Desks & computer desks
Whether you’re working from home, unlocking new game levels or putting in hours at the office, desks and computer desks are by your side. Technically, they’re more at your front. But you know what we mean – office desks and furniture are essential for tackling tasks, and we have lots to choose from. We even have standing desks to keep your body moving by allowing you to change your position from sitting to standing throughout the day. Don't forget to check out our range of office desk chairs.
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How high should a desk be?
50-70cm is the standard height of most computer desks, which fits most people’s needs.
To work out which height will be most comfortable for you, consider how tall you are, and what type of desk chair you sit on. Here are a few tips to help you:
- When sitting down, the top of the desk should be in line with your elbows and you should be able to rest your arms on it at a 90-degree angle.
- From the underside of the desk to the top of your knees, you should have approximately a 35-40 cm gap. And from the bottom of the desk to the floor it should be roughly 60 cm.
- Don’t forget, your height and sitting position can impact your optimal desk height, but ergonomic design features can help with supporting your body and preventing fatigue.
- Still not sure which desk height to go for? Sit at a desk or dinner table and measure the height to make a calculated choice.
What type of desks can I find at IKEA?
We know that everyone’s work, hobbies or studying style is different. That’s why we offer a diverse selection of desks, designed to meet all sorts of needs and preferences. You’ll find everything from practical gaming desks and office desks to space-saving corner desks and more.
We always want you to be comfortable at your desk, so lots of our designs are height-adjustable so you can switch between standing and sitting. Others have foldaway tops to provide adjustable surface space. Our children’s desks are colourful and bright to help spark imagination and help with homework, while storage desks with drawers make organising easy.
From traditional wood to glossy white, there’s a desk for every style, room and project.