You might think that computer desks are all the same – but you’d be wrong. There’s a computer desk out there for every room of the house, fitting in with your décor and keeping the computer unobtrusive.
In the bedroom, you might consider a winged desk – basically a computer in a cupboard. These desks have big doors to hide away everything, from the monitor to the printer, meaning that you don’t have to think about your work and see all those ugly cables except when you need to. This is an ideal solution if you want to put a computer in a smallish bedroom without having it overwhelm the space.
In fact, if you’re short on space, you could get a wheeled desk that allows you to wheel the computer away completely, into a cupboard. This allows you to both save space and keep the computer out of sight – ideal if you’ve got lots of unused storage space.
The best style to get for the living room is a desk with integrated storage, either shelves or drawers. This allows you to clear away all the clutter that computers tend to bring – CDs, manuals, bits of paper – while at the same time giving your whole family easy access to the computer.
If you’ve got an unused corner, then a corner desk could be ideal for you – they let your computer fit snugly into the corner, taking advantage of the unused space to give you lots of room to work. With a corner desk, you get a large desk either side of the computer – ideal if you work with big piles of paper, or have lots of peripherals.
Finally, if you’re a really neat and tidy type, you could go the whole hog and have your computer built in to the desk. These custom-built computer desks are rare and expensive, but they make it so that your computer is almost invisible, hidden inside the desk – all you see is the mouse, screen and keyboard.