Trying to optimize a compact workspace using a small desk? You don’t have to sacrifice style to make the most of a restrictive floorplan! In this post, we’ve selected our favorite small desks that go big with designer appeal – themes range from minimalist to modern farmhouse to glam and beyond. These pieces are great for tiny home offices, but they can also be used to transform spaces like bedrooms and living rooms into functional work-from-home setups. Need something with storage? Or a small desk with sit/stand functionality? Find the features you need within the small desk buying guide below.
Modern Black Desk for Small Space: Measuring at just over 43 inches across, this modern desk provides a highly practical work surface without taking up too much floor space. The cool splayed base captures attention from any angle – use this desk against a wall or float it in a freestanding placement anywhere in the room.
Black Small Vanity Desk: Classic details give this small desk a chic deco look, a gorgeous fit for classic and contemporary decor themes alike. This piece includes a backing panel that prevents small items like writing utensils from rolling over the edge. Paired with a mirror, this piece would make a fantastic vanity.
Small Black Desk with Drawers: Chic simplicity ensures this small desk will look great with any decor theme. This piece is available in two sizes – one measuring at just over 39 inches across and the other measuring at a much more spacious 47 inches in length. Both sizes include convenient drawers to keep essentials tucked away.
Black Corner Desk for Small Space: Transform an unused corner into a convenient workspace with this handsome desk design. This piece measures at a compact 48 inches across and includes a wide drawer for extra storage. The corner includes a convenient cable management port so you can keep lamps or devices powered.
Wall-Mounted Foldable Desk for Small Spaces: This super smart desk folds away between uses so that you don’t have to sacrifice any floorspace to enjoy comfortable productivity. This desk is great for those who work from home only occasionally, or those who live in a tiny studio apartment where every inch matters.
Modern Grey Small Computer Desk: A unique silhouette ensures this small desk will make a bold decorative impact. This piece is available in two finish options – industrial grey or bright ash wood. Built-in productivity features include soft-close drawers, convenient cable management, and built-in power outlets.
Black Desk with Cane Sides: Charcoal wood grain meets woven cane webbing to give this desk a gorgeous classic look well-suited for casual and formal environments alike. This desk includes two drawers for organization. The back of the desk is completely finished so that you can place it in a freestanding arrangement if desired.
Small Computer Desk with Drawer: This small computer desk features a matte black tabletop and drawer, paired with a warm walnut base for attractive contrast. This piece includes an extra-wide drawer that you can use to organize everything from papers to game controllers and more. A white option is also available.
Walnut Small Wooden Desk with Hutch: Mid-century influences make this gorgeous desk an especially timeless investment. This piece is crafted with American walnut veneers, boasting a warm look that coordinates easily with a variety of decor palettes. The built-in hutch provides convenient cubbies where you can tuck supplies out of the way.
Small Desk with Cubby: This mid-century desk design features a classic silhouette that can adapt to any decor theme that surrounds. This piece includes a wide cubby, a small drawer, and the decorative back panel includes a center split that allows for attractive cable management.
Umbra Swivo Small Desk: Swivo is a stylish modern desk split into two convenient tiers. The tabletop maintains a spacious 50-inch width to provide ample workspace. A swiveling platform adds extra functionality, able to hold accessories or decorations neatly out of the way. Choose from a natural finish or a light walnut finish to best suit your decor theme.
Leaning Small Laptop Desk: Leaning desks can provide tons of functionality within an especially tiny footprint. This desk measures at just 28 inches in width but also incorporates two convenient shelves and a spacious cubby for storage. It projects less than 20 inches from the wall to keep your floorspace clear in tight areas.
Rail Wall-Mounted Small Desk: The chic and streamlined Rail Desk by Keiji Ashizawa offers multipurpose appeal without any extraneous detail. Use this work of art as a wall-mounted writing desk, as a shelf, or as a small counter. This piece is made with beautiful oak veneers and sturdy black-finished steel. This piece is perfect for bedrooms and small nooks within living spaces.
Modern Small Computer Desk with Keyboard Tray: Clean lines make this small desk a fantastic addition to the most modern interior decor themes. This piece features warm walnut-finished surfaces accented with matte black metal details. A pull-out keyboard tray promotes better ergonomics. A spacious cabinet and a small drawer provide convenient storage opportunities.
Small Standing Desk with Drawer: Even small spaces can accommodate a healthy working environment. Sitting for a prolonged period of time can be harmful, but this table can seamlessly transition between sitting and standing positions with the push of a button. The two-tone tabletop is sure to capture attention as well.
Industrial Computer Desk for Small Spaces: This small desk is perfectly streamlined for a clean appearance. The spacious tabletop provides room for keyboards, laptops, or notebooks and the rear riser provides an out-of-the-way platform for your monitors. A convenient metal component runs the length of the back to hold wires and cords for a minimalist look.
Industrial Small Space Desk: Dark walnut finishes and black metal mesh come together to give this small desk a bold industrial appearance. This piece would make a fabulous complement for interior decor themes like urban industrial, mid-century modern, farmhouse, and more. Use the three open cubbies for storage.
Small Office Desk with Divider: This unique small space desk features an attractive back panel that creates bold decorative contrast. The tabletop includes a built-in folder organizer to keep books, files, or notebooks upright and right within reach. The surface also includes a built-in power outlet with USB to reduce the number of stray cords in your workspace.
Folding Desk for Small Spaces: Need a temporary workspace for productive weekends, summer students, or occasional video conferences? This small desk can fold away neatly between uses. Choose from two convenient sizes and four attractive colorways, something for every style.
Genuine Marble Top Small Desk: Create an attractive workspace even within your most carefully curated rooms with this gorgeous writing desk design. This piece stands out with quality construction – the curvaceous cabriole legs are sculpted from solid wood in a walnut finish while the tabletop is made from a thick slab of genuine marble. A built-in drawer offers storage for supplies.
Traditional Small Antique Desk: Classical elements make this desk a gorgeous addition to traditional decor themes. This piece captures attention with its fluted legs and its beaded drawer faces, all wrapped in a dark wooden finish for timeless appeal. The center drawer features a drop front so it can double as a keyboard tray. Solid wood construction ensures dependable longevity.
Small Work Desk with Hairpin Legs: Sleek hairpin legs give this small desk a unique look that falls somewhere between industrial and mid-century modern, opening the door for a world of creative decorative possibilities. This budget-friendly design features a wide cubby and a convenient drawer for storage. This piece measures at just over 41 inches for easy placement.
Small Desk Table with Drawers: Love the look of this Scandinavian-inspired desk? This piece is available in two convenient sizes to ensure a perfect fit for your space. This desk is built with a solid burlywood base for stability, finished in a light natural hue for an uplifting appearance. The tabletop is finished in white to brighten your workspace.
Leaning Narrow Small Desk: This leaning desk features white and natural finishes to make your home workspace look bright, airy, and inviting. Although this piece measures at just over 33 inches in length, it includes ample storage and display options to make the most of a compact footprint. Use the two shelves for books, photos, or decorations.
Blonde Small Desk with Drawers: Enjoy all the features of an executive desk with this super-compact design. This desk measures at just over 41 inches across and includes a convenient storage component on one side. The deep drawer is perfectly proportioned for holding letter-sized files while the shallower drawer is great for supplies. The open cubby allows easy access to essentials.
Small Desk with Drawers and Hutch: Fun retro influences give this small desk a big personality, sure to bring a smile to your work day. This piece features two drawers each with a textured face for a pop of decorative appeal. The built-in hutch provides two cubbies for storage. Use the riser to display decorations or hold accessories.
Standing Small Space Computer Desk: Light wood finishes and a bright white base give this desk an uplifting look – and it literally lifts up so that you can switch between sitting and standing, promoting better health. This desk features a motorized sit/stand feature, equipped with three memory settings so you can cycle quickly between your favorite positions.
Eucalyptus Small Office Desk with Drawers: Solid eucalyptus wood construction gives this desk heirloom-quality appeal worth cherishing. This design features a sturdy solid base accented with acacia veneers in an acorn finish, beautiful and resilient. All three drawers are equipped with metal glides for smooth operation.
Solid Teak Small Wood Desk: The tailored Wave Desk provides a minimalistic look for a clean and effective home office. This luxury Ethnicraft design is made from solid oak with a smooth natural finish, sure to last a lifetime with proper care. A drawer spans the entire length of the surface to give this 47-inch desk plenty of storage space.
Wood and Glass Small Desk with Cubbies: Mixed materials make this desk especially eye-catching. This piece features a boxy wooden tabletop finished in light birch, one side equipped with a transparent glass panel that allows a clear view of the open storage cubby below. The x-shaped base is made from resilient metal in a modern black finish.
Small Secretary Desk with Storage: Measuring at only 22 inches across, this super compact secretary desk is perfect for the smallest possible workspaces – it can be tucked into practically any empty space throughout the home. Simply flip the face downward to reveal a convenient surface for notebooks or laptops, along with storage cubbies within. This desk is available in three color finish options.
Light Small Desk with Storage: Light wood finishes and black metal details make this desk a fantastic investment for bright and breezy home office environments. This piece features a simple streamlined tabletop, the side component equipped with two spacious drawers for storage. The lower drawer includes rails for hanging file folders.
Modern Farmhouse Small Desk: Complement a modern farmhouse decor theme with this gorgeous vintage-inspired desk from Kelly Clarkson Home. This design features fluted legs carved with intricate embellishments that are sure to capture attention. This desk is finished in distressed white to achieve a timeworn appearance while the tabletop keeps things classic with a warm oak finish.
Wall-Mounted Small Space Desk: Mount this small modern desk right to the wall to enjoy a space-saving yet efficient workspace. This piece features bright white framing for a minimalist look while the tabletop and the shelves are finished in rustic oak. This desk measures at a compact 30 inches in width.
Scandi Small White Desk with Drawers: Create a budget-friendly workspace even in the smallest rooms with this charming desk design. This piece draws inspiration from mid-century and Scandinavian decor influences, a perfect fit for so many contemporary decor trends. Two drawers provide space for storage.
Harto Wood and White Small Desk: The distinctive Victor desk by Pierre-François Dubois features a smoothly rounded tabletop backed by a raised metallic edge in matte white, with the wooden tabletop finished in light oak. Two drawers provide space for storage. This piece measures at just over 33 inches in width.
Small L Shaped Desk with Storage: Measuring at just over 55 inches across, this design provides a compact take on the popular L-shaped desk format. This piece is perfect for anyone who works from home full-time, providing a spacious surface along with versatile storage opportunities. The wood and white colorway makes this desk bright and inviting.
Sit/Stand Small Adjustable Desk: This adjustable height desk includes a range of convenient features to make your work day even more productive. This piece includes built-in cable management, headphone hooks, built-in USB ports, and convenient memory settings so you can swap between heights with the press of a button.
White and Wood Desk for Small Spaces: Minimalist details meet rustic finishes to make this desk a fantastic selection for modern farmhouse interior decor themes. This piece features a smooth white surface with a waterfall edge on one side and a boxy wood-finished base on the other. Geometric details make this design especially eye-catching.
Small White Desk with Riser: Clean white finishes lend chic minimalistic appeal to this attractive desk design. This piece features a drawer and a cubby for storage, with the hutch providing extra space where you can tuck away essentials. A cable management port runs through the hutch so you can keep devices powered.
Classic White Small Computer Desk: This simple white desk would make an uplifting addition to any small workspace. This piece features straight legs for a classic silhouette that can fit within contemporary and traditional decor themes alike. Each side is equipped with a hook where you can hang headphones, bookbags, and more.
Elegant Grey Small Desk: Adaptable grey enjoys a touch of glamour with this small desk design. This piece is made with an overall sense of minimalism, but the single drawer boasts an eye-catching feature with a beautiful feather-shaped handle in brass. This desk is also available in white for even easier coordination.
Small Computer Desk with Keyboard Tray: This desk takes after classic computer hutches, refined and modernized for the contemporary home. This piece features elevated shelving to hold your books and reference materials while the roomy cabinet provides space to stash your desktop CPU. A pull-out keyboard tray promotes better ergonomics while working.
Small Tempered Glass Desk: Thick tempered glass construction makes this desk a stunning addition to contemporary home office themes. This desk measures at just over 47 inches in length to provide ample workspace for laptops and paperwork – equip with a leather desk mat to make writing easier and to add a pop of color, if desired.
Jonathan Adler Burled Small Writing Desk: Bond is an impressive wood and acrylic desk by contemporary designer Jonathan Adler. The transparent sides allow light to flow through the surface while highlighting the burled poplar wood desktop. Drawers with hidden pulls provide storage while maintaining the clean lines of this distinctive piece.
White and Gold Small Corner Desk: Make any empty corner brighter and more functional with this fresh, fun, and glam corner desk design. This piece tucks directly into the corner to maximize surface space – use for laptops, for writing, or pair it with a makeup mirror and use it as a vanity.
Small White Desk with Drawers: Get glamorous with this gorgeous writing desk finished in bright white and gleaming gold. This piece features angular metal legs and looped drawer pulls that are sure to capture attention from across any room. This desk measures at 42 inches across, as functional as it is beautiful.
Terrazzo Pattern Small Desk: Terrazzo patterns bring a pop of playful color to this unique modern desk design from Mr. Kate. This piece features clean lines all around, from the smooth tabletop to the wide cubby and the straight panel edges. It’s perfect for bedrooms and trendy living rooms.
Pink Gaming L Shaped Desk Small: Even small gaming setups can look super cute! This L-shaped desk is designed for gaming, built with convenient features like a headphone holder and built-in power outlets. LED lights brighten the surface and enhance the atmosphere. Choose from three convenient sizes.
RGB Small Gaming Desk with Glass Top: This high-end gaming desk features a smooth tempered glass surface with LED lighting built right into the surface. The lights can synch to your music and games for an even more immersive experience. Other features include built-in USB ports, a cupholder, and a headphone holder.
Gaming Small L Shape Desk: Switch seamlessly between work and gaming with this L-shaped desk that measures only 31 inches each way. This design includes a built-in riser to hold your monitors at a comfortable eye level, while built-in RGB lighting lets you illuminate your space your way. Built-in outlets and USB ports eliminate cord clutter for a cleaner look.
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