15 Best Desks for Small Spaces

Think you don't have room for an office space? Think again. These beautiful desks for small spaces can fit anywhere!

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Best Small Space Desk for Storage

When you have a small office, it helps if the furniture provides storage, too. This Diego Ladder Desk has a small footprint, but utilizes vertical space to give you tons of storage options including two upper shelves, two cubbies with cable-management cutouts, and even a magnetic metal strip for displaying messages and notes.

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Best Minimalist Small Space Desk

The sleek design of this Homfa Writing Desk makes it a favorite of minimalist decor lovers. It has more than 1,000 four- and five-star ratings, so clearly, those who purchased it are happy they did. One reviewer said, “This desk is really nice looking and I love the Swedish vibe. I love that it has so much drawer space to keep things organized. The size is perfect, not too big and not too small.”

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Wall-mounted desk
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Best DIY Small Space Desk

With just a piece of plywood, a couple of shelf brackets, basic tools and some DIY spirit, you can build this Wall-Mounted DIY Desk in less than an hour! Because it’s mounted on the wall, it can fit virtually anywhere you have some extra wall space. Put it in the living room, a bedroom or even in a closet to create your own mini office space.

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Floating desk
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Best Fold-Up Small Space Desk

Even if you think you have absolutely no extra room for a desk, this Brantley Floating Desk will prove you wrong. Hang it anywhere — it doesn’t take up much more space than a simple picture frame. Just pull down its hinged face to create a perfect platform for your laptop. Plus the upper ledge is great for displaying cute accessories or a cheerful little houseplant.

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Best Small Space Desk for Crafting

Need more space to tuck away all those supplies and to use them? The Adeptus Desk provides plenty of both. Seven narrow drawers can handle both office and crafting essentials. And simply open the gate leg extension, and there’s your workspace, which folds away when not in use. The whole piece sits on wheels, too, so you can move it around as needed.

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Best Small Space Collapsible Desk

It doesn’t get more small-space friendly than this: Flip the DESIGNA Folding Computer Desk open for a sleek work surface when you need it, then fold the whole desk flat to set aside when you don’t. Choose from two wood-like brown tops or go with all black.

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Best Small Space Corner Desk

Turn any unused corner into a workspace with this cute little Simple Living Computer Desk. Even though it’s small, the clever design provides plenty of storage options. The spacious drawer and shelf underneath are perfect for holding all your office essentials. Reviewers were also impressed with its sturdy wood construction.

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Best Small Space Mobile Desk

Even in a small space, you can easily change up the worktime scenery with a mobile desk, such as this super-slim Luxor Computer Workstation. The casters make it easy to move, and simple brakes keep it in place. Use it standing or sitting on a stool, or lower it to fit a regular computer or dining chair.

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Best Small Space Desk and Stool Combo

A desk with an airy design like the Cavanaugh Writing Desk gives small rooms the illusion of more space. The matching stool is minimalist, too, and tucks completely away underneath the desk, freeing up precious floor space when it’s not in use.

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Best Budget Small Space Desk

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a trendy and functional desk for your small space. Proof: the VECELO Study Desk. We love the built-in shelves and solid-steel legs. As one five-star reviewer put it, “For the price I paid — buying this is a no brainer!”

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Best Small Space Laptop Desk

If you prefer to work from the couch, a laptop desk is the ultimate small workspace solution. The C-shaped design of the Hayden Laptop Table makes it easy to slide right up to the sofa or your favorite living room chair. A faux-leather storage loop keeps books, file folders or binders within reach. With a footprint of just 8 in. x 11 in., it’s easy to set aside at the end of the workday.

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Best Splurge Small Space Desk

If your home office is part of another room such as a living room or bedroom, you need a desk that blends into the decor when not in use. The charming Toulouse Secretary Desk, crafted from kiln-dried solid meranti wood, looks beautiful tucked away in a corner. Sure, the price tag is steep, but perhaps the versatility, gorgeous antique look and ample hidden storage help justify splurging on this investment piece.

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Best Glamorous Small Space Desk

In a small space, every piece makes a big statement. If you want to say glamour, check out the Kali Writing Desk. We love the luxe high-gloss finish and shiny brass geometric legs. It doesn’t have any drawers, so you’ll need a portable file or bin for everything outside of your a laptop and, say, a pen cup. One more potential problem: Overcoming the urge to work at it in a silk bathrobe.

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Best Small Space Desk/Table

A desk that can double as a console or side table certainly earns its keep — in a small space, especially. We love the simplicity of the Genthner Desk, with its one hidden drawer, to easily tuck away work things when it’s table time. It comes in lots of great color options, too.

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Best Industrial-Style Small Space Desk

We love the industrial look of this City Chic Urban Writing Desk, which also has plenty of features to help you get the most out of your small space. A unique mesh back doubles as a tablet stand, and the three built-in cubbies are great for storing paper, office supplies, or a laptop.

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