The ideal desk for productive work
Your home office is the place where you turn creativity into productive work. For this, you need the proper furniture. Enough space for your perfect desk, a comfy office chair, and as many cabinets as you need.
When you’re sitting comfortably, chances are you’ll be a lot more productive. Here at vidaXL, we have a great range of desks that will suit your home office needs. We also offer desks that fit perfectly in a child’s bedroom.
Which type of desk do I need?
If you are looking for a new desk, there are a few things to think about. When placing a computer or laptop on it, there should be enough space for papers and office supplies. Does the desk fit in the room? If you need a large tabletop but floor space may be an issue, a corner desk is the ideal solution. Adjust the desk correctly. The right working posture is extremely important to avoid strain injuries.
Besides regular desks with a tabletop and maybe a few drawers, you’ll find a variety of computer desks here at vidaXL. These desks have spacious tabletops and slide-out shelves for your keyboard. The tabletop is extra wide, so you will have plenty of space to keep your papers and stationery. Some computer desks have a metal frame with a shelf, which is ideal when you want to keep your books close. Other computer desks are adapted for laptop use and have castors for moving it around with ease.
Writing desk / secretaire
A writing desk is a statement piece. At vidaXL, you can find writing desks in various shapes and styles. Some writing desks come in a compact design, made of quality chipboard. It’s a great workstation with drawers that will fit in a modern design.
The second option of writing desks is the secretaire. With fine structure lines and a design that follows different styles, the secretaire is what you need in cosy home office. Constructed from solid mango, acacia, or oak wood, our writing desks are amazing. Some feature metal legs, which makes them perfect for industrial interiors. Others have lovely drawers in a design that shines in a farmhouse inspired décor.
If you have a small home office, a corner desk might be just right for you. Luckily, at vidaXL we have plenty of stylish options. Choose one with a sliding keyboard section and two open shelves, for practicality.
Or go for a glossy white rotatable design. Adjust this unique desk into a corner desk to fit different room layouts. Ideal in smaller rooms, this corner desk offers plenty of room for your computer and anything else you need.
Another option is the L-shaped desk with metal legs. Made from high-quality chipboard and sturdy metal legs, this desk is sturdy and durable. It also fits perfectly in an industrial design.
Gaming fans know how important spacious tabletops are. For a smooth gaming session, you’ll need some features that bring comfort. Get a gaming desk with an extra wide tabletop and slide-out shelves for your keyboard. Constructed from quality materials, our gaming desks mix chipboard tops with sturdy metal frames.
What’s the perfect desk style for my home office?
Everybody needs a home office these days. You can use it to work from home or focus on your hobbies. Regardless of how you use your home office, this is where you need to feel inspired. To get your creativity going, the home office needs to match your favourite design. That’s why you’ll find amazing desks at vidaXL that fit in various interior styles.
For a classic looking home office, we recommend some of our popular desks. One option is the double pedestal desk in white. This simple design recreates a classic vibe for your office. For a warm working atmosphere, take a look at our Sonoma oak desks. They brighten up every office space, allowing a comfortable position.
A modern home office needs a high gloss desk. A white glossy desk can help make your room look more spacious. Or, if you’re looking for a dramatic statement, we recommend a black high gloss desk made from chipboard. Go for a model with only one storage shelf to keep the minimalist design.
For when you need more space, go for a rotatable design a dark grey high gloss desk. You can adjust it into a corner desk to suit your room’s layout.
Industrial style desk
When designing a home office, the industrial style is something to think of. The clean looking décor shows details that stand out. For this type of home office, we have great solutions. Choose a writing desk with drawer made of oak and a simple metal structure and legs. It looks sturdy and strong, perfect in an industrial design.
Another option is a desk with a shelving unit. The metal base painted in white makes the oak top look nice and clean. This way, you get an industrial vibe in your office, but with a bit of warmth.
Home office desks in various materials
The materials you choose for your desk determine the look of your home office. vidaXL’s collection of desks has a variety of materials for you to pick your favourite.
Desks made from solid wood are timeless. With a classic look, these desks are sturdy and made to last. Here you have several options. You can choose pinewood because it’s light and subtle. Paulownia wood and poplar wood are both used to build durable desks. Then there’s the solid mahogany, a tropical hardwood with a beautiful colour. Opt for a writing desk made from solid acacia wood with dark honey finish. Or if you’re looking for a unique grain and finish, go for solid reclaimed wood or recycled teak.
MDF is a very popular material used in furniture. That’s because it lightweight, durable, and easy to maintain It’s also a beautiful material that can have every colour you can think of. We have desks based on a metal frame and MDF tabletop or shelving. These have been painted to take the colour of natural wood like oak. Pick the ideal MDF desk from vidaXL and get the same quality as wooden desks for more affordable prices.
With a very modern design, our glass desks make such a great addition to your home office. A beautiful option when you don’t need a computer console, a glass desk is the way to go. All of them have a sturdy metal base in different designs. What makes our glass desks stand out is the glass top painted in various patterns. Get a glass desk to make your home study stand out.
For a home office with an industrial vibe, choose a metal desk. Our steel desks are modern and sturdy. Pick one in black for a bit of drama. Made of premium steel, this desk features 3 smoothly sliding drawers. It is easy to clean and maintain, so you’ll enjoy it for years to come.
How big should my desk be?
We spend too many hours sitting in front of a computer. Besides having a creative and stylish home office, we need a comfortable desk. To adopt a healthy position while sitting, there are some things we need to think of:
The standard desk is 120x60 cm big, with a 77cm height. Depending on your type of work, you can opt for a smaller one (80x40 cm) when only using a laptop. A computer console takes more space and can be 150x75 cm. This size ensures enough space for your desktops and everything you need around you.
The height of a desk doesn’t really differ but follow the standard size of a regular table. That is between 72 and 80cm. Most of vidaXL desks have a height of 77cm. Due to adjustable desk chairs, you can decide which height is better for a good posture
The height of a desk doesn’t really differ but follow the standard size of a regular table. That is between 72 and 80cm. Most of vidaXL desks have a height of 77cm. Due to adjustable desk chairs, you can decide which height is better for a good posture.
If you’re going for a writing desk and use only a laptop, then your desk’s depth can start at 40cm. The standard depth of a desk is 50cm. Otherwise, if you need more tabletop space for your computers and screens, you can opt for a corner desk of 70cm depth.
Cleaning tips for your desk
Are you snacking at your desk? Or did your cup of tea leave a ring on your wooden desk? Don’t worry, all vidaXL desks are easy to clean and maintain. We use only high-quality materials, so you can enjoy your desk for a long time.
If you choose a glass or metal desk, then cleaning it is super simple. Dust it occasionally with a dry cloth. In case of stains, a damp cloth is all you need. For wooden or MDF desks, we recommend using coasters to protect the wood against stains. But accidents happen so this is what you need to do if you stain your desk. Mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil and apply the mixture to the glass ring or water stain with a clean cloth. Wipe it in the direction of the wood grain and use a dry cloth after. Blow-dry it or leave it to dry naturally.
Where should I place my desk?
You’re in the middle of designing your home office and don’t know where to place your desk. We have several tips to think of for the best, most productive position of your desk.
Avoid distractions. Place your desk to face a wall if you’re easily distracted. Use a mood board on the wall you’re facing for inspiration.
Take advantage of the view. For a more creative working environment, place your desk to face a window.
How much does a desk cost?
The price of your future desk depends on what you need it for. Your budget is also important. Its material, shape, size, and purpose define the cost of your desk. At vidaXL you can find a desk for any budget. If you’re on a tight budget, we’ve got you covered, but if you’re willing to spend some more, we’ve also got everything you need. This varied collection allows you to choose the right desk for your budget and your home office.
Quick tip: How to have and keep a good posture at your desk?
Make sure you have great support for your lower back by properly adjusting your chair.
Keep your feet flat on the floor.
Place your screen at eye level.
Keep a straight wrist while using the mouse and place the keyboard right in front of you.
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