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    22 Desks That Fit In Small Spaces

    Workspaces to help make working from home work for you.

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    1. A floating desk that attaches to the wall, taking up less space in your room but still giving you ample space on top *and* two drawers.

    White wood desk with an open space in the middle attached to a wall in the corner
    Urbansize / Etsy

    Urbansize is a small family-owned business making furniture to help maximize space in the room from London, United Kingdon since 2015. This floating desk has two drawers and is made from 100% beechwood.

    Get it from Urbansize on Etsy for $312.20.

    2. A triangle style designed to specifically to fit in the corner of the room so it doesn't clutter it and make it feel smaller than it actually is.

    White wood triangle desk with a drawer and shelves under with books, in the corner of a room

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my small space as it fits perfectly in the corner. Working remotely with this has been great. It can hold a laptop and keyboard easily. I connect a monitor to my laptop and put it on top of my laptop and use a keyboard as well. It was pretty easy to assemble." —Nitin Rao

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99+ (available in four colors).

    3. A metal tubing desk even a minimalist won't mind having in their home, because it will look nice all the time and give you ample space to store things underneath it.

    White top desk with black metal tubing legs
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "It’s a great desk. It's small enough to fit in my tiny room (colonial houses!) but also sturdy enough for me to get my work done without worrying it will fall over! I also love how minimalistic it is!" —ollieollieoxenfriend

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $199.

    4. A folding laptop table that looks so nice you might not even want to fold it up and store it in a closet when you're done working. (But you totally can if you need that extra space.)

    Reviewer pic of the desk with wood top and metal legs in a room

    Promising review: "Once I started to work from home full time, I needed a desk to fit in my small apartment. This desk does the job — small, lightweight, easy to assemble. Now that I have been using it for 2+ months, I feel like It could've been deeper since I have a 34-inch monitor and using a laptop in front of it (to type). I have scooted my monitor to hang 2 inches off of the back and using the wall to help hold the monitor up and in place. This desk would be PERFECT if it was a little deeper, but overall, it's an awesome desk." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.88+ (available in brown and cherry).

    5. A wall-mounted drop-leaf table you can ~pop~ open when you're ready to hit the ground running and get everything on your to-do list done, and then simply fold it away at the end of the day.


    Promising review: "This is great for small spaces!! I love this little desk!! I bought it for my apartment so my son can do his homework without having a full-size desk taking up valuable space in his room. Now, I’ve bought a second one for my room!!!" —RockyClemsonFan

    Get it from Ikea for $39.

    6. An L-shaped style that'll give you lots of space, which is especially great if you're trying to navigate the two-screen work-from-home game.

    The l-shaped desk in the corner of the room in black with a small shelf on the left side

    Promising review: "This desk is JUST what I needed! I am living in an apartment with not a lot of space but needed a desk. This little L-shaped desk is perfect. It was easy enough to assemble, with easy-to-understand instructions. No tools needed, except the Allen wrench that comes with it. It took me about 30 minutes to put it together. I was even able to turn it over by myself. It feels plenty sturdy for my needs. I would not put anything overly heavy on the little top shelf unless it can sit towards the very back of the shelf. I am quite pleased with this desk and highly recommend it for anyone who needs some work space in a small environment." —michs

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in black, white/gold, and brown/black).

    7. A wood writing desk with two drawers to hold all your office supplies so they don't clutter the top of the desk, and in turn make the rest of the room feel cluttered and smaller.

    The wood desk with two white drawers with a line pattern through them

    Promising review: "This desk was so simple to assemble and such great quality for the price. Incredibly happy with this purchase! Great for a small space office space." —Abby G

    Get it from Target for $119.99.

    8. A simple desk reviewers love because it's super easy to assemble *and* simply gets the job done.

    Cherry wood-like top desk with black legs with a computer on top of it

    Promising review: "I love the beauty, simplicity, and professional look of this computer work table. It's exactly what I was looking for, and the price was perfect. Delivery was timely, and my son assembled easily in under an hour. I love sleek lines and minimalism, so this fits right into my small home." —SusanB3411

    Get it from Amazon for $118.87 (available in cherry, black, and grey).

    9. A standing desk with shelves, drawers, and hooks, so it's basically desk and a storage organizer in one. And that's a win-win for your small home.

    Wood standing desk with two shelves in the legs, a shelf in the desk and two small drawers and two hooks on the side

    Promising review: "I needed a desk in the kitchen to use for working from home, this was perfect. I love using a stand-up desk, and this is the perfect height. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy." —JetMom

    Get it from Ikea for $159.

    10. A folding desk you can use with a chair or even pull it up to your couch, so you have a place to set your computer for a more optimal workspace than just keeping it on your lap all day long.

    Wood-top desk with black metal crossing legs

    Promising review: "I ordered this desk in a pinch. I live in Brooklyn in a smaller apartment where I quite frankly have no space to have a freestanding desk with my other furniture. When my company implemented a WFH policy last week, I took a gamble and ordered this desk because 1. I could collapse it and tuck it under my bed when I wasn't using it, and 2. It was spacious and sturdy looking enough to actually do work on. I received it today, and I am beyond pleased. No set up required — quite literally took it from the box, slid it from collapsed to open, and began working on it. I cannot recommend this enough for the price, functionality, and delivery speed!" —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $105.99 (available in two styles and in black and white).

    11. A ladder bookcase with a desk at the bottom that'll take advantage of vertical space and give you a place to store your book collection that somehow keeps growing and growing.

    A two-shelf wood bookcase in dark brown with a desk at the bottom

    Promising review: "This is a great little addition to the guest room, and it can also serve as a small desk. It's a good quality for the price" —Xenia

    Get it from Wayfair for $58.99 (originally $79; available in three colors).

    12. A simple Novogratz desk designed to look so much more expensive than the actual price, so you can add a touch of elegance to the room without overpowering it.

    Faux-marble top desk with two open drawers and gold metal legs

    Promising review: "I love this desk! It fits nicely in my small room, but it has a big enough desktop to allow me to spread out my work and not feel cramped. It was super easy to assemble — the instructions were clear and simple, and I was finished in less than 10 minutes. I also like that it has some storage space but doesn't feel (or look) bulky or cumbersome, and it even has a space to put my computer charger so it stays organized and doesn't fall to the floor. I really like this desk and would highly recommend it. Great value, affordable, good quality, and super easy to put together!" —Eric Rutstein, MD

    Get it from Amazon for $136.99.

    13. A vanity desk combo great for anyone who needs a two-in-one style where you can get ready in the morning *and* still make it to your 9 a.m. virtual meeting on time.


    I've actually had this desk/vanity combo in my apartment since I moved to New York, and I love it. It's compact but still has plenty of space on top. The left side has a drawer, which is great for papers and accessories, and the right side opens up to reveal a mirror and space for makeup and such. I do my hair and makeup at it in the morning, and I have also used it as a desk to get work done. It's a great little product, especially if you live in a tiny apartment where space is a premium.

    Promising review: "This vanity is very good if you have a small room and you want to have a desk to work at and a place to do your makeup because it does both!!" —anya f

    Get it from Ikea for $99.

    14. An adjustable rolling cart that has wheels *and* adjusts up and down, making it super easy to move from the couch to a chair, or even your bed. Plus, you can use it as a side table when you're not working.

    The adjustable desk with wheels at the bottom and brown wood top

    Promising review: "I love this table! I finally have a place to work in my small apartment, and I can lower it to become a side table when I'm not using it for anything else. It is slightly slanted forward, which makes working from my couch easy — important since I don't have a desk chair. Sturdy and easy to put together once you know what you're doing. Hint: the wheels screw into the end plugs. Didn't notice this at first and spent the better part of five minutes trying to remove the nut." —J. Ward

    Get it from Amazon for $33.88.

    15. A folding desk you can attach to the wall and simply fold it up and away when the weekend hits, and you don't even want to think about work.

    Metal square attached to the wall with a wood top pulled down with a laptop sitting on it

    Get it from Walmart for $149 (available in light brown and dark brown).

    16. A simple style with a tray underneath to help you organize all of your cords and keep them from cluttering up the top of the desk.

    Brown wood-like top desk with black legs and a wire tray and a model using a laptop on it

    Promising review: "After a lot of research on Amazon, we chose this desk. It arrived in great shape (no damage) and the reviews are true that your 13-year-old can put it together — the two kids did it on their own. So far it looks good and works great in a small apartment. I highly recommended it." —Parent

    Get it from Amazon for $189.95+ (available in brown, black, and beige).

    17. A floating desk designed with two drop-down shelves that are big enough to fit a laptop in, so you can stash it away when you're not working and keep it out of sight and work out of mind.

    Brown rectangle desk attached to the wall with two big drop-down shelves on the front

    Promising review: "It’s the perfect desk for a small space. I got it so I could have a space for starting college, and it works great!" —Emmaleigh

    Get it from Wayfair for $106.99 (available in six colors).

    18. A basic style that can hold up to 220 lbs, so you don't have to worry about your computer, or anything else you put on it, weighing it down.

    Black-top desk with white thick legs

    Promising review: "This is a fabulous desk for small areas. I love the style and look. It's modern and beachy." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99 (available in black, white, and brown).

    19. A standing desk you can either set on top of a table or attach it to the wall for a ~stand-up~ place to work from.

    Stand-up desk with a bottom shelf with a lip, middle shelf that goes out farther than the rest and a slanted top shelf with an iPad on it all in white, with gold metal frame
    PB Teen

    Get it from PB Teen for $149.

    20. A clear-top writing desk you ~clearly~ need, because the glass top will give the illusion that the desk is taking up less space in the room than it really is.

    Glass-top desk with black wide shelf underneath and wood legs

    Promising review: "I live in a small city apartment, so I didn't even think I could put a desk in my space. This desk is perfect. It is not tiny; it actually is quite roomy, but the minimalist design makes it appear to take up far less real estate in a room. The glass top gives it an even airier feel. I place a couple of inexpensive clear drawer inserts in the large shelf, and it is now very functional. I didn't find it quite as easy to assemble as other people, but it's not too bad. However, if you are a little old lady like me, it's a good idea to have a helper to do things like lifting the heavy glass top on it. It's all worth it though. Like other people said, it looks a lot more expensive than it is." —barskin

    Get it from Amazon for $194.50.

    21. A desk and bookshelf combo perfect for giving you a place to store your computer *and* your books, candles, and other trinkets that are cluttering up other parts of your home.

    Wood-like desk with shelf above it with trinkets on it and black metal triangle legs

    Promising review: "I am absolutely love my new desk. It's the perfect size for my small room. It looks just like the picture shown. Make sure to follow the directions step-by-step to get the same stress-free results." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $155.

    22. And a desk that's *technically* a side table, but it has two tops that swivel, so you can move it over the couch when there's really no place for a desk. Plus, the second smaller table is a great place to put a glass of water so if you do accidentally tip it over, it won't spill all over your laptop.

    A two-tier light wood side table with a glass of water on the smaller table and the taller, bigger table  turned over the side of a couch

    Ecovibe is a partly Black-owned business focused on sustainable home products. They donate 1% of all online sales to For The Planet. This side table is made of natural wood and white metal.

    Get it from Ecovibe for $135.

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