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Desks are vital for any productive home office. They provide a dedicated workspace to help you remain on-task, a home base to keep your important files, and a place to relax after a productive day. Whether you’re looking for a small corner desk or a large, stately desk to ace as a centerpiece for your home office, Furniture Fair has what you need.

What to Consider when Choosing a Desk


The first thing you need to consider when choosing a desk that will work for you is what you need to use it for. For example, if you have multiple monitors, a lot of files, and other items, you need a desk with a lot of space and storage options. However, if you primarily work with a single laptop and not much else, a small computer desk may be all you need.


How much space do you have to work with? If you have a large room available for your home office, you have a wide variety of options for the desk that you choose. However, if your space is limited, every square inch counts. This is especially true if you need storage options as well as a work surface. Remember, you will also need a desk chair, so keep this in mind when measuring out your space.


Do you need separate storage for your items? Some desks come with drawers built into the desk, while others don’t. If you need vital supplies such as pens, papers, and other items in arm’s reach, you need to make sure you have ample storage options that will allow you to work more efficiently.


While the functionality of desks is important, it should still fit in with your personal style. Like any piece of furniture, desks are an investment. You shouldn’t invest in something that you won’t love for years to come. Whether you prefer a contemporary or classic style, Furniture Fair has something that you’ll love.


Your desk should be a comfortable place to work. If you choose one that is too large, small, tall, or short, you could harm your body over a long period of time. Most people spend an average of 8 hours a day at their desk – you don’t want to be uncomfortable. Follow our tips below to choose a desk that is ergonomically right for you:

  • Your desk should leave plenty of room for your legs. Most desks are between 29-30 inches tall.
  • Make sure the edge of the desk isn’t too sharp to prevent unnecessary pressure on the inner arm/wrist.
  • The surface height of the desk should allow you to relax your shoulders while your arms are on the desk.

Desk Materials


Wood is a common material that many desks are made of. They are durable, high-value, and available in a wide variety of colors, grains, and textures. Many wood desks are sealed to maintain their quality and protect the surface from dents and scuffs. They also fit with a variety of décor options!


When many people think of laminate, they think of their grandparent’s kitchen floor from the 1980s. However, the laminate used for desks isn’t like the low-quality product of the past. Laminate desks are scratch-resistant and come in a variety of patterns that look authentic. They are resistant to water, therefore making them hygienic and resistant to bacteria.

Glass & Acrylic

Glass desks are classy and fashionable. Although they may be prone to fingerprints, glass desks give the illusion of taking up very little space. They give a very clean, open feel to a room, making them a great option for those who don’t have a lot of space. However, glass can be prone to chipping and shattering. For a less brittle option, many tend to choose acrylic instead.


Metal desks make a statement in any room. They are easy to clean, durable, and are sometimes more affordable than a natural wood desk. If you have a high-impact job or simply want to set a more industrial tone for your office, a metal desk might be the right choice for you.

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Whether you’re looking for a stately executive desk or a small workspace for your home, Furniture Fair has the options you need. Stop into one of our locations today to find the perfect desk for you!