10 Low-Profile Desks to Suit Every Style

updated Sep 8, 2021
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Whether you’re revamping your home office or finally getting that work from home setup established, the right desk is key to making your space perfect. While many tend to think of desks as being big and bulky, there are tons of options out there perfect for small-space dwellers and apartment living. In a small or open space, a low-profile desk is key to keeping things visually light, making it possible to sneak in a home office area almost anywhere. But what is a low-profile desk? Think of something simple: A low-profile desk is compact yet spacious, with clean lines, sleek silhouettes, and neutral colors, making it a piece that can seamlessly blend into any space. Still having a hard time visualizing? Fret not, you can just check out the list we put together for you. Below, you’ll find 10 of the best low-profile desks that still offer plenty of surface area to give you the workspace you need without the extras you don’t.

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was $120.00

At first glance, this desk may look like your everyday writing desk, but a closer look reveals much more. Alongside two charming drawers, you'll find a compartment at the back of the desk that flips up to reveal two power outlets and two USB ports, making this a stylishly functional pick for any space.

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West Elm

For a mid-century look and solid wood construction, pick up with the Elora desk from West Elm. With two drawers and an open compartment, this desk makes it easy to keep things neat and tidy.

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was $83.00

Available in an ever-popular weathered oak finish, this hairpin-legged desk is on point for a tight space or budget. A great pick for a makeshift home office in any area of your house, it also happens to be a great decor piece, perfect for housing a computer or cozy workspace.

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Urban Outfitters

This Urban Outfitters desk has mid-century design elements, but with a bit of rustic flair that could work within a number of spaces. While it’s on the pricier side for its size, it’s versatile, well-made, and compact, making it the ultimate choice for even the tiniest spaces.

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was $409.99

This American-made beauty may be on the wide end of skinny at 24 inches deep, but its worth every inch. With a simple solid wood top (you can choose from eight options), it's got a traditional look you'll love for years to come. Even better: It's adjustable and can transform into a standing desk.

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was $236.99

Low profile doesn't mean you can't go for bold colors, just neutral takes on these hues. Case in point: this lovely sage-colored desk. You'll love the subtle pop it adds to your room, as well as the additional storage it provides with two simple drawers.

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Crate & Barrel

Fans of the industrial look will love the Pilsen Desk from Crate & Barrel. Its ultra-sleek silhouette means very little can go wrong with this sturdy desk. And with an almost 5-star rating by customers, there's very little chance of buyer’s remorse.

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was $141.49

For an option with storage, you can't go wrong with this desk from Simple Living. Crafted of solid pine with a sleek lacquer finish, it’s compact enough to sneak in just about anywhere — like in that awkward corner next to your couch, at the end of a hallway, or even in a closet — but still has space for all the essentials.

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was $344.99

For a sleek modern look, the Manhattan Desk is a gorgeous, yet still understated, piece. With a stunning metal frame and a spacious, tempered-glass tabletop, its glamorous without being over the top.

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The unique, ultra-modern shape of this Blu Dot desk will stand out (discreetly!) in any nook you tuck your workspace. Plus, the top shelf is a great landing spot for books, notebooks, pencil cups, and the like.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.