12 Minimalist Desks to Help Setup a Home Office Anywhere

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Minimalist desks have become quite popular recently — whether you're short on footage and are in need of a compact workspace, or you just find yourself more productive when working from a simple, clean surface. Plus, streamlined desks could even encourage you to keep your office more organized and tidy, since a single drawer allows you to stow papers, pens, and supplies without hoarding unnecessary items.

Below, 12 minimalist desks with smaller footprints that offer a decluttered workspace for better focus.

1. Allmodern Highline Leaning Ladder Desk, $146

This ladder desk offers functionality for small spaces, thanks to the space-saving desktop and additional shelves for barely-there storage. The iron frame and matte grey finish fit seamlessly with your current decor.

2. Urban Outfitters Sadie Desk, $299

With a clean, unobstructed surface — so you can get down to work without distractions — this gorgeous desk is propped on four angular legs and features two pull-out drawers for concealing paperwork and office supplies.

3. Blu Dot Stash Desk, $499

Perfect for city-dwelling apartments, this small-scale, wooden desk boasts a pencil drawer (that can be assembled either on the right or left hand side) to keep things tidy.

4. Mercury Row Desk, $179.99

Whether you're working from home or need a large surface space for DIY crafting, this minimalist desk is the ultimate workspace. The multi-compartment storage drawer helps organize your accessories, while the back storage compartment hides and manages cords.

5. West Elm Simbly Desk, $799

The Simbly doubles as both a desk and kitchen table, is easy to assemble, and is made from sustainably harvested wood. Also nice: One tree is planted for every table sold through the non-profit One Tree Planted.

6. Lulu and Georgia Antonia Desk, $1,080

Inspired by '70s Italian villas, this soft, honey-colored desk delivers on style and function. Made from rattan caning, bohemian lovers will adore this for their minimalist office.

7. Anthropologie Merriton Desk, $598

With a streamlined silhouette, this ivory wood desk has pretty lucite and brass accents to put a glamorous spin on minimalism. Stash your desk supplies in the two spacious drawers, so you have a clean tabletop to work from.

8. Target Project 62 Glasgow Computer Desk, $89.99

Made of powder-coated steel, this metal desk has ample space for your laptop, a lamp, and plant, and an open shelf for neatly storing books and office accessories.

9. Apt2B Teller Desk, $828.34

Say goodbye to clutter with this walnut desk. The slim design accommodates small spaces, and the two discreet storage compartments help maximize your surface area so you stay organized and productive.

10. Oeuf Brooklyn Desk, $575

Completely customizable, you can adjust the height on this chic desk — so it can double as a desk for you and your children — and arrange the moveable storage boxes to suit your needs.

11. Joss and Main Karli Desk, $155.99

Nail the Scandinavian aesthetic with this minimalist writing desk. The antique-looking wood desktop provides plenty of space for projects, while the openwork metal frame offers room for storage bins and baskets.

12. Design Within Reach Celine Desk, $845.75

Combining midcentury and minimalist design, this desk is crafted with a single-drawer desktop, an open cubby for organizing office essentials, and sleek, tapered legs that are easily screwed into place (no tools necessary).


Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.

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