We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the dynamic surface space of an L-shaped desk to the statement appeal of a floating executive design, a desk helps anchor and elevate your home office, making it personalized to you. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection of modern office desks seamlessly blends form and function in a range of signature styles.
Home offices have evolved a lot over recent years, and there has never been a better time to reimagine this space to make it uniquely yours. As a natural focal point in the layout and function of the room, a quality desk is a foundational piece in your home workspace. A design that suits your workflow and reflects your aesthetic is a great way to ground the room with a signature feel. You may be upgrading a shared space with a double desk or furnishing a productive nook with a streamlined desk table. No matter the project, there are countless ways to transform the look and flow of the space with a design tailored to you.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic best when shopping for a home office desk? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below for styling tips and inspiration as you choose the best desk to purchase for your office or studio.
Consider Your Home Office Space
Whether your workspace is a dedicated room, a curated area that folds into an open plan layout, or a sometimes-space that doubles as a guest or family room, home offices come in various shapes and sizes. When shopping for a desk, function and style should strike a perfect balance that echoes and elevates the space. Before making any purchase, it can be helpful to visualize the desk where you will be working and how you will use it throughout the day and week.
Much like a bedroom or en suite, a home office is an opportunity to tailor a space specifically to your taste. Choose a desk that reflects your style and tells a cohesive design story throughout the room. Try pairing a clean-lined wood desk with a sculptural office chair for a mid-century feel or flanking a small desk with bookshelves for a chic look with room for storage and display.
Once your desk is set, you can complete the space with bespoke elements and pieces of decor that evoke and inspire your signature style. Layering in artisanal objects and plants can also help the room feel fresh and grounded throughout the day.
Elements of a Modern Office Desk
At its most essential, a desk should offer ample surface space and enough storage for your everyday workflow. A pared-down desk table, like this Audrey Desk, casts a chic, airy silhouette perfect for a minimalist aesthetic. Other designs like writing desks and secretary desks feature tabletop nooks and compartments for versatile storage and organization while offering a compact profile. If you have many everyday essentials, paperwork, or tools to keep at hand, you may opt for an oversized or executive desk with spacious cabinets and drawers.
Always check for other features that suit your workflow and home office best when shopping desks. If your workstation serves primarily as a computer desk with a desktop computer or large monitor, you may want to ensure the design has rear cutouts for easy cord management. Or you may want file drawer storage to help corral paperwork and hard copy documents. A well-balanced design can inspire a seamless workday.
Buying A Small Desk or Large Desk
Another crucial element to consider when buying a new desk is its footprint in the room. While considering which features suit your workflow from desktop to storage, you also want to consider how the desk as a whole scales to the room.
In a multi-purpose room or converted nook, a secretary desk can offer a compact footprint and handy surface that folds up for a tidy look. A corner desk is another excellent option for small-space home offices, letting you make the most of the room while maximizing surface space. This Margot Modular Corner Desk's open frame makes a great small-space computer desk. Plus, it pairs with the matching Margot Filing Sideboard for added storage and surface space.
For a larger workspace, an executive desk—like our Ellery Desk—offers an ample open surface with plenty of storage potential. Plus, the front-and-back finish offers striking appeal when floated in the middle of a room.
Beyond scale and size, you may also want to consider how different configurations can work for your space. A large desk design like an L-shaped desk or double desk can help define the flow of an open area and section off a larger room. Some collections, like our Rosamonde or Hannah lines, include modular desk options and office storage solutions so you can build a tailored office space.
Whichever way you style it, remember that your home office desk allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this everyday essential to elevate the look and feel of your home.
When you shop for desks at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of desks and find the perfect choice for your space, no matter what you might be searching for. Check our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less