If you have a child going to secondary school in September then you’ll suddenly become aware of how inadequate the space in your child’s bedroom is. Homework can be pretty intense at secondary school — it’s no longer wise for them to revise their spellings in front of CBBC. They need a space that is quiet and uncluttered for them to revise and study. They’ll also need room for all those library books they’ll be taking out, school text books and stationery.
So give your child the best start in their high school this year and get their room kitted out with these great desk and workstation ideas that are ideal for encouraging study and enhancing concentration. Comfortable, stylish and practical these desks will help transform their rooms into ideal study pods!
Now I must admit, I am in love with this Remix Desk from Made in Design is suitable for every generation. It exists with an extendable worktop, an upper level and four colourful compartments. The compartments are removable and are at the same level as the worktop, so anything not needed can be easily be stored.
The desk won the international Red Dot award, and also the 2010 international Good Design Award of the the Chicago Athenaeum.
This Crossmag Wooden Computer Desk from Furniture in Fashion with a simple and practical design. It has a very useful and cleverly designed storage which utilises all the available space and it’s ideal for computers and desk lamps too. The desktop itself is spacious and uncluttered with it’s elegant, natural, good looking and extremely practical. Made from solid pine with a natural varnished finish, the Crossmag furniture range is beautifully made in a classic, timeless design that will last into your childrens adulthood and beyond!
The Noah desk from Feather & Black is a fashionable ivory painted number made from poplar wood with dove-tailed drawers so you know it will last. With rounded edges and corners this is a quality child-friendly desk that will get many years of use.
The Loft Desk Reborn from John Lewis is a contemporary take on their best selling traditional loft style desk with coloured compartments that will encourage them to organise all that clutter. Made from solid oak and veneered panels the desk also has a tough lacquer finish so will stay looking good for years to come.
Another desk ideal for where space is tight, the Buddy Laptop Desk from John Lewis has an elegant compact design featuring a slim oak desk top perched a top A-shape legs with a painted finish in black and a lift-up lid that offers some useful added storage. Made from solid oak and oak veneer panels.
If you’re looking a for a traditional style children’s desk then the Vintage Wooden Desk from Idyll Home is a ash veneer wooden desk with 2 slide-out drawer and storage compartments.The desk has a fold down door, with built-in storage underneath that is ideal for storing paper, books, and art and craft materials.
This Universo Positivo B-Desk from Made in Design offers contemporary furniture ideal for any teenager. Its blend of wood and steel will fit any room, with enough space for a laptop and books. Made from solid oak with lacquered metal around the sides.
This Toudou Solid Pine Reading Desk + School Chair from La Redoute is a beautiful desk available in white or taupe brown. Its made from solid pine and finished in Nitrocellulose lacquered. Suitable for both boys and girls this is an ideal, practical solution for rooms that helps remove clutter with its under desk compartment, pen pot and bag hook which enhances the space available.
More Kid’s Desks
Dragging kids away from the television and playstations to do homework is always going to be a battle, but with these innovative desks and workstations you can at least ensure they have a space that encourages learning and that is comfortable and stylish. It work turn them into geniuses but it might help!
Kids Daisy Desk and Chair White
Our Daisy Desk and Chair will add a dainty touch to your child's bedroom with its fresh white apperance. Pretty bedroom furniture, perfect for a your little one's bedroom Turn your child's bedroom into the perfect place to relax and play in with our gorgeous white desk and chair. The beautiful white finish gives our table and chair a timelessly elegant look and makes it suitable for blending with any existing decor, whilst the delicate daisy handle and etched flower detailing gives it that extra special finishing touch. Make homework more enjoyable Made from a strong and durable wood, our desk and chair would make a stylish and functional addition to your child's bedroom. With a drawer to encourage tidyness, and a chair that offers support and comfort whilst seated, our desk and chair set would be an ideal place for your child to complete their homework or hobbies on, making it the perfect addition to their bedroom. Complete the look of this beautiful white furniture piece by combining with other items in the collection that are available to purchase separately. Please note: This product is subject to stock availability.
Archie Desk -
Crafted from solid oak the Archie collection offers a contemporary canvas for kids and teens to decorate their room with colour, personality and imagination. Our Archie desk with it's sturdy shelf and drawer would make a great study space in any children's room. Our Archie chair compliments perfectly. Instructions for attaching feet
Toudou Solid Pine Reading Desk + School Chair
Description of Toudou reading desk + school chair: 1 compartment 1 pen pot 1 name label 1 bag hook. Features of Toudou reading desk + school chair: Solid pine Nitrocellulose lacquered finish. Discover the full Toudou collection available. Size of Toudou reading desk + school chair: Desk: Width: 80 cm Height: 58 cm Depth: 50 cm. Chair: Width: 70 cm. Length 62.3 cm Depth: 37.8 cm. Size and weight of parcel(s): 1 parcel. Length 85 x height 21 x depth 55 cm 17 kg . Your Toudou reading desk + school chair is self-assembly.
John Lewis James Desk
This workbench desk will give your home office a sleek, contemporary look and discourage desktop clutter. It features chromed steel legs topped with an 8mm toughened glass top for maximum resilience and durability. Please note: Not all of our ranges are on display in our furniture departments. Please call your nearest John Lewis to check before you visit. 0% APR Representative: If you buy this product in our shops, it's eligible for Interest Free Credit , which is available when you spend £1000 or more on selected home products. Terms and conditions apply: find out more
Noah Desk Chair - Ivory-White
Traditional child friendly style in ivory-white painted poplar. Exclusively designed for Feather & Black Rounded corners and edges Accompanies our Noah Desk Please note, our Noah Desk Chair must be assembled Assembly Instructions
Millhouse Blue Desk
This wooden desk is beautifully made from the finest quality birch plywood protected with a high quality and extremely durable clear lacquer. It features a useful shelf for storing paperwork and pens and is designed to work with our Children’s Wooden Chair sitting comfortably beneath.Choose from one of three gorgeous child friendly paint finishes to make a statement; blue, lime green or pink. Can be personalised.
About Childrens Desks
There are plenty of things to consider when choosing a desk for your child, so it's important to think of how you will be using the desk before you make a purchase. If you wish to start them young, there are play-style desks, many of which are height adjustable so they can grow with your child. These tend to be in more modern finishes, able to be easily-cleaned and prove bump-resistant. Many are brightly-coloured, with blues, pinks, reds, yellows and others to match your bedroom or playroom décor. You can also find the occasional special design, such as a fire engine, or those festooned with favourite Disney, Sesame Street, or other, characters. For older children, you have a wide choice. You will find many solid wood desks, in the traditional, even vintage, school room styles, which will instantly return more senior shoppers to their own school-days! Great for doing homework on, many of these are in darker, heavier finishes, have the traditional sloping top, and are lidded to open for easy storage inside. Some will even have built-in pen holders or rails. More modern pieces will often double as a workstation to accommodate either desktop or laptop computers ? or, of course, a tablet. If you are looking for either drawer or bookcase storage, you?ll find choices with these options included. These are also produced in lighter wood-effects such as birch, pine, maple, or often simply a plain white finish; great for if you're keeping to a minimalist style. There is also a range of seating options to choose from, ranging from stools or bench style to traditional or folding chairs. Height-adjustable desks are often paired with chairs offering the same facility. You will also find the occasional bunk bed and desk combination, or corner-fitting, triangular-shaped desks. Both flat-pack and ready-assembled choices can be found.