10 Mid-Century Modern Desks That Will Elevate Your WFH Office Space

updated Jan 2, 2024
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If you’re continuing to work-from-home, it might be time to abandon the kitchen table or laptop desk and start creating a proper WFH setup. Investing in a solid work desk is an obvious place to start, but you want to make sure it’ll look good in your home, too — especially if you don’t have space for a totally separate home office.

To help you find a piece that will add substance and style to your space, we rounded up some of our favorite mid-century modern desks of various sizes, functionalities, and price points. From a stylish open-drawer design perched on trendy hairpin legs to a modern mini secretary that’s sure to please the eye, there is truly something for everyone on this list.

Do you have a mid-century modern desk that you love? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite home office finds in the comments below.

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was $139.99

A little mid-century and a little rustic, this solid wood desk is a great basic WFH pick. Two small pull-out drawers give you a little extra closed storage for your work essentials, while a large tabletop provides plenty of workspace. Thanks to the simple silhouette and light-colored, slightly salvaged-looking finish, the desk will look great in any room. And at less than $150, it’s an affordable pick that doesn’t slack on style or function.

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West Elm

If you’re not looking to invest in a big work desk but still want something that’ll give you a dedicated work space, the Mini Secretary from West Elm is perfect. When it’s unfolded, it has enough space for your laptop, notebooks, and coffee — but when you’re done for the day, it folds up for a clean, uncluttered look with a vintage twist. The top shelf remains visible when the piece is closed, giving you a little extra display space, too.

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was $234.99

Add a pop of color to your at-home office with this vibrant wood desk from Wayfair. Along with a super-spacious workspace that clocks in at 42 inches, there’s plenty of extra closed storage in the two pull-out drawers. But what we really like are the many color options; from shades of blue to red to green, tons of choices mean tons of ways to add more style to your space!

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was $234.00

Keep things chic and simple with this half-closed, half-open storage desk from Novogratz. The particleboard tabletop has a faux marble design that makes it look oh-so classy, and gold hairpin legs only add to the elegance. The two inner compartments give you plenty of space to stow notebooks, supplies, and even your laptop when you’re not using it.

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West Elm

This desk from West Elm features splayed eucalyptus wood legs and a huge tempered-glass tabletop, giving you a 4' x 2' space to get your working groove on. The modern wood-glass combo looks fantastic in any space and holds up to years of use, but the best part about this piece might be that it comes courtesy of West Elm's White Glove Service, meaning it will be placed and assembled in the room of your choice for a hassle-free delivery experience.

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was $898.00

Made from solid wood with a warm brown finish, this writing desk from Apt2B is an instant classic. Despite its sophisticated look, it's decidedly unfussy and won't compete with the furniture in the rest of your space. With two roomy drawers and in a fairly compact size, it's a dream for small spaces. And like all of Apt2B's furniture, it comes with free shipping and a 100-day trial period.

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Urban Outfitters

If you like the fold-out desk look but need a large workspace, it’s worth investing in this natural mango wood piece from Urban. Folded open, it's a 3' x 1.5' workspace, complete with a top display shelf and secret built-in storage compartments that lift up to give you all the extra room for pens, pencils, and more. Closed, it becomes a compact console table/mini-workspace that's perfect for quick tasks or displaying books and photos. It’s one of the more expensive options on our list, but it definitely gives you plenty of bang for your buck! 

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Well hello there, super-affordable style! Bloomingdales' white-and-wood desk is packed with space, storage, and sophistication. Four storage cubbies help you keep the workspace free for just your computer and a notepad, and a long top shelf gives you room to add a bit of decor. What we’re really loving, though, is the combination of the white powder-coated metal frame with the melamine wood tabletop. It’s got a clean, airy look that actually makes you excited to sit down and get to work. 

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Looking for a desk with a cabinet that doesn't take up too much square footage? Check out this option from Castlery, a newer DTC brand. The solid wood desk combines elements of both MCM and rustic style, and it has a floating cabinet that has both open and closed storage. Keep all your files in the deep drawer, and tuck your laptop or keyboard in the open compartment at the end of the day.

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West Elm

Small quarters? This smaller version of West Elm’s bestselling Mid-Century Desk will maximize your space and look awesome doing it. It’s 3' wide and about 1.5' deep, so you get plenty of workspace, and the large pull-out drawers give you a whole bunch of room to store notebooks, pens, and other essentials. Made of eucalyptus wood with bronze-finish metal pulls, there’s no doubt it's a mid-century knockout. And bonus: It’s made from sustainably sourced wood in a Fair Trade-certified facility!