Whether it’s starting school or back to school, at some stage a desk will become essential in a child’s room or family space. Interior designer Ursula Wesselingh chooses six of the best children’s desks.
As they get older, children spend an increasing amount of time doing homework at home, so it’s crucial they have their own workspace. Always check the desk’s height is suitable and use a height adjustable chair to get comfortable if needs be. For young children heights vary between 55-65cm, for older kids an adult size 75cm works with standard chairs. Some storage for pens and a notebook or two is useful, but a nearby shelf takes care of the rest. There is a style for every room – look outside the children’s department for the widest choice.
- Afra Sirch desk, £131
A beautifully styled first desk suitable for kids 2-8 years’ old. Features pencil holders in the edge and a felt recess to lean books up. Choose from a grey, red or green felt accent. Matching chair and stool available.
- Moulin Roty vintage style desk, £185.49
Like the look of a vintage school desk but don’t have the time to trawl the internet and clean one up? In comes this vintage style desk and bench combination with plenty of storage under the lid. Suitable from 3 years.
- West Elm Mid-Century mini desk, £349
On-trend fifties style desk for smaller spaces. This is a standard height desk, so team with a height adjustable stool or chair if needed. Great for monochrome rooms, also available in white, mint and acorn.
- Harto Gaston wall-mounted desk, £449.55
For the smallest of rooms a wall-mounted fold up desk can be a solution. This one comes with handy drawers and enough space for some books, notebooks and a small laptop. Different accent colours available.
- Nobodinoz desk, £550
Beautifully made and sturdy, this standard size desk in natural beech with coloured drawers makes a playful addition to a bedroom, playroom or any room in the house. If green isn’t your thing, there are more neutral finishes available.
- Rafa Kids K desk, €685
Stylish children’s desk with a soft-close lid to spare little fingers. The desk lid can be left up and personalised with notes, pictures, etc. Plenty of room inside for notebooks, a tablet or small treasures. Choose from white wash, black or natural with or without matching stool.