Five Common Computer Desk Styles
Computer Desk #1: The RECTANGLE DESK
The rectangle desk is perhaps the most common and well-known type of computer desk. This is a simple desk—it kind of looks like a table—which fits into a corner of a room, along the wall. They are easy to find and can be quite affordable, but they may be too simple for your needs.
Computer Desk #2: The L-SHAPED DESK
Essentially this is a rectangle desk with a smaller desk next to it, which forms the shape of the letter ‘L’. This type of computer desk is also pretty common today, and is especially useful if you want to have multiple workstations in one small area. For example, you can have your computer, monitor, and printer in one place and then turn slightly to use the other part of the desk as a flat surface for hand writing notes or signing checks, etc.
Computer Desk #3: The CORNER WORKSTATION DESK
Basically this is an ‘L’ desk where the two sides are roughly the same length. It operates in the same way as an ‘L’ desk, too, but provides yet more surface area to further diversify your workspaces. It might also be used to house two separate workspaces for different people.
Computer Desk #4: The U-SHAPED DESK
Building on the same trend, so far, the U-Shaped desk is basically an ‘L’ desk with yet another long rectangle desk on the other end, which forms the shape of the letter ‘U’. This continues to provide more surface area for working, depending on the type of work you are doing. Perhaps you want more area for spreading out different tasks or to perform different functions throughout the day.
Computer Desk #5: The FLOATING DESK
The floating computer desk is a relatively new advancement in office furniture, but it is certainly growing in popularity, particularly in home offices. The floating desk is basically a small counter that you attach to the wall but has a bigger drop-leaf option that you can prop up when you need it. Indeed, the floating desk offers versatility in smaller spaces.