Our desks have taken a serious beating over the past several years. What we thought was only going to be a few months of working from home has turned into our everyday reality. It’s a scene that can get old, fast, if you’re toiling away on broken-down furniture. What’s worse, options that will keep your wrists and posture supported can be hard to find when you don’t know what to look for—yes, even at Amazon. While many of us consider these pieces to be low involvement purchases, there are actually plenty of factors to take into account before buying Amazon desks. The right one will not only give you a smooth, sturdy surface to work on (wood, plastic or even steel are your best bets here), it will also efficiently utilize your space and add to the overall aesthetic of your room.
For the best purchase possible, you’ll also want to consider the desk’s quality, comfort, convenience and design. The surface should be sturdy but not uncomfortably hard. It should be the right size for your height (or adjustable if multiple people use it), and of course, it should go with your home décor—after all, if you have wood floors, a marble desk might look out of place. You also need to look at the ease of assembly if you don’t have or want to hire help and consider how much space you've got for the desk you choose. Here are some of the best options online as reviewed by PureWow editors or thoroughly vetted with the above criteria.