The 10 Best Monitor Stands and Risers to Elevate Your Home Office (2020)

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Now that more and more of us are working from home, we’re getting our home offices set up to perfection. It’s easy to overlook monitor stands, but your monitor placement is one of the most important elements of office arrangement. Monitors that are too high or low can lead to neck pain. You need the perfect one to complement your chair (or even your standing desk).

Plus the right monitor riser can offer you extra storage space and help keep your desk organized and neat. So how do you find the perfect monitor stand? Well, you keep reading because we’ve found 10 of the best to get your home office looking great.

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Basic and functional

Sometimes you don’t need to overthink things. If you’re looking for a monitor stand that does its job, you don’t need something wildly complicated. This two pack will give you two sturdy risers that help you get your monitor to the correct height. They won’t take up extra space, they won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and they get the job done. The best place to start.

Some extra storage

One step up from the very basic is this nice little number. Again, it’s fairly plain and simple but this time you get a little bit of extra storage space (which is always nice). A simple hanging shelf lets you store papers you might need in the immediate future, plus you get some extra storage on the side for pens. Again, you won’t be taking up tons of real estate on your desk, but if you need some help with organization this riser could be right for you.

A place for the phone

I personally am not a fan of the aesthetic of wire mesh, so for me this solid plastic stand is a better bet. I’m particularly a fan of the fact that it has a specific compartment for your phone, and nice insets for pens and pencils. If you’re like me and you need everything to have its own exact place, this riser could be the next step on your quest to the perfect desk.

Two layers of love

Not all people need the same height of monitor riser. If you’re a little bit taller and you want your monitor to match your height, this double decker riser is perfect for you. Plus the multiple layers give you more storage space so that you can organize files or papers on your desk.

A place for everything

We’re getting into the big guns now. This monitor stand looks stylish and has lots of extra features. It has one small drawer plus additional compartments to store everything you need. If you don’t want all your junk visible to everyone in the office, the drawer is a nice feature. On top of that, you get some extra space on top and below.

Did you ask for more shelves?

If you’ve got a small space, this monitor stand could be your lifesaver. It has two shelves and the stand component, all of which can be used independently. You can even choose whether to use one or two shelves. The modular nature means that you can fit it almost anywhere and still get all the benefits.

Double monitors are the way to go

Once you start using two monitors it’s hard to go back to one, but that means you have to find a monitor stand that houses both monitors. This stand fits two monitors, but it also has a lot of flexibility built in. You can keep your monitors right next to each other or stretch it out and have a shelf between the two. You can change the angles of the monitors, and adjust the storage compartments to fit your needs.

Manage your whole desk

If that option doesn’t catch your eye, here’s another two monitor set up. It’s got a unique slot design that can hold a tablet or cell phone, and manage cables, pens, clips, and other office supplies. You can also adjust the height, making it incredibly easy to customize to your needs.

Just for your laptop

In the exact opposite direction, this monitor stand takes up no extra space and is the perfect size for a laptop or small monitor. If you wanted a portable monitor stand because you’re like me and can’t decide which room in your house is your “home office”, this is your best bet.

Portable and easy to use

Managing a laptop with a monitor stand can be challenging, especially if you don’t use a wireless keyboard. This monitor stand is made specifically for laptops and makes it easy for you to sit comfortably while typing no matter where you are. Plus it helps keep your laptop cool!