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Desks & computer desks

Work your desk job in style!

Show your spine and neck some love and opt for one of IKEA’s work desks to enhance your office space. Whether you’re working from home, or need a space for your laptop, or you’re looking for a desk for your child - IKEA’s selection of work desks will prove up to the task. The modern ones will love the IDASEN work desk with a streamlined look and height-adjustable legs. Whereas if you’re into aesthetics and love everything vintage, the HEMNES solid wood work desk with a stained wood finish is the perfect one for you.

A height-adjustable desk that has your back

If you feel good, you work better. Create an ergonomic workspace with a sit/stand desk that lets you change positions often. The important thing to remember is to move often and sit down from time to time too.

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A woman sitting in a black FLINTAN office chair by a grey sit/stand RODULF desk with a computer, work lamp and drawer unit.
A home office with a woman standing at a grey sit/stand RODULF desk with a computer, a work lamp, and a drawer unit.
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Best height for the desk

One of the most common questions that customers have while picking out a study table is, ‘What is the ideal height that they should opt for while picking out a study table?’The standard height for a study table is 24" X 12" X 48" Inch. However, you will have to consider how tall you are and what kind of desk chair you will be using as well.

Depending on how tall you are, and what kind of desk chair you use, you can determine which height is most comfortable for you. A few general guidelines for a good desk height are:

  • When sitting down, the desk should reach up to your elbows. You should be able to comfortably rest your arms on the surface at a roughly 90-degree angle.
  • Underneath the desk, you should have roughly 35-40 cm from the top of your knees to the bottom of the desk. And from the bottom of the desk to the floor it should be roughly 60 cm.
  • Remember that your height and your sitting position might influence your optimal desk height, but since ergonomics can go a long way in supporting your body and warding off fatigue, it’s worth spending a little time on
  • Try sitting by a desk or dinner table and measure the height to make a calculated choice.

So why is it so important that your study table is the right height? If your desk is the wrong height, along with general discomfort, you will develop back and neck issues. This will not only cause you a lot of pain but will also affect your productivity and the quality of your work.

What type of desks can I find at IKEA?

At IKEA we understand that everyone is different. Our desks reflect that very diversity and need to be designed to suit our specific needs and preferences. From gaming desks optimized for a gamer’s set up to space-saving corner desks and everything in between, IKEA has something for everyone. Long gone are boring desks that all look alike. At IKEA, we have desks that come in different colours as well as different patterns, so you have a wide variety of choices.

Take into consideration your personal preference and what you want your desk to be like. Besides the look, you will have to think about if you need your desk to have shelves and drawers? How much surface area does the table top need to have for you to be able to work comfortably? These are some of the questions that you need to keep in mind while making your choice.

Many of our desks are height-adjustable, meaning you can switch between standing and sitting throughout the day. Our desks will adjust to your needs! We also have a variety of collapsible table tops, which allows you to manage the surface space if your project gets messy with papers and stationery. Our section with small desks designed specifically for children aims to inspire creativity. They come with comfortable stools and are the perfect height for your little ones to comfortably do their homework. We understand that organizing can be quite a task and so our storage desks aim to help make this a breeze. Many of our desks come with shelves that are built in. This helps to minimize clutter while working and also allows you to keep all your necessary requirements within arm’s reach.

For those of you who like to work in bed, but your laptop just doesn’t seem to sit in the right position for you to work comfortably, IKEA brings to you a range of laptop supports that allow you work from the comfort of your bed or sofa. For those of you who do not like chunky tables and are looking for something more sleek, IKEA has a variety of more simple looking desks that will easily blend into home or office. To save space and accommodate more people at the office, IKEA brings to you desks with screens. The screens act as a partition and makes the table suitable for two. This setting will help save floor space without compromising on the privacy and personal space of the worker.

From rustic wood to glossy white, there’s a desk for every style, purpose, and project. You don’t have to settle for a boring block of wood and can now match your desk to your office or home decor and make working a fun experience. The comfort of working at a desk that is just the right size and height is underrated. Not many realize that your productivity is quite dependent on it. With tables and desks from IKEA, productivity has never felt more comfortable.