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The right desk can revamp any office or study space in an instant. At Ryman, we offer a huge range of desks and tables, with something for everyone. 

For the home, we have a practical range of home office desks and corner desks, as well as space saving laptop desks, narrow desks, and folding desks. Or if you're shopping for the kids, we have plenty of children’s desks for homework and creativity. 

If you prioritise posture, then opt for a comfortable standing desk. Or if the aesthetic of your desk is your top priority, check out our industrial desks and mid-century desks for inspiration.

For employers looking to kit out the company office, we have a special range of office tables and executive desks for you. Plus some handy office partitions if that’s your preference.

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Whether you work from home, are an office-based worker or are studying, you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting at your desk. So choosing the right desk is important for your productivity and comfort. When shopping for a desk you need to take into account aesthetics and style as well as how long you’ll be sitting at your desk. This affects the level of ergonomic support you will need from your desk.

Our range of desks is extensive, to say the least. We offer both small and large desks to suit rooms of any size, and with designs in a real range of minimalist to traditional styles. Our desks are available in different finishes and frames too, so you can find something to fit your practical needs and your décor too. From industrial metal finishes to clean white or black frames, we have something for everyone's tastes.

Get inspired with our modern home office design ideas to see how you can make a desk less of a utility and more of a functional design choice.

 

How to sit at a desk properly

Sitting correctly at your desk helps to support your back, shoulders, blood flow, and general comfort. If you’re noticing pain in your neck, muscular stiffness, or a stoop when you work, you likely aren’t sitting in the correct position.

To sit properly at a desk, you need to ensure that your back is supported to reduce the risk of back pain. This means sitting upright and up against the very back of your chair. Avoid leaning over your desk, as taking your shoulders and back away from the backrest creates unnecessary tension. If you’re worried about your posture and seated comfort, it may be time to look into an ergonomic chair.

To sit correctly you might also need to adjust your chair. The seat should be low enough for you to put both of your feet flat on the floor, but high enough that your knees still form softened right-angles. If you can’t adjust your chair to meet this position or can’t put both feet on the floor, then consider a footrest to help support your back and hips.

Your screen or laptop should be placed at eye level, so you don’t crane your neck up or hunch it down when you’re working. If you’re struggling with this, then a monitor riser will help. Or you could opt for an adjustable desk so that you can work standing up for parts of the day. Take a look at our home office ergonomics buying guide to figure out how to improve your work from home setup.

 

How high should a desk be?

The industry standard desk height is modelled on the average height of a person being 6 feet tall. This means that the average desk stands about 29 inches tall. But adjustable desks can and will be taller, so if you’re under or over the height of 6ft by a reasonable margin, then these are a good option for you.

Regardless of their height, however, many people find standing desks beneficial to their blood flow, muscles, mood, and productivity.

Not quite what you're looking for? We have a huge range of office tables too, including meeting room tables. Why not check out our wider office furniture range, which includes modular office furniture as well as stylish office lighting options. Or consider complementing your new desk with a high-quality office chair for optimal comfort and productivity?

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