We all need a little space of our own to focus and keep that precious pen and paper stash hidden away from little brothers, sisters and parents. Here are our absolute favourite kids' desks for creating an instant work space for junior scholars who need something a little more zen than a busy kitchen table...

flexa green desk

This desk comes in a range of on-trend colours and we love the minimal Scandi inspired design, as well as all that drawer space for all those crafting and homework necessities. SHOP HERE >> Flexa Popsicle Study Desk – available in 3 colours, £340, Nubie Kids

cox and cox desk

A dream of a desk that will make any student feel in the zone. We love, love, love that ice cream pink shade and the two roomy drawers with cute cup handles. SHOP HERE >> Inga Desk, £450, Cox & Cox (adult size)

wayfair desk

If space is at a premium but you need a full height desk for growing legs, this is a fantastic option. The top section is available in a whole rainbow of colours, which contrast beautifully with the natural wood. The cable stow that looks like an inkwell is a great touch, the footrest means shorter legs won't be swinging under this desk and the drawer underneath can stow away mess. SHOP HERE >> Sondra Desk, £309.99, Wayfair

Nofred Mouse School Set

The Junior Design Award winning 'Mouse Desk Set' offers a sustainable high-quality wooden design that is easy to clean, move around the home and offers a deceptive amount of space for 6-10 year olds (there is also a version for 2-5 yrs). With room for 4 chairs this is the perfect set for siblings. SHOP HERE >> Mouse School Set, available in 4 colour ways €600, No Fred

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oliver desk nubie

As with all Oliver furniture, this desk is impeccably made and we love the mixture of white lacquer and oak. There are two storage drawers, a hidden storage shelf and a pop up stationary storage pod at the back of the desk but the real beauty of this desk is that the surface can lie flat or be tilted, making it great for drawing projects and reading. SHOP HERE >> Adjustable height desk chair by Oliver Furniture, £545, Nubie

kidsdepot copy

A simple, lightweight vintage style table that provides a great work surface that can easily be moved from room to room. We love the powder coated tubular legs and warm wooden table top, that look straight out of a 1970's primary school classroom. SHOP HERE >> Kid's Depot Original Table, £110, Kidly


Anyone crushing on rattan at the moment will love this charming little desk that features three handy drawers and a gorgeous open weave gallery that frames it to perfection. A beautiful piece with a reasonable price tag. SHOP HERE >> Bonton Bohème Desk Natural, £295, Smallable

resized red frame desk

Brilliant! Furniture that your kids can scribble on to their heart's content! This super sleek looking desk with cool retro steel frame is essentially a white board on legs so kids can write their to-do lists, draw pictures or leave each other messages on the wipeable surface. SHOP HERE >> Graphic Wipe Board Children’s Desk by Nidi, £555, Nubie

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We love Blue Ticking as a resource for original vintage pieces that add buckets of charm to kids' rooms. Stock changes all the time but there were a few of these dinky desks in store at time of press. SHOP HERE >> Vintage Children’s’ French Mid Century Wooden Desk with Tubular Frame , £275 Blue Ticking

resized cuckooland

An adorable mini desk to get them into the swing of sitting down at a quiet work space of their own. This one is suitable for children aged 2 - 6 years and there is a larger version available for older kids. SHOP HERE >> Small Children's Desk and Chair, £383, Cuckooland

resized asapce

This chic grey desk with added bookshelf space is a great idea for older kids who want something a little more grown-up looking. SHOP HERE >> Children's Revision Desk, £345, ASPACE

gltc desk corkboard

We love this simple white work station that comes with an integrated cork board, cubby holes and shelf for creating a lovely personalised space. Offers plenty of storage too. SHOP HERE >> Junior Whittington Desk, £225, GLTC

la redoute desk set

A cute, retro style desk with a mid century, minimal feel that will work with both vintage and contemporary style interiors. We like the double option of a cubby hole and drawer that can be swapped over depending on your preference. SHOP HERE >> Adil Child's Retro Vintage Style Desk, £199, La Redoute