Corner desk buying guide

Offices come in all shapes and sizes. The key to creating a productive and inviting office space is to choose your furniture wisely.

From meeting room desks and pods through to seating solutions and storage, there’s lots to consider when it comes to creating an effective working space that will suit your business and working needs.

And of course, no work or home office is complete without a sturdy, functional and comfortable desk to work from.

If you’re looking for the perfect corner desk, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. Our corner desk buying guide should help you to find the ideal corner desk for your office environment.

A dark wood corner desk in a relaxed office setting

Corner desks

If you’re tight on space or you’re trying to optimise the space you have available, corner desks are a great option, as they are far less intrusive than traditional shaped desks. Ideal for accommodating awkward spaces, corner desks are perfect for work and home office environments.

Just because corner desks tend to have a little less surface space than traditional options, it doesn’t mean that you’ll have to compromise on storage. The vast majority of corner desks have lots of integrated storage solutions for stationary, important paperwork, and any other office essentials that you need to hand during your working day.

What to consider when buying a corner desk

 Corner desks are best suited to small offices or home office environments with limited or awkward space. Before you choose the perfect corner office desk, there’s a lot you will need to consider, including the below factors:

  • Will the desk fit in your working space? Always be sure to measure.
  • Will the desk accommodate your equipment needs?
  • Does the corner desk promote a healthy posture?
  • Can the desk be moved easily?
  • Does the desk offer plenty of storage space?
  • What is the desk made from – will it last?

A stand up corner desk

 Small, medium and large corner desks

Whether you’re on the hunt for a small, medium or large corner desk, you will find a wide range of designs that will accommodate your needs.

If you’re working with a large space, a large corner desk is ideal, providing plenty of surface space. However, if you have a smaller space, there are also plenty of medium and smaller corner desks available.

Of course, it goes without saying that you should always take accurate dimensions of the room you will be working in, ensuring that there is also enough space for your office chair.


From built-in drawers and cupboards, through to pull out laptop stands, today’s corner desks offer a whole host of different storage solutions that will allow you to keep your working area as tidy as possible.

After all, in any office space, it’s important to keep your working environment clean, organised and accessible. With this in mind, choosing a corner desk with enough storage should be high on your list of priorities.

A corner desk for a reception area

Choosing the perfect finish

Available in a wide range of finishes and designs, you will be able to choose a corner desk that will complement and enhance the existing décor of your office.

When it comes to choosing a finish, the right option for you will depend on how often you plan to use your desk and what it will be used for. For example, although MDF desks offer value, longevity and come in a multitude of finishes, a solid wood desk will last you a lot longer than MDF.

There’s also the option to choose a metal corner desk. Metal desks are fireproof and waterproof, although they are also prone to scratching.

Why choose BT Office furniture?

Since our formation in 1994, BT Office has become a leading UK office furniture supplier.

We use our own fleet of vehicles and team of specialist fitters to ensure your modern and executive office furniture arrives undamaged and is installed by people who are familiar with the products. We provide a vast range of desks suitable for a wide range of working environments, including corner style desks that are available in a variety of different colours, shapes, sizes and finishes.

Get in touch today to find out how we can enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your office environment.