Tips for Choosing an Office Desk

The right office desk can make your home workspace more functional and stylish. No matter your preferred style or how much space you're working with, you can find a home office desk to suit your needs at Pottery Barn.

Types of Desks for Your Home Office

  • Computer Desks: These desks are great for the home office because they're large enough to accommodate a desktop or laptop computer. Some have enough space for a printer and other office equipment. Many of the computer desks in the selection at Pottery Barn are equipped with a sliding tray to hold your keyboard and drawers for storing papers and other items. These desks come in a variety of materials, such as metal and wood. They're also available in a range of stylish colors, including white, black and natural wood.
  • Writing Desks: Another type of desk to consider is a writing desk. This type of desk usually has a simple design and is often made from wood for a warm, classic look. Some writing desks have drawers for holding pens, pencils and stationery. When it comes to size, these desks range from compact to oversized. They offer plenty of surface space for comfortable writing and are big enough to hold a desk lamp as well.
  • Multipurpose Desks: Many of the home office desks at Pottery Barn are multipurpose, meaning they can be used as computer desks and writing desks. When choosing a desk, consider the size of the room. If the room is large, then you'll want a larger desk to help fill the space. Small rooms can benefit from a corner desk, which lets you maximize your space while providing plenty of room to work.

Office Desk Accessories

When shopping for a new desk for your home office, you might also want to pick up an office chair to go with it. If you plan to use your workspace for hours at a time, look for an adjustable ergonomic chair that has lumbar support. These chairs come in a variety of materials, from leather and faux leather to fabric. To keep your desk organized, consider some accessories like a letter bin or file stand.

Check out the array of desks at Pottery Barn to discover the right one for you. Whether you like traditional furnishings or something more modern, there's an office desk that coordinates with your design style and preferred home office setup.