall desk styles, we have a variety of options for you to consider as you build your ideal home office.

With a variety of options that match with other pieces from our office furniture collections, we give you the opportunity to pick and choose pieces to build the perfect setup for your needs. Consider perusing our modular systems to complement your desk selection. You can find supplementary storage space, extra shelves, hutches and other pieces that can add functionality and organizing space to your office area. Think carefully about what your ideal work day would look like while you shop around. Do you want to be able to access various files and papers without having to move around too much? Is it important for you to be able to stand for part of the day and sit for the rest? With so many different desk configurations and options available in our collections, it will be easy for you to build a functional workspace.

Combining your desk with other functional office furniture pieces is important for creating a useful home office, but you can also spend time thinking about what you want the room to look like from a style perspective. If style is an element of comfort for you, don’t neglect your taste. You can bring an antique-chic flavor into your office with desks that include inspired design details from sources like steamer trunks and early 20th-century printer’s offices. If you prefer a more modern flair, we have desk options with minimalistic or midcentury detailing that will stand the test of time in your home. Don’t forget to pick out a stylish and comfortable chair to coordinate with your new desk, too.

Keeping your desk organized is an essential part of allowing yourself to enjoy the beautiful new piece of furniture you’ve selected for your office. While many of our desks are generously appointed with drawers, cabinets and other compartments to allow you to keep it all together, that alone isn’t always enough. You can take additional steps to combat desktop clutter and disorganization in order to make your workspace as relaxing and serene as possible. Pair your desk with a matching file cabinet made out of durable, classic wood in a finish that best suits your style. Having a dedicated space to stow everything from electronics manuals to important contracts and client communication records can be of great assistance in your quest to keep your office neat and tidy.

With the ability to keep your desktop free and clear of clutter, you’ll have the ability to use your desk for work, to spread out and get comfortable if you need to. But if most of your work happens on a computer, you can also use your desktop for decoration and further organization. Our beautifully designed office accessories give your office that final bit of polish that blends form and function, allowing you to increase efficiency while also increasing your aesthetic enjoyment of the room.