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The following home office desks are great for small spaces. Their contemporary, ingenious design makes them perfectly geared towards the modern-day home worker.
The small to modest-sized desks feature cable management, are designed for optimal laptop and desktop use, and offer clever storage solutions. Some of these compact workstations are wall-mounted but all these furniture pieces fit well in pretty much any interior.
1. New Semester Study Desk
College is stressful enough without having to cram an enormous desk in your dorm room. Baxton Studio’s Study Desk is neat and petite, with a beautiful finish to add a touch of class to an otherwise boring and cramped space.
Both affordable and stylish, this desk is an essential for late night study sessions. It comes with two drawers for storing books, pens, paper, and other essentials.
2. Nathan James Telos Computer Desk
If you love modern furniture, you’ll go crazy for the Telos Computer Desk. Its modern design is as functional as it is beautiful. Although the table top is wider, the slim depth helps it fit snugly against the wall and out of the way, allowing for use in small spaces.
Store all your writing supplies and accessories in its generously sized pull-out drawer or use it to organize knick knacks.
3. Walker Edison Single Desk
The very popular Walker Edison Desk is sturdy and stable while the absence of drawers and shelves provides a minimalist and stylish look.
Two or more of these desks offer a perfect solution for those who need more desk space than just a keyboard and a screen. And if you’re short on space, having two desks in a corner can be a big plus. Available in silver and black.
4. Retro Office Desk
Looking for a bit of vintage flair for your office? This Retro Home Office Desk has midcentury charm with a few modern updates, and it is as functional as it is charming.
The hairpin legs may look like they’d be wobbly, but they’re actually quite sturdy. The desk not only includes a broad work surface, but a riser as well, allowing you to keep your workspace clutter free.
5. Small Computer Desk
Late night studying sessions can lead to being overtired, which can in turn lead to spilling your coffee all over your desk. Thankfully, this Small Computer Desk for home office is perfect for sleepy university students with its waterproof, anti-scratch table top.
A cable management system at the back of the desk keeps pesky cords out from under your feet; the last thing you need is to trip and watch all those carefully compiled essays go flying!
6. Gymax Computer Drafting Desk
You’ll be able to draft the very best building plan with this amazing desk from Gymax. Then again, perhaps you prefer to use it as a writing desk or an art desk. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be able to do it in style thanks to the desk’s wealth of features.
Gymax 55” Computer Desk includes a tilted drafting surface, an under-desk storage shelf, adjustable feet, and a shelf for a computer tower (or additional storage).
7. BonVIVO Massimo Desk
Simple and elegant, the bonVIVO Massimo Writing Desk is more than it appears to be. What seems to be a sheet of fragile glass is actually tempered glass, tough enough to withstand daily use.
Massimo’s sturdy legs are made from eco-friendly bamboo that will outlast the desk itself. A storage shelf underneath the table’s surface lets you keep for your papers, writing tools and more.
8. Freedom Desk
Although this desk’s origins are from Thailand, there’s plenty of American pride in its making. The aptly named Freedom Desk is made from solid American oak in the classic mid-century modern style.
Two large pull-out drawers hold all your home office essentials; a USB hub built into the desk has four ports to charge all your devices at once. Assembly is easy, and the desk’s lightweight build makes it easy to rearrange or relocate to another room.
9. Dporticus Computer Writing Desk
This desk is meant for studying, but it’s also a great writing desk or laptop table for your home office. Dporticus Computer Writing Desk has several storage options, including two large drawers and three medium cubbies for all your papers and writing tools.
The desk’s powder-coated metal legs have padded screw feet to protect your floors from scratches. For cord management, there’s a small opening at the back inside one of the cubbies.
10. Need Folding Desk Table
Need’s Folding Desk Table makes a warm companion for your home office, but its versatility lends itself to travel. What do we mean? Well, Need folds completely flat so you can take it with you on business trips or when you’re moving.
Set up the Need table in less than a minute for a presentation, or fold it up and out of the way when you need more space in your room. Need is there only when you ‘need’ it.
11. Industrial Style Laptop Desk
When horizontal space eludes you, it’s time to go up. WGX Design utilizes vertical space to create a spacious home office that climbs the wall with several shelves and an industrial pipe frame.
The Industrial Style Desk features two shelves and a workspace for your laptop or computer. Installing the desk is relatively easy, and all hardware is included, allowing you to fasten it to your wall and enjoy a sturdy and spacious work area.
12. Kings Brand Home Office Desk
Don’t be fooled by those skinny legs – this desk is as sturdy as a rock. With a white lacquer finish on shiny chrome legs, this modern office desk is superbly stylish.
The Kings Brand Desk comes with a keyboard tray and a single desk drawer for storing notebooks and pens. The broad surface is more than enough to fit your laptop, yet compact enough to fit into small spaces.
13. L-Shaped Desk with Hutch
For the work-at-home entrepreneur, you should settle for nothing less than this chic modern writing desk. With room for a laptop, monitor, and assorted work supplies, you’ll have a complete setup that will keep you productive and give you room to grow.
The L-Shaped Desk with Hutch Bookshelf comes equipped with a storage shelf with room on top for additional items, and the desk itself has a generous amount of space so that you don’t feel cramped.
14. Furinno A-Frame Simplistic Computer Desk
With a powerfully stable A-frame, Furinno’s Simplistic Computer Desk makes a great addition to your home office or dorm. Students will love how compact it is, and it’s even more amazing how much storage it can pack in!
A leg rest graces the bottom of the frame, and up top you’ll find room for your laptop, mouse, monitor, and so much more.
15. Furinno Econ Home Office Desk
What if I told you that this desk is made from 95%-100% recycled materials? Well, it is! Furinno’s Econ Home Office Desk is an eco-friendly piece of home office furniture that you simply can’t do without.
It includes a generous work surface, keyboard tray, monitor stand, CPU shelf, and a cubby that fits a fabric storage drawer. It has everything you need for a complete office setup for an amazing price.
166. Lincoln Corner Desk
Make the most of your space with this vintage corner desk. Whether you need to squeeze in a writing desk, or you need a corner display stand with storage, the Lincoln Corner Desk from Porch & Den is a perfect fit.
Ellen is available in four different colors that add just the right amount of color to spruce up your décor. The large drawer gives you a wealth of storage space for odds and ends.
17. Cubiker Computer Desk
For those who like having a large work surface, Cubiker’s Computer Desk is going to be a favorite. The desk measures at just under four feet wide, so you can fit all your supplies on it.
Thankfully, it also includes a large pocket on the side for extra storage. Cubiker’s desk creates a sturdy frame through the use of both metal and MDF boards to give you many years of use before having to buy a new desk.
18. L-Shaped Corner Desk
A chic and trendy office needs an amazing desk, and this L-Shaped Desk is a prime example. Sleek black tempered glass sits atop a powder coated steel frame, providing a spacious work surface for long hours in the office.
Storing files, books and office aids on this large corner desk is no problem. The desk also comes equipped with a foot rest bar that helps promote proper posture.
19. Analiese 3-Drawer Writing Desk
If you want sturdiness and dependability, as well as a healthy dose of gorgeous industrial design, the Analiese 3-Drawer Desk is exactly what you need.
The slim steel frame stays firmly planted to prevent wobble, but the desk’s best feature is the exquisite antique nutmeg finish. Coaster Home’s three drawers are great for organization of writing tools and computer accessories, making it ideal for busy students and work-at-home writers.
20. PS08 Bureau
A modern twist on the traditional secretary’s desk, this table opens up to reveal a work bureau. Lean on the PS08 Bureau, keep important items in the cubby-holes at the back, and tuck you papers under the elastic strips on the inside of the lid.
The lid has a lip, so you can close it down without disturbing your work. It folds down to give a flat top, meaning you can use it as a side table when you’re not working.
21. Techni Mobili Computer Desk
This is a traditional desk with a twist. Like many desks, it has a multi-compartment storage drawer and ample desktop space.
What makes it special is that it has a flip-open compartment at the back to store cables, with a central hole to run them down to a power source. Combine that with its stylish exterior of white veneer and birchwood ply, this Modern Computer Desk from Techni Mobili is a useful and beautiful addition to any office.
22. Plane Sekretär
Plane Sekretär is a small desk with good cable organization. The center compartment of these charming secretary hides a cable conductor at the back from the middle to the bottom.
Plane comes in two material variants. Available at German-based firm Müller Möbel Werkstätten.
23. Floating Desk
Are you struggling to move bulky desks when it’s time for a good vacuuming? With the Prepac Floating Desk, cleaning the space underneath is quick and easy.
The Floating Desk saves extra space and hassle with this legs-free option. More info and purchase at Amazon.
Michael Hilger’s Flatmate Desk Top is the perfect companion to the work-at-home entrepreneur. Flatmate sticks out only 5 inches from the wall when closed, making it one of the slimmest mounted work desks. Two small pegs underneath act as an extra stabilizing agent to make sure the
Flatmate is secure. Simply fold down the tabletop to utilize your work space; movable shelves above make it easy to configure the space to your liking, and there’s even a hidden cabinet on the side for extra storage. Flatmate comes in six eye-popping color selections that are sure to please. Info and buying via Stuttgart-based firm Magazin.
25. Scriba Home Office
Just looking at this desk, you’d think that it would tip right over, but no – it’s sturdy as a rock! Designer Patricia Urquiola isn’t giving any hints as to how she beat physics, but my guess is that it has something to do with the sturdy materials it’s built out of.
The Scriba Home Office comes complete with a shelving unit, side pocket and drawer storage for all your pens, paper and electronics.
26. Copenhague Desk
The Copenhague Desk is designed by Hay and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for the University of Copenhagen.
The angled back screen enables efficiently and ergonomically work together with a number of documents. More info at Connox.
It’s maddening to have cables tangled all over your desktop. The StudioDesk has a discreet outlet to channel all your equipment cables into a concealed drawer, which you can access by sliding open a panel in the desktop.
The StudioDesk is not just a functional piece of kit, either. With mahogany legs and a neat 1950s style, it’ll give a boost to any home office.
28. Nexera Chrono Secretary Desk
All folded up, the Nexera Chrono Secretary Desk looks just like a side cabinet. This unassuming piece of furniture is actually an entire workstation waiting to be unfolded.
The bottom two cabinets are actually cabinets (and quite big), while the top folds down to create a work surface for your laptop. Several cubbies give you options for accessories or décor, as well as a top shelf for much of the same.
29. Duo Table Desk
Duo Table by Urban Favourites fills both your need for a dining space and a work table.
It can be used for anything from a sewing table to a coffee table with room for magazines in the storage underneath. You’ll love its minimalist design that fits perfectly into any space.
30. Kardiel Modern Desk
This Kardiel two-tier desk keeps your life clutter-free! Stop juggling papers, writing tools and cups of coffee on the same surface.
The Kardiel Desk has a spacious upper deck where you can place accessories and unused elements while you work on your laptop on the lower surface. There are also cable organizers built in to keep cords out of the way and out from under your feet.