How To Choose A Corner Desk

Corner desks are a common sight in workspace areas, be it your office or home. Because of their triangular shape, they can fit at the intersection of two walls, or along the length of a wall. If you are about to purchase a corner desk, know how to make the most of it from this article.

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What are the benefits of a corner desk?

There are many benefits of a corner desk, including:

  • Its triangular shape breaks both – the monotony and monopoly of linear sitting arrangements made in vertical rows or horizontal columns.
  • Visually, corner desks offer a refreshing change from the mundane appearance of workspaces
  • They offer interesting desk-top arrangement possibilities. You can efficiently accommodate work media, personal items, and also throw in a decorative piece or a lampshade.
  • Sitting at the intersection of the desk, you can access both sides comfortably, without stretching too much.
  • You get more storage area in the form of dual or multiple cabinets or shelves on both sides of the desk.
  • You can also have additional desktop racks or cabinets stacked against the two walls.
  • You can stretch your legs more freely and comfortably than in rectangular desks
  • They can be ideal computer workstations. They are ideal for many types of information technology set-ups.
  • They are usually light and "airy" in looks.
  • They maximize space utilization in smaller offices.
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What are the downsides of triangular desks?

You would be facing a corner of a wall, which is not a very inspiring working position

  • Corner desks don't fit into the mindsets of all workers. To some, they are oddly designed sitting systems that impact productivity and performance.
  • They limit the sideways movements. You cannot easily maneuver your moving chair sitting at a corner desk.
  • They generate an enclosed feeling, a type of a "den."
  • Probably the biggest disadvantage of corner desks is that your visitors cannot sit opposite you. They have to be accommodated on your side, often putting you in a physically awkward position to communicate with them. Because of this limitation, corner desks are mostly perceived as tables for people who don't have to entertain visitors frequently.

Which type of corner desk should I choose?


They are a reliable, stable, solid, and steadfast type. All-wood corner desks generate a sense of confidence and dependability. Additionally, the texture and finish of wood make them fit into the overall office environment harmoniously. They also blend well with a wide range of office chairs, hence they don't make an odd combination with them.

Usually, all-wood corner desks are deep, so a lot goes into their drawers, cabinets, and shelves. Besides, wood offers good carpentry for locks, handles, and other fittings.

Lighter-weight designs of wooden corner desks can also be crafted from particle board, hardboard, and wood byproducts.

You would be happy sitting at an all-wood corner desk if you are a self-employed professional, consultant, or freelancer. They would also be good if your workspace requires non-linear sitting arrangement to maximize space utilization.

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Like wood, metal has its charm and beauty. These corner desks look more trendy, contemporary, and urban-chic. They can be strong and sturdy without the heavy looks of wooden variants. Some of their advantages are:

  • They can be factory-made, fabricated, or DIYed as interesting personal projects.
  • You have a wide and interesting range of surface finishes. Powder coating, liquid paint, spray paint, or natural finish – they will blend or make an interesting contrast with your walls, interior, and décor.
  • They can be made from stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum channels, or other metals and alloys.

Metal corner desks will suit your needs and preference if you want to be out-of-box in your sitting arrangement. This, without compromising any functionality. Are you an architect or a film scriptwriter? A software programmer or a start-up owner? Your cozy corner desk will offer you the aloofness and scope to focus on the work with few distractions.


Some corner desks are made of mixed materials, such as:

  • Wood and metal
  • Metal and plastic
  • Natural and processed wood or plastic and processed wood

Combination corner desks are light-weight and easy to shift anywhere. They are affordable and functional, but often with limited life. So, if you don't want to invest in a pricey, permanent work-desk and prefer a change now and then, this will be your type of desk to work from.

Wood, metal, hybrid, to each, their own. Make your choice and work happily ever after.

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