If you run your own business or simply work from home, the right setup can change your day considerably. This is because a clean, well-organised space that is clearly set up as an ‘office’ will increase productivity and focus levels far more than working from your sofa will (no matter how tempting this option may seem). As a result, it's important that you’re able to get your hand on all of the equipment and tools you need to design a functional yet stylish home office. This includes technology, office chairs, and perhaps most importantly, computer desks.
Choosing the right computer desk can prove to be a difficult task, especially when you have the following factors to consider:
While each of these factors is important in its own way, size is perhaps the most important.
Ideally, you should choose a desk that enables you to get all your work done without being surrounded by clutter. For example, if you use multiple screens for work, you’re going to need to select a desk that can accommodate this - such as the Rocco Wooden Computer Desk (138.5cm width). You should also ensure that you have plenty of storage options available to you, as this can help you remain organised and on track, as you don’t have to look through piles and piles of papers to find what you need. Thankfully, many desks have built-in storage for you to utilise, such as the Industrial Style Laptop Desk (109.4cm width), which features several shelves both above and below the desk itself. This is great for storing equipment, books or even decorative items such as plants and artwork.
However, larger desks may be out of the question for those who are dealing with limited space within their home. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean you cannot set up an office space - you just need to be a little more creative. For example, you could purchase a Corner Computer Desk (118.5 cm with ), which takes up considerably less space and can fit neatly into the corner of any room. Alternatively, you could purchase a Small Wooden Desk (90cm width). Remember, in some cases, overly large desks are unnecessary and will just take up space for the sake of it -especially if you only use a single screen or a laptop for work.
To put it simply, there’s no right answer in terms of dimension into what makes a ‘good-size’ computer desk - you simply need to make sure they are fit for purpose. For example, a computer programmer who needs to use a wide range of equipment will likely require a much larger desk than a copywriter who only uses their laptop. As a result, you should think about the equipment and tools you use each day when selecting a desk and ensure that you have enough space for them. Typically, this means that any desk larger than 90cm in width is a good option.