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    15 Affordable Desks Under $50 For Your Home Office Space

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    1. A chic and stylish foldable high desk complete with a laminate marble top that basically doubles as decor and looks way more expensive than it really is.

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    Promising review: "This desk is so perfect for me because it’s a desk you can stand at while working but is also large enough to fit a tall stool underneath for the days when I’m too tired/sore to stand. Not only that, but the marble top looks real and the quality is honestly way better than I expected. The legs are a little bit more of an ochre color, which actually worked out better for my color scheme. Took less than 10 min to assemble and is sturdy as a rock. There are also removable hooks on the side where you can hang things. If you have a small space or are like me and live in a tiny apartment in NYC, you will not regret buying this desk." —MH

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (also available in three larger sizes, all of which are over $50).

    2. A versatile minimalist black computer desk with two built-in shelves so you'll finally have somewhere to put all those books you've been meaning to read.

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    (Side note: Here are 30 non-office products that are still a good idea to keep at your desk.)

    Promising review: "For the price, the quality simply cannot be beaten, and you have two different options when it comes to what side of the desk the shelves are on. Normally at this price point, what you see is what you get, so I appreciated being able to customize it this little bit. The finish of the product was nice with no existing damage and we received all of the parts in the box. The directions show you pretty clearly how to build it in either the A or B form, and I found them pretty easy to follow. Overall, I can't recommend this enough for anyone looking for a smaller desk that won't break the bank." —CL Paul

    Get it from Amazon for $43.59 (also available in "espresso" or white for $57.19).

    3. A 32-inch sturdy writing desk just radiating ~rustic farmhouse~ vibes that'll add a little bit of charm to any room you put it in.

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    Promising review: "It was very easy to put together and I am not handy at all. Seems sturdy enough to function as a home office and a stool for my cat. Also, it is really pretty! Overall, I'm really happy with my purchase!" —BookButterfly

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four sizes and colors).

    4. An L-shaped computer desk boasting an adjustable footpad and a movable monitor shelf so you'll have somewhere to rest your feet and put your personal laptop while getting through the workday.

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    Promising review: "The assembly was really easy and quick ,which is a big bonus for me. One feature I like best is the extra small shelf to use for additional electronics or decor. The desk fits perfectly in the corner of our office space and looks like a nice piece of furniture instead of a big, bulky work desk. This was important for me because my office doubles as the guest room. Having a great-looking piece of furniture is what I'm always looking for, and the price is right on this one. I highly recommend it for home office use our regular office use. It's sleek, practical, spacious, and comfortable to work at." —Steph

    Get it from Amazon for $41.01.

    5. A classic 31-inch writing desk to squeeze into that last bit of free space you have in your apartment.

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    (And here are 31 other things to get if you’re ready to go all-in on your home office.)

    Promising review: "The desk is looking very good and the quality is of the wood nice. It's easy to assemble and all the steps are mentioned in the instructions. For one laptop the 31-inch works well." —sripal

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (also available in five other colors for $49.99).

    6. A small gaming desk with a spot for your headphones and a cup holder for your beverage of choice whenever your Twitch chat redeems their "hydrate" points.

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    Promising review: "This is a great-size gaming table. Assembly was easy and doesn’t take long. The surface area of the table has enough room for a large monitor and gaming system. It is sturdy, not wobbly, and doesn’t seem cheap. Great buy!" —JessLock26

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in blue and red).

    7. An adjustable ergonomic computer desk on wheels (they're lockable, dw) that you can bring with you anywhere and have it be the *perfect* height, even if you're standing.

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    Promising review: "I bought this with the intention of using it to hold my keyboard and mouse for my home office so I can move around a bit to different spots and do some standing. The size is perfect for holding two sets of keyboards and a mouse. Adjusting the height is easy. Assembly was easy and took about 10 minutes." —Nasren

    Get it from Amazon for $45.80+ (available in five colors in the "flat" style, two of which are over $50).

    8. A sleek-looking computer desk fully equipped with a storage bag to hang on the side and a hook for your headphones.

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    (Plus, some under-desk storage ideas to keep everything looking nice and tidy.)

    Promising review: "I just love the style and it looks wonderful in my space. The metal frame makes it stable while being very light. I love the heavy-duty felt pocket. I put my gaming controller and headphones in it. It does fit a 32-inch monitor. If you need a desk for light work or gaming just to escape the world this will work." —Little1

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five sizes and seven colors, several of which are over $50).

    9. A modern and practical black folding desk that's easy to transport and gets the job done. No frills necessary.

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    Promising review: "Great little desk for small spaces. Folds away when you need room. Allows me to work from home even if I don't have a dedicated office. Very happy with my purchase, good value for the price paid." —Genevieve

    Get it from Wayfair for $41.99 (also available in white for $69.99).

    10. A sleek, minimalistic 47-inch computer desk with two open shelves just begging to be filled with cute stationery products.

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    Promising review: "LOVE THIS DESK! Exactly what I hoped it would be. It was easy to assemble and took about 35 minutes. Love the metal frame and the wood surface looks and feels natural. The center support (the underside of the desktop) is very low-profile (about 1/2 inch), so it's perfect for a clamp-on keyboard tray. Looks sleek and feels sturdy!" —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in two colors).

    11. An adjustable and versatile 100% bamboo lap desk for those days when you just really don't feel like getting out of bed (and TBH, same).

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    (Psst, definitely feel free to treat yourself to some of these gifts for people who spend all day at their desks. You deserve it.)

    Promising review: "This laptop desk is free of strong odors and has a very refreshing fragrance of bamboo. The table is foldable which makes storage easier and saves space. It's very stable and durable. The height of the table is also adjustable according to my needs. I can use it on the floor or on the bed. It can be multifunctional, too. One way is to use it as a small dining table for kids. Another way is to use it as a laptop table with a laptop stand. I can even put my iPad on there for reading. The angle is completely adjustable. On the side of the table, it has a small drawer. The size, color, and the function of the table are the same as the product described." —Paula

    Get it from Amazon for $42.77 (also available in a larger size for $54.66).

    12. A unique desk with three side shelves that has over 15K 5-star reviews from people who are glad they didn't have to spend $100+ on a desk.

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    Promising review: "This is a great desk for people on a budget! It really doesn't look like it's that cheap of a price, especially once you add your things to it. I got this desk because 1) I was on a budget but desperately needed a desk and 2) because I lacked space for a bigger desk. This desk is truly wonderful! I appreciate that it comes with side space for books or a printer on top. It fits perfectly in a small space without taking much space, yet it's big enough to fit a reasonable amount of things on it along with a laptop, etc. I honestly love my desk and I would def recommend it to anyone who is on a budget and also lacks space. I definitely am glad I bought it." —XM

    Get it from Amazon for $28.30+ (available in eight colors).

    13. A small and simple computer desk designed with a scratch-resistant, anti-collision, and waterproof tabletop. Never again, iced coffee stains!

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    Promising review: "Perfect! That’s the only way I can describe how this desk table perfectly fits into a corner in my kitchen area. The quality is amazing for the price and I put it together in less than 30 minutes. The instructions provided were easy to follow, which is half the battle. Love the clean lines and modern look. Highly recommend!" —ID

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors, several of which are over $50).

    14. A small, stylish computer desk complete with two shelves and storage bin drawers (which is kind of a big deal for a desk under $50, BTW) guaranteed to add a touch of ~sophistication~ to your home office.

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    Promising review: "Bought this desk to hold my sewing machine in our RV. This small, sturdy desk made of particle board is absolutely perfect for my small space. I found it easy to put together. Love it!" —elaifost

    Get it from Amazon for $42.96+ (available in three colors).

    15. Or a small floating desk you can easily fold up against the wall while you're not using because sometimes you've just gotta save some space.

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    (Oh, and if you're looking for a new *comfortable* WFH office chair, we've got you covered with 15 of 'em from Amazon that reviewers swear help with back pain.)

    Promising review: "We loved this! Bought this for my sister so she can do her online classes from the comfort of her bedroom and it’s been great! It’s a great product and it’s very functional. Serves as her table while she does her online learning and serves as her nightstand at night. Love it! Would definitely recommend to anyone in search of a wall mount desk." —Mehak Bagga

    Get it from Amazon for $39.50+ (available in black and white).

    You, kicking your feet up on your new desk knowing you've made a *quality* purchase without breaking the bank:

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