back to school furniture

Best Back to School Furniture

It may feel like summer has only just started, but it’s already time to start thinking about going back to school. Whether your little one is just starting their first year of school, whether you’ve got teens getting ready for the junior or leaving cert, or whether they’re on their way to university (or maybe you’re a student yourself and you want to start your year off on the right foot), a good back to school furniture set up can help create a productive study space. 

Read on for our favourite back to school furniture favourites: desks, storage, and more, as well as some top tips for creating an ideal study area for school-time success. 

Our favourite study desks

Let’s start with desks. As far as back to school furniture goes, desks are the key. While we know some homes need to create multifunctional spaces due to size, and in those instances a good dining or coffee table can pull double-duty as a worktop, ideally you’ll be able to set aside a dedicated area for study. reports that an ergonomic setup is important for good posture and writing skills, and the right study desk can be the ideal piece of back to school furniture to support these habits. 

Tulla study desk with storage

Tulla is one of our absolute best-selling products, and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re working from home or studying for school, you can’t go wrong with the Tulla. It’s available in a light oak or walnut finish, features two drawers and one shelf — making it great for students to keep textbooks and other school supplies organised — and offers a compact design that makes it easy to slot into a bedroom, sitting room, or anywhere else. The Tulla is a back to school furniture essential! 


Our current lead time for this product is 6 weeks

Tyrell and Shay modern home office desks

If you’re after a more contemporary look for your kids’ back to school furniture, the Tyrell (pictured) or Shay might be more your style. Sturdy, powder-coated steel frames pair with a simple, spacious worktop and two open shelves to create a modern work or study space. We love how stylish the Tyrell and Shay are — even if you’re shopping back to school furniture for young students, these desks are the sort that will still look on-trend even as your children grow. 


Our current lead time for this product is 2-4 weeks

Tasha small oak computer desk

Even in homes where space is at a premium, you can find back to school furniture that will squeeze in and create a perfect study space. The Tasha computer desk is compact, but offers everything you or your child needs for successful work or study. The white oak finish keeps it looking light and not imposing, but there’s plenty of space for a laptop or school books on top. And a dovetail drawer makes it easy to stay organised between study sessions. 

Original price was: €999.00.Current price is: €799.00.

Our current lead time for this product is 2-4 weeks

Our favourite study chairs

Let’s chat about another important type of back to school furniture to pair with your desk. A comfortable chair promotes good posture, lets you sit for longer periods without getting uncomfortable (great for fidgety kids), and promotes airflow for temperature regulation. If your child isn’t quite tall enough for an adult-sized chair, you can put a pillow on the seat and against the back, with a footstool or step stool giving them a sturdy surface for their feet. 

Markus black ergonomic mesh office chair

Sometimes simple is best. The Markus is sturdy, well-designed, budget-friendly, and features everything required for effective back to school furniture. This chair is fully adjustable, with a 120-cm gas lift mechanism and a tilt-and-lock design, perfect for growing kids, and it stays comfortable thanks to the mesh back and padded seat. A swivel base and rolling casters makes it easy for kids to get up and stretch between study sessions. 


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Komo black mesh office chair with headrest

For more heavy-duty support, the Komo black mesh office chair with headrest is a great option when your teens are gearing up for hours of study. Specially padded for lumbar support, as well as featuring a headrest, and with a breathable mesh back for temperature regulation, this reliable chair will see them through years of use. A classic black colour means it will fit easily into any space from study to home office and, like the Markus, it is fully adjustable with a lift mechanism and rolling castor feet. 


Our other back to school furniture favourites

Once you’ve set up your studious kids with a desk and chair, you can consider the other elements that can add to a great study space. Here are a few of our recommendations:

Noel midsleeper with desk

Some kids prefer to study in the peace and quiet of their own room. But if a bedroom doesn’t have enough space for a separate desk, the Noel midsleeper can be a fabulous pick combining sleep and study in one sturdy piece. With space for a cosy single mattress, a desk-height surface for laptops and books, and even a few shelves for convenient storage, this is sure to become a favourite for kids and parents alike. 


Our current lead time for this product is 2-4 weeks

Snug round bean bag chair suggests creating multiple zones for learning in your home. In addition to a desk, giving them another space for quiet study can help kids stay productive by letting them have a change of scenery, a chance to move from place to place, and a way to switch up their seating and have a stretch. The Snug bean bag chair is a perfect second zone for reading thanks to its durable fabric covering and squashy bean interior. Unlike traditional bean bags, the Snug is a little more structured for a supportive seat and back.


Number of variations: 4

When it comes to back to school furniture, finding the best pieces for your kids’ study spaces is as easy as ABC when you shop with Corcoran’s! And if you need any help choosing a desk, chair, or any other furniture and accessories for a productive study area, get in touch. We’d love to help you start the school year in style. 

Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer

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