All through elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school I had the same desk. It was actually my dad’s desk from when he was young, but he painted it white and added flower handles to each of its seven drawers to “girl it up” for me. That desk and I went though a lot together. From colouring to learning my multiplication tables to falling asleep in the wee hours on top of a pile of notes during a late night study session, that desk had my back–both figuratively and literally. In retrospect I didn’t realize how important that desk was to my education, but it goes to show that a desk is an essential tool for anyone in school.
Depending on your needs and the space you are working with, there is a desk out there for you, and I’ve done the legwork for you to identify eight options to suit eight different needs.
For those who love contemporary design
If you’re a fan of contemporary design, then this glass corner desk from Broderick is perfect. It is designed to fit in a corner, which is ideal for any space, and it has ample room for a desktop or laptop computer. I must say that I did have an almost identical desk some time ago, and if you do opt for a glass desk, know that you will need to wipe it free of fingerprints–and perhaps forehead prints–regularly.
For those with limited floor space
If you’re living with limited floor space but still need somewhere to study, look no further than this floating desk from Prepac. Not only does it bring a modern flair to any space, but its space-saving design is exceptionally functional. Its side and top shelves are perfect for things like books, stationery, and your favourite photos, and it is easily mounted on any wall to save you precious floor space.
For those who love modern design
This desk from South Shore is sleek, modern, and functional. Its metal leg support with satin nickel finish lend a contemporary look to any room, and its two storage spaces are ideal for all the things you need to keep close while you are writing your next paper, or studying for your next exam.
For those who love storage
If you like to keep organized and value storage, this Innova corner desk with hutch is perfect. Between its upper hutch, plus its L-shape is ideal to fit into corners. Add to that a work surface that is finished with melamine to resist scratches and stains, and it’s a great option for any student.
For those who love clean lines
If you’re like me and love clean lines and simple, yet efficient design, then this Monarch writing desk is for you. It features mobile side drawers that are ideal for storing files, books, papers, and anything else you want to keep out of sight, and its spacious worktop is ideal for your computer a lamp and anything else you want to display on its surface.
For those who like wooden simplicity
If you like wood and simplicity, but also lean towards the stylish, you need to take a look at this Mission Transitional Computer Desk. First of all, it is made of solid wood with a natural finish, which is great for those who love the natural wood look. But more than that, it features a convenient pull-out keyboard tray and folds up when it’s not in use. That’s right, it folds up, making it ideal for small living spaces like dorm rooms.
For those who love projectsIf you are a student, but also love to draw or do other projects, then this multifunctional desk from Homstar is your go to. It provides a solid combination of style, convenience and durability that makes it a great addition to any living space. Plus it has the aesthetic of an architecture table and is something you can bring with you to any space you move to after graduation.
No matter what you need in a desk, Best Buy has you covered. Check out their full range of desks here, and have a great year at school!