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Choosing the perfect writing desk

Updated on February 5, 2015

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Choosing the perfect wiriting desk

Do you own a writing desk? Have you ever considered or are you currently considering the purchase of a writing desk for your home or apartment, or condo, or wherever you hang your hat?

Well, the process doesn't need to be taxing; It can be quite pain free, what with the internet and the information age at your very beck & call.

I've come to the realization over the past couple years that if I can't find it online, it just doesn't exist, but that's a story for another time.  Now, let's talk...

Writing desks

jas-townsend writing desk

Choosing the writing desk that best suits your needs and specifications is no more complicated than going with your gut instinct. I don't want to fully minimalize the process, but boiling it down to that mantra seems to be the way to go.

Take a look at the picture near the top of the page; Does a writing desk with a less contemporary design intrigue you, or would you be looking for something a bit more classic in its design and functionality?

There are some criteria involved in the process of choosing the perfect piece of furniture for your needs and they may seem obvious, but here are the ones to focus upon:

  • Design - As I mentioned above, are you looking for a flashy design or something of a contemporary nature?
  • Size - How big or how small does your writing desk need to be. How much time will you spend at the desk? Will you be writing at the desk or using it to hold papers, files and the like?
  • Price - Price is always a factor, isn't it? Well, it's no different here
  • Brand - Is branding important to you, or is it not even a consideration. The benefits of going off-brand means finding one-of-a-kind pieces
  • Material - Do you want an oak desk? Do you prefer wood or metal or a combination of materials. What goes best with your current décor? these are the factors you'll probably spend most of your time considering as you move forward with your quest for the perfect writing desk

Answer these questions and you'll be well on your way locating and acquiring the perfect writing desk for your needs.

As I'm sure you're well aware of, choosing a desk or a piece of furniture of any kind for your home or apartment can be a monumental task. Conducting the research necessary to make an informed decision can go a long way toward making the process as hassle-free as humanly possible. Whichever direction you decide to go, it's important I think to bear in mind that choosing home furnishings can and should be a fun process. That may sound a bit simple, but it's the simple things in life that truly make it worth living.

Good luck, and happy hunting...

Oxford Standard Writing Desk

Featured Writing Desk

This Oxford Standard writing desk is both practical and elegant in design. I love the the shelf below the desk.


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  • Canklefish profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from East Coast

    Well, my desk is an 8-foot banquet table, which is crumbling at the edges. Which is why I chose to write about this topic. I'd love a desk like the one in the photo.

    I know exactly where you're coming from with the laptop scenario.

    Thanks for the comment, herbi

  • theherbivorehippi profile image


    8 years ago from Holly, MI

    Great Hub! Love the desk in this photo! I "had" to have the desk I have and sadly, I never use it. My lap is my desk for my laptop....maybe if I had the gorgeous desk in the picture then I'd use it more?! lol Well written Hub!


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