The Return of the Desk

The popularity of laptop computers over the past decade has meant that work can go with you wherever you are. From the bedroom to the family room sofa, your lap becomes your office, making the desk less and less important.  

But that’s changing. With paperwork becoming less burdensome due to online banking and statements, a desk no longer needs to be a huge piece of mahogany that requires deep drawers and a large amount of room. Today you just need a place to dock your laptop, shop online and write thank-you cards. Design options are attractive and eye-catching because desks no longer need to include abundant storage, and today’s pieces can easily serve double duty as a sofa table, console or bedside nightstand.  

Here are five desks that will inspire you give your laptop a home. Which is your favorite?

Addison DeskGet the rustic urban look with the Addison Desk. The iron legs and accents provide an industrial element to your room, and it would be the perfect accent in a family room or foyer.Collett Vanity Desk

Add glamour to your room with the Collett Vanity Desk. The antique silver and gold finish makes it a statement piece in your living room or master suite, and it can easily serve double duty as a dressing table or nightstand.X-Base Blue Desk

The colorful X-Base Desk would be perfect as a combination desk/sofa table in a large family room. Available in blue, red, yellow or white, its sleek design is contemporary and the shiny nickel hardware adds to its eye-catching appeal.

Warren Desk

The Warren Laptop Desk looks architectural in design with a warm wood finish and striking angled lines. The flip top opens to hold a book or picture, and a power strip and USB charging station are conveniently included inside.

Cottonwood Desk

The Cottonwood Desk has beautiful curves, making it an elegant option for a home workstation. The beautiful white linen finish and oak veneer top would blend well with any décor, looking perfect in a bedroom or living room.


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