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Writing Desks

Accent your decor with a fully functional and sophisticated writing desk that inspires you to pen or type. Because of its generous flat working surface, this desk fashions an apposite setting for writing correspondences and novels, paying bills as well as working on projects on your laptop.

Writing Desk Materials

The material that your writing desk is made from determines its durability. While glass is visually arresting and may lighten your space, it is fragile when not tempered and requires high maintenance to retain its appearance. MDF or chipboard writing desks are dense, fairly durable and easy on your pockets. However, they soak up liquids like a sponge and may sag over time if not reinforced. On the other hand, the rare mahogany writing desks boast a rich, reddish hue and beautiful grain that lasts a lifetime. Ageless bronze hardware looks better with time as it resists corrosion and wear, as do stainless steel and nickel.

Writing Desk Styles

Appear well-travelled by evoking a tropical paradise in your timeless British Colonial-style living room with a darkly veneered wood writing desk, rich colour tones and large exotic potted plants. If your bedroom has a warm and old-world look, a rustic yet elegant French country writing desk is certain to complement its charm, as does a vase of freshly picked sunflowers on the desk.

Writing Desk Features

Look for writing desks with drawers for your pens, mice and other writing essentials, or consider an in-built organiser that keeps everything in its place and minimises clutter. If you plan to use the desk for your computer, make sure that it has a keyboard tray and nearby power source for convenience. Compact, drop-front desks take up little space, even where it is at a premium, whereas a stain-resistant finish is certain to maintain the desk's beauty even with those chai-lovers who never remember to use a beer mat.

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