12 Desks With Storage to Help You Manage Home Office Clutter

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Corralling clutter and keeping a tidy workspace are key tenets for boosting productivity, increasing creativity, and keeping anxiety at bay, so a desk with flexible storage is a must-have item for the home office. All the better if you can find one with a combo of bookshelves and practical shallow drawers to store oft-used items — such as pens, notepads, paper clips, tape, and the like — along with deep ones that can hold hanging files. No need to sacrifice style in the name of function, there are plenty of attractive options with ample nooks and crannies to stash WFH essentials. Scroll on for 12 gorg desks with built-in storage that will make organization a breeze.

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1. IKEA Malm Desk, $179

Perfect for a small space, this simple writing desk has everything a petite home office needs. Complete with one drawer for supplies and a cabinet to stash larger items and important files. The pedestal unit can be installed on the right or left for optimal accessibility.

2. McGee & Co. Ryker Desk, $1,600

A refreshing mix of elements — leather, metal, and an off-black wood stain — come together to give this midcentury modern-inspired desk a bit of edge, while the clean lines and straightforward design make it suitable for a range of interior styles from minimalism to farmhouse. Flexible storage includes both cabinets and drawers.

3. CB2 Fullerton Modular White Desk with Two Walnut Drawers, $1,659

Select a desk made from timeless materials — like the marble and walnut combo seen here — for an enduring piece you won't tire of down the road. A slim profile top balances the weight of a pair of substantial file cabinet-style pedestals with walnut drawers (two specifically for hanging files), while the metal legs are a nod to industrial style.

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4. Threshold x Studio McGee Portola Hills Caned Desk, $300

More than just your average writing desk, this curved beauty is a luxe piece of home decor. Complete with open shelving and two closed-door cubbies, there is more than enough room to stash all of your office supplies. And it goes without saying that the caned detailing is an added bonus.

5. RH St. James 55-inch Desk, $2,095

If you're a traditionalist at heart, choose home office furniture with time-honored lines and standout details like the dentil detailing and weathered wood finish seen on this antique-inspired desk. Up-to-date features include a pull-out keyboard tray, a variety of storage depths, and — it comes in six classic finishes.

6. BD Studio Carmel Desk in Various Finishes, $1,199

Temper the inherent bulkiness of office furniture and impart a relaxed bohemian vibe by incorporating woven pieces. Caned furniture has seen a real resurgence of late thanks to its eco-friendly properties, organic appeal, and texture. The clean lines, sleek legs, and asymmetrical construction of this desk belie its ample storage.

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7. Pottery Barn Blaire Smart Storage Desk, $1,199

Sure, simple white furniture can be the basis for a clean, bright, and motivating workspace. But in an effort to keep your setup from reading dull or boring, incorporate elevated details. This desk has an abundance of storage drawers, a lacquered finish, and is adorned with brass hardware which gives it glamorous retro flair. And if that isn't enough, it's GREENGUARD Gold Certified which means it's a low-emitting product that's been tested for more than 10,000 chemicals and VOCs.

8. Anthropologie Optical Inlay Desk, $1,598

Inject personality and eclectic undertones into your workstation with furniture that's big on pattern and color, and made from unique materials. This high-contrast office desk is adorned with a striking bone inlay, and has removable delicate legs and brushed brass handles, making it an obvious focal point in any home. Plus, it's available in three colorways.

9. CB2 Reid Oval Desk, $1,499

The unexpected curved silhouette of this sophisticated wood desk is a refreshing departure from the corporate-looking boxy variety. Of-the-moment mini-fluted panels add dimension and conceal push-to-open cabinet doors for loads of storage.

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10. Shoppe by Amber Interiors Henri Desk, $2,497

Introduce a sense of history to your home office with a campaign-style desk. This handsome version features inset-aged brass handles, tapered legs, and five drawers for stashing everyday essentials.

11. Lulu and Georgia Ellery Desk, $5,760

Form meets function with stunning results in this unique take on the home office desk. Constructed from reclaimed solid wood and graced with allover stacked horizontal slats, this unique piece has mesmerizing architectural lines and plenty of depth. It's also equipped with a bevy (six to be exact) of hidden drawers that will keep your office supplies within reach, yet out of sight.

12. West Elm Industrial Modular Desk Set, $1,599

Part bookcase and part filing cabinet, this industrial L-shaped computer desk maximizes storage with a winning combination of both. In addition, this beauty also solves the age-old design conundrum of how to efficiently decorate under-utilized corners. Thanks to the clever swivel construction, the storage cabinet can be arranged on the left or right side, while an expansive shelving unit features cord cutouts for tackling cable management.

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Jaclyn Schatzow is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA

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