Sometimes it just makes sense to work from the home couch. But how can we be comfortable as much as possible while getting the work done? That could include using a work from home couch desk, or even a laptop stand. I also prefer to have a small side table that also slides underneath the couch and where I store my drinks. Another option to store drinks is a sofa tray, which takes up less space than the table. I also like wearing comfortable shoes – even at home.
Which couch desk works best for you depends on your couch setup. And there certainly are plenty of options for couches out there. But no matter what your exact setup is, working from the couch likely means that you’re lying or at least are slightly reclined while working.
So you would want some kind of desk that elevates your laptop or iPad. So let’s look at some of the options.
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The different options
One of my favorite options for a laptop stand is the one that you can slide underneath the couch, and then the laptop is just a bit up from your lap. This particular one even has a cupholder and place for the mouse as well.
Another type of laptop stand is closer to a work-from-home couch desk because it basically just sits on your lap while you’re sitting on the couch. This one also is compact, but the biggest negative that I see is that it’s sitting relatively low.
If you want a lap desk with different angles for your laptop, and the mouse, this is a good option. Personally, I find typing at that angle difficult, but you could also voice dictate anything that has to be written out.tray table – even with storage drawers – is another option. These remind me of the eat dinner in front of the TV trays but these are larger. For me these ones wouldn’t work because of the space of where I normally sit on my L-shaped couch, which is similar to this layout.
A portable desk that rolls in front of your couch is another option. This takes up a little bit more space so that’s something to keep in mind for storage purposes.
If you prefer an L-shaped desk, that’s also an option. Even with wheels so you can move it away from your couch when you’re not working.
In general, I prefer to work from my home office, but there could be scenarios where you might prefer working from the couch. And there is cases when I work from the couch. In fact, I’m voice-dictating this article while sitting on my own couch.
So these are some products to make your experience working from the couch more comfortable and enjoyable.