It's important for school-age children to have a "work space" to call their own. A homework desk is a great place for kids to do their business, and the perfect spot to learn how to keep their things organized by taking ownership of their own space.

While the homework vs. no homework debate won't likely be ending any time soon, the fact is, at some point your child will be asked to complete this integral part of the learning process. Desks can also be creative space to make art, draw and store collectibles.

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The kids' desks we've found are functional, available at a variety of price points and easy to keep organized, with a goal of keeping your child motivated while they do their homework each afternoon.

Here are our favorite kids' desks that are perfect for doing homework:

Best Homework Desks

Little Tikes 2-in-1 W Writing Desk

Little Tikes


2-in-1 W Writing Desk

If you thought Little Tikes was all playhouses and water tables, well, you’re in for a surprise. Turns out, they’ve also got some super cute furniture! This sturdy desk is designed for kids ages 3-8 to get their crafting, studying, and even playing on. The magnetic chalkboard across the back can display their work while the slots across the top are perfect for storing markers, pencils and art supplies. The three drawers help keep things organized without getting too cluttered. Dimensions: 32.05” H x 41.65” W x 20.15” D

Pottery Barn Kids Camp Storage Desk

Pottery Barn Kids


Camp Storage Desk

Sold separately or in a set, this classic desk from Pottery Barn Kids is designed with roomy drawers, shelves and a cork board for pinning favorite items. Love the brushed nickel drawer pulls, too! Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory which supports fair and safe labor practices, the hardwood frame is kiln-dried to prevent warping or bowing. The standard hutch features two cord cut-outs to easily manage electronics, a large cork board and two fixed shelves, while the tech hutch option features a smart strip with 2 regular outlets and 2 USB outlets; making it easier to plug in devices. The tech hutch still includes a cork board and open shelf for extra storage. Dimensions Desk: 48″ W x 22″ D x 30″ H Dimensions Standard Hutch: 48″ W x 14″ D x 23.5″ H Dimensions Tech Hutch: 48″ W x 14″ D x 23.5″ H




Mid-Century Modern Wood Writing Desk with Hutch, Blue

Be still my midcentury heart. Love the look and color of this simple writing desk, which is the perfect spot for a homework station. The included hutch features four open shelves, perfect for storing books, art supplies and collectibles. I also love the rounded edges to minimize any potential safety issues. Dimensions: 24.5” L X 43.3” W X 36.8” H

Ferm Living Little Architect Desk

ferm Living


Little Architect Desk

This desk and chair set from ferm Living’s Little Architect series is a modern and minimalist’s dream (and perfect for little learners)! Made from ash veneer, I love the subtle color choices and clip on options for pencils and paper. Dimensions: W: 27.6″ x H: 18.9″ (23.6″ including back) x D: 17.7″

Flexi Spot Desk



Height Adjustable Ergonomic Study Desk

The FlexiSpot desk proposes to take your child “from kindergarten to college”. Pretty cool, right? Per their website, “this style fosters a healthier learning environment by empowering your child to alternate between sitting and standing as needed—no manual lifting or lowering required. One touch is all it takes to raise the desktop height from 550 mm for short children up to 890 mm for tall adults.” Need more convincing? The desktop is waterproof, resisting stains and water damage. I also love the durable hook that attaches to the desk frame for storing your child’s backpack, and the safety measures that make this desk fully child-proofed with anti-collision sensors, smooth corners, and more. Dimensions: see website

Quincy Kids Desk and Chair



Quincy Kids' Desk and Chair Set

The Quincy Kid’s Desk and Chair Set available at Target is an adorable children’s work space. Ideal for “younger children and teens”, with a work surface that can store art supplies, paper, and folders with the shelf and cubbies attached to the desk designed with a sleek gold tone metal frame and white top. The coordinating office chair in pink has a padded seat with a nylon mesh back rest. Love the fact that the chair is customizable to your child’s height and comfort. Dimensions: 37.2” H x 31.5” W x 23.6” D

Delta Children Cozee Fluffy Chair

Delta Children


Cozee Chair & Lap Desk

One part business, one part pleasure, this cozy beanbag turned lap desk set up offers a place to work and chill. The high supportive back and added structure keeps its shape longer than traditional bean bag chairs while the detached lap desk features a slot for tablets and phones while they zoom or veg out. Dimensions: : Chair 27″L x 27″W x 23″H | Lap Desk: 17″W x 13″D x 3″H

A version of this story was published August 31, 2021. It has been updated.