What Are The Different Types Of Office Furniture?

Whether you are shopping for home office or a 9-5 office space, there are many options for office furniture to take into consideration before purchasing. Budget, design and comfort are all major factors in choosing your next piece or pieces of office furniture.

Let’s look at the kinds of office furniture out on the market, the options within these categories and how you can get exactly the piece that will work for you.


This is the most important part of the office. It’s the main workspace, storage and focal point of the office. No matter if your desk is in a cubicle, a windowed office or at home, you want to know the styles and be able to determine which one works for your needs. Keep in mind the storage and space you will need for your desk before you start shopping! Here are some types of desks you can choose from:

L-Shaped/Executive Desks: 

This is the type of desk that you need if you are running your own business, you are a busy office executive (hence the clever desk title) or if you are someone who needs a ton of workspace in your office. 

These desks are often large with space for at least two monitors on top if needed as well as tons of space on each side for multiple filing cabinets. L-Shaped desks are more expensive, but that’s because they are large and allow you to fill up a lot of empty space with usable workspace (and look like a boss doing it). 

Writing Desks: 

Don’t let the name fool you, writing desks aren’t JUST for writing. The name indicates that it is a simple desk for you to work on with minimal space that allows focus on one project at a time. These are usually budget-friendly and will come with just the workspace and few or no  features like storage or space for cabinets. But if you are in need of a smaller desk for your not-so-simple tasks, this is the desk for you. 

There are plenty of designs out there for writing desks, so don’t worry about having to sacrifice style for function, you can have both!

Computer Desks: 

Just like writing desks, computer desks aren’t only just to put computers on. These desks are great for a single computer screen and keyboard, with enough space underneath for some more gadgets and computer accessories if needed. 

Otherwise, these desks offer more leg room and they often come with specs that are built with computer use in mind (i.e. a cabinet to store your tower in or a roll-out keyboard tray). 

Different types of computer desks will have raised legs or pre-made holes in the back for cords to be disguised easier, as they are always the hardest thing to get organised in the office. You don’t have to break the bank for a computer desk, but the options vary greatly in terms of design so you can have a good time choosing the right one for you or your work area.


Cabinets are another crucial piece of the office furniture puzzle. You need to make sure you have a place to put all your office supplies, accessories, papers and have extra space for daily-use electronics as well. These are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and designs for any type of office you are designing for. There are cabinets that look like lockers for a cool modern look, ones on wheels so you can move them around as needed (which also reduces strain on your back), and the trusty, durable metal file cabinets are still in demand as well. 


Last but definitely not least are office chairs. No matter the style of chair you choose for yourself or your employees, ergonomics and comfortability should be factored in, as you will get more work done if you aren’t in discomfort your entire workday. There are many types of office chairs you can choose from, so let’s look at a few and what they are normally used for:

  • 24-Hour Chairs: designed for long-term/shift-based use
  • Conference Chairs: for meeting rooms and board rooms
  • Computer Chairs: used at standard desks and tables
  • Executive Chairs: usually a little pricier and more unique for the office
  • Drafting Chairs: for adjustable or standing desks
  • Ergonomic Chairs: designed with posture and comfort in mind

Office furniture should always enhance your work area, keep you better organised and make life easier for you while you work. No matter your price range, there are many options for you with design and comfort at the top of the list. 

Is your office in need of a makeover? 

Added style and touches of your own flair can really make your workspace a place you enjoy and feel happy while being productive, day after day.

At MMT Furniture Designs, all of our pieces are designed to fit into any office or home office. Our furniture includes plenty of smart storage solutions and guarantees the utmost functionality.

Being equipped with the know-how of what to look for when it comes to making your home office as functional and enjoyable as possible will keep you working happily all day long. Give your work area a makeover and see the difference in your productivity and overall comfort during your work day.

Ready to revamp your space? Discover the wide variety of options for your home and home office at MMT Furniture Designs online shop.