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There comes a certain age - maybe 3rd or 4th grade - where doing homework on the kitchen table isn't going to work as well anymore. Your child will want privacy to write, storage to hold rulers and protractors, and the space to spread out. There's no need to spend a fortune on your child's desk, but it also doesn't have to look dumpy. To set your kids up for success in school, they need a proper desk and we're doing the legwork for you.

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Picking a Desk 

When selecting a desk for your home, do a little research. Here's what you'll need to know:

  1. Size: measure the space where the desk will go and make sure it will fit. Also measure the seating height to make sure the desk will work for your child.
  2. Reviews: read up on assembly and also stability. Working at a wobbly desk won't be productive
  3. Storage: consider if you need drawers or simply a flat workspace.

Some of Our Favorite Desks for Kids

With the practical considerations out of the way, it's time to look at design. Simplicity is key, but it's also wise to consider a desk that can grow as your child - and his or her books and binders - grow too. Check out some of our favorite children's desk below.

Sleek and Simple Stash Desk

Sleek and Simple Stash Desk 

How sleek is this? This white desk has eight different accent color choices, a storage drawer, and can easily grow with your child's taste.

Get the Stash Desk here.

Set Your Family Up for Success Best Desks For Kids

Leaning Desk 

This simple space-saving desk has a desktop for homework or typing and a shelf for storage. Add two or more to create a whole wall of workspace.

Get the Leaning Desk from Crate & Barrel here.

Grown up modern desk

Grown up Modern 

This white maple computer desk is suitable for teens to tots. The low-profile design works with most modern decor. 

Get the Wooden Work Study desk on Amazon here. (Note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link).

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Artist's Desk

Perfect for budding artists (or architects), this desk adjusts from flat (for homework) to up to 32° for sketching, has three storage drawers and comes with a stool. Choose from seven colors.

Get the Comet Center with Stool on Amazon here. (Note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link).

Toddler Work Station

Toddler Work Station

For younger kids, this simple design is easy to put into a playroom. This top-quality desk has carefully rounded corner and edges for added safety. 

Get this Toddler Desk on Amazon here. (Note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link).

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Clean and Simple

The smaller sibling of the IKEA desk above, this MICKE desk has two drawers, one cupboard and allows you to mount the storage unit on to either side. Yes, you'll have to assemble it yourself, but it's affordable!

Get the IKEA MICKE Desk on Amazon here. (Note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link).

montessori desk

Montessori Style

We love getting furniture from small businesses. This kids table with chair is perfect for all sorts of activities from enjoying meals to playing games, reading and coloring.

Get this desk on Etsy here.

I've rounded up designs that tend to be sleek and non-fussy. I find that keeping the workspace simple helps kids avoid distraction.  Good luck setting up your homework station.

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