Back to school is right around the corner (if it hasn’t already happened), which means lots of empty nesters, lots of moving into dorm rooms/first apartments and lots of studying, right college students? And although the first few weeks of college life might not actually involve a lot of time at a desk (Ha! I remember my college days) – it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared for when those late night cram sessions take over your social life and your red solo cup turns into a coffee mug. So in honor of the collegiate life we have pulled together a roundup of some of our favorite affordable desks, all coming in under $500 with a handful under $150.
And while yes, not everyone is going back to school, all of these options can work in other rooms as well – whether it be a little girl’s room like the one above, a work space in a first apartment like Sara’s below, or incorporated into a living room like we did with Sylvia’s living room makeover.
This desk below is from Target and was simple and modern enough that it worked well into the living room design as a place for them to work when needed or for Ricky to do his homework at night. The concealed storage drawers meant that it didn’t have to actually look like a desk when you weren’t working from it, and it has built in plugs hidden behind a little door on the top so you can plug in a desk lamp or charge your phone without having to have a million cords running behind the desk. Talk about smart and stylish design.
So without further ado, here are some of our favorite options available for purchase right now. All of them have a little bit of storage and while we haven’t seen all of them in person, stylistically for the price these all get an A+….. Pop Quiz – Which ones are your favorite?
1. Leon Mid Century Desk | 2. Mid-Century Fold Out Desk | 3. Threshold Gilford Desk Gray | 4. Penelope Mini Desk | 5. Hairpin Desk Walnut | 6. Parsons Desk | 7. Herringbone Wood Wayde Desk | 8. Mid Century Mini Desk | 9. Wrightwood River Blue Desk | 10. Alex Desk | 11. Hampton Classic Desk | 12. Darley Secretary Desk | 13. Lyndale Helix Legs Office Desk | 14. Eila Writing Desk | 15. Darley Writing Desk | 16. Josephine Desk | 17. Windham Desk | 18. Stash Desk | 19. LISABO Desk | 20. Campaign Desk | 21. Blue Campaign Desk | 22. Lawerence Writing Desk | 23. Mahogany Desk | 24. Guapo Desk | 25. Natural Stonewash Desk | 26. Lewis Writing Desk | 27. Sidney Desk | 28. Wood and Metal Teagan Desk | 29. Anthracite Mod Desk | 30. Basic Desk
So which ones are your favorite, or if you have tried any of them before let us know below? In the meantime if you are headed off to college this fall be sure to read through our recent post where we chatted all about the things every single one of the EHD members wishes they would have done in college and our best advice for those of you still in college.