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Stylish Small Desks for Tiny Spaces

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Stylish Small Desks for Tiny Spaces

Do you have minimal space to set up your home office? Why not get a stylish small desk specifically designed for cramped quarters. Indeed, having functional furniture that optimizes the space available is a major plus when you live in a squeezed apartment. One such piece of furniture can be a stylish small desk that is easy to assemble and use in your bedroom, home office, or other limited space. Some small desks are foldable, which gives you the flexibility to use them only when you need them. You can always fold and store it away to create more space as you need.

We kick off this buying guide with the top recommendations for some of the best compact desks you can find anywhere.

 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

BEST SMALL DESK FOR HOME OFFICE

The 4NM 31.5″ Small Desk features a folding design, and durable wood or robust metal frames make up its high-quality construction. With a weight capacity of up to 100 pounds, it is our best overall small desk for a home office. 

BEST SMALL DESK FOR YOUR BEDROOM

If living in a squeezed bedroom, adding the Estreya Floating Desk to it can declutter the room. The desk has a bookcase with seven shelves and retails in warm colour themes for an inviting resting area. 

BEST SMALL DESK WITH STORAGE

We think that the Kernel Wall-mounted Desk is a terrific modular laptop desk for small spaces and comes with ample storage for all your needs. It mounts on any wall in your home and has intuitive storage solutions.

BEST SMALL DESK WITH DRAWER

In our quest to find some of the best computer desks for small spaces, we think that the Helsing Desk gives you the best option for a small desk with a drawer. Here, you get a bookcase, three shelves, a drawer, and functional levellers. 

BEST CORNER DESK FOR SMALL SPACES

The best corner computer desk for small spaces is the VECELO Desk with Keyboard Corner Computer Writing Shelves. It is spacious, durable, and includes a functional slide-out keyboard shelf for your accessories.

BEST FOLDING DESK FOR SMALL SPACES

Handcrafted foldable desks for small spaces like the Trenton Fold Out Table are excellent for laundry rooms and temporary workspaces at home. It features a durable pine wood table top on sturdy steel legs.

BEST STANDING DESK FOR SMALL SPACES

The Seiffen Laminated Standing Desk (Eco & Pro) is a motorized office desk for small spaces. It gives you the option to stand, sit, or lean as you work without compromising your healthy posture. 

1. 4NM 31.5" Small Desk

The 4NM 31.5″ Small Desk is a modern writing table comprising a high-quality tabletop board mounted on durable iron frames. It needs no wall support hence ideal for any part of your room. And, it works well with any standard office chair. Compact, stylish and affordable, that’s what makes this desk ideal for any of your small-space needs.

Key Features

  • Small folding computer desk
  • Available in three convenient styles
  • It folds and unfolds in seconds
  • Joints connect using anti-rust metal hinges

Specifications

  • Brand: 4NM
  • Dimensions: Expanded – 31.5×17.72×29.72 inches, Folded – 31.5×2.55×29.72 inches
  • Weight: 18.7 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 100 lbs.
  • Design: Folding
  • Material: Engineered Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available colours: All Black, Brown and Black, Gray and Black, Natural and Black, Natural and White, Rustic Brown and Black, White and Black

2. Armes Computer Desk

When you prefer unique furniture pieces for your study or office, consider getting the Wade Logan® Computer Desk. It is a sturdy writing desk using an MDF tabletop in walnut or oak finish and black radial legs. It is a spacious working space that can fit your laptop, flower vases, and a stack of books for reference. Likewise, the slender steel legs are easy to install, take up minimal space, and stay firm on uneven floors.

Key Features

  • An ultra-modern mirrored writing desk
  • Smooth laminated surface
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Arrives partially assembled

Specifications

  • Brand: Wade Logan®
  • Dimensions: 28.34 x 39.37 x 18.89 inches
  • Weight: 19.84 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 150 lbs.
  • Design: Folding Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood Top, Steel Base
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available Colours: Oak/Black, Black/Black, Walnut/Black

3. Oglethorpe Floating Desk

This is a wall-mounted computer desk that takes virtually no space in any tiny room. Oglethorpe Floating Desk is a set of two interior cabinets in a natural wood grain finish. The pullout shelves mount at any wall height decluttering your crowded working space. You can use it for work or set up your gaming consoles.

Key Features

  • A functional floating desk 
  • Uses recycled materials
  • Includes two interior cabinets
  • Uses tipping prevention 

Specifications

  • Brand: Wade Logan®
  • Dimensions: 9.05 x 42.28 x 11.81 inches
  • Weight: 29.32 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 44 lbs.
  • Design: Floating Writing Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available colours: Black, Cinnamon, Cinnamon/Off White, Off White, Off White/Cinnamon, Rustic Brown, White

4. Helsing Desk

If you are a minimalist who wants an innovative small desk that optimizes the available space, think of the Helsing Desk for your study, home office, or living room. It comprises a playful Scandinavian angled bookcase with three shelves, a single drawer, and levellers. You can use the drawer as your writing area while arranging your books, stationery, and plant décor along the shelves. The entire desk uses a stylish white lacquer finish protecting its premium hardwood, veneer, oak veneer, and engineered wood.

Key Features

  • Scandinavian-inspired bookcase and desk set
  • Lightweight and durable wood construction
  • Three shelves and a drawer
  • A natural light lacquer finish

Specifications

  • Brand: Crate & Barrel
  • Dimensions: 30.5 x20 x76 inches
  • Design: Ladder Book Case
  • Material: Oak Veneer, Hardwood and Engineered Wood
  • Shape: Ladder
  • Colour: White Lacquer Finish

5. Seiffen Laminated Standing Desk (Eco & Pro)

When shopping for a standing desk that will suit a sedentary lifestyle and an action-packed life that includes live streaming, hardcore gaming, and complex crafting, consider getting the Seiffen Laminated Standing desk. It is a height-adjustable desk, retailing in a curved or rectangular style. The table relies on a dual-motor lifting system to adjust its height. It comes with memory presets that allow you to switch from sitting to standing or under the desk working. That way, you have an ergonomic desk that promotes a healthy sitting or standing posture for hours. And it also happens to be a terrific standing desk that can fit into nearly minuscule space.

Key Features

  • Adjustable standing desk 
  • Height-adjustable by 22.8 inches – 48.4 inches
  • Three programmable settings on an LED display 
  • Reasonably priced

Specifications

  • Brand: Flexi Spot
  • Dimensions: Desktop Size – 42” x 24”, 48” x 24”, 48” x 30”, 55” x 28”, 60” x 30”; Height Range – 28” – 47.6”
  • Weight Capacity: 275 lbs. 
  • Design: Adjustable Standing Desk
  • Material: Natural Bamboo Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular, Curved
  • Available colours: Black, White, Oak, Brown Wood Grain, Maple, Mahogany, Ebony, Graphite, Special Walnut, Marble Grey

6. Amazon Basics Classic, Home Office Computer Desk with Shelves, Espresso

Amazon Basics Classic presents you with a computer and study desk with an optional 5-legged chair to complete your study corner. The desk features a sturdy wood and metal construction that can support your desktop or laptop, files and folders, reading lamp, potted plants, and small electronic gadgets. It has two open shelves to hold your CPU or books. You may customize the shelves by adding pullout drawers to declutter your workspace.

Key Features

  • Computer and study desk with optional chair
  • Includes two open shelves
  • Easy to assemble
  • BIFMA Certified

Specifications

  • Brand: Amazon Basics Classic
  • Dimensions: ‎35.5 x 19.6 x 29.52 inches; 21.8 lbs.
  • Design: Computer & Study Desk
  • Material: Wood & Metal Hardware
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available colours: Espresso, Black, White

7. Jamesdar Core 32-in Gray Oak Black Folding 2-Tier Desk

Do you love setting up your home office outdoors? If so, the Jamesdar Core 32-inch Folding 2-Tier Desk is your best pick. Here, expect a spacious elevated table for your reading, game consoles setup, or portable home office. This desk is easy to assemble in any room around your house, including the outdoors. It folds and unfolds as you please, giving you the flexibility to control your available space. And, it features a scratch-resistant finish that can withstand harsh weather elements.

Key Features

  • An elevated, folding 2-tier desk in oak and black 
  • Scratch-resistant finish
  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • Easy to assemble, clean, and maintain

Specifications

  • Brand: Jamesdar
  • Dimensions: 45.7 x 33.9 x 2.3 inches; 20.5 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 
  • Design: Folding Writing Desk
  • Material: Oak Wood, Powder-coated Metal Hardware
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: Oak/Black

8. Signature Design by Ashley Mirimyn Home Office Small Desk Mult

Here is another eye-catching small desk for your studio space. The Mirimyn Home Office Small Desk Multi is a minimalistic office desk with two functional shelves and an aesthetic water hyacinth basket for organized storage. Featuring a distressed vintage finish, this desk will blend in with your other classic décor. Besides, its savoury black hue creates the perfect foundation for your gaming setup. The desk arrives folded and is easy to assemble with no tools.

Key Features

  • A classic office desk with shelves 
  • Optional chair available
  • All hardwood components instead of MDF
  • The sturdy design does not wobble 
  • Easy to assemble

Specifications

  • Brand: Signature Design by Ashley
  • Dimensions: 42 x 24 x 30 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Design: Standard Desk
  • Material: Engineered Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available colours: Black, Blue, White

9. Bowie Corner Desk

If you are a college student or a fresh graduate starting in a small apartment, the Bowie Corner Desk makes a perfect industrial workstation for your place. It comprises of premium quality MDF tabletop with a laminate finish. This wood has a cord management hole allowing you to keep all your wires clustered for an organized workspace. The setup suspends on durable metal legs with a powder-coated finish for durability. Besides, the corner desk is a functional accent piece that includes a detachable pencil cup.

Key Features

  • Robust corner desk with cord management hole
  • Uses durable high-grade MDF and laminate
  • Wear-resistant powder-coated steel base
  • Easy to assemble

Specifications

  • Brand: Williston Forge
  • Dimensions: 36” x 42” x 28” inches; 33 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 100 lbs.
  • Design: Corner Writing Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood, Steel Base
  • Shape: Corner
  • Available Colour: Gray Wash, Dark Walnut

10. Trenton Fold Out Table

The Trenton Fold Out Table is a wall-mounted rustic and stylish folding desk that is excellent for almost any purpose. It comprises durable pine wood and industrial steel legs and mounts using robust ITW hardware. The desk reaches up to 22 inches wide when unfolded and reduces to 44 inches when closed. With a weight capacity of up to 50 pounds, it is your best convenient desk for those spring cleaning supplies.

Key Features

  • Rustic folding desk 
  • A light wood tabletop and a black powder coat base finish
  • Handcrafted using sustainably sourced materials
  • Easy to assemble, clean, and maintain

Specifications

  • Brand: Pottery Barn
  • Dimensions: 30 x 22.25 x 31 inches; 12 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 50 lbs.
  • Design: Folding Floating Desk
  • Material: Pine Wood & Industrial Steel
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: Natural Wood/Black

11. Parsons Desk

The Parsons Desk is a simplistic yet modern desk ideal for entryways, the office, or the study area. It features a mahogany tabletop with a streamlined appeal in white or walnut finish. Plus, there are four iconic square legs built to last a lifetime. More so, if you prefer to hide your dressing supplies, this standard desk has a concealed drawer for additional storage. It has an underneath clearance of up to 27″, hence, compatible with most office desks.

Key Features

  • A streamlined modern office desk
  • Clean lines and a versatile finish
  • Contract-Grade tested for durability
  • Minimal assembly required
  • Spot cleans using a dry cloth

Specifications

  • Brand: West Elm
  • Dimensions: 48 x 24 x 30 inches; 75 lbs.
  • Design: Modern Office Desk
  • Material: Mahogany & Engineered Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available Colours: Cool Walnut, White

12. Addison Leaning/Ladder Desk

Leaning 76 inches high against your kitchen or entryway wall, the Addison Leaning/Ladder Desk is your ideal decorative small desk. Both the ladder and the fitted keyboard tray are made from mahogany wood. You can use the keyboard tray to do your home-based projects, while the two towering shelves are best for keeping files, books, and placing flower pots.

Key Features

  • Mahogany standing desk for small spaces
  • Requires minimal assembly
  • Ample knee space for varying chair sizes

Specifications

  • Brand: Mistana™
  • Dimensions: 75.98 x 27.56 x 22.32 inches; 30.8 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 39.68 lbs.
  • Design: Leaning/Ladder Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: White

13. Industrial Storage Mini Desk

It is rare to find small desks made from mango trees. And when you do, you know you are helping reduce your carbon footprint, have a rare collectible in the form of furniture, and can now accentuate your nature-themed décor with natural mango wood colour variations. Well, if you love these qualities, consider getting the Industrial Storage Mini Desk. It is a white solid mango desk on a black steel base. The desk has two functional drawers for your office or dressing supplies.

Key Features

  • Rare mango mini desk with dual drawers
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified for sustainable sourcing
  • Easy to assemble

Specifications

  • Brand: West Elm
  • Dimensions: 30 x 16 x 30 inches; 48 lbs.
  • Design: Industrial-Styled Desk
  • Material: Mango Wood, Blackened Steel Frame
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: Cerused White, Black

14. Mind Reader 2 Tier Sit and Stand Desk

Do you need a desk when doing your standing presentations? If so, the Mind Reader 2 Tier Sit and Stand Desk is a rolling desk ideal for you. It folds, tilts, rolls, and moves in all directions with you, keeping you at the same pace as your audience. A two-tier design includes a laptop table, a monitor display, and removable side storage for your CPU, briefcase, or other bulking supplies.

Key Features

  • A standing desk roller for moving workstations
  • Laptop tilting panel by 45° to 180° for an angled view
  • Allows for reversible orientation

Specifications

  • Brand: Mind Reader
  • Dimensions: 45.27 x 28 x 21.58 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 38 lbs. 
  • Design: Height Adjustable Rolling Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood, Steel Base
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: White

15. Coby Leaning/Ladder Desk

Are you an artist looking for the ideal small desk to inspire your next project? Then consider picking up the Coby Leaning/Ladder Desk for your workstation. It is a ladder-like desk, using an open drawer suspended on a leaning ladder for the desk setup. You can set it up anywhere around your home or office.

Key Features

  • Small computer desk with two exterior shelves
  • Uses tipping prevention system
  • Budget-friendly price range

Specifications

  • Brand: Zipcode Design™
  • Dimensions: 73.56 x 38 x 18 inches; 60.06 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 50 lbs. 
  • Design: Leaning/Ladder Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available Colours: Oak/Black, White/Espresso, White/Natural

16. Mid-Century Mini Desk

If you fancy a touch of vintage, then this Mid-Century Mini Desk will appeal to you. For, not only does this desk use those iconic tapered legs to hold its bevelled front edges, but also, all its components are sourced responsibly, hence minimizing your carbon footprint. Indeed, this GREENGUARD Gold Certified desk is a miniature version of the original mid-century desk to fit in the tightest spaces available. And there is an attractive water-based finishing all around for that magical effect.

Key Features

  • Vintage miniature desk 
  • Sustainably sourced components
  • FSC®-certified wood
  • Uses levelling feet for uneven floors
  • Can convert into a floating desk 

Specifications

  • Brand: West Elm
  • Dimensions: 36 x 20 x 30 inches
  • Design: Vintage Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Available colours: Acorn, White, Pebble

17. VECELO Desk with Keyboard Corner Computer Writing Shelves

When you need a slightly more spacious desk, that if you squint, can still function as something relatively compact, capable of holding two monitors, the VECELO Desk with Keyboard Corner Computer Writing Shelves will fit your bill. It features a wide corner desk with a convenient keyboard tray. Plus, there are two open shelves on the side to hide all your smaller gadgets. This sturdy desk creates a compact home office or gaming corner at your studio, office, or college apartment.

Key Features

  • A durable corner writing desk 
  • Spacious tabletop area
  • It has a slide-out keyboard shelf
  • Uses easy to clean high-quality MDF 
  • Requires minimal assembly required

Specifications

  • Brand: VECELO
  • Dimensions: 41 x 28 x 30 inches; 36 lbs.
  • Design: Corner Desk
  • Material: Engineered Wood
  • Shape: Triangular
  • Colour: Rustic Natural Brown, Black, Teak

18. Mid-Century Mini Secretary

When you are in the mood for some ’50s and 60’s furniture inspirations, check out the Mid-Century Mini Secretary desk for a throwback appeal. The desk comprises an enclosed laptop tabletop with open compartments for your mug of tea, files, folders, and loose stationery. Plus, there is a flip-down door that keeps your laptop from slipping and conceals your supplies when not working. The desk stands on four-pin legs with a mid-section connecting bar.

Key Features

  • Vintage-styled laptop desk
  • FSC®-certified wood frame for durability
  • Antique bronze metal hardware base
  • Up t 30″ underneath clearance
  • Requires minimal assembly

Specifications

  • Brand: West Elm
  • Dimensions: 28 x 15 x 44.5 inches; 54 lbs.
  • Design: Fold Out Desk
  • Material: Wood & Metal Hardware
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: Natural Wood

19. Belmont Desk

If you use your computer desk to display your souvenirs collection, then the Belmont Desk, a height-adjustable computer table, is your best pick. Retailing with a chest and an exterior shelf, it exudes a rustic and cozy appeal in your living room. The desk uses a natural wood grain with a distressed finish. It fits a laptop or desktop, sound system, printer, CPU, keyboard, mouse, and accessories.

Key Features

  • A height-adjustable computer desk with a distressed finish
  • Waterproof wooden top on a sturdy metal frame
  • Stable on uneven floors
  • Includes a hutch and bottom shelf
  • Requires full assembly

Specifications

  • Brand: Foundstone™
  • Dimensions: 33.1 x 27.6 x 23.6 inches; 20 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 66 lbs. 
  • Design: Height Adjustable Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood, Steel Base
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: Vintage Brown Tabletop, Black Base

20. Kernel Wall-mounted Desk

The Kernel Wall-Mounted Desk is an upgrade of the first modular desk by Kernel. This desk uses aesthetic materials to upgrade the unit’s functionality. That is, there is a solid wood armrest, a full-width storage compartment, and a cable routing feature that hides unsightly wires to your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. More so, the lower sections have no legs. Instead, you have the freedom to hang your desk at whatever height that is convenient to you. In turn, you can use it as a standing or a sitting desk.

Key Features

  • A wall-mounted desk with a cable storage pocket
  • The modular design aligns easily with existing furniture
  • Bevelled wooden armrest holding back falling items
  • Mounts at any height
  • Easy to install in under 10 minutes

Specifications

  • Brand: Kernel
  • Dimensions: 35.375 x 20 x 4.25 inches
  • Design: Modular, Wall-Mounted Desk
  • Material: 14-gauge (0.0747” thick) steel, Solid American Black Walnut
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: White

21. Ladder Shelf Desk

Do you have a mini-library at home? Here is a leaning desk shelf that will add a touch of class to your study room. The Ladder Shelf Desk comprises an open cubby ideal for your books, stationery, photos, and flower vases. It arrives flat-packed, with all the necessary tools to set it up against your wall. Even though the Ladder Shelf Desk is an open desk with shelves targeting a small space, if you have kids who need to study side by side, you can buy two or more such desks and use connecting plates to align them along the wall.

Key Features

  • A leaning wall desk shelf
  • Includes two shelves
  • Attaches to the wall
  • Uses safety brackets for stability

Specifications

  • Brand: West Elm
  • Dimensions: 28 x 18.9 x 76.9 inches; 51.7 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 20 lbs. per shelf
  • Design: Ladder Shelf Desk
  • Material: Solid Wood Frame, Metal Hardware
  • Shape: Ladder Shelf
  • Colour: White Lacquer/Espresso, Sand/Stone

22. Nordland Desk

When you want a fashionable and compact writing desk for your remote office, consider getting the Nordland Desk. It is a simplistic yet eye-catching laptop desk with a white melamine tabletop and pinewood legs. Here, you get a convenient pull-out shelf for your stationery and accessories. And, its open compartment fits your notebooks and folders. Since it is easy to fold and store, you set it up only when you need to use it

Key Features

  • A folding wooden desk with a drawer
  • A melamine tabletop finish
  • H-shaped pinewood legs
  • Has an exterior shelf
  • Requires minimal assembly 

Specifications

  • Brand: Ebern Designs
  • Dimensions: 30 x 35 x 17.5 inches; 34.46 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 72 lbs.
  • Design: Folding Writing Desk
  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Colour: White