Children benefit from having their own special work station. Here we look at the best children's desks and teen desks on the market
Best children's desks for play
Look for a play desk that is hard-wearing, wipeable and preferably comes with some storage. The desk shown above is available with a stool that can double up as a mini book case and beneath the desk itself there is a shelf for books and paper.
This desk should last your children until the end of infant school, so they can get used to doing small homework tasks on it.
Desks that will last from primary to uni
This one comes with a hole at the back for a cable, which will come in useful once they are ready for a computer. It also has useful shelves for storing notebooks and stationary.
Teen desks that can be hidden away
Beds that double up as desks
It can get dark under the bed area, so if you go down this route, make sure that you can position the bed close to a plug socket as a desk light will most likely be required.
More high-sleeper inspiration
You will also find some cabin beds where a desk can be tucked into the frame of the bed when not in use.
More mid-sleeper ideas
Consider a vintage school desk
Look out for the wooden ones with the flip-top lid and the ink well built-in, complete with ancient graffiti scratched on every surface; these make great teen desks You can pick them up quite cheaply, they have a very small footprint and they look great. Plus, if you get a vintage piece, it should only go up in value.