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25 Desks for your study space

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.


Essential Home Student 'Z' Desk

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).


VITTSJO laptop table

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).


Glass and Metal Corner Computer Desk

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).


MICKE desk

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).


Go-cart bright orange desk

Portability is good when space is scarce. And orange, this season’s hot color, adds a bit of cheer: Go-cart bright orange desk, also available in white (CB2, $126).


Threshold (TM) Hamilton X slat office desk

Love the cottage look? Get it here without breaking the bank: Hamilton X-slat office desk (Target, $130).


Corner desk

An unused corner of the bedroom or living room is the perfect spot for this desk: Corner desk (Sturbridge Yankee, $160).


ISALA laptop desk

Contrary to its Swedish origins, this laptop desk has a French country flair: ISALA laptop desk (Ikea, $199).


Easton folding desk

Prefer a traditional look but want the option of stowing your desk away? This foots the bill: Easton folding desk (Sturbridge Yankee, $200).


Altra Chadwick Collection corner desk

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).


Basic Plus hanging balcony table with folding resin top

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).


Java roll out desk

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).


Sloan Java leaning desk with two bookcases

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).


Provence writing desk

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).


Initmo secretary desk

Drawn to sleek and natural? This piece’s quiet style closes up when not in use: Initmo secretary desk (CB2, $339).


Parsons desk with drawers

This groovy and glossy green parson’s desk adds drawers for extra storage: Parsons desk with drawers (West Elm, $349).


Martha Stewart Living (TM) Larsson desk

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).


Shutter desk

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).


Moreland desk

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).


eastern pine trestle desk

Resistant to fussy or feminine decor? Try a rugged trestle desk: USA-made Eastern pine trestle desk (Plow & Hearth, $500).


 Mirage wall desk

Guests will never suspect this is a desk until you unfold it: Mirage wall desk (JCPenney, $500).


A-frame desk

Not just for teens, this desk is simple and cool: Customize-it simple A-frame desk, antique white or Tuscan stain (PB Teen, $599).


Captain's desk

Cubbies, under-desktop storage and scrollwork make this desk a true conversation piece: Captain’s desk (Plow & Hearth, $700).


Locker desk

Sporty and functional, the locker desk shows you’re a good sport: Locker desk (PB Teen, $799).


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).

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