According to analysis published by Furniture Today, home office furniture is getting more compact. Even executive style desks – long noted for their imposing size – are being scaled back to a modest 54 inches. Retailers are dedicating less space to this category of furnishings on their floors, and so are end users. Suppliers are responding by offering designs that deliver more function while taking up less room. Computer desks intended to accommodate a laptop and/or a traditional PC are a top selling item. Metal and glass are popular materials for these sleek, contemporary pieces.
Desks of all types are more likely to provide features like wire management and power strips. Storage is at a premium as well. Models with built in shelving to house printers and space for a laptop to be tucked away when it’s not in use are hot right now. However, old fashioned styles like trestle and writing desks are also making a comeback since a flat surface is all wireless laptop users may require. As more people start working from home in their own businesses and e-commuting for regular employers, the market for home office furniture that’s reasonably sized and reasonably priced is likely to evolve further.