If you're looking to outfit your home office or study area with a new workspace, browse Overstock’s extensive selection of modern and contemporary desks and computer tables. Corner desks, floating desks, and hanging ladder styles make use of the smallest spaces, while larger multifunction desks and workstations offer plenty of storage in drawers, cabinets, and shelves for files and stationery. If you prefer to stand while you work, opt for a standing desk or an adjustable design that you can raise to your desired height. Computer tables are equipped to hold all your technical equipment, and storage carts with casters let you wheel your workplace out of sight at the end of the day. Choose between natural wood, glass, metal, and plastic to find the combination of design and color that meets your needs and reflects your style. Read on to find out more about the modern and contemporary desks and computer tables available on Overstock.com.
Types of Modern & Contemporary Desks & Computer Tables
While almost any desk can accommodate your keyboard and monitor or laptop, a computer desk is specifically designed for a full set of computer equipment. These compact desks typically feature a surface large enough to hold a laptop or monitor, a pullout tray for a keyboard, and a lower shelf for a server or printer. Models that have caster wheels provide easy mobility and are great for a student's room or shared workspace.
A writing desk gives you a dedicated place to settle down and write letters or pay bills. A large working surface lets you spread out books, notepads and stationery, while shelves, cubbies, and drawers keep essentials handy. If you place your writing desk in your living space, you can display family photos or figurines to the cubbies for a homier feel. Choose a desk with a lockable drawer to keep confidential or personal documents secure.
If you run a business from home, a workstation can help you keep things running smoothly. In addition to a generous work surface, typical workstation desks house one or more hanging file cabinets, a CPU storage cabinet, drawers, and shelves. Strategically placed grommets help you organize multiple wires from electrical equipment. If you have the space, an L-shaped model lets you work on multiple projects at the same time. A matching hutch provides welcome storage for books, files, and display items.
A corner desk adds a surprisingly spacious working area to the smallest of rooms. Most corner desks offer sufficient surface to hold a laptop and leave room on either side for books and papers. Integrated drawers and shelving above or below provide additional storage, while still allowing space for your legs.
Where floor space is at a premium, a floating desk can give you the workspace you need without encroaching on the ground. Featuring space for a laptop and shelves for storage, a floating desk simply attaches to a wall or in a corner. Install this desk at your preferred working height for comfortable use.
If you prefer to stand while working, choose an adjustable desk that elevates to your chosen height. Alternatively, get a table that sits on top of your existing desk to provide the additional height. For maximum versatility, a sit-to-stand adjustable laptop cart features a top panel that you can angle like a lectern and has a ridge to hold your laptop or papers in place.
Hanging Ladder Desk
Ladder designs are ideal for small rooms or limited spaces, and they also add an artistic flair to your decor. The ladder leans against a wall and sports rungs that are deep enough to form shelves. A larger rung or pullout shelf at desk height provides your working area.
Modern & Contemporary Desks & Computer Tables FAQs
What's the best type of work desk for a small studio apartment?
A hanging, ladder-style desk takes up little space and is right on trend for modern apartments. If you're allowed to attach things to your walls, a small floating desk that hangs from a wall or fits neatly into an unused corner, might be a good solution. Another possibility is to buy a desk that can also function as your dining table.
What's the best way to set up a workspace in a bedroom?
A contemporary desk that can also work as a dressing table is a great solution. Ideally choose one with enough drawers or cabinets to tidy away work papers and electrical equipment at night, so you can easily return your room to a homelier sleeping space. Alternatively, a corner desk can fit into a small space and still give a reasonably large surface area for your laptop or project work.
What kind of desk works best in a shared home study where the kids want to sit down to do their schoolwork while the adults prefer to stand?
An adjustable-height desk is ideal in this situation. A simple lever action lifts the work surface up to standing height and drops it back down again for use in a seated position. As an alternative, get a writing desk for the kids and a slim sit-to-stand adjustable laptop cart for the adults. A cart with casters is easy to move aside when the kids need to use the room.