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The best standing desks for your home office

We've handpicked our top-rated electric and manual machines to shop from Amazon, Dunelm, Wayfair and more

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A standing desk can improve posture and productivity. (Getty Images)

Making good habits when working from home can be a challenge, especially when it comes to the desk you work from.

While it's easy to stay in your PJs, answer emails from the sofa and drink copious amounts of caffeine, it won't do your productivity or posture any favours. Enter: a standing desk.

Standing desks are height adjustable and have mechanisms that allow them to go up and down smoothly with little noise and help reduce post-lunchtime fatigue.

We've handpicked our top-rated electric and manual machines to shop from Amazon, Dunelm, Wayfair and more.

Our roundup also includes desks which are spacious enough to fit a laptop and extra screens, along with office essentials such as a notebook or paper tray.

The best standing desks for your home office

TROTTEN Desk sit/stand | £215 from IKEA

This desk can be height-adjusted between 70cm and 120cm.
This desk can be height-adjusted between 70cm and 120cm.

This manual desk with a crank handle is an affordable way to get the best of both worlds. One happy customer said in their review: "This is a well built, solid desk. It's easy to assemble. It's a much better and cheaper option to have the manual height adjustment rather than electric."

FLEXISPOT Essential Electric Standing Desk | £279.99 from Amazon

There's a drawer under this desk for added storage space.
There's a drawer under this desk for added storage space.

This motorised standing desk moves up and down smoothly and quietly. It can be adjusted between 73cm and 121cm and is made from a robust and durable steel that can support a maximum capacity. It also comes with rubbers under the feet to prevent scratching your floor.

Arbaz 110CM x 60CM Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk | £279.99 from Wayfair

Wayfair's mid-range desk is ergonomically designed for complete comfort when working from home.
Wayfair's mid-range desk is ergonomically designed for complete comfort when working from home.

This chic black design is not only easily height adjustable but also comes with a handy cable management system to free your desk from clutter. One glowing review on Wayfair's website reads: "Very happy with this desk. It's a great quality for the price. I was a bit worried as these desks normally cost much more. I can recommend. The assembly was very simple too."

Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk | £356.99 from Wayfair

This desk has an elegant wooden tabletop.
This desk has an elegant wooden tabletop.

This electric standing desk can be raised or lowered between 140cm and 70cm with a super large desktop with room for all of your office must-haves. The digital control panel is easy to navigate and it has an anti-collision system so if a child or pet bumps into it the motor will automatically stop.

Murphy Ergonomic Sit to Standing Desk | £149 from Dunelm

This modern design is ideal if you have a smaller working space.
This modern design is ideal if you have a smaller working space.

This is one of the more reasonably priced manual standing desk that has rave reviews from Dunelm shoppers. One said: "Very happy with the desk. I bought the white one and it goes with the furniture. I like how easy to use just by turning the handle and it feels like good quality."

Koble Apollo Walnut Effect Adjustable Standing Smart Desk | £425 from Dunelm

You can seamlessly adjust the height of this electric desk at the touch of a button.
You can seamlessly adjust the height of this electric desk at the touch of a button.

For a sleek, industrial desk that's functional and stylish, this Dunelm desk ticks every box. It has an integrated wireless charging plate, four memory height settings, push buttons and a quiet motor.

Dragutin Height Adjustable Standing Desk | £409.99 from Wayfair

This desk also comes with a soft-close drawer.
This desk also comes with a soft-close drawer.

If you like to work with multiple monitors, this is the desk for you. One customer said: "Packaged well with no damage and instructions simple and easy to understand. I work from home and couldn’t wait to have this desk to be able to stand and stretch my legs. Easy to use as well and very sturdy!"

FEZIBO Height Adjustable Electric Standing Desk | £319.99 from Amazon

This Amazon standing desk is easily to assemble.
This Amazon standing desk is easily to assemble.

This highly-rated Amazon desk has two shelves with a double-drawer design to help keep your workspace tidier and improve your posture. Assembly is simple and its steel frame can support up to 80kg.

LOGIK LPOWER21 Height Adjustable Desk | £169 from Currys

This minimalistic design is easy to assemble.
This minimalistic design is easy to assemble.

Raise or lower the height of this desk with just the touch of a button. It can be adjusted between 73cm and 123cm. It has a capacity of up to 50kg, is made from durable steel and will help keep your workspace tidy.

TEKNIK Vertex 5422624 Sit / Stand Desk | £649.99 from Currys

We love this chic design that when used as a regular desk is simple and elegant. However when its manually raised, it can transform into a desktop that will help you focus and boost your productivity.

Vinsetto Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk | £262.99 from Robert Dyas

Relieve joint pain and fatigue with this compact desk with a spacious worktop.
Relieve joint pain and fatigue with this compact desk with a spacious worktop.

Beat the afternoon slump with this adjustable desk which ranges between 140cm and 60cm. It has a large desktop for all your documents and gadgets, an industrial-grade aluminium frame, adjustable footpads and four different height levels.

Teknik Sit Stand Home Office Desk Jamocha Wood | £539.99 from Robert Dyas

This desk which has plenty of storage to keep important documents organised.
This desk which has plenty of storage to keep important documents organised.

If you're in the market for a standing desk that doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, this wood-effect design is perfect. The left side lifts up manually and and the right side has extra storage space including a lower filing drawer with extension slides.