10 Midcentury Modern Desks That Double as Home Decor

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Made popular in the '50s, midcentury style is a coveted aesthetic used in many homes today. (Don't believe us? Check Pinterest.) Boasting clean lines and unfussy, understated design, midcentury modern furniture reflects organic and geometric patterns and uses the juxtaposition of different, and sometimes contrasting, materials (think: wood, glass, and metal). Not only does it give a room or home a cool, retro feel, but midcentury furniture is also made to be multipurpose to conserve space.


By investing in a midcentury modern desk, you're not just gaining a work area, but a stylish and charming piece that can display books, plants, and decorative items, too. Here, 10 midcentury modern desks that double as home decor.

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Durable black metal hairpin legs and a clean glass top ensure that this unique curved wood desk will seamlessly fit in with any of your current decor. Plus, the subtle, built-in cubby offers a little extra storage for books and files.

This unique and detailed desk looks like a piece you would stumble upon in your parents' or grandparents' home. The little cubbies and two full-extension glide storage drawers make this writing desk just as functional as it is beautiful.

Bringing midcentury style into your home is as easy as adding this sleek, affordable desk into your office or living room. Set a desk lamp, calendar, laptop, and your favorite photos on top to turn it into a stylish workspace.


This statement-making midcentury desk features deep wooden legs and navy blue drawers, and can easily double as a writing desk and entryway table in a small, city-dwelling apartment.

Conveniently able to fold back into itself when you're finished answering emails or applying your makeup (yep, it can act as a vanity in your bedroom, too!), this desk also has secret storage compartments that lift to reveal plenty of room for pens, paper, makeup brushes, and more.


A contemporary spin on retro midcentury modern style, this stunning walnut desk has vintage-inspired legs with gold-capped ends and a discreet drawer to keep clutter out of sight.

Turn your empty wall into a study space with this sleek midcentury-inspired desk. The open shelf offers customization for your decor, books, and plants, while the closed storage space helps you stay organized.


If you're open to splurging a bit, then this is your perfect desk. It doesn't get much better than the striking curved design, spacious cabinet and shelf, and contrasting colors and materials. You can also purchase this model with deep sage green replacing the black.

This midcentury desk stuns no matter the setting — whether your home aesthetic is more contemporary or modern. Featuring clean lines and two generous drawers for stowing away papers and files, it serves as a workspace and entry table for welcoming houseguests (just remove the desk chair).


A simple stunner, this desk's sleekness is softened by its slightly rounded edges. The storage drawer effortlessly meshes into its delicate, solid wood frame.



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