In this post we are taking a look at large and/or clever desks that offer lots of space for all of your work, study or hobby needs; if you prefer a more minimalistic route then be sure to check out our previous article on modern minimalist computer desks for some slightly more streamlined designs. This workspace inspiration gallery offers up some ideas that are superbly weird, and some that are just plain wonderful, so let’s get started!
We kick off our collection with this pretty DIY number that began life as an extremely dated brown hutch. With a lick of paint (and a good dose of creativity) the old piece has been transformed into an item fit for this glamorous home office space; read the whole story behind it at the link above.
Framework 2.0 by Fantoni, a modern light and bright option.
This masculine desk commands respect.
A built-in solution can be appealing to those with an irregular shaped space to fill, such as an alcove or a bay-window.
An ‘off-the-peg’ L-shaped desk works great in most corners of the home, and looks good freestanding too.
If there are two family members that work from home, this dual sided desk is a compact and tasteful choice.
For those who have a lot of files to find a home for, then wall units like this are a must. To keep the look neat and cohesive, choose a long desk like this one to go underneath the wall units, so that they do not overhang the edge of your work surface.
This designer desk adds a little wow factor.
Inspired by the designers love of travel, this Maarten De Ceulaer desk from ‘The Leather Collection’ is an asymmetric tower of suitcases. The result is a fun yet highly sophisticated piece that would suit all sorts of modern or traditional home office schemes.
Another travel inspired desk design, this one resembles old travel trunks.
This smart desk incorporates a handy magazine rack into its surface.
We almost passed this desk off as too small until we saw it open, check out all of those storage compartments including a dedicated space for gadgets.
Cat lovers, here you go! A beautifully crafted desk that offers up a fun run for your feline friends whilst you work… or try to!
A white laquer finish desk.
A barely visible desk, in 12mm transparent tempered glass.
The Cubus writing desk appears as a simple sideboard at first glance, but a slide out top reveals another story.
Of course, workspaces don’t have to be hidden away, a sleek contemporary desk design can make a beautiful furniture addition to a room too.
The myriad of things you need to store at your workspace can cause clutter, but hideaway cubbies like these take the stress out of stashing the mess.
This Worknest offers a ‘modular workplace for creative people’, and a lovely way to add a little life to your workplace–though you might find yourself with a muddy elbow if you kept that plant in the front.
This twisted design appears almost sculptural.
Repurposing is a growing trend in this modern world of waste, so a recycled door desk is a good environmentally responsible option.
Simple but effective for people who require a lot of space.
Mini Cooper desk.
Jenga block desk
Floating shelves desk.
Desk for the audiophile.
Work Desk Bed: For the true workaholic!
Another take on the bed-desk concept, which you might remember from our space saving beds and bedrooms feature.
If you fear the health hazards from a sedentary lifestyle of working too much at your desk, the treadmill desk is an ideal solution. The model shown here is rather expensive but there are other inexpensive options on the market to choose from.
Finally, we leave our readers with some interesting info we came across while researching this article. Hope this inspires you to move around!