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If you work at home, love to write creatively or simply desire a piece of luxury furniture to elevate the look and feel of your home, then a writing desk is an absolute must for you. Not only is this a highly functional piece of furniture, but the level of elegance and opulence attached to its reputation makes the writing desk one of the most desirable pieces in any home. Shopping for a beautiful vintage writing desks can take this luxury to an even greater level. Explore the incredible collection of vintage and antique writing desks available right here at Vinterior.

The aesthetic power of a vintage writing desk

There is an undeniable draw to vintage furniture that continuously leads more and more of us to introduce it into our homes. It may evoke images of forgotten gems for some, but the true beauty of vintage furniture comes from the fact that it can’t easily be defined. Vintage furniture is that which celebrates its own story and history, whether that story began 100 years ago or 20 years ago. It can mean the ornate curves of an early 20th century dressing table, or the simple sleekness of a mid-century sideboard. Throughout the ages, character and quality are what have remained true to the vintage aesthetic.

This is certainly true when it comes to vintage writing desks. Acting as a kind of compact office, the traditional writing desk shows the history of communication through its form, with features such as inkwells and pigeon holes to make it easy to write letters by hand. More modern vintage writing desks may feature a space for a typewriter or laptop computer, depending on the era. Older desks are often made in carved oak and feature a rolltop design, giving a real sense of grandeur.

Introducing vintage writing desks into your home

A home office is the perfect place to introduce an attractive heritage writing desk into your home. More and more of us are working from home these days thanks to increasing communication technologies, and the right desk can provide comfort, convenience and an inspiring style throughout the working day. Choose an ornate piece to act as a stunning centrepiece, or a solid wood Scandinavian-inspired mid-century desk as a sleeker option in a more modern environment.

You can use a vintage design to make a statement contrast against an otherwise modern interior, or as another feature in an overall vintage-inspired space. A writing desk works wonders when doubled as a dressing table in the bedroom, or you can choose a smaller bureau to fit snugly into a child’s bedroom, giving them a designated homework spot. You can even introduce a desk in place of a sideboard or console table in your hall as a purely aesthetic feature.

Find everything your home needs at Vinterior

As the UK’s leading online marketplace for antique, vintage, retro and artisan furniture, we give you the opportunity to shop for thousands of incredible pieces in one place.

As well as vintage furniture, you’ll also find many examples of contemporary furniture within our collection, boasting the same sense of charm and quality as the finest vintage pieces. So, if you’re looking for a writing desk to spruce up your home décor, get inspired by the Vinterior collection today.