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Retro-style furniture is bang on trend and provides the opportunity to furnish your home with high-quality items that were built to last. Whether you’ve got a classic and timeless decor or a rustic theme, retro furniture can fit in well. Retro desks are particularly versatile and can look great used in a number of different ways. If you pick the right style, you could even choose a retro desk for your workplace, giving it a funky, fresh look. At Vinterior you’ll find a wide array of retro desks including writing bureaus, secretaires and pedestal styles. Browse through our online catalogue today and discover your favourite.
Introducing retro desksModern desks have become rather bland and functional, an almost invisible item of furniture whose sole purpose is to be practical rather than adding to the decor. It wasn’t always this way; one quick look through our listings and you’ll find beautiful designs which light up a room. From intricate decoration to solid wooden structure, these desks are just begging to be explored.
Sitting at a secretaire or writing bureau is an almost glamorous experience, bringing back the style of yesteryear. Inlaid leather panelling, miniature drawers and exquisite workmanship combine to create a rather special piece of furniture. Retro desks command attention and deserve to be the focal point in the room. Rather than buried under a pile of paperwork or a bulky computer, these are pieces of furniture that you’ll want to be seen.
A writing bureau may not be the most practical choice for a working environment but there are other retro desks which are more economical with space without losing their style. Choose a flatter design with drawers to maximise storage for an elegant alternative.
Other uses for retro desksOther than using retro desks in your home or work office, there are lots of other ways they can be put to great effect. Unlike many contemporary styles, retro desks look good enough to be an eye-catching piece of furniture and can take centre stage. For example, in the bedroom a pedestal desk can be used as a dressing table, providing the practical storage together with a deeply decorative appearance which complements the rest of the room.
A smaller, floating desk is excellent for a hall table, providing enough room for a telephone, trinket tray and lamp, plus a limited amount of storage in the drawers. Without being bulky but still offering practicality, this can inject character into any passageway, foyer or hall.
In the dining room, you could opt for an array of different desk styles. A bureau makes a sophisticated drinks cabinet, keeping the bottles and glasses out of sight when not in use. Alternatively, a pedestal desk can be used to store table linen and cutlery; a simple, stylish and effective solution.
Retro desks can even be used in the nursery or baby’s room. Choose a model with a broad, flat surface that’s not too low and you’ll discover it makes a very convenient changing table. With all the storage you need underneath for nappies, wipes and even your changing bag, it’s a great way to combine convenience and distinctive design.