12 Desks Under $200 That Don't Sacrifice Style for Function

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Your desk is your home office productivity hub. You're sitting there every day, pumping out deliverables, emails, and projects. It needs to be sturdy enough to handle all of the use, aesthetically pleasing enough to inspire you, and functional enough to keep you organized and focused all day long. So many parameters ... you think you'd have to spend a fortune to get a good one.


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Luckily, you don't! These 12 desks are under $200 and will satisfy all of your (and your workload's) needs.

1. Project 62 Loring Wood Writing Desk with Drawers, $120

Keep your office classic with a solid wood desk. Thin legs upgrade this age-old look by giving it a modern flare. Plus, with drawers, you can also use this versatile piece to store your collection of 100 ballpoint pens. Your inner Hemingway will come out whenever you sit down at this timeless desk.

2. Opalhouse Oslari Wood Writing Desk with Drawers, $170

Add a pop of color to your office with this navy blue desk. Pair it with some metallic accents to create a midcentury modern office that feels like yours. WFH will be your new favorite way to work.

3. Christopher Knight Home Aalto Modern Faux Wood Computer Desk, $86.99

Did someone say Scandinavian chic? This slim desk is sure to be a staple in your home office. With airy wood and white accents, this desk will power you through work sessions without taking up all of your space.


4.UP2U Adjustable Laptop Up Down Desk, $169.97

If ergonomic recently became your new favorite word, this is the desk for you. Adjust it to your preferred level and feel perfect spine alignment daily. Plus, it's on wheels. That means you can take it outside to get some fresh air or use it in the kitchen for a change of scenery. It goes wherever your work motivation takes you.

5. Orren Ellis Zemple Desk, $143.99

If you have various books, binders, and materials, you need them organized and in arm's reach so you can grab them at a moment's notice. With ample storage and a sleek white color, you'll be ready for any surprise Zoom calls or last-minute projects from work. Pair it with a stylish desk lamp and let productivity soar.

6. Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Wood & Cane Desk, $169.99

If you have a lot of plants and need a desk to match your endless eco-vibes, look no further. This natural desk will keep you calm and collected during stressful, coffee-guzzling mornings. Use the drawers to keep your favorite things organized and turn your home office into a productive oasis.


7. Urban Outfitters Kirby Industrial Desk, $159

You don't want a normal desk, you want a cool desk? This industrial find will complete your ultra-modern office. Add in your favorite ergonomic chair and bask in the functionality and style.

8. Sauders Office Furniture Cinnamon Cherry Computer Desk, $183

Frequent typer? Super techie? We just found your next desk. This gorgeous cherry wood keeps the office traditional, making way for some serious work to get done. With a keyboard tray and space for a desktop, you won't have to compromise on any of your gadgets. Plus, you can store their chargers and accessories right next door in the drawers.

9. Christopher Knight Home Gallaudet Faux Wood Computer Desk, $151.09

This desk combines the warmth of wood with the sleekness of modern furniture. With light legs and a stunning design, you can easily optimize your small office space — even if it's ​super​ compact in there.

10. Soho Casual Home Office Desk and Shelf, $185.39


A crowded desk is the worst feeling. If you feel like you're drowning in papers, squished up against your laptop, and struggling to get even the smallest task done, we got you. This desk combines the magic of both ample surface space and storage. It even comes with a separate set of shelves so you can finally rid your desk of unnecessary things once and for all.

11. Signature Design by Ashley Gerdanet Home Office Desk, $65.72

This slim modern desk is ideal for anyone who has a small space but can't work when they feel trapped and boxed in. These sleek legs and polished top will comfortably house your laptop, a small plant, and a great desk lamp. If you're a minimalist, you'll be in heaven. (If you need a little more space, be sure to check out these office storage ideas.)

12. Safavieh Home Office Elaine Modern Gold and White 1-Drawer Desk, $173.90

Sometimes you need a little glam in your home office. This desk combines an easy-to-match white with shining gold, adding a little oomph to your productivity lounge. Add some more metallic accents to your office, or tone the look down with a dark gray rug. This desk can be dressed up or down in the same way you switch up the occasion of your favorite jeans.


Lucy is a freelance writer based in Washington D.C. She loves modern design, travels often, and gets weekly bubble tea. She's a big believer in "less is more" (except planner stickers) and is always looking to create that perfect 10-piece capsule wardrobe.