Small Space Solutions: The Wall Mounted Desk

Small Space Solutions: The Wall Mounted Desk

98cac5b8824ffa9dfec076061c9bc13f5981f2d1?auto=compress&w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Nancy Mitchell
Sep 9, 2015
(Image credit: Stadshem)

Even if your apartment is really little, it's nice to have a dedicated workspace. But how are you going to fit it in? Here's a favorite trick of ours: a wall mounted desk. They take up much less space than a freestanding piece of furniture, and have a nice minimal look to boot. Here are a few of our favorite examples.

Above: This desk, spotted on SF Girl by Bay, is so simple — really just a shelf mounted on a bracket. Painted the same color as the wall, it blends right into its surroundings.

Searching for wall mounted desks? We've got lots of options, in every price point.

(Image credit: StyleMutt Home )

This desk from StyleMutt make the most of space in a bedroom by serving as a useful extension of the windowsill.

(Image credit: Jocelyn Baun)

From Design Sponge, here's another arrangement that makes the most of a windowsill. The computer in this workspace perches in the window, while the 'desk' is really only a shallow shelf that holds a keyboard and some writing supplies.

(Image credit: Maklarhuset)

A wall mounted desk with shelves above, from Maklarhuset via Gravity Gravity.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

From A Beautiful Mess, a counter-height desk for two that makes the most of a corner space.

(Image credit: Chic Sprinkles)

This desk from Chic Sprinkles, like the one up top, blends into the wall by virtue of being the same color. It looks like a fairly simple setup: a piece of plywood set on standard hardware-store brackets that mount to the wall.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

This desk cleverly incorporates a shelf for stashing pertinent items: there's a DIY from Design Sponge.

(Image credit: Yellowtrace)

Folding desks, like this one from Yellowtrace, take up almost no floor space at all when not in use.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

And finally, a simple shelf turns a little nook into a cozy workspace, as seen on Elle Decoration.

Created with Sketch.