10 Midcentury Modern Desks That Double as Home Decor

Safavieh Parker Desk
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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 chic, 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.

Target Project 62 Amherst Writing Desk
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Bringing midcentury style into your home is as easy as adding this chic, 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.

Wade Logan Callendale Glass Writing Desk
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Durable black steel hairpin legs and a clean glass top ensure that this unique bentwood desk will seamlessly fit in with any of your current decor. Plus, the built-in shelf cubby offers extra storage for books and files.

Langley Street Victor Writing Desk
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This statement-making midcentury desk features warm pecan legs and navy blue drawers and can 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 pencils, paper, makeup brushes, and more.

Safavieh Parker Desk
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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.

Corrigan Studio Columbus Writing Desk
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Angled steel legs and a simple, dark coffee top finish make this midcentury desk a minimalist's dream. What's also great? It can work as either an office desk or small dining table, and the price includes a coordinating chair.

Wrought Studio Syrna Wood Leaning Ladder Desk
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Turn your empty wall into a study space with this sleek midcentury-inspired desk. Open shelves offer customization for your decor, books, and plants, while the desk has an open shelf and drawer to help you stay organized.

Belham Living Darby Desk
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Curved cutouts and angled legs guarantee that this midcentury desk will be the focal point in your home office or sun porch. Plus, the four open shelves provide plenty of storage space for your laptop, books, and decorative items.

Angelo Home Leon Desk
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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).

Mercury Row Chiesa Writing Desk
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Jam-packed with open cubbies and closed compartments, it's never been easier to organize all your office supplies in one spot. Even better? Built-in outlets allow you to charge your phone and laptop, while cable management cutouts on the compartment lids help keep cords in check. Pick from four versatile colors: white, black, yellow, and gray.


Susan Brickell

Susan Brickell

Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.