25 Best Desks for Small Spaces - Compact Modern Desks

2022-06-16 08:00:19 By : Ms. Eva Shao

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The tiniest nooks can become a home office.

Working from home can feel impossible without a proper desk. Whether you're dealing with back pains, the temptation of napping on your cozy sofa, or being distracted by snacks while sitting at the kitchen counter–it's no easy feat to get things done without a desk.

But if your apartment is tiny, it might seem like you can't squeeze in a home office. False! With the right desk—and you will need a small one—you can turn any space into the perfect work nook (yes, even that awkward, unused corner you've been ignoring has potential). Maybe what you need is a narrow writing desk that doesn't stick out too far from the wall. Or a wall-mounted ladder desk, floating table, or corner-shaped desk. The point is that there are tons of small desks ready to solve all your WFH problems. And as a bonus, more than half of the options on this list are under $200, so you can deck out your home office on a budget and still have money left over for other furniture.

This desk's sleek design actually slides into an L-shape to create space where you need it. You can even store a movable cabinet underneath or set up your dual screen.

A fold-out secretary-style desk is also a smart choice, since you can save a little space when it's closed and store work supplies inside.

A ladder desk that mounts to your wall not only gives you a work space (and there are plenty of styles out there, so you can go as narrow or wide as you'd like), it has multiple shelves for good storage, too.

Here's a stunner that'll inspire you to get to business. The mid-century wood desk is vintage-inspired and features a flip-down door. It's only 28 inches wide, so the odds it'll fit in your small space are pretty good!

This gem is the most affordable option on this list. You can arrange your plants, books, and accessories thanks to the clever storage on the side of the desk.

Searching for a laidback vibe? Choose a desk that combines modern style with boho vibes, and at just 42 inches wide. Plus, it features two drawers for storing your supplies.

This small, wall-mounted table is a great choice if you like a more rustic, industrial aesthetic. It doesn't take up a lot of space, and you can easily store a stool underneath it when you're not using it.

Store your stylish desk supplies and accessories under the glass top of this mini desk, and you've got a beautiful surface to work from that's not too wide for your tiny office nook.

This wall-mounted option is great, because it has multiple storage cubbies, a workspace for your laptop, and it folds up into a chalkboard, so you can use it for both at-home school work and tackling your own to-do list.

If all you really need is a versatile table that can be used as a workspace on the occasional work-from-home day, try a C-table like this one. It's great for holding cups of tea, movie popcorn, or your laptop—plus, it has two leaves, meaning you can extend the table if you need a little extra space to work from.

Make use of an empty corner in your home with this desk that'll fit right in it. It has a single drawer for storage and lower shelves that are perfect for displaying books and other at-home office necessities.

This wall desk looks like a display shelf when not in use, but when you pull out the wooden section, it turns into a wall-mounted desk.

This white-and-gold shelving option takes the ladder desk to a new, glam level—and three shelves in addition to the desk (which also has two drawers) mean plenty of room to organize.

This super budget-friendly option adjusts to your every need. With a width of 21 inches, flip desktop, and customizable height, you never have to feel stuck to one area. Even better? The attached wheels mean you can move it freely throughout your space.

Or splurge on this ash wood beauty is available in a natural, grey, and black finish. The raised honeycomb motif is a sweet addition to the space-friendly desk.

Prefer to keep a clear workspace? This desk is under 31 inches wide and comes with a keyboard tray, so you can keep your office supplies away from where you need to type.

When not in use, this fold-up wall-mounted desk looks like floating cabinets. When you have to work, you can simply pull the top part down to reveal a workspace and shelves.

This drop-leaf table can be mounted to any wall (use it as a desk or a dining table for two in a tiny kitchen!) and folds down when not in use for ultra-small spaces.

This 42-inch, modern black-and-gold desk, which features circular drawer pulls, has just enough room for a computer, lamp, and some office supplies.

Hairpin legs give this small desk (at under 40 inches wide) an airy look that won't overwhelm your tiny space. The compact dual storage space can hold your pen and laptop.

This clear acrylic desk is a smart choice for contemporary design lovers. While it doesn't offer much storage, it gives the illusion that the furniture isn't even there—meaning it'll make your tiny space feel larger!

Can't decide between open shelves or closed drawers? This compact desk has both—on not one but two levels! On top, there's the perfect open space in between two small drawers for a desktop computer.

If you are extremely low on space and don't mind standing, a window-mounted desk can do wonders. This clear one is chic and only 24 inches wide. Since it's portable, you can even store it in a closet when it's not in use.

This floating desk features a pull-out keyboard tray and two drawers, so you can stash what you need and give yourself more space while you're working.

If all you can spare is a corner, maximize your square footage with this compact little desk, which blends right in with a modern farmhouse aesthetic. It can support up to 200 pounds; so while it may be small, it's certainly mighty.