11 Kids’ Desks We Think Are Pretty Great

published May 26, 2023
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From early years of coloring and sticker books, to homework and elaborate craft projects, a desk can be one of the most versatile spaces for your child. You can go simple, or choose one with lots of storage and treasure space, depending on your needs. Either way, this list features our favorite desks that marry form and function.

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The Best IKEA Kids' Desk

Although IKEA is known for its well-priced staples, there’s nothing basic about this desk’s features. You can start with a simple surface and then add on the shelving unit when your child needs more space. You can adjust to three different heights to grow with your little one. Plus, the turquoise accents aren’t just cute — they also double as power-strip organizers.

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Melissa & Doug

The Best Kids' Desk and Chair Set

This desk and chair set is sturdy, streamlined, and classic, with thoughtful details. Choose from three wood finishes, and easily wipe clean. The desktop opens to reveal hidden storage (complete with a safety hinge), while a small hutch offers a space for writing utensils or other important items to rest without rolling away.

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Pottery Barn Kids

The Best Pottery Barn Kids' Desk

This simple, minimalist desk is as at home in a young child’s room, as in a young professional’s first apartment. With sturdy construction, slim drawers, and two handy shelves, there’s room to keep the main surface clear. Additionally, it features an integrated USB and power strip to keep your child connected when needed.

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West Elm
was $900.00

The Best Kids' Desk with Storage

This desk has so much functionality and fun, and mid-century-inspired style all in one! With storage space for books and display on top, a sliding door cupboard, a drawer, and a corkboard, there’s a place for everything your child will need. Plus, it’s “smart,” with a built-in USB power strip and integrated lighting. Choose from two finishes to match your space.

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was $450.00

The Best Kids' Desk with Hutch

This classic desk marries capacious storage of various kinds with timeless design — perfect for your child as they grow. This desk even comes with the chair!

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The Best Kids' Adjustable Desk

This sweet set features two wood finishes and a pop of teal in the pockets attached to the sides of the desk and the back of the chair. Both the chair and the desk adjust to three different heights, keeping them in rotation for much longer than static furniture. Plus, the little hutch features a small shelf, adding visual interest as well as functional space.

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Modern Nursery

The Most Creative Kids' Desk

This innovative desk is made to replace several pieces of furniture. It doubles as a play house and includes a bookshelf on the opposite side for storage. Your little one can use one side of the sloped roof as a desk and the other as a chalk and magnet board. The chimney can hold pencils or markers for easy access. With so much to do, this one is sure to be a winner.

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The Tot

This adorable set comes with Tender Leaf’s signature understated animals as pencil and other writing implement holders — easy to remove if you’re looking for a change of decor. I love this one for the spacious storage area under the desk surface (we use it for coloring books and pages, making the desk surface a lot easier to keep clean). Two compartments help keep papers and treasures organized.

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West Elm

You can choose between three colorways for this extra-spacious desk, which will allow your child to spread out — ideal for art, a project, or extra decor and lighting. There’s also a mix of thoughtful storage, including cubbies, shelves, and enclosed cupboards.

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was $199.99

This whimsical desk can be styled to suit a young child or an older one. It’s sturdy and designed for safety and storage, with two generous open shelves built in. The architectural details are sweet on their own, but also invite you or your child’s creative touch.

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was $459.99

I’m a big fan of multi-purpose furniture, and when it looks this good, it’s even better. These gorgeous wooden pieces work as tables, chairs, stools, and a desk, offering options for whatever you need at the moment. This set comes with two stools — great for sibling or play dates, as well as extra storage. Plus, everything fits neatly underneath, minimizing the footprint.

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