Step Up Your WFH Game with These Computer Desks Under $250

updated Aug 31, 2020
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If there’s one thing working from home for five-plus months has probably made you realize, it’s that you really can’t overstate the value of a dedicated workspace. Sure, the kitchen table was fine for the first month. Searching the kitchen cabinets for a spare pen and notepad each morning wasn’t all that bothersome at the start. But half a year later, it’s likely getting a little stultifying having to move your “office” every morning and evening. It’s high time for a dedicated computer desk where you can stow all your office stuff—pens and pencils, books and binders, to-do lists, and more—24/7. If you’re ready to invest in a command center for your space, we rounded up some of the best computer desks you can get (most for under $250!).

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Keep your space feeling open and organized with this two-tier industrial-rustic computer desk that packs in plenty of multi-functional open storage. The 46.5-inch-wide upper shelf is perfect for holding your desktop or monitor, and a small pull-out keyboard tray leaves the center surface free for all your other office essentials. Three open shelves on the sides let you stow books, pencil cups, files, and more in simple, modern style.

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was $254.00

Designed for small spaces, this 49.2-inch desk is ideal for someone looking to create a compact command center. The tabletop has plenty of room for your computer and office essentials, and two tall side shelves give you tons of space to store books, supplies, decor, or pretty much anything else.

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This desk looks simple, but that’s what makes it so great. The no-frills design means you can make it work for you and your space, no matter your setup and needs. The side tower has three roomy open shelves that can hold just about anything, and the tower can easily be moved to either side of the desk to fit your space. The compact workstation gives you plenty of room for your monitor or laptop, but it’s roomy enough to hold two monitors, if needed. A hidden lower shelf gives you extra room for stuff you don’t want on full display.

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Home Depot

Designed for gamers, this function-packed desk features tons of built-ins that are just as handy for a home office as they are for a game room. Stow your coffee mug in the built-in cupholder, your file folders in the CD slots, and your headphones in the hanging headphone compartment. Keep your monitor on the adjustable middle stand, which can be raised or lowered to fit your preferred height, and never face a lack of outlets with the built-in electrical outlets and USB ports.

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Another great, minimal L-shaped desk option, this one combines light wood and a black metal base for a soft, modern look that works in any room. The work space is just over 100 inches, with a sharp diagonal corner that adds an extra touch of style. And the best part? It’s less than $200!

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was $249.00

Like having lots and lots of room to work? This corner desk gives you tons of it—for less than $150. Not only do you get two long tabletops connected by a rounded corner piece, you also get a pull-out keyboard tray and built-in universal CPU stand, leaving you with a nice, open workspace to get stuff done.