We love mid-century modern desks for their understated style and the versatility they offer in interior design. Mid-century modern desks can work wonderfully as modern writing desks as well as ornamental desks fusing style and function effortlessly.
The clean lines, tapered legs, and neutral tones offer a modern aesthetic while lending an earthy coziness to the decor. Whether your home decor is minimalist, contemporary or traditional, mid-century modern desks can play along nicely.
We went around looking for the coolest mid-century desks around and came away with our list of the 10 best mid-century modern desks. Big, small, solid wood, black, white, there’s a cool mid-century modern desk for you to pick from no matter what your need.
1. Otis Small Mid-century Modern Desk
This solid wood small mid-century modern desk in dark walnut finish is perfect for a bedroom or as a home office desk. Two convenient drawers and an open storage area, tapered legs, and round brass drawer handles, finish it off in perfection.
If you’re looking to go the whole nine yards with mid-century furniture, this affordable mid-century modern desk from Novogratz can be paired with a matching platform bed frame, chest, dresser, console table, and nightstands. Buy this Now.
2. Solid Wood Mid-century Modern Desk
Whether you run your business from home or just need a spot to craft DIY masterpieces, this desk is an ideal anchor for your workspace. Brimming with mid-century style, it features four angled legs and a clean-lined top all finished with a wood grain pattern for a dash of retro flair.
3. Mid-century Desk with Gold Accents
This small mid-century modern desk will be a fresh, modern focal point for your home office. The desk is designed with a minimalist silhouette and splayed legs capped with golden ferrules.
A single storage drawer keeps your stationery and other office supplies out of sight. Add an arched gold floor lamp to the mix and watch how the corner lights up. Buy this Now.
4. White Mid-century Modern Desk
Inspired by mid-century design, this white mid-century modern desk is WFH goals. Crafted from solid poplar and engineered wood, it strikes a clean-lined rectangular silhouette. The desk rests on an X-framed trestle base with a straight support bar. It includes two drawers for out-of-sight storage of paperwork, headphones, and other office supplies.
Metal corner brackets and drawer pulls add visual interest to the piece. With easy assembly, you’re ready to get to work in a snap. This affordable mid-century modern desk is available in a dozen different colors too, so this one is a great bargain. Buy this Now.
5. Mid-century Modern Desk with Hutch
This light-oak-and-white mid-century modern desk with hutch from Convenience Concepts is well suited for students, dorm or home office setup. With a sturdy design, solid wood legs and storage options galore, this desk with hutch features four drawers and five open shelves.
The drawers are designed with recessed surfaces for effortless, hardware-free opening and closing. The sleek piano finish in white adds style and sophistication to the drawers. Pair it with an oak finish mid-century modern bed for a sophisticated retro vibe. Buy this Now.
6. Walnut Finish Mid-century Modern Desk
This walnut-finish small mid-century modern desk is a perfect combination of vintage and Scandinavian style. Featuring retro-inspired shelving and sleek slanted legs, we love this wooden desk for minimal offices and mid-century modern spaces.
The hutch with open shelves is great for storing mail, books, stationery and such. You can use the top shelf for placing a modern table lamp, a photo frame or a table planter for a cozy workspace. Buy this Now.
7. Bamboo Wood Mid-century Modern Desk
This solid wood and bamboo mid-century desk with its neutral woodgrain tone is perfect to go with any setting. The minimal design of this mid-century desk offers large desk space that can accommodate even a desktop computer.
Standing on slanted legs with three storage drawers, this minimal desk has a majestic silhouette. Hang a mid-century pendant light overhead or place a modern table lamp to jazz up this minimal desk. Buy this Now.
8. Small Black Mid-century Modern Desk
This small black writing desk is a throwback to the popular mid-century modern design – hairpin legs. Compact and sturdy, this no-clutter desk is great for small spaces.
It features three drawer dividers for organizing office supplies. Because of the slim profile of this desk, it can double up as a vanity or a console table. Buy this Now.
9. Mid-century Modern Writing Desk with Footrest
Whether you’re going for a contemporary touch or leaning into a mid-century modern look, this eye-catching writing desk from Langley Street brings a ton of trendy appeal to your space.
Featuring a gently tapered silhouette, the pecan-finished rubberwood adds a dash of rustic character. The egg-white top finishes it off nicely with a crisp twist to the desk.
It also comes with a drawer for storing small office supplies. The bottom rack can be great for short people as a footrest. Buy this Now.
10. Small Gold and Black Mid-century Desk
This bright brass and black small writing desk can add major style to small places. The petite, glam home office desk features an x-shaped base in brass finish and the desktop in a sleek black finish.
Two drawers on metal glides offer out-of-sight storage for all your home office essentials. Pair it with a gold modern table lamp and a light accent chair to complete the look. Buy this Now.