The Best Desks for Small Spaces

The Best Desks for Small Spaces

Colleen Murphy
Aug 8, 2018
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Whether you're looking to economize space in the workplace or an at-home office, selecting a functional and stylish desk is a must. The standard office desk runs about 30" deep though, which might be more space than you're able, or want, to spare (especially if you don't need room for much more than a laptop and some novelty desk toppers) so here are some skinny desk options to slip into any small workspace.

1. Industrial Storage Mini Desk, $399

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At a mere 18 inches deep and with "mini" right there in the name, this solid wood desk top with lofted metal legs will save some serious space without compromising style.

2. Sergio Desk, $299

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Available in white or walnut, the sleek design of this curved mid-century desk will round out any workstation.

3. SVALNÄS Wall-mounted Work Station, $93

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When in doubt, head to IKEA. This wall-mounted option is the ultimate out-of-the way choice.

4. Essentials Desk, From $1,258

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This Canadian-made beauty is on the wide end of skinny at 24" deep but is worth every centimeter. Plus it's adjustable and can transform into a standing desk.

5. Tate Walnut Desk, $599

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On top of being sleek and gorgeous, this '60's inspired desk has two power outlets and two USB ports. Sold.

6. Lacquered Regency Desk, $1,998

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A truly thin option at just 19 inches deep, this retro-glam desk features four drawers with swoon-worthy brass and Lucite hardware.

7. Ralston Writing Desk, $83

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Available in ash grey or the ever-popular walnut, these hairpin legs are on point for a tight space or budget.

8. Defiant Floating Desk, $380

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A multifunctional floating desk is a dreamy option for a petite home office.

9. Dahlia Marble Desk, $699

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This très chic art deco desk would be the center of attention in an office of any size.

10. Zane Mini Desk, $299

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Tucked away or floating in the room, this brass and navy desk could brighten up any spare-room-turned-office.

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