The Ultimate Guide to Kids Desks

Welcome to the fun world of kid’s desks! To the untrained eye, choosing a child’s desk might just be a matter of picking the right size and colour to suit your youngster’s room. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll soon find that a desk can offer so much more than just a space to sit and work.

Whether your kiddos are just learning to pick up a pencil or they’re knuckling down to some revision, a desk can totally change the dynamic of their room. To help you decide which kind of desk is right for your little one, I’m here to guide you through some important considerations.

What will your kids use the desk for?

While a good model will serve many different purposes, it always helps to figure out how your youngsters will mainly use the desk. Every child has their own hobbies and needs – so whether you have a serious gamer or a budding artist in the family, it’s important to make the right choice.

Vox Stige Desk with Wooden Ladder

A space to develop learning skills

If you have a little one in your life, you’ll know only too well that they take up lots of space to learn new things. For kiddies who haven’t yet started school, a desk can be a perfect spot to practise their scribbling or splash some paint.

There are plenty of desks that fit the bill, but it makes sense to opt for a model that can be easily wiped down and includes enough space to store their bits and pieces. With that said, I think the In2Wood children’s desk (pictured below) is absolutely ideal.

A revamp of the old classic school desks, this model will help prepare your little ones for life in the classroom. With it’s simple design and gorgeous colour, it’ll look the part in any bedroom – and spills and marks can be cleaned away with just a damp cloth. Phew!

For kids aged between 2-6 years, I couldn’t recommend this one enough. As it’s a hugely developmental time in any child’s life, this desk allows them to explore their new skills in style. And with the handy storage space, you can stash away their latest masterpieces without cluttering up their room.

Small Children's Desk and Chair

A space to play computer games

Okay, so a lot of PC gaming goes over my head… but one thing I know for sure is that a desk can really make or break a gaming experience.

If you have a serious gamer in your life, they’ll need an ergonomic and spacious model to cater for the chair, cables, games, and any other gaming gubbins. When it comes to picking the right gaming desk, it’s good to pick one with plenty of storage compartments to store any bulky gaming gear.

The Power W Gaming Desk by Flair Furniture (pictured below) ticks all the boxes. For an unbeatable gaming experience, this desk will hold up to three monitors and plenty of speakers.

Complete with a large desktop, raised shelf for the screens, a hook to hang your headphones and a water bottle holder. Plus, with LED colour changing lights, it’ll create the ultimate immersive zone for any gaming enthusiast.

Flair Furnishings Power W Gaming Desk

A space to get glam

For kiddies who want to feel grown up, a dressing table can be a great spot to indulge them. A kid’s dressing table can double up as both a fun space to play and a handy storage solution for any hair accessories and jewellery.

If your little one has a growing collection of trinkets, I recommend the Amori Kids Dressing Table (pictured below). It features three drawers to store all their bits and pieces, with a soft close function to protect little fingers.

With cut-out hearts in every door and a mirror for practising with Mum’s lipstick, this kid’s dressing table is perfect for any little superstar.

Amori Kids Dressing Table

How old are your kids?

The age of your youngsters will also play a big role in whatever desk you choose. For pre-school kiddies, it’s best to opt for a simple model that can be wiped down without a fuss. When your kids grow up, you’d be savvy to select a desk with ample storage and enough room for a monitor or laptop.

If you’re after a model that can see your little ones through to their teenage years, I recommend choosing an adjustable model. With the option to extend the legs, the Oliver Furniture Wood Junior Desk (pictured below) can keep up with your kid’s growth spurts and save you the hassle of buying multiple desks.

Complete with a tilting surface, it’s a perfect spot for any little ones to get creative and practise their drawing. There’s also two drawers and a handy pop up shelf – so whether they’re little or growing up, they’ll have enough space to store their essentials.

Oliver Furniture Wood Junior Desk

How much space do you have available?

When you’re choosing a kids desk, size is another important factor to consider. As a parent, you’ll know that bedroom’s aren’t always big enough to accommodate those important bits your child needs.

If your kid’s bedroom isn’t blessed with space, it’s well worth looking into a desk that can double up as a bed or storage. Killing two birds with one stone, the Parisot Kurt Midsleeper Cabin Bed with Desk & Storage (pictured below) provides loads of room for writing or doodling – while neatly slotting under your little one’s bed!

The pull-out desk is a great spot for getting any homework done, and it’ll help you save as much floor space as possible. Once your youngster’s done using the desk, they can really make the most out of that all-important play area. You can’t get much more efficient than that!

The beautiful Lifetime Storage Cabinet with Hideaway Table & Bench also helps maximize your space as much as possible. With absolutely heaps of storage for toys, books, and whatever else, this model also extends into an incredibly roomy desk area. Life saver!

Parisot Kurt Midsleeper Cabin Bed with Desk & Storage

Well, it’s time I stopped talking about kid’s desks and let you get on with making a decision. If you’d like more help, we’d be more than happy to talk you through your options. Just give us a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or pop us an email if you prefer.


With more than 8 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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