Many of us don't have the luxury of a separate office, and our "private study" also happens to be our living room, bedroom or hallway. For a work area that knows how to multitask, there's no candidate better suited for the position than a secretary desk. Flip open the top when you're ready to get down to business, then fold it away in time for happy hour.
A sleek shape helps this fold-down desk fit in even the smallest of spaces, while open storage at the top provides a spot to stash office supplies.
Not only is this IKEA desk small, but the combination of white paint and light birch wood veneer cuts down on visual clutter.
If you don't have an inch to spare in your apartment, this 4-inch-deep wall-mounted desk is the most space-efficient option on our list. Luckily, at less than $110, it also happens to be the most affordable.
The top of this desk lifts up to reveal a shelf, two drawers and a pull-out tray for a keyboard. When you're done working, close it up to keep the jumble of papers and books out of sight.
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This adorable flip-down desk delivers serious mid-century modern style.
This classy desk would blend seamlessly into a new traditional style home, while it's 31-by-17-inch base guarantees it will fit almost anywhere.
In an apartment where your living room also happens to be your office, this stylish option looks great whether it's open for business or closed for the evening.
Other Good Resources:
- The 10 Most Stylish Secretary Desks — Elle Decor
- The Essential Guide to the Secretary Desk — One Kings Lane
- 15 Wall-Mounted Desks — Brit & Co.
Every detail of this iron desk modeled after an 1800s French neoclassical postal desk makes us feel like we've traveled back in time — right down to the lock and key that helps keep your love letters away from prying eyes.
Made in Wisconsin, this steel and ash armoire has clean lines and a contemporary shape. If you're looking for a streamlined option free of fussy details, this will feel like a breath of fresh air.
You're going to want to keep this high-quality piece for years, and luckily, its small size means it will fit in any home you move into.