No matter what your taste or your price limit, you’ll find something to love among these desks, listed from least to most expensive, up to $799.
Whether you’re outfitting a small student study space or a full-fledged office, this compact student desk takes up little space and fits a small budget: Essential Home student ‘Z’ desk (Kmart, $25).
Sleek and space-saving, this laptop desk can go up against a wall or behind a sofa: VITTSJO laptop table, black-brown steel and glass (Ikea, $40).
A corner computer desk doesn’t have to be bulky. This system’s glass top makes it light and airy: Glass and metal corner computer desk (Wal-Mart, $80).
Love color? This fun little desk comes in six different color combinations: MICKE desk, available in yellow/white (shown), white/pink, white/green, white/birch effect, white and black-brown (Ikea, $90).
Prefer a traditional look but want the option of stowing your desk away? This foots the bill: Easton folding desk (Sturbridge Yankee, $200).
Always dreamed of scoring the corner office? Now you can set up your own in your home: Altra Chadwick Collection corner desk, available in nightingale black or Virginia cherry (Staples, $200).
Love to work outdoors on the balcony or deck? Here’s a great solution that takes up minimal space: Basic Plus hanging balcony table with folding resin top (Plow & Hearth, $280).
Simple and space-saving, this desk rolls back to half its depth when not in use: Java roll-out desk, also available in white (Container Store, $299).
Love the look of a leaning ladder? This system incorporates a desk with it: Sloan java leaning desk with two bookcases (Crate and Barrel, $329).
Curvy and feminine, with an Old World style, this desk can do double duty as a sofa table or sideboard: Provence writing desk (Home Decorators, $332).
Have a million desk accessories and papers to keep track of? This desk’s cubbies add organization to traditional design: Martha Stewart Living Larsson desk (Home Decorators, $359).
Shutters aren’t just for the outside of the house. Bring the feeling of the outdoors inside with this unconventionally styled desk: Shutter desk (Home Decorators, $449).
For traditionalists with a sense of fun, tassel drawer pulls put an unexpected twist on a traditional piece: Moreland desk, available in Old World brown (shown) and rustic pine (Ballard Designs, $499).
Resistant to fussy or feminine decor? Try a rugged trestle desk: USA-made Eastern pine trestle desk (Plow & Hearth, $500).
Take a step away from the one-color blahs. A two-tone secretary makes work pleasant anywhere in the house: Eastman secretary, available in rubbed black with gray interior (shown) and other finishes (Ballard Designs, from $599).