Top 10 Best Desks For Students

I know it feels like we just started our summer break, but it’s never too early to begin back-to-school planning.  Every year I think it’s all taken care of, and then there’s always that ONE little thing (like the not-so-important backback – haha!!) that we wait to buy until the last minute!!  So, let’s take care of the most important item – the student study desk –  first and get that one removed from the list.  Top 10 Best Desks for Students (Under $150).

Whether you’re looking for: small desks, desks with shelves, desks with drawers, corner desks, l-shaped desks, fold-up desks, desks with printer storage or keyboard trays – there is a desk on the list for you.  

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TOP 10 BEST DESKS FOR STUDENTS (UNDER $150)

I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet this time!!  Woohoo – about time right??  But of course I have to remind you of a couple of things just to make the shopping process easier.

TIPS & REMINDERS:

  • MEASURE:   Measure the length, width, and height of the desk – twice.   And don’t forget to check how far a drawer/door will come out when open.  You don’t want your perfect small desk to block walkways or bump into bedroom furniture (like dressers or beds) when you’re using it. 
  • FUNCTION:  What will you be doing on your desk-  homework, writing, computer work, reading, crafts, gaming etc?  You want to make sure your desk is wide enough (on top) for a computer and possibly a binder or notebook for homework.  And would you benefit from a keyboard tray? 
  • STORAGE:  Will you need top storage (like a hutch), or storage underneath (like shelves or cubbies)?  Will you need a file drawer to keep documents stored or possibly a small drawer for school/work supplies like pencils, pens, scissors, etc?  Will you need a printer shelf?
  • PLACEMENT:  Where will you put your desk?  Make sure to look around the room and find the perfect spot for your new desk – before you buy it!!  Don’t purchase it first, and then find a spot that will work afterwards.  Knowing where you want to place your desk will help save so much time when searching.

TOP 10 BEST DESKS FOR STUDENTS (UNDER $150)

Whether you’re looking for your kid’s first desk, one for your teenager’s new “big-kid” bedroom,  a college student’s first dorm room desk, your husband’s gaming desk, or maybe even a work-space area for yourself (LOL!!) ….. price is always a factor. 

So, I have rounded up my favorite desks that provide the best bang for the money.  You shouldn’t have to compromise style or function for money – right? 

***FYI*** The last desk listed – is the one my daughter chose!!  Scroll down to the very end for pictures.

Let’s get to it!  


TOP 10 BEST DESKS FOR STUDENTS (UNDER $150)

10 BEST DESK STYLES:

  1.  Bottom Storage – Shelves
  2.  With Drawers
  3.  Top Storage – Hutch
  4.  With Keyboard Tray
  5.  With File Drawer
  6.  Corner Desk
  7.  L-Shaped Desk
  8.  Foldable Desk (wall-mounted hidden desk)
  9.  Mid-Century Mod Desk
  10.  With Drawers & Shelves – My Daughter’s

TOP 10 BEST DESKS FOR STUDENTS (UNDER $150)

NO. 1 DESK WITH OPEN SHELVES

This farmhouse style desk brings in a minimalist style where function is the main priority.   It has a large, flat work space on top to hold all of your necessities, and 2 lower shelves with one basket included. 

This desk comes in 4 colors:  black, brown, distressed white, and distressed teal.  

PRICE:  $112-$125

 


NO. 2 DESK WITH DRAWERS

This small desk comes with 2 top drawers, and endless functions.   Use it as writing desk, craft desk, homework desk, and even a vanity. 

You could also use it in the laundry room to fold clothes on, and keep laundry baskets stored underneath.  Customize it with fun knobs and dipped (gold) feet, or add a fur desk chair or vanity stool.

This desk comes in 3 colors:  white, black, and brown. (gray is over $150 – fyi)

PRICE (white):  $125.51

PRICE (black):  $124.25

 

 


NO. 3  DESK WITH HUTCH

If you are looking for a study desk that can grow with your child, this one fits the bill.  It has a little bit of every thing, giving it the most function. 

It has a keyboard tray, small top hutch, small drawer, and lower shelf storage.  

This desk is available in 5 colors:   white, black, chocolate, maple, and cherry.

PRICE:  $100.90 

3 Additional Colors here:  weathered oak, gray, and country pine.

PRICE:  $133.19

Axess Computer Desk With Hutch


NO. 4 DESK WITH KEYBOARD TRAY

I love the hidden keyboard tray (left side) on this computer desk!!  It keeps the function intact without losing the style!  

Plus, you can store things with the keyboard because it is actually made like a drawer (closed instead of open in the back).  Great Idea.

This desk is available in 3 colors:  white, black, and oiled oak.

PRICE:  $115.99

Kilburn Computer Desk

 


NO. 5 DESK WITH FILE DRAWER

This highly functional computer desk comes with 3 drawers, and 2 open shelves on the side.  The 2 smaller top drawers are perfect for storing office essentials, and the large bottom file drawer helps to keep all of your important documents organized.  

The two open shelves on the side hold books, small baskets, and binders.  

This desk is available in 3 colors:  white, black, and gray/white.

PRICE:  $147.99


NO. 6 CORNER DESK

This adorable corner desk comes in handy for areas with small spaces.  Sometimes you need a dedicated work space without taking up wall space or a walk way.

Use it as a computer desk with the keyboard option, and store extra computer gadgets on the 2 lower shelves.  Or use it with the drawer option to keep office supplies organized, and store notebooks or file folders on the lower shelves.

This desk comes with 3 options:  with drawer and with keyboard tray.   2 colors:   black and white.

5 OTHER colors:  pink, red, blue, mint, and gray

PRICE with DRAWER:  $99.00

PRICE with KEYBOARD TRAY:  $132.00 – $135.99

PRICE with OTHER COLORS:  $119.99

 

 

Suri Wood Corner Writing Desk

 


NO. 7 L-SHAPED DESK

What a large work space you gain with this l-shaped computer desk.  It has enough space to hold a laptop or computer on one side, and a printer on the other side.

Plus, it has 2 storage shelves on the side to hold binders, file folder, or even decor accessories.

This desk is available in 5 colors:  white, black, espresso, gray, and rustic oak.

Option 2 desk is available in 6 colors:  white/gold. white, black, white/black, dark teak, light teak

PRICE:  $79-$100.27

PRICE for Option 2:  $138.69 – $142.99

 

 


NO. 8 FOLDABLE DESK

I have to admit that I am loving this wall-mounted fold away desk design!!  It’s perfect for extremely tight spaces, for college students, laundry rooms etc.  Use it as a dining table too.  

Both styles mount on the wall, fold down to make a desk, and then fold right back into the wall.  The first option has shelves – some slanted – for easy grabbing.  The second option has fixed and adjustable shelves, a corkboard, and dry erase board.

Two Options available:   Option 1,  and Option 2

PRICE for OPTION 1:  $104.99

PRICE for OPTION 2:  $131.99

 

 


NO. 9 MODERN/BOHO STYLE DESK

Of course I had to include a little mid-century mod style to the mix  – just to keep this post from getting too serious – LOL!!  Both of these desks are so cute, and add some FUN to FUNction!!  Totally cheesy, I know.

Both of these desks come in white, with bamboo legs.  The first option has a drawer, and the second option has a large open tray with glass top.

Two styles:  OPTION 1: white with drawer, OPTION 2: glass top/bamboo legs

PRICE for OPTION 1:  $145.67

PRICE for OPTION 2:  $129.90

 

 

 


NO. 10 DESK WITH DRAWERS & SHELVES

This one is in my daughter’s room – best Ikea Desk! 

If you like a style where you can’t see the clutter, this is the desk for you.  It comes with two top drawers, and three adjustable shelves.  

It also comes with a hutch only option which is a nice feature (might come in handy for a college dorm room or student’s first apartment – down the road).  

This desk is available in 2 colors:  white and black-brown and is available with a hutch (included) option.

PRICE DESK ONLY:  $89.99

PRICE HUTCH ONLY:  $50.00

PRICE WITH HUTCH INCLUDED:  $139.99

MICKE Desk IKEA It’s easy to keep cords and cables out of sight but close at hand with the cable outlet at the back.

 

MICKE Add-on unit-high IKEA

 

 

MICKE Desk IKEA

IN OUR HOUSE:  

And here it is in my daughter’s room!  Sorry the pictures aren’t better – we still haven’t gotten new carpet yet. 🙁  I just wanted to show you what it looks like, and let you know how much we love it!!  

She actually picked it out herself – so that speaks volumes!!  Teenagers- right?? 

 

 

 

I love how everything (the drawers and shelves) are covered by the door/drawer fronts.  It just keeps things looking a little tidier – when it’s really NOT!! 

Plus, it has that (circle) cut out to help hide cable plugs.  She can also charge her phone on here too.

Hope you found one that you, your teenager, or your student can agree on!!  So, which one is your favorite?  Shoot me a comment- I’d love to hear some feedback.

Looking for more Back to School Inspiration?  Try my new post Back to School Party for Teachers (or Kids).  Find easy DIY decorations and tutorials to get your kiddo excited about the new year!

Have an Awesome Summer &

Welcome Back to School 2019-2020!

Love & Hugs 🙂

 

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