At some point in elementary school, many kids are ready to have their own desk to do homework and to organize their stuff. The Wave desk by Offi is a perfect solution for a smaller space.
The Wave Desk actually functions a little like a wave, with its continuous surface rising over itself to form a shelf on which to place a monitor, books, or important office supplies. It's available in birch, walnut, or oak veneers, so you are pretty certain to find an option that will suit your decor.
Find it many places online for about $899 including at Pure Design.