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How To Choose A Good Study Table

How To Choose A Good Study Table

Beautiful furniture is often a big contributing factor to great-looking interiors. Tables, chairs, sofas, carpet and art can magically turn a room from something normal into something inspiring. This makes buying furniture more than just about meeting a functional requirement. It’s an act that determines the aesthetic of your home and the tone of your day.

Tables, like other furniture, are usually expected to last a long time. They often become family heirlooms that get passed down from one generation to the next. While it is lovely to reminisce about old furniture, most old furniture is not very practical when it comes to our modern needs for a study or work table. Vintage furniture occupies too much space, especially in apartments, it’s heavy to move, and offers minimum flexibility. We live in an age where design, minimalism and efficiency are key to every product, so why not look for the same in a study table?

Tips to Choose the Right Study Table

Buying a study table is not as easy as it might seem. While it feels great to have a multitude of options and to be spoiled with choice, the process of selecting a table that is perfect for your needs becomes more difficult. Furniture, like clothing, can be a very personal choice. There are many factors that need to be considered when trying to choose the right study table for you, does the table suit your personality and aesthetic, does the ergonomics of the table work for your height, are you going to be the only person who will be using it, etc. Here are some tips to help simplify this process for you.

Size Matters

When it comes to size, you need clarity on your needs. What is the purpose of buying the table?

  • If you plan on using it to place a laptop or a book, you can get a small, sleek table that is portable and easy to move around.
  • If you have large books or records that you work on, or you are someone who requires two computer screens to work, or you engage in a lot of art and craft activities, then you will need a table that provides more surface area.
  • Lastly, don’t forget to consider the size of the room that you plan on putting the table in. While dreaming about having more space on your table, don’t forget to look into how much floor space it will take up.


There is more than just the style of the room and the table to think about.

  • Room style: Take a look at your space. Is there a theme in colours, tones, and materials used in other furniture? You need to find a study or work table that will fit into the existing interiors.
  • Personal style: What is your personal work style? Are you someone who likes a change in scenery while you work or study? Do you like to move around from the couch to the bed to the dining table? If you answered those questions with a yes, then you will need something more flexible, like a lightweight portable study table.  
    If you are someone who is health-conscious and prefers standing while you work, you must go in for a standing work table. The best part about getting a standing work table is that you could even carry it to your office and convert your sitdown workstation into a standing desk.
    In contrast, if you are the kind of person who needs a designated work area, you will be better off with a floating desk or a regular desk that can be placed in a corner or against the wall.

Table Ergonomics

A study table is more than just about the style, you need comfort too. Very often furniture is available in a one-size-fits-all design, especially tables. Typically, it is the chairs that come with ergonomic adjustments. But if you search well enough, you will find adjustable tables that can be set up according to your height or the height of the seat you are sitting on. The Porto Study Table from Home Canvas is the perfect example. It offers convenience and flexibility to personalise the table’s height according to the person who is using it.

Price and Quality of Material

When you are looking to buy a study table online, there is a table for every budget. Make a list of what your must-have features for the table are, and then decide on how much money you are willing to spend on it. If you are keen on buying a table that will last you a long time, you should prioritise the quality of the material used. This usually means that it might cost you a bit more, especially if you want to go in for a wooden table. If you are looking for something just for the time being and cannot afford to spend much, metal and plastic tables are comparatively more budget-friendly (and less easy on the eyes).


As I said earlier, if you are the kind of person who likes to work out of different rooms like the bedroom, living room or the balcony, you must consider how easy or difficult it will be to move the work table.
To figure out the ease of mobility, you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is the weight of the table?
  • How much effort does it require to move around?
  • Does it have wheels so you can simply push it around without damaging your floors?
  • Does it have to be dismantled to be moved? If yes, is the process simple or complicated?

Child-Friendly Design

If you are looking at the possibility of a child using the table, either at present or in the future, you ought to consider if the study table is child-friendly. When done right, a child-friendly design also implies that an elderly person will be able to use it without too much hassle.

If you are still feeling confused about how to choose the right study table or feel lost in the maze after looking at numerous options for work tables online, check out the limited selection from Home Canvas’s study table collection. High-quality wood meets beautiful craftsmanship and functional superiority. Pick a table that you like, close your eyes and imagine yourself working on that study table. Can you picture yourself doing that? How does that feel? Read a few reviews to see what other buyers have liked about the table. If you like what you see, let your search stop here. Put yourself at ease and order the study table that speaks to you.


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