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Finding the “best” desk really depends on whom you ask. So we talked to writers, artists, designers, and people who work from home, surfaced reader reviews from across the internet, took quick polls (among our most nit-picky friends and Strategist editors), and partook in some advanced internet snooping. Small Folding Chair
Below, we rounded up the best desks according to everyday people and experts. Our recommendations range from a laptop stand that allows one author to work from their couch to a Reddit-favorite gaming desk — at all different price points, from $40 to over $1,000, if you feel like splurging.
Susan Dominus, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, owns two of these simple and compact desks from Ikea. After buying one for her then-10-year-old son, she got a second when she realized how well it fit in a cozy corner of her bedroom. “The desk seems strangely big, wide, and deep for its size, and the drawer is surprisingly capacious, just big enough for everything you’d need,” Dominus says. Plus she likes how the white finish feels clean, bright, efficient, and friendly.
Crowd Barriers For a more modern look, this mango-wood desk from West Elm is just two inches wider than the Safavieh, but it has metal legs and no drawer pulls. In a previous versio