Home Office Desk Design Ideas That Make Remote Work Even More Comfortable

Home Office Desk Design Ideas That Make Remote Work Even More Comfortable

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By Alex Mikayelyan November 26, 2021

Remote work has gotten quite popular in recent years, especially when taking into consideration certain global events. More and more individuals are working from the comfort of their homes, but unfortunately, not everyone’s home is designed to accommodate an office. Working with your laptop on your lap is comfortable, but it’s not as productive. Having to hunch over the coffee table is an alternative, but a painful one. So, having a desk or working station at home is the best option.

With the rise of at-home workers, home desks have taken the spotlight. Homeowners are coming up with some very nifty home office desk designs that challenge our ideas of what a home office could and should be. These designs not only take aesthetics or style into account but also offer solutions for homeowners working with less space. So, here is just a small sample of the possibilities you have at creating a gorgeous at-home office desk that each come with their own benefits and unique features.

Old School Wooden Desk with Hutch

The Classic Desk Design That Comes with Many Features

The Classic Desk Design That Comes with Many Features

Few things in life can replace the classics. Even if you’re not a fan of old-school design trends, you must admit there is something very attractive about a classic wooden desk with that spacious hutch on the back. Add a cozy leather desk chair and you have yourself a home office setup that oozes with tradition. Other features that are often included in these old-school designs are a foldable desktop, a rolltop door with a lock, and ornate handles that may not be trendy, but are timeless in their own way. The one downside to these old-school desks is that they tend to be very bulky; these desks work best in dedicated offices and libraries, or in large bedrooms or living rooms that can accommodate their bulkier design. 

Ergonomic Wall Mounted Workstation

How to Maximize Space Without Skimping on Workspace

How to Maximize Space Without Skimping on Workspace

Working from home means you’re most likely not going to have the same amount of room as you do in an open and spacious office. When every inch of extra space matters, the wall-mounted variant is a very clever workaround. You’ve likely seen wall-mounted desks and shelves in offices, libraries, and even stores. But they also work perfectly in private offices and study rooms, where they jut out of the wall, without any legs below them. This means you have more room to store things under the desk without the legs getting in the way. Wall-mounted desks can also be foldable, which makes them even more ergonomic, as they can be built into your living or dining room cabinetry. So when you need to work, you can simply open up the cabinet, revealing the desk and when you’re finished, just fold it back up and it turns back into a cabinet. 

Cozy Corner Desk

Fitting the Desk Into the Tightest Rooms

Fitting the Desk Into the Tightest Rooms

If you have a small home office but need as much desk room as possible, there is a great desk design that maximizes both comfort and workspace: the corner desk. For a traditional rectangular desk to offer as much space as a corner variant, it would take up a large chunk of the room, creating clutter and making it difficult to move around. Corner desks, on the other hand, don’t get in your way as they fit into the corner, giving you both room to move around and enough desk space for all your tasks. 

Bookshelf Insert

The Two-In-One Bookshelf Desk Setup

The Two-In-One Bookshelf Desk Setup

While not all homes come with an extra room that acts as a dedicated office or study, many homes do come with a bookshelf wall. The bookshelves themselves are too small for you to work on and don’t offer any legroom. But a call to your local carpenter could fix that. They can rearrange the bookshelves in such a way that there is enough space in the middle to place a wide enough desk tabletop that will accommodate your remote work tasks. The best part about the bookshelf insert is that it eliminates the need for desk drawers and cabinets since you can use the bookshelves themselves as storage.

Rustic Living Room Setup

How to Create an Office In the Living Room

How to Create an Office In the Living Room

Many homeowners make do with what they have. They may not have a separate room they can dedicate to their work or study. But what they do have is a spacious living room. All they need is a small rustic desk that harkens back to the era of the lonesome writer tapping away on their metallic typewriter. Rustic desks work quite well in Scandinavian or Japandi interiors, which put more emphasis on minimal design features and ornamentation, focusing more on the natural wood textures, colors, as well as decorative potted plants. 

Window Nook

How Having a Window Closeby Can Help Your Work Process

How Having a Window Closeby Can Help Your Work Process

Another fantastic design for a computer desk that many homeowners have used for their remote work is the bright and sunny window nook. Sometimes, all you need to get all your work done is a little sunshine. Modern offices, though striving for maximum employee comfort, may not always provide the amount of natural light that is needed to give the brain that jolt of energy and inspiration it needs to get the work done. A great place to put your desk is right under a window. This way you get plenty of sunlight and won’t have to disrupt your work to go outside and catch a few rays. So if you happen to have an unused alcove with a window, hire a carpenter to create a wall-mounted desk that fits perfectly into the alcove’s dimensions and you have yourself a bright home office that does not need a separate room to satisfy all your work-related needs.

Loft Design 

The Loft Desk That Works so Well In Modern Interiors

The Loft Desk That Works so Well In Modern Interiors

What makes the loft design aesthetic so attractive to homeowners is its simplicity, practicality, and that iconic contrasting black and beige color palette. The loft work-from-home desk is no different and follows this aesthetic to a tee. The key is to use grainy black metal legs with a bright solid wood finish tabletop, which contrast each other. The loft office desk also follows this design philosophy by not including many shelves or drawers. However, its spacious desktop should provide plenty of workspace and storage, but still retain the signature loft simplicity.

Foldable and Mobile Office Table

The Convenience of Having a Foldable Office Table

The Convenience of Having a Foldable Office Table

A very important element to consider when designing your at-home desk or workspace as a whole is convenience. The more convenient your home office setup is, the more efficiently you’ll work. So for homes that have very little room to spare for a full-fledged office space the foldable desk and chair is the most convenient option for remote workers. When you’re getting ready for work, simply unfold it, place it somewhere in the room, and get your work done. When you’re finished with it, just fold it back up and stow it in the closet or even under the couch where it won’t disrupt the flow of the room. Many individuals, when they hear the word “foldable” tend to think of that kitsch, cheap tables that are rough around the edges and downright ugly. But they can be so much more than that. Fashionable and designer foldable desks are widely available and they come in a variety of styles to suit your interior, be it sleek and minimal for contemporary designs, or more rustic for farmhouse or cottage interiors.

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Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan

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