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There are certain pieces of furniture that I think are underrated. The writing desk is one of them.

Having a writing desk, or any slim-lined desk in a living area of the home is an easy luxury. The writing desk compared to a tanker desk, the utilitarian computer desk, or executive desk is elegant, often with slim tapered legs and fits nicely into a living space.

It is a place to read or write Christmas or birthday cards to your loved ones. It is also a place to talk on the phone while conducting household business, such as completing forms or to pull the laptop away from the sofa/TV set-up.

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You may say you don’t have room or need for such desk. Of course only you know your situation, but I bet a lot of people would be very surprised by the benefit of a writing desk; and they are often small enough to fit into a bedroom corner or nook.

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Look how cleverly this one sits at the end of a bed.
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Still steam-lined, this old drafter’s desk is funky, has loads of style and takes up minimal space.
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Love the turned legs on this Barley Twist style writing desk.
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Another clever positioning, which doubles as a night table.
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Writing desks need not be traditional either. There is a writing desk for anyone’s taste, like this mid century beauty,  looking sharp against a bold blue wall.
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A desk does not need to be a freestanding piece of furniture either, like this desk carved into a tiny space and made from a plank of wood. At the store, we will are searching for antique / salvaged cornices that would look great as this purpose.
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Again, look how this writing desk tucks away nicely adding interest and function in this living room.
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