3 Of The Best-Selling Desks At West Elm

The importance of a well-furnished home office continues to grow in a culture that promotes remote and hybrid employment options. While many Americans began working remotely a few years ago to respond to conditions created by COVID-19, the arrangement has proven to be a lifestyle, not a fad. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of people working from home tripled between 2019 and 2021, from approximately 9 million to nearly 28 million.  

Although opinions differ regarding the convenience and desirability of working from home, one thing is for sure: it's hard to stay productive without a comfortable chair and a sturdy desk. In fact, sitting at a less-than-ideal work surface (such as the kitchen table) for extended periods may cause your posture to decline or lead to other health issues (via Main Street Office Furniture). So whatever your reasoning for investing in new home office furniture, West Elm has you covered with a number of best-selling desks that impress in terms of form and funciton.

The Mid-Century Executive Desk

West Elm's Mid-Century Executive Desk features an acorn finish and antique bronze detailing. With three drawers, a file cabinet, and a two-tier open space design, this piece offers a generous amount of storage for your documents, devices, and — let's face it — a couple of bags of snacks. In addition, its oversized frame will appeal to those who sprawl out during work, offering plenty of room for multiple monitors, speakers, a laptop stand, and other necessary equipment. Regarding construction, the desk is manufactured with eucalyptus wood, which Home Interior Design Themes vouches to be a hardwearing wood, similar in strength to oak and much like teak in terms of appearance.

Eucalyptus wood is quite affordable compared to others and offers consumers a compelling sustainability story. As such, it's no surprise that the Mid-Century Executive Desk is crafted with FSC Certified wood from responsibly managed forests. However, it should only be cleaned with dry cloths and shouldn't have chemical cleaners applied as these can damage its surface. Accompanied with free white glove delivery, this desk may very well fit the office vibe you're going for, whether it be retro, boho, or a more contemporary aesthetic.

Mid-Century Mini Desk

The Mid-Century Mini Desk attracts those who love West Elm's Mid-Century Executive Desk but are looking for something that takes up less space. Measuring only 36 inches wide, this product will fit snuggly in compact, multifunctional home offices. At an affordable price point of $449 to $499, there are three finishes to choose from: acorn, white, and pebble. Like many of West Elm's offerings, this one is manufactured with sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood. However, this piece also features an additional water-based finish that increases its durability. Although it has a resilient surface, chemical cleaners should be avoided, as you may risk breaking down the finish and damaging the surface. 

While this is a small desk, some storage space is provided via its long, singular drawer. In addition, some homeowners may choose to employ extra storage around it with floating shelves and mounted light fixtures, clearing more surface area for work. Assembly is required upon delivery, but the product is accompanied by detailed instructions that are viewable on West Elm's website to research beforehand. 

Industrial Modular Wall Desk

The Industrial Modular Wall Desk is crafted with raw mango wood and features a mixed-media look with its black steel frame and legs. Available in raw mango, black, cerused white, and cool walnut, this 49-inch by 84-inch desk provides ample storage with its open shelving, concealed cabinet, two drawers, and spacious surface. With height providing this piece a degree of versatility, it's a fitting choice for those looking to save room without compromising storage space. Each desk has a semi-unique appearance due to the natural wood used in construction. The raw texture adds appeal and contrasts the smooth metal frame nicely. Chemical cleaners shouldn't be applied to the desk, which can be cleaned using a dry cloth.

West Elm offers a series of add-on pieces if one wants to expand their workspace or coordinate other furniture in the room. Some add-ons available include the Industrial Modular Open and Closed Storage and the Industrial Open and Closed Storage Bookcase. In addition, all pieces in this collection include optional white glove delivery services.