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Home Office Desk Ideas for Anyone and Any Space

If you need to get some work done at home, you'll be far more productive with a well thought-out home office desk. Check out these brilliant home office desk ideas.

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Home Office Desk Ideas

A desk serves many functions in a home. Whether you work from home or simply use your desk for online shopping and checking your email, you need a desk that does what you want, when you want it to. Here are 12 home office desk ideas suited for your specific needs.

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Murphy Bed Desk Combo

If you’re tight on living space or need your guest room to double as an office, here’s a piece of furniture you’ll want to check out. This bed quickly converts to a desk without increasing its footprint. When you switch it back to a bed, the desk stays level so you can leave all your stuff on it!

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Standing Desk

This is the best-selling standing desk on Amazon, and it features an easy height-adjustable workspace. This standing desk has large 35-4/10 in. desktop that’s designed for dual-monitor computer workstations, and it smoothly and quickly adjusts to any height between 6-2/10 in. and 19-1/10 in. Added features include wire clips and ties for cable management, and a removable keyboard tray. If you’re on a budget, here’s how to make an ultra simple and cheap standing desk. Plus: If you tend to work late into the night, you might also want to get yourself a monitor light bar.

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Desk for Storage

This L-shaped computer desk offers plenty of storage space and promises to be a stunning focal point in your home office. This simple and stylish piece features thick panels and clean lines in a natural wood-look finish. The desktop offers a spacious work surface to do paperwork or tap away on your computer. Below, it also features two medium storage drawers and a convenient lateral file drawer to help keep you organized. The secondary surface offers additional work space with extra adjustable shelves for a printer, books, and files.

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Office in a Closet

Is your home office a mess? Do you need a spot to organize your kids’ schoolwork and projects? Or do you just want to get your office stuff out of sight when you have guests? We’ll show you how to solve all these problems by turning a spare closet into a super-organized office. The office has spacious drawers and shelves, bright lighting and a large desktop. Plus you hide all office clutter when you close the closet doors.

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Ultra-Space Saving Desk

This wall-mounted desk will save you valuable floor space. When on the wall, it looks like a cabinet, and when you’re in need of a work space, simply fold it out to reveal a handy desk with an open storage area and shelves. No room for furniture? Check out these multifunctional furniture pieces.

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Desk Suite for a Large Home Office

With practical features and a stylish design, the Bush Furniture Somerset L-Shaped Desk with Hutch and Bookcase delivers ample workspace for the home office. This desk suite features a pullout shelf that’s perfect for a keyboard or laptop; a vertical storage cabinet; box and file drawers; a five-shelf bookcase; and a storage hutch that mounts to either side of the L-shaped desk. The hutch has a large open compartment for books, binders or decorations, and two frosted glass doors for concealed storage. This desk suite comes in many colors, including Hansen Cherry, Mocha Cherry, Maple Cross and Ash Gray finishes.

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Desk on a Budget

This desk has a modern style with an amazing price tag. This desk is great for homes in need of a space-saving furniture and retails for right around $62. An additional storage bag is included with this desk to help with organization. Unfortunately this desk doesn’t feature any drawers, so you’ll have to spend a bit more for a desk with more storage space.

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DIY Home Office Swing-Out Desk

Does it seem like you’re always shuffling through piles of paper to find that unpaid electric bill or your daughter’s soccer schedule? Do your dining table and kitchen countertops come with a permanent layer of paper? Free them up by building this compact home office center. It features a large desktop, swing-out work area, plenty of drawers and storage, open bookshelves, a large bulletin board and an easy cord organizer.

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Living Room Office Desk

For those who like to get their office work done on the couch, check out this lift-top storage coffee table. This coffee table desk allows you to store your belongings out of sight. It also features an extending top that lifts up to provide a floating raised work surface, and a drawer with smooth slides that offers extra storage space for magazines, pens, supplies and remotes.

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Stylish Desk

This two-tiered Mid-Century Art Display Desk creates a spot for writing, reading or catching up on emails. Put your favorite office items on display in the walnut shelving unit in this stylish mid-century desk. Set up the desk anywhere in your home — your bedroom, living room, office or kitchen — for the perfect mini-office.

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Desk for Small Home Office

If you don’t have room for an actual home office, or you have to squeeze your work area into a small space, work with what you’ve got. If you have enough room, consider this desk idea. It features two large storage compartments and a reclaimed wood top. And it’s only 40 in. long by 19 in. wide by 30 in. tall.

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Best Desk for Any Office

This Mid-Century smart wall desk is perfect for any office, combining timeless style with durable craftsmanship. Constructed from kiln-dried solid eucalyptus wood and engineered wood with an Acacia wood veneer, it’s exceptionally durable and made to last for years to come. This highly functional desk also has a USB power strip, integrated LED lighting and a handy cork board. Build out your office desk storage with these matching bookshelves.

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