If you’ve seen my post about bargain desk chairs, you know I’m on the hunt for stylish and affordable office furniture.

10 Bargain Desk Ideas for a Stunning Home Office

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If you’ve seen my post about bargain desk chairs, you know I’m on the hunt for stylish and affordable office furniture.

See, my office (that I use many hours a day!) is smack dab in the middle of the living room and dining room. It’s nicely tucked away on a wall and I keep it as tidy and beautiful as possible. Because let’s be honest, no one wants to be “off work” and staring at their messy desk.

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Bargain Desk Ideas For A Living Room Home Office

We took the plunge about 10 years ago and bought this desk from Ikea. It’s lovely. It has the trundle legs with shelves and a sleek, mod glass top. I don’t know if they sell the top anymore, but you could DIY it pretty easily using one of their glass desktops and some basic 1x4s.

You can see it below as I was setting up for my son’s donut birthday party.

The best bargain desks for a beautiful home office

Desks for Style and Storage

Anyway, while I love the way it looks, it doesn’t offer much storage for our front-and-center office location. And a girl needs pens, binders, and aromatherapy oils!! And it would be nice to have a mess that I can just close (like a drawer) and storage for bulky things like printer paper. And, let’s be honest, that area between the glass and white desktop is just asking me to stash stuff there. Meaning, twice the piles and twice the mess (and distraction).

Plus, if you’re the kind of girl that dusts every few months (or once a year, ahem), glass can get dirty looking pretty quickly. And consider that doubled because the surface under the glass top aaaaaalsoo gets dirty and dusty (but never cleaned because I can’t reach the middle to clean it).

See? I told you I loved it. If you’ve seen my post about bargain desk chairs, you know I’m on the hunt for stylish and affordable office furniture.

And, while I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for in my price range (under $200), I did find some major upgrades to the desk I have now, for even cheaper than we paid for the one we have currently. I know, I don’t exactly think a new desk is a neeeeed for me at the moment, but I can definitely say a different desk would be a major improvement in my home office.

Here are the choices I’m considering. All the prices are listed as a general guide as of writing this post.

Bargain Desks for a Stylish Home Office

Modern “X” Desk 

Writing Computer Desk Modern Simple Study Desk Industrial Style Folding Laptop Table for Home Office Brown Notebook Desk

Vintage Industrial Desk 

FOLUBAN Rustic Industrial Computer Desk,Wood and Metal Writing Desk, Vintage PC Table for Home Office, Oak 55 inch

Anna Black “X” Desk  


Linon Anna Collection Desk


Rustic Industrial Writing Desk  


Glavan 3-Drawer Writing Desk with Antique Nutmeg and Black


Contemporary White Chrome Desk 

Monarch Specialties Computer Desk - Contemporary Home & Office Desk - Scratch-Resistant - 48" L (White)

White Trestle Desk Convenience Concepts 090107W Designs2Go Trestle Desk, White, White

Need Desk   

Need Computer Desk 47" Computer Table with BIFMA Certification Sturdy Office Meeting/Training DeskTeak AC3BB-120

Retro Slim Desk

Ameriwood Home Haven Retro Desk with Riser, Walnut

Weathered Grey & Metal Double Pedestal Desk Ameriwood Home Ashlar Desk, Weathered Oak

Washington Cherry Desk Sauder 412924 Carson Forge Writing Desk, L: 46.69" x W: 23.47" x H: 30.32", Washington Cherry finish


Bonus Desk!

Weathered Grey & Metal Double Pedestal Desk 

Homelegance Factory Metal Frame Writing Desk, Rustic BrownSo, what would you do? Would you keep the original white trestle desk with the hard-to-keep-clean glass? Or would you snag one of these other more trendy desks?

If you’re thinking of sprucing up your whole office, you might want to see this post full of 10 bargain desk chair ideas for a stunning home office. Almost all the chairs are under $250!

10 Bargain Desk Chair Ideas of a Stunning Home Office












2 thoughts on “10 Bargain Desk Ideas for a Stunning Home Office”

  1. I love these desks. I think the first one is my favorite … white, wood, and X-shaped metal legs? I am seriously in love! Hmmm, or maybe I choose the Rustic Industrial Writing Desk. You picked some real good ones. I want to put a desk in my bedroom, so these are some great options. Great round-up.

    1. Thank you, Treasure! I love white! I’d love to know if you pick one of these for your bedroom. I bet most of them would be perfect for a bedroom. <3

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