- Very easy assembly
- Multiple use
- Spacious and elegant
- Stunning white color
- Sleek design
- Scratch resistant surface top
- No assembly required
- Save bedroom space: foldable
There are a wide variety of bedroom desks that you can choose from. All have their merits, but here are our top picks for you. These are ideal for folks who live in small apartments and use their bedroom as a workstation.
Why buy a bedroom desk
A bedroom desk is a desk that you can use adjacent to or near your bed. In general, a bedroom desk serves multiple functions. It can be used as a desk, external storage, or a furniture item to compliment your bedroom living space. A great bedroom desk can enable you to use your space more effectively. It can also power you to do great work if you don’t have a home office outside of your bedroom. The bedroom desks that we have reviewed are not only smaller in size, but they use space very effectively.
When deciding to buy a bedroom desk, you should think carefully about how much space you want for your desk. That is because bedroom desks, on average, are smaller than you might find in a traditional office environment.
Why I use a bedroom desk
I live in Manhattan in New York City, and my home office is in my bedroom. That’s right, they are the same room. Therefore when I purchased a bedroom desk, I needed to think about space optimization, the professional feel that I wanted, and how far my desk was away from my bed. A bedroom desk is similar to a traditional office desk, except that it might be smaller, and have external storage above or below the desk to help you store additional possessions in your bedroom. In reality, a bedroom desk can be any type of desk, ranging from a small table to a sophisticated large desk with internal and external storage both below and above the desk.
I like color schemes that match. When thinking about a bedroom desk, you should strongly consider the color of your room and the type of bed you own. This is because it might look great if they match. Ultimately this is a design decision that you alone can make (or a friend or partner can help you with). If you do video calls frequently, and don’t want external parties, customers, or your peers seeing your bed, you should think about which direction your desk faces and what kind of chair you will be using when working from your bedroom.
Desk Material and Design
One of the core attributes of a bedroom desk is that you will likely see the desk when you are in bed. That means before bed and when you rise from sleeping, you will see your bedroom desk. If you care about aesthetics, you would be wise to select a bedroom desk that you enjoy looking at even while you are not working.
This might entail picking a color, material, or design that you find useful, practical, and delightful. I greatly value minimalism. So my bedroom desk had built in storage. This is because I want to place objects like pens, erasers, paper, and other possessions in my desk so that I will not need to see these while I am in bed. So when selecting a bedroom desk, you should not only consider the functionality that the desk provides for working, but you should think about how that desk operates within the confines of your sleeping space.
Another factor to consider, is safety. Desk can be heavy, or have sharp edges. Do you sleep walk? Do you have kids that will be near your desk? If so, potentially you will want to optimize for a bedroom desk that is safe. That might mean it doesn’t have storage above the desk, or it has rounded or padded corners. If you have young kids that are running around in your bedroom, you might want to avoid a glass bedroom desk. I remember well an incident when I was a kid, that involved running into a glass bedroom desk. Needless to say it was not my finest moment.
Price, Quality, and Weight Considerations
Bedroom desks are priced much like other desks. Depending on the size, material, and design standards, the price can vary from $100 to several hundred dollars. A question that I love asking people is how long they envision ownership of that desk? If you want a cheap and quick solution, a table like desk will enable you to work effectively and rapidly immediately. However as your home office needs expand, and you might want more space, storage, or functionality from the desk itself, your bedroom desk needs might expand. In which case you can easily go purchase another desk. The final variable to consider is the weight of the desk. While in my twenties, I moved frequently between cities.
So I know the pain of purchasing, building, moving, and disassembling a desk. Some bedroom desks I have reviewed are incredibly easy to assemble. This means that the amount of time it takes you to go from purchase, to unboxing, to using the actual desk is relatively short. I am a big fan of this approach. Other desks require quite a bit of work and moving pieces to actually start using them. If you want to avoid assembly you should look at how much assembly work is required for your bedroom desk.
If you are handy with tools and want to spend time assembling a desk, this could be a fun home office project. In general, the heavier the desk is the harder it will be to move it. If a desk is made of solid slabs of wood or glass, it will be particularly heavy. However, with this weight you will have enhanced durability. So these are trade-offs you should be aware of when making a bedroom desk purchasing decision.