How to choose a desk with drawers and a shelf (+190 Photos). We organize the space in a practical way
A couple of centuries ago desk with drawers and shelf was a luxury, today everyone can afford such an interior element, but how to choose it? More details later in the article.
Types of desks
Previously, people could not afford comfortable and beautiful writing tables, limited to the classic rectangular design with four legs, but now there are a sea of options on the market that can offer its owner the opportunity to comfortably and efficiently go about their business, having well organized their workspace.
We will now look at what types of desks are mostly found in stores right now to get acquainted with the models that would best fit into your interior..
Choose the model that best fits your interior
This is exactly the same rectangular version with four supports. As a standard, traditional-style tables are placed near the wall between cabinets or cabinets, but such a model can be located absolutely anywhere. These tables have only a few features:
1 Often, it is exactly the complete set with one or two pedestals at the bottom on both sides of the table that is sold. In this case, a person sits between them and can get any item from the drawers at the level of the legs..
Writing table with two side tables
2Sometimes, a special wide shelf is pulled out at the level of the abdomen, where you can put the keyboard or drawing tools, but more often there is another drawer in this place..
Additional drawer in the table
3Such a table, even complete with side tables, can be easily moved to another place in the room, if necessary.
Can be easily moved to the other end of the room
4More classic and professional models boast the presence of locks on the drawers.
Safety of documents from small children
Most of the market sells two types of traditional desks: rich and monumental for offices or light and minimalistic for offices and children’s rooms..
Multifunctional table for schoolchildren
This view is considered more convenient, because, occupying approximately the same space, the corner model will combine all the functions necessary for productive work. Most often, corner models are placed in areas that are especially not used in the room. The most significant advantages of this species:
1Compact, because they can be easily built into even the smallest room and can fill the unused space in the corner due to the presence of a window or battery.
Great option for a small room
2 Multifunctionality, because each option has a huge number of drawers, shelves, pedestals, niches for tools and other elements that allow you to arrange all the items necessary for work and creativity.
A huge number of shelves and drawers for the corner table
3High stability and strength. 4Universality in terms of design, because corner models are sold in stores for absolutely any style of a modern apartment.
Universal design for any style of apartment
5Ability to organize add-ons with additional shelves and drawers, which will also significantly reduce the space in the room, but will allow you to place the necessary tools next to the workplace.
Built-in drawers and shelves for personal items
It is worth noting that with all the qualities of an angular look, such tables are not able to be located anywhere other than a corner. In addition, they are very heavy, which will not allow you to move the furniture, if necessary, without disassembling it into individual parts..
It is also worth remembering that superstructures can reduce stability, so it is worth additionally strengthening with fasteners..
Option for office or study in an apartment that will also fit for pupils ‘and students’ rooms. The computer view is not suitable for any interior style, but it is the most versatile in a modern city apartment..
1Similar models always consist only of the elements most necessary for work, without cluttering the room, but allowing you to calmly go about your business, creating a separate work area in the room.
Separate work area in the room
2 There is a special pull-out keyboard shelf, located exactly at a level that is convenient for typing without a heavy load on the hands.
Computer desk with pull-out keyboard shelf
3The package also includes a separate niche for the system unit. Basically, a computer desk is necessary for a PC, where the system unit is the main working element, therefore such niches will be useful for protecting the unit from dust, dirt and other debris.
Corner computer table with a niche for the system unit
4 In addition to the computer system are shelves for storing CDs, and although they are practically not used these days, it is better to store important installation programs or discs from the family archive in such a protected place..
Multifunctional computer desk with drive niches
Manufacturers try to offer a huge selection of computer desks for different design solutions to please conservative workers, little girls, progressive young couples and other potential buyers..
The main condition here is just convenience, so you can find convenient niches in the design, holes for wires, built-in table lamps and other useful little things.
Convenient when everything is at hand
Remember that the computer desk is still a writing desk, so the table top should allow not only to put the monitor, but also to equip a convenient and comfortable writing area..
Children’s writing models are a special moment because they are required to provide maximum comfort for a small but growing organism. It is important for children and schoolchildren to have a work area that does not create strong stress on any part of the body during work. There are several things that children’s models must have:
1The tabletop must be wide so that the child has the opportunity to place the office supplies he needs without having to climb far every time. By the way, children are very fond of leaving unfinished business, and, accordingly, tools, so there should be a lot of space..
Wide table top for a children’s desk
2It is better if the table is supplemented with shelves and niches from above, so that the baby can easily reach the necessary thing, but the presence of drawers at the bottom is also important, because large albums, textbooks and teaching materials on sheets will be stored there..
Shelves and niches for storing school supplies
3It is imperative that the height is individually adjusted for the child, which will obviously be less than the adult models. The best investment would be an adjustable model.
Pupil’s adjustable desk
It is important to remember that children pay special attention to the design of their table, so it is worth getting more creative by choosing an unusual model, but suitable for the general style of the room. The colors should not be too bright, so as not to distract the child from work, but the childish style of design should be present. Obviously, it is worth finding out the preferences of the owner of the room..
Choose a bright stylistic solution
Modern schoolchildren cannot do without a computer. And it’s not just about the love of games and the Internet, but some educational tasks are even built on the presence of a convenient search engine for any information and a tool for working with useful programs. That is why try to provide for a computer area for the children’s table..
What are the corner tables
Most often, you can find corner models in the shape of the letter L in stores, because this is a standard design that fits best in a corner of a room. However, even such an angular shape can be varied so that the buyer can choose the best option for his premises. The views differ in the shape of the countertop and look like this:
Right angleThe most classic and traditional, but practically not used anywhere now due to the inconvenience of the design.
Traditional, classic corner table
Straight corner with roundedBut this one is one of the most popular types. It differs only in that there is a convenient rounding at the junction of two rectangular tables, which allows you to better position yourself in the workplace.
Corner, rounded on both sides
Wave An interesting design, when one working area of the model is slightly narrowed, and the other, on the contrary, is expanded. This feature is necessary not only for a pleasant appearance, but also for the ability to position the necessary tools on the wide part of the table, but it is convenient to work while sitting behind the narrowed part..
Arc An unusual design move that allows you to increase the working area by rounding from one side of the table to the other. From a design point of view, such a model undoubtedly wins, but it may not be very convenient..
The letter POnly one side of the corner will be rounded, and the rounding is external. It is quite convenient if you do not want to clutter up the space too much, you need to organize the workplace.
Written with P-shaped worktop
Choosing a material
Obviously, the quality of the material will determine how strong and stable the purchased model will be, but beautiful and fit into the interior..
For the manufacture of such furniture, metal, plastic or other material is almost never used, mainly wood is chosen. Producers value natural high-quality solid wood that can withstand for a long time.
For the manufacture of a table in a classic interior, only wood is used.
Hardwood is always much more expensive, because exotic and rare species such as ironwood, mahogany, Brazilian cherry, amaranth and merabu, and many others are taken as raw materials. These trees help create real furniture masterpieces, but such furniture is not suitable for ordinary city apartments in a more modern style..
Natural solid wood
For premises in urban provence or high tech the style is better suited for models made of medium hard wood. It is made from domestic species like the usual oak, beech, cherry and walnut, and it looks really nice, but not too expensive. Such a foundation would be the best option..
Writing desk in the interior of a room in Provence style
Softer wood species are not very inferior to the average in their strength, but are much cheaper than their competitors. Birch, pine, alder, pear and cedar are necessary to create light and delicate models that will perfectly fit into the romantic interior of the house. Strict and minimalistic office furniture is most often made from them..
Office furniture in the style of minimalism
How to choose with additional elements
In order not to be mistaken with the choice, when buying a desk, pay attention to several main characteristics:
1The quality of the worktop, supports and elements. For any models, especially children’s and computer ones, it is important that any shelf is securely fastened so that there are no moments when an expensive and valuable thing or a lot of books may suddenly fall due to breakage of the fasteners. Also make sure there are no scratches, defects or obvious damage anywhere on the surface..
Secure all parts for safe operation
2Construction material. The wood selected for production must be natural so that the strength of the structure remains high. You can check this by listening to the smell – if a chemical is mixed with the smell of wood.
Natural solid wood table devve
3 The presence of all the necessary elements. 4 Model design. Obviously, the table you are buying must fit into the interior..
The model should fit into the overall style of the room
5The convenience of use. Be sure to try sitting with the model for a while, simulating work activities to make sure your body is not fatigued..
Choose a comfortable table for yourself
Consult with a designer to suggest which model is best for your particular case. He will also be able to give advice on how to place in the room, but we also have some useful recommendations..
A model that fits perfectly into your interior
Consider in advance the number of shelves and drawers