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These Tiny Desks Are WFH Space Saviors

Having a designated home office requires space — which is exactly what our living setups don’t possess in spades. But, before we nix the idea completely and continue to work from our beds, let’s consider a craftier solution: the small-space desk — a furniture piece so clever and compact it will transform your WFH fantasies to realities. (Cue “Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony.) 

There are desks designed to wedge into empty corners, multipurpose desks that fold up when not in use, floating wall-mounted desks, desks made for standing, desks made for converting into dual-purpose dining tables — you get the picture. We hunted down a range of stylish and functional at-home workspaces built to fit inside an array of cramped nooks and crannies. Don’t let square footage restrict you from creating a home office — scroll on and discover the small-space-style desks that will secure you a setup fit for a boss.

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Urban Outfitters Murray Wall-Mounted Desk

Personalize your tiny at-home workspace with this slim wall-mounted desk that features a two-door cabinet for stowing away trinkets and supplies, and a bulletin board perfect for pinning daily inspiration.


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Corrigan Studio Quinnlynn Secretary Desk


This streamlined secretary anchors to your wall and neatly stores all of your productive essentials.
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PBTeen USB Wall Desk


This compact and functional option is equipped with a phone-holder cutout, three storage spaces, and two USB ports for all your device-charging needs.
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ModWdwrk Small Oakwood Desk


This small but sturdy desk fits comfortably in a living room or bedroom without taking up too much space, is crafted from smooth beautiful oakwood, and is easy to assemble (you’ll need no more than 15 mins! — with two built-in storage cubbies for stowing away your keyboard and other work supplies. 
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Wayfair Arcade Leaning Ladder Desk


Always fantasized about having a home office, but figured your small apartment rendered that idea impossible? Meet the compact ladder-bookshelf meets desktop workstation that’s here to change that — with a streamlined wall-mountable wink.
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Etsy Hanging Window Desk


Meet the ultimate of area-optimizing workspace solutions for under $100: the floating window desk.
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Urban Outfitters Cory Folding Desk


This chic-compact desk style boasts a hidden fold-up punch — meaning you can tuck this bad boy out of sight when you’re not using it to be a WFH boss.
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West Elm Zane Mini Desk


Can’t fit a regular-sized desk? Go for a mini desk instead — this chic little number will tuck up inside any of your cramped space’s nooks and crannies.
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Noelle Solid Wood Leaning Ladder Desk


If you’re lacking horizontal space, then build up with a tall leaning desk that offers optimized vertical storage.
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Urbansize Small Floating Dressing Table


This Etsy shop dedicated to crafting urban-sized (aka small-space friendly) furniture solutions boasts quite the stacked lineup of incredibly stylish and minimalist floating desk setups.
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World Market Laptop Table With Shelf


For the most cramped of living spaces, this slim laptop stand has your compact desk-essentials-only needs covered (with a hidden shelf bonus, too).
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Costway Corner Desk


Don't waste prime empty corner square footage in your already limited space — instead, go for a strategic desk that’s built to conveniently wedge right in.
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PB Kids Morgan Simple Desk & Hutch


A savvy small-space furniture hack? Shop the kids’ section. This compact three-drawer desk in a universal gray hue is just as stylish (if not more) than its made-for-adult counterparts — just make sure the height measurements will fit your grown-up proportions!
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Urbansize Floating Beech Desk


This floating desk is handcrafted from beech wood with an efficient frame for tucking into an otherwise unused corner of your small space — plus, it comes with two pullout drawers and an open interior shelf for extra storage.
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Safavieh Dean 2-Drawer Vanity Desk in Black


Keep it compact without sacrificing storage capabilities or style with this sleek LBD (that’s Little Black Desk).
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TheDeskStand Adjustable Standing Desk


You don't need a standalone desk in order to make a more official workspace inside your already crowded apartment — opt for an adjustable standing style that you can place on top of any free surface area, from your dresser to your kitchen counter or even on the floor in front of your couch, instead.
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Foundstone Hayward Floating Desk


Your walls can actually be precious space-saving real estate if they’re not already covered in framed photos and artwork. This floating desk is a practical way to create a new and useable workspace without taking up room on the floor.
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CosmoLiving Vivinne Writing Desk


This sleek metal and wood workspace boasts major space-optimizing potential with its rounded narrow structure and open-design frame.
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Etsy Fold Away Lap Desk


For those that prefer working from their beds and couches: a minimalist-chic (yet supportive) fold-away lap desk — that will also pull weekend duty as a breakfast-in-bed essential.
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West Elm Mid-Century Mini Secretary


This streamlined secretary desk comes in a mini size that's the perfect size for small spaces — without sacrificing any MCM-style.
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Carson Carrington Palang Mid-Century Desk


When you’re short in the square-footage department, make sure you opt for something fashionably functional like this simple but sleek MCM-style wooden desk that packs a storage-drawer bonus.
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Flash Furniture Tempered Glass Desk


Going for sharp and sleek tiny-desk vibes? Try this 32-inch, black-tempered glass style that will only cost you $64 buckeroos.
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Urban Outfitters Mid-Century Fold Out Desk


Don't sacrifice style for space by investing in a desk with a solid, durable design that's built to fold up out of the way when not in use.
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Gymax Convertible Fold-Out Desk


What better way to save space than with a desk that can actually be folded up and put away? This wall-mounted design also has multiple storage compartments so you can keep your space clear and clutter-free. Add an extra chair and you've got a quaint table situation for dinner dates!
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PBteen Laddered Standing Desk


This nifty workspace mounts to your wall for three tiers of standing office space.
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Anthropologie Merriton Desk


It doesn’t get much sleeker than this chamfered-edge wooden desk with an unencumbered frame, streamlined storage drawers, and gleaming brass accents.
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