The 15 Best Desks for Kids

Create a dedicated place for your kids to do their schoolwork. A functional and comfortable workspace (that's kid-sized) is key.

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July 18, 2023

Our Top Kids' Desk Picks

My kids are always taking over the kitchen table (and every other available surface in our home) with their projects, whether school-related or their own creations. To keep the chaos under control, it's time to invest in a desk that is all their own. (And that I don't have to clean off so that we can eat dinner together.)

How to Choose a Kids' Desk

Comfort and function are key to finding the right desk for your child. We'll walk you through the main points to consider when looking for a kid's desk.

Size: Get your desk search in motion by measuring your space to figure out what size desk you'll need. Be sure to allow for 30 inches behind the desk to make room for the chair. An ample workspace is important, but you also have to envision the footprint of the desk.

Adjustability: Because you want your child to be comfortable, look for a desk that is the right height for them. Their desk chair should let them sit with their feet flat on the floor, and the desk should be around eight inches above the chair seat. Several of our finds are height adjustable so that you can make sure the desk fits your kiddo to a tee.

Activity: Think about what your kid will be using the desk for. Do you have littles that need space for crayons and coloring sheets? Teenagers that will be working with heavy textbooks and a laptop? Decide how much storage the actual desk needs, such as a hutch or additional drawers, or if you'll use other furniture for organization.

Scroll on to find our top picks for kids' desks — from space-saving to versatile, from storage-ready to budget-friendly.

Best Classic Kids' Desk

$448 $174.85
Wayfair

Not too big, not too small, this is the Goldilocks of kids' desks — just right. With multiple storage areas, including the hutch, drawer, cubby and cabinet, your kiddo will be able to keep their essentials organized. The desk meets the CPSIA Juvenile testing requirements for child safety and also comes with a wood chair that fits comfortably.

Best Midcentury Mod Kids' Desk

$278.51 $150.68
Amazon

When you want your kid's desk to amp up the style in their room, opt for this chic design. The midcentury modern piece is as at home in your child's space as it would be in a designer's abode. A built-in hutch and trio of drawers offer much-needed storage for notebooks and supplies.

Best Wall-Mounted Kids' Desk

$229
Crate & Kids

This clever design is ideal for the most petite spaces, or if you simply want a desk area that takes up minimal room. The half-moon desk (no sharp corners!) folds down to provide a flat surface area and a little extra storage. Since you can hang it at any height, it's a great piece to grow with your child.

Best Corner Kids' Desk

$162.99
Amazon

Maximize your floor space and most of any corner with this specially designed desk. With its triangular design and a hutch for storage, the petite desk gives your kiddo plenty of workspace. Rounded edges make it safe for even your littlest preschooler.

Best Multifunctional Kids' Desk

$699.95
Wayfair

For when you need all the space, the Martha Stewart Living & Learning Media System is the desk. Made from durable birch, the desk system has ample storage as well as an extended desk. The set also includes a matching chair and two fabric bins for easy organization.

Best Smart Kids' Desk

$599
Pottery Barn Kids

Since a good portion of our learning revolves around a screen now, it's helpful to have a desk designed specifically for that purpose. Integrated USB and electric outlets keep laptops, phones and tablets ready for tackling a history paper or staying in touch for group projects. The sleek, clean style of this modern desk allows it to seamlessly blend in with any room's design.

Best Grow-With-Your-Kid Desk

$159.99 $129.99
Amazon

With more than 1,000 five-star ratings, this desk is a favorite of parents and kids alike. Reviewers praise its sturdiness, functionality and versatility. Suitable for kids ages three to 12, the desk and chair are height adjustable, and the desktop is tiltable for better writing, reading and drawing.

Best Kids' Desk and Chair Set

$349.95
Wayfair

For an all-in-one solution, it's hard to beat this highly-rated set. The clean-lined desk comes with a hutch and chair and is available in six fun hues. Cubbies under the desk and plenty of shelving in the hutch allow your kiddos to keep their schoolwork organized.

Best Kids' Desk for Younger Kids

$269.99 $179.99
Amazon

This multipurpose set is incredibly adaptable for kids ages two through nine. Made of sturdy birch bentwood, it's compact and lightweight with chairs designed for two seat heights. In addition to using as a desk and chairs, the pieces can be rearranged as a bench, stools, ottomans or shelves.

Best Kids' Desk for Older Kids

From $599
Pottery Barn Kids

Crafted with built-to-last materials, this hardwood-framed desk and hutch (you can also buy the pieces separately if you don't want the hutch) will last your kids well into their teen years. Drawers and cubbies offer plenty of open and hide-away storage, and cutouts allow for easy management of computer cords so they can maintain a tidy workspace.

Best Adjustable Kids' Desk

$129.99
Amazon

This budget-friendly find is one of the cleverest. With two adjustable desk heights and three adjustable chair heights, the bamboo set grows with your child by simply moving the pins on the base.

Best Kids' Desk for Small Spaces

From $399
Pottery Barn Kids

When working with a small space, you need a desk that's functional but on the petite side. This simple, classic kids' desk (available in white, charcoal, blush or olive) is less than three feet wide and two feet deep, giving your child plenty of space to finish up homework or work on a project without taking up a massive footprint.

Best Kids' Desk With Storage

$401.96
The Container Store

Grounded by two mesh drawer units and topped with a melamine desktop, this kid-sized table has ample space for organizing and storage. Easily stow away and see notebooks, pencils, crayons, gadgets and all other school supplies. As with the rest of The Container Store's Elfa systems, their kids' coloring table is simple to convert to a standard desk height as your kids grow up.

Best Budget Kids' Desk

$42.97
Amazon

Design a space for your kids to finish up homework while maxing out the square footage of the room. The small footprint of this desk still provides ample desktop space for kiddos to get their projects done, and the storage bag on the side has plenty of room for books, headphones and other essentials.

Best Kids' Lap Desk

$26.98
Amazon

This on-the-go lap desk has a large writing surface as well as a storage compartment to hold paper, pencils and books. The desk folds up so it's easy to take on road trips, outside, in the bed or on the couch.

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