There are so many different study desks on the market. It can be hard to know which one is the best for work and study. So we went ahead and looked at some of the best study desks for both teachers and students. We’ll also provide tips on how to choose the right desk for your needs.
First, let’s talk about a home office or study room. Anyone who requires a desks needs something that is sturdy, spacious and well built enough to hold all their supplies such as textbooks, notebooks, pens, wires and tech. As we’ve both taught online at home and have college age students ourselves, we also prefer desks with plenty of drawers or shelves for extra storage space.
The best study desks for teachers and students tend to be those which are durable and built for actual work. Not simply to hold a computer and a few books as it collects dust in the corner.
Well built – no cheap material
Maybe this is just a sticking point for us, but we’re only suggesting desks that are well built and durable. Sure you can get something made out of particle board from Ikea that’s “good enough” for a desk in a computer room. But we’re looking for something that can be used for years to come, that looks great and is ideal for study and work.
As things become more and more digital, one great thing is that we have less stuff to store. But still, with a proper study desk you are going to want something that is well designed with adequate storage for your technology, books, writing utensils, notebooks and anything else you need for study and work.
This is optional to some degree as we know some prefer a minimalistic aesthetic and would prefer to use their own storage units.
Correct shape and size
L-desks are great for corners, there are even cleverly designed wall mount desks ideal for a small space. But if you’re looking for a study desk, we strongly suggest a traditional design in a dedicated space. That means a large surface area, drawers and storage cupboards built in.
The best study desks for students (and teachers) overall
When it comes to finding the best study desk for your needs, there are many factors to consider. The size of the desk, the type of material it is made from, if you’re putting in on top of a rug, and the features it includes are all important factors to think about. Here is out top pics to take into consideration:
- Cubiker Modern L-Shaped
- Tribesigns executive
- CubiCubi study desk
- Coleshome 47 Inch computer desk
- Lufeiya small study desk
- Homieasy L shaped desk
- CubiCubi computer desk
- Mr Ironstone gaming desk
- Eureka ergonomic Computer desk
- SHW Standing desk
- Vipek desk
- Rustic wooden desk
Cubiker modern L-shaped – massive workstation
This L Shaped Desk is perfect for any modern home. If you are short on space, this desk is ideal for you as it can be used for multiple purposes including working from home, playing board games, and spending time with family. The easy-to-follow instructions make assembly quick and easy.
This storage unit gives you enough space for your books, work documents and miscellaneous items. Plus, it can be attached to either side of the desk according to your preference. The iron hook is also the perfect way to organize your headset or backpack, so you can easily grab them when you need them.
Last, this desk has a little, dismountable monitor shelf can be installed on either side, depending on what you need. It can also serve as extra storage space.
- Our top choice for anyone wanting an L shaped desk.
- There are a lot of parts so it takes time to put together.
Tribesigns desk – executive workstation
This desk is big at 71 inches wide and more than adequate for most computers and office tasks. This study, workstation desk has a large platform that provides plenty of space for your monitor, printer, and other home office activities. It is also very suitable for use as a conference table or workstation in your conference room or reception room.
It can hold up to 900 lbs on top, is made of thick, laminated MDF, is both scratch resistant and waterproof. Last, it’s very easy to assemble and the build quality is outstanding.
- Just a great, high quality desk for work and study.
- It’s big, you need adequate space to use this desk.
CubiCubi Study Desk – Stylish and minimalistic
This desk is perfect for any home office and comes with ample storage space for all of your supplies. Plus, the contemporary design will add a touch of style to any room. So, if you’re in need of a new study/computer desk be sure to check this option out.
The storage bag and hook are additional features not typically found on many desk purchase options. To connect the frame, triangle iron and diagonal scaffold braces are used which is simple enough for one person to complete.
- Helpful side container for books, items, folders and more.
- Can put a rolling cart underneath.
- If you want drawers and bins, this desk is lacking.
Coleshome 47 Inch Computer Desk – Big surface area
If you are looking for a study desk with a massive surface area that will last for years, this desk from Coleshome is a great choice. We liked the 47 inch version in particular due to it’s vintage finish. This desk is made of high-quality materials and features a spacious work surface that is perfect for all your needs.
Plus, it comes at an affordable price, so you can get the perfect desk without breaking the bank. If you want to add on storage you will need to purchase a a rolling cart. But this table is quite large and you should be able to organize all your materials easily.
- Big! Seriously, we love how large and spacious this desk is for study, work, homework, writing a thesis and so forth.
- Vintage design is quite beautiful.
- No additional storage, but it’s designed for you to use a rolling cart.
Lufeiya small study desk – Good tech storage
This desk is designed for small spaces and offers a few clever storage options like a hook for your headsets when teaching or learning. Plus, it’s also very affordable. So, if you’re looking for something cost effective, this small desk may be a good choice.
The only thing we don’t care for with this desk is that it is made out of particle board. But given the design, price and quality we’re not surprised. The little hook for your headphones is actually surprisingly helpful as is the attached side holster for documents, books and folders. Overall, it’s a small, simplistic design that works.
- Budget friendly.
- Great storage options.
- Small, ideal for a small space.
- Made out of particle board.
Homieasy L shaped desk – Best corner desk
This L-shaped desk has a built-in power socket with 3 outlets and 2 USB ports, making it convenient to charge your laptop, tablet or smartphone. It is easy to fit snugly in a corner to maximize your limited space, which makes it ideal for small spaces.
With an industrial charm appearance, this modern simple desk will be a beautiful decor for any home office, bedroom, living room, game room or children’s room. It’s big, but not too big so for most spaces it will quite nicely. In addition, it’s quite simple to setup and assemble.
- Fits most corner spaces easily.
- Design matches most home office, study rooms.
- Can switch the shelving unit to the left of right.
- Assembly is a bit more complicated, nothing too difficult though.
CubiCubi computer desk – Great option with storage shelves
Looking for a space-saving computer desk with ample storage? This stylish desk has shelves that provide plenty of room for your computer and other office essentials. Plus, its compact design makes it perfect for small spaces.
This sleek computer desk comes with 3 tiers of storage shelves, perfect for organizing any knick-knacks. In addition is has a modern and simple style with an industrial charm appearance, making it a beautiful addition to your home office or study room.
- Comes with that storage shelf that is quite helpful for organizational purposes.
- Also great if you’re using a PC with a tower.
- The storage is designed for a specific use case.
Mr Ironestone L Shaped Gaming Desk – Solid metal frame
Yes, we know this is marketed as a gaming desk, but it can double as a study desk for the right person. With a cool, sleek, futuristic design, this corner L desk is our top choice for anyone wanting a high quality, metal frame desk.
This premium gaming desk is crafted from only the strongest materials – a metal frame with P2 MDF carbon fiber surface board. The smooth desktop is not only beautiful, but also durable enough to stand up to even the most active gamers. With its ultra sturdy X-shaped leg design, this desk can support up to 500lbs without wobbling.
- Unique aesthetic the right person will appreciate.
- Easy to setup and the a good fit for any 10×10 or greater space.
- As more of a gaming desk, it’s not particularly wide.
Eureka ergonomic computer desk – Gaming choice
This 63 inch large computer desk is built with two k-shaped metal legs that can hold up to 300 lbs, and has enough desktop space to accommodate 3 monitors at the same time. Built in are three free gaming set up cup holder, headphone hook and game controller stand if you’re into playing computer games.
Last, the power socket box and two cords management grommets make it easy to keep your surface clean and all the cords tidy up. We like this desk because it’s spacious, has good cord management and is ideal for a college student who wants to setup their computer.
- Spacious but not too big.
- If you like white, this is a good choice.
- Holders for different items built in.
- A bit clunky to put together surprisingly.
SHW standing desk – Big mechanical desk
This standing desk is perfect for anyone looking for a large working surface. The desk is also height adjustable, making it perfect for any user. Plus, the desk is easy to assemble and comes with all the necessary tools.
The legs are adjustable mechanically so you can go from sitting to standing while using this desk. In addition, it is made of high-grade industrial steel and has grommets to help organize your cords. Last, one helpful feature we liked was the memory presets (up to 4) you can set.
- Well built standing desk.
- Memory presets.
- Big surface area to stay organized.
- The motor that moves the desk up and down is a bit noisy.
VIPEK computer desk – Great storage and layout
This desk is practical in its layout and includes shelves. The attached open hutch and bookshelf can accommodate multiple items. Also, this small desk with a hutch is compact enough for 2 monitors, making it perfect for smaller spaces.
The design of this desk has an industrial appearance and will look great in most home offices or study rooms. It’s made out of thicker MDF board that is waterproof, anti-scratch, and very easy to clean. The legs are made of powder-coated iron pipes which offer stability and durability with a weight capacity up to 330lbs .
Last, the roomy work area provides plenty of space for writing, studying, gaming and anything else you need to focus on. A solid desk overall for the right space.
- A classic design for a computer desk.
- Enough storage to make it helpful for study as well.
- This takes some time to put together due to all the shelves.
Sihtengxxhongs desk – rustic, solid wood
Last on our list is just a big old wooden table, study desk. This desk is big, beautiful and can help you liven up your office and make it more flexible. The sleek work surface is stained a pine natural color, while the supporting iron frame is painted black. The adjustable leg rests on this table stabilize it on any type of surface. Last, it’s very easy to assemble as it’s just a straightforward wooden desk.
- Stylish design and large workspace area.
- Great build quality.
- Functionally just a table, if you want something with more features look elsewhere.
Best study desks for students – Conclusion
A desk is an important piece of furniture in a home office for both work and study. It should be big enough to hold a computer, books, headphones and other necessary items. You have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to purchasing a desk, from a corner desk to an L shaped desk to even a standing desk. Just make sure to get something that is the right fit for your specific use case.
Editorial StaffI'm David Unwin and I head the editorial staff here at Teach and GO. I've taught as an ESL teacher in Thailand for 5+ years at all levels of education, from elementary to University. I was also one of the first 1000 VIPKID teachers. I and my team now share my extensive experience as a teacher here at Teach and GO. Learn more.
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