30 Compact Desks for Small Spaces in Any Home

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Let's be honest — having a dedicated workspace when you work remotely can do wonders for your productivity. But you don't need to go all out with tons of brand-new office furniture to create the perfect home office. Even if you don't have much square footage to work with (and you're tempted to work from your dining table instead), all you really need is a compact desk. From wall-mounted designs to options with extra shelving and drawers for at-home office supplies, here are the 30 best desks for small spaces.


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The Best Desks for Small Spaces

1. TRNK New York 43.3-Inch Georg Desk With Drawer, $1,508

Do a double-take: This ultra-minimalist desk actually only has two legs and mounts to the wall at the back, so there's truly nothing unnecessary holding you back. It's also available with or without a single drawer if you're really trying to pare back.


2. West Elm 28-Inch Midcentury Mini Secretary, $549

Perfect for apartment living, West Elm has shrunken the classic midcentury secretary desk to 28 inches wide and 15 inches deep — small enough to fit in any corner. (We'd even perch a carafe on top and use it as a nightstand.)


3. Urban Outfitters 35-Inch Midcentury Fold Out Desk, $449

A little detail goes a long way. This solid mango wood piece offers a surprising amount of storage, with hidden compartments and trap doors inside for stashing pencils and papers. (And really, who doesn't love a secret compartment?)


4. Nathan Home 42.1-Inch Melinda Solid Wood Desk, $259.99

Go ahead and find a better solid wood desk for the price — we'll wait. This handsome piece from Wayfair feels elevated and unexpected with its two-tone coloring and modern-style tapered legs.


5. World Market 28-Inch Distressed Antique Wood Secretary Desk, $279.99

Go for a rustic, vintage look with this distressed secretary desk. Made from solid wood with a super compact size, it's ideal for small spaces and for anyone who needs a little extra storage. The top lifts open for additional shelf space to reveal two drawers, and there's a pullout surface that can be used as a keyboard tray.


6. Pottery Barn 30-Inch Trenton Fold Out Table, $299

When all else fails, go with a wall-mounted design that won't take up floor space. This rustic and modern-style fold-out table can be used as a wall desk for extra-small spaces or even a laundry folding station.


7. Target Opalhouse 42-Inch Touraco Writing Desk, $170

A little bit boho but undeniably versatile, this small desk packs a punch style-wise with textured drawers in bright, crisp white — just the thing to get your creativity flowing. (Plus, it transitions nicely into a sleek entryway table when not in use.)


8. Horne 58-Inch LAX Wall-Mounted Desk, $1,150

Another floating desk fave, this substantial style from Horne has pretty much endless possibilities. We could see it doing double duty as a landing pad in the front hall or installed beside the bar cart as an extra surface for hosting cocktail hour.


9. Pottery Barn Teen 40-Inch Blaire Classic Desk, $699

Just because you're getting to work doesn't mean your desk has to feel serious and stuffy. Pottery Barn Teen's glam, gilded version adds a hint of shine to your home office.


10. Poppin 40-Inch Key Desk, $425

What this desk lacks in storage, it more than makes up for in versatility. Designed to maximize space for Poppin's colorful rolling files underneath, its understated frame is durable and sturdy — the perfect addition to a simple work-from-home station.

11. CB2 30-Inch Helix Walnut Desk, $299

A ladder desk is another space-saving item we love. Perfect for living rooms when you don't have an official WFH office space, it essentially is a two-for-one piece of furniture that combines a bookshelf and a work surface.

12. SHW 40-Inch Adjustable Standing Desk, $214.87

Leave it to Amazon to have an affordable and top-rated standing desk. This option has an electric lift system and four preset options to adjust your desk height with ease.

13. Lark Manor 30-Inch Kidder Desk, $285.99

Whether you're working, crafting, or writing, this tiny desk will do the trick. Its compact design also features a built-in charging station with two USB ports and two outlets.

14. 4NM 31.5-Inch Folding Desk, $79.98

If you're really tight on space, go for a folding desk. This minimalist design can be broken out during the workday and then folded and tucked away in a closet when you're finished.

15. Longshore Tides 42-Inch Magoon Corner Desk, $159.99

This adorable and modern corner desk has a small drawer for pens, notebooks, and documents and a convenient shelf to house extra books, trinkets, and anything else you want to dress up your workspace.

16. IKEA 39-Inch Vittsjo Laptop Table, $49.99

This sleek desk with a tempered glass top is a stylish and functional addition to your home office. With a depth of 14 inches, it has just the right amount of space for your laptop and a few work essentials and has a small shelf to help keep your space clutter-free.

17. Mainstays 39-Inch Parsons Desk, $75

With clean lines and a minimalist design, this small-space-friendly desk from Walmart offers a spacious work surface and a single drawer for all your small office supplies.

18. Urban Outfitters 28-Inch Murray Wall-Mounted Desk, $299

This wall-mounted desk not only has a fold-out work surface but it also has a two-door cabinet for extra storage.

19. Bay Isle Home 35-Inch Nabors Console Desk, $249.99

Combine midcentury modern design and a touch of bohemian style and you get this stylish desk. It has two drawers with handwoven rattan inlays and gold knobs for a beautiful and compact workstation.

20. Little Tree 47-Inch L-Shaped Rotating Computer Desk, $179.99

Take advantage of every corner of your home with this multifunctional and modern desk from Amazon. This workstation can be used as a standard desk or can be configured into an L shape on either the right or left side as a corner desk.

21. Novogratz Computer Desk With Storage, $91.99

Elevate any small WFH space with this glam-meets-midcentury modern-style desk complete with a marble design and hairpin legs. It has two open cubicles so you can stash your work laptop, extra cords, and more.

22. Wade Logan Devane Desk With Hutch, $149.99

This small desk has a convenient hutch with shelving and a magnetic bulletin board to hang up your to-do lists, notes, and more.

23. Neorustic 42-Inch Smart Desk, $179.49

Gone are the days of digging behind or under your desk to get to an outlet. This desk comes with four USB ports to charge any extra devices.

24. GreenForest 33-Inch Folding Desk, $89.99

Skip the hassle and have your desk ready in a matter of seconds with this two-tier folding desk. It has additional shelf space to place your computer monitor or other work essentials and can easily be stored under couches or beds at the end of the day.

25. Blu Dot 28-Inch Hitch Bookcase and Desk, $750

Here's another bookcase/desk combo that you can fit in almost any living room, dining room, or bedroom. It's made with a powder-coated steel frame and wood shelves that come in multiple finishes to match the rest of your home decor and living space.

26. West Elm 36-Inch Bryce Mini Desk, $479

Tap into the '60s and '70s with this slatted-style desk. Made from durable, kiln-dried wood, it has a discreet drawer for extra storage space.

27. Urban Outfitters 22-Inch Percy Desk, $349

Add a bold pop of color to your space with this electric blue office desk. It has two drawers and slightly rounded edges for an effortlessly cool, modern vibe.

28. Anthropologie 40-Inch Quincy Desk, $698

Here's a desk that will not only fit a smaller space but will also fulfill all of your midcentury modern needs. With a beautiful wood grain finish and brass hardware, it would pair perfectly with a fun accent chair.

29. AllModern 30-Inch Tyrese Solid Wood Leaning/Ladder Desk, $335

Affordable with an industrial look, this ladder desk from AllModern is the perfect small-space solution for working at home. It's made with solid mango wood and powder-coated iron, making it a durable yet stylish piece of home office furniture.

30. West Elm 36-Inch Midcentury Art Display Mini Desk, $429

Crafted with mixed materials and an open storage design, this two-tier midcentury modern desk is a dream come true.


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