10 Cute Kids’ Desks to Make Homework Time and Crafting Way More Fun

updated Aug 10, 2021
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Kids often have the (enviable) ability to fall asleep anywhere they please, as well as to work from anywhere. The carpet? No problem. Under the table? Not an issue. In the car? Sure thing. To help children make the most of their creativity and give them the right environment to focus on learning, however, a good kid-sized desk is essential.

While a regular desk is generally fine for older children, little ones really do best with a setup that’s in proportion to their bodies and suited to their needs. The ideal situation is a desk that’s on the smaller side but still provides ample space for coloring and working, as well as room for holding their supplies and other fun trinkets. Even if they outgrow this piece in a year or two, it’s worth some investment into a proper work area for their development. Luckily, many desks on the market cater to all of these needs and more. Plus, you can find solutions at a variety of price points. Whether it’s for homeschool, online classes, homework, or just for fun, these 10 kid desks will fit perfectly into kids’ mini (but busy!) schedules and can serve a wide range of age groups.

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Adults might find themselves envious of this pretty teal desk, which comes with plenty of dividers and storage space as well as a nice tack board for hanging up pictures and notes. I know I’d be into this storage-filled setup.

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was $403.00

Wide enough to fit two Picassos, this desk is particularly great for art and schoolwork. Its built-in cubbies and shelf make it easy to keep kid supplies separate from your adult ones, and the top of the desk is easy to wipe clean.

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For tweens and teens, a fun patterned desk will make homework sessions much more interesting. Available in several styles, this desk creates a suitable workspace that can fit with the vibe of the rest of their room. It’s also small enough to tuck into a corner or put right in front of a window.

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PB Teen
was $649.00

Keep that farmhouse theme running through your whole house with this ultra-chic beadboard desk. It’s just over three feet long, so it’ll tuck into a tight corner, leaving plenty of space for things like toys and gaming consoles.

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Pottery Barn Kids
was $849.00

This desk-hutch combo not only creates a nice workspace, but it also provides lots of room for school supplies and storage for crafts and hobbies. You can opt for the “smart” hutch if your child is in need of extra outlets or connections for a cable modem, phone line, or internet router.

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was $175.99

The additional unit takes this desk from basic to purposeful. With a spacious cubby and drawers, it gives kids a place to keep their items after they’re done using them — instead of everything ending up on the floor.

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was $76.99

Boasting a Scandinavian-inspired design, this simple writing desk is easy to move around your home and fits into any minimalist space. It won’t provide any distractions or create unnecessary bulk, thanks to its clean lines. That said, it does feature a roomy, built-in shelf, so not all storage hopes are lost on this piece either.

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You’ll never fail to find a sturdy desk at IKEA, and the same goes for kids’ workspaces. The MICKE desk provides children with a decent amount of workspace and storage, as well as a fun little acrylic backboard to write and hang things on. Just make sure you pair it with a kid-sized chair!

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was $825.00

Made of ecothylene, a recycled plastic, this adorable set nearly looks like a work of art itself. Coming with two chairs and a table, your tiny tots will be able to play, color, and enjoy snack time right from their own little nook. It’s also worth noting that the material is durable enough to be placed outside.

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Your littlest tykes will be free of distractions with this corner desk that features a built-in chair. There will be no toppling or tilting — just a streamlined workspace to use while following along in classes or crafting.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.