Many of the best L-shaped computer desks will effectively double your working space, with two panels to place numerous monitors, a printer, or crafting equipment within easy access. L-shaped computer desks also slot easily into any space, and can be placed in the corner of a room or right in the center for a commanding look.
The best L-shaped computer desks often come with added storage, including drawers to store clutter and shelves to display files or books within reach. Even when an L-shaped computer desk doesn't come with added storage, we have included the measurements of all our top picks to make it easier to measure up for filing cabinets to store underneath the desk.
Although each L-shaped computer desk will have its pros and cons, it is important to keep in mind what you intend to do with your desk. Gamers will want something that can support a selection of monitors and may not need an option with lots of storage. On the other hand, those who are shopping for a home office will want to opt for something that has lots of storage, and the size and surface area may be less important.
You can also take a look at our guide to the best desks for more options, and if you like to be kept on your feet, try our guide to the best standing desk converters. If you need a chair too, then don't miss our best office chairs for back pain guide.
Our top L-shaped computer desks for US customers are right below, but you can also jump straight to the top L-shaped desks in the UK.
The best L-shaped computer desks: US
Looking for a simple L-shaped computer desk? This Flash Furniture Glass L-Shape Desk should be just the ticket. It's a beautifully minimal design, with a tempered glass top supported by a steel frame, and plenty of room for all your studio equipment.
It'll hold up to 110lbs of kit so can happily accommodate a couple of monitors and more besides, and its self-levelling floor glides ensure that the whole thing stays steady. The lack of drawers or shelves might be an issue for some, but there's plenty of room underneath for you to put a storage cabinet.
Need to accommodate lots of monitors? This Casaottima L-Shaped Gaming Desk will happily hold them all. It's designed to hold three or four monitors, and it even comes with a monitor shelf that can be fitted to either side; perfect for putting a laptop at eye-level without the need for a laptop stand.
The Casaottima's X-shaped frame provides plenty of stable support and looks great, while the desktop is waterproof, scratch and heat-resistant and designed for durability.
For a versatile and well-sized L-shaped computer desk that helps you keep things tidy, look no further than the Sauder Northcott L-Shaped Computer Desk. There are two drawers of differing sizes, which will come in very handy to keep your documents on-hand. The lower drawer was designed to perfectly accommodate legal size hanging files.
The desk is finished on all sides, including behind the drawers, so you can choose either side of the L-shaped desk as your primary desk space or even put the desk in the center of a room. Choose either white or black, but unfortunately there is no wooden finish.
Balancing a versatile wooden design with farmhouse-style accents, this rustic but sturdy wooden desk will offer you all the space you could need to complete your home office, whether you're gaming or working. There is enough space for at least three monitors and the desk itself will look just as great sat in the center of the room as it will in the corner. That's because the back is fully finished, so it doesn't need to be pressed against any wall in your home.
Choose from pine, oak, hickory, or a washed grey for different designs, and while there are no drawers or shelves, there is plenty of space to move your chair around the entire surface of the desk or add some shelving units underneath the 30-inch clearance.
The Teraves Reversible L-Shaped Desk is wonderfully versatile. Its reversible design means that you can set it up to match the layout of your studio, and it comes with a pair of open shelves that you can use for storage. As a handy extra it also comes with a floor stand for your computer; ideal if you prefer to work with a tower PC rather than an iMac or laptop.
The desk can hold up to 110lbs, which should be more than enough for all your kit, and it's available in either black oak or dark teak.
Treat your studio to a bit of luxury with this solid and imposing Sauder Palladia L-Shaped Desk. Made from environmentally-friendly engineered wood, it's loaded with features including a storage area for a tower PC, a slide-out shelf for your keyboard, plus extra drawers including a full-size file drawer for stashing important documents.
It's available in three finishes: vintage oak, wind oak and cherry, and while it's one of the most expensive options here, it's definitely worth it if you want to give your work area a touch of class.
The best L-shaped computer desks: UK
Argos makes some of the most affordable desks you can buy, the Calgary Corner Office Desk is no exception. It's available in white and also in black, with the side shelf offering four storage holes. You can put fabric storage boxes in these to keep your files and wires all in one place, but this does remove any leg space from the side desk.
At under £100, the Calgary Corner Office Desk is a great compact option for your home, but it doesn't have the same expanse of desk space that you'll find with a regular-sized L-shaped computer desk.
The SHW Vista Corner Desk might look like a regular L-shaped desk, but it actually divides into three sections so it can be assembled in a small space. If you work in an apartment and don't like the thought of heaving a huge piece of furniture up the stairs, this is the L-shaped desk for you.
Its smoked tempered glass top is a thing of beauty, and there's even a foot rest bar to help you sit more comfortably. You'll need to dedicate some time to screwing the sections together, but the results are worth the effort. A great-looking desk for designers with limited space.
If your everyday design work involves some heavy equipment (a Mac Pro and multiple monitors, for example), you might not feel entirely comfortable trusting a glass desk with the tools of your trade. The Office Hippo Ideal Corner Desk is built for exactly that kind of weightlifting, and is rated to support loads up to 80kg. It comes with an impressive five-year warranty as well, and the top is heat- and stain-resistant (ideal for coffee addicts). Not the most stylish, perhaps, but it won't let you down.
The Walker Edison Tempered Glass Computer Desk could have been made specifically with Mac Pro users in mind, with a perfectly sized central CPU stand to keep your computer tower safely off the ground and within easy reach, whichever side of the desk you're using.
It's a shame there's nothing to help with cable management; being able to clip wires to the back of the desk's legs would help keep them tidy and avoid a clearly visible tangle. It's an excellent L-shaped desk though, and will serve you well for years to come if you're willing to invest in some cable ties to neaten things up.
The John Lewis & Partners Abacus Corner Desk is a budget-friendly option that will slot neatly into the corner of the room. It is made of FSC-Certified oak and has four generous shelves at either side of the desk.
While it's not included, you can buy an Abacus keyboard drawer to store your laptop or keyboard when not in use. This desk is also compatible with a wide range of John Lewis & Partners' home office furniture, so if you want to kit out your entire space, it's a smart choice. There is only one colour on offer, but the oak veneer is practical without looking too utilitarian.
Habitat is always a big hitter when it comes to style as well as function. The Habitat Nyle Corner Desk is perfect for those who need some extra storage space but don't want to sacrifice a modern look in their office. The shelves are open, which means you won't be able to cram pens and other tools into any drawers, but you can use the below-desk shelves to keep crates of any loose items, as well as a printer or other bulky essentials.
Of course, because there is a shelf above the right side of the desk, you won't be able to position larger monitors here, but it makes a great place to keep a laptop or smaller screen while you position your main monitor on the front desk panel.
How to choose the best L-shaped desk for you
What will you use it for?
Many people will want an L-shaped desk to hold numerous monitors for working from home, but some also choose the best L-shaped desk for gaming. While all of the top picks in our guide can be used for both gaming and working, there are some differences worth considering. For a start, if you plan on working at your desk, you may need storage for easy access to documents or tools, whereas gaming desks typically look more high-tech and offer less storage underneath the desk. This will allow you to move your desk chair around from side to side.
Check for dimensions
We've included the dimensions of each and every desk in this guide, so make sure you pay attention to it. The last thing you would want when your new desk is delivered is for it to be too big or too small for your desired space.
Another important thing to consider is the height of the desk and the leg clearance. If you have an adjustable desk chair, it is a good idea to measure the height of the tops of your legs when sat in a comfortable position to make sure they will fit comfortably underneath the desk.
How to measure for an L-shaped computer desk
Before buying your new L-shaped computer desk, make sure the dimensions are suitable for your space. Because they have an unusual shape, measuring for an L-shaped desk can be a more involved process. Firstly, clear out the space you have in mind for your new desk and make sure the desk won't have to fit underneath any windowsills or shelves. If it does, you need to take this into account when choosing the height of your desk.
Not all L-shaped desks are designed for both sides to be used equally, so if you would prefer to work on the right or left side, you need to take this into account when shopping. Some options have one side of shelving, which will be better against a wall than jutting out into your room.