As a child, I vividly remember when my mom hauled home a beautiful vintage desk for me. It was a small desk with a stack of drawers on the left side but barely had room for a chair. It didn’t take long for me to discover why its previous owner had placed it at the curb. Unbeknownst to us, it was a torture device, unfit for anyone who might want to move their legs more than an inch. When it came to understanding what makes the best desks for kids, I got a lesson in what not to do.
After years of wrestling with that piece of furniture, I’ve come to appreciate the utility of a good workspace. Being focused, productive, and creative is difficult when you’re cramped like a contortionist. As much as we may long for a kids’ desk that meets a certain aesthetic, comfort and utility are essential.
So, just in time for the school year, we hit the virtual shops to find children’s desks that are practical and beautiful. Whether your little one is heading back to the classroom or diving into homeschooling, a dedicated study space makes all the difference.
Below, we’ve pulled together 10 of the most stylish—and comfortable—desks for any child’s room. As you’ll see, there are no cramped leg spaces here.
10 of the Best Desks for Kids
With its mid-century flair, this desk may be kid-sized, but it's the perfect fit for any style-forward space.
available in white or gray
This option is a minimalist's dream, with clean lines and a small profile. We love the simple storage and the adorable pencil holders, complete with friendly animal faces.
Whimsical, handmade, and adorable to boot, this house-shaped desk features an adjustable height for longer use.
Need an option with style? Look no further than the Beadboard Leaning Wall Desk. It comes equipped with one shelf and a roomy drawer for plenty of storage.
available in white or gray
Suitable for preschoolers up to kids in second grade, this old-fashioned desk set features a flip top for interior storage.
Modern and minimal, this desk set would make an adorable and practical addition to any child's space. Plus, the chair and the desk are height adjustable to grow with your child from toddlerhood to early elementary school.
For the ultimate organized study space, this traditional desk has everything from a built-in cork board to open drawers and shelving.
This desk has optimum storage and organization options, plus a cork board for pinning up notes or pictures!
3 colors available
For a touch of timeless glamour, look to the Crate & Kids campaign-style desk. Featuring classic gold hardware, this desk has ample storage and a seriously stylish design.
This classic desk set features a hutch for storing all of your kid's study-time essentials—and has plenty of workspace, too.
available in white or natural wood