When setting up your home office or study, a computer desk has become a necessity and has to be given careful consideration. Computers have now come to be a vital part of every household and as much a necessity as the refrigerator or microwave. You have quite a range of computer desks to choose from whether you buy in-store or online.
When space is a problem as it is with most houses, you will need to find the most ideal solution. Otherwise fitting a computer desk of mega proportions, a chair, store cabinets and a file cabinet in a small space will really tax your decorating skills.
The best solution really when space is a problem is to computer furniture that fits into a corner quite nicely. You can choose to have a corner computer desk that will not occupy much space when tucked away in a corner. If space is a really big problem it is advisable not to go for big, bulky desks. Stick to a simple corner computer table which will hold your monitor and telephone and a few other essentials. You can always stick the CPU under the table or to the side of the table. This is the most practical solution to extremely limited space.
Finding the right sized computer desk and chair to fit the space you have will not be a problem. The market is full of computer furniture options and you will find a wide range of styles, colors and materials to choose from. You can get small desks, medium desks and large desks and knowing that the size of your desk will depend solely on the space you have, you have to be accurate in your measurements.
Depending on the shape of your room you can get an L shaped desk that can be put nicely in one corner of the room with the arm flush against the wall. These desks are handy when you need to put your printer, copier and scanner nearby. These items can go on the arm of your desk and this will still leave you room for the monitor, telephone and work space.
Another corner computer furniture option that is available is the corner armoire for the computer. This unit can be a bit bulky but as it is going to occupy a corner it should not matter. If you want to visualize this unit think of the wardrobe concept but designed to hold a monitor, keyboard and CPU. The bottom half is usually divided into two parts, one to hold the CPU and the other side to hold a printer and some stationery.
The main drawback to this type of unit is it does not provide any workspace for you the way a desk would. You would have to get a small table to write at but as the armoire is a single sleek unit that fits neatly into a corner this should not be a problem. You could put the armoire against the side wall and swivel your chair over when you need to use the desk.
Your main concern is the space you have followed by the kind of budget you have. Once you get these two factors sorted you can move on to choosing a design and color scheme that matches your room decor.