Found: The Best Desks for Small Spaces and Getting the Job Done

Lauren Nelson

When you move into a small space, the first thing you learn to do is prioritize. Once you decide where your bed, dresser, dining room table, sofa, and coffee table will be positioned, you might be left feeling like you don't have much room for a desk. If you've come to accept that you just don't have enough room for a home-office setup, consider these desks for small spaces. Some are minimal and shallow, allowing you to position them along a hallway, while others are tall and narrow, making them easy to fit in that awkward nook in your bedroom. Either way, we've found a solution to each styling problem.

Shop our 10 favorite small-space desks that'll have you longing for a work-from-home day.

Skagerak Denmark Georg Desk $1038

This minimalistic desk leans against the wall and has only two legs, thus taking up less space.

Mid Century Mini Desk
West Elm Mid Century Mini Desk $399

West Elm has an excellent selection of desks for small spaces, and this white mini desk is a great simple option. 

Ladder Shelf Desk
West Elm Ladder Shelf Desk $279 $195

Make the most of blank wall space with this tall ladder-shelf desk.

IKEA Lisabo Desk $149

You'd never guess this handcrafted-looking wooden desk is from IKEA. 

peekaboo acrylic office console
CB2 Peekaboo Acrylic Office Console $549

This clear acrylic console from CB2 won't visually clutter your room, and it's designed to fit two filing cabinets underneath for added storage. 

Target Loring Writing Desk $110

For just $110, this wooden desk is excellent value for money. Bonus: It has a hidden compartment at the back for stashing cords. 

HAY Copenhague Moulded Plywood Desk $1510

Long and slender, this compact desk adds a touch of Scandinavian style to a narrow space.

stairway white 96
CB2 Stairway White 96" Desk $399

This tall, all-white ladder desk is so minimal you'll barely notice it's there. 

Antique White Wood Dayana Flip Top Desk by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Antique White Wood Dayana Flip Top Desk $250

Classic and clean, this white desk has a flip top so you can stash stationery and office clutter underneath. 

Gabriella Desk - Clear One Size at Urban Outfitters
Case Furniture Celine Desk $1295

Simple and expertly designed, this midcentury-modern desk ticks all the boxes.

Gabriella Desk - Clear One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Gabriella Desk $279

A clear glass top makes this sturdy desk less imposing on an already styled room.

Next up: Kourtney Kardashian's tips for giving your home office personality. 

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