21+ Best Desks for Small Spaces That Are as Stylish as They Are Practical

Even the tiniest spaces can become a home office.

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You might think your tiny apartment can't fit a home office, but with the right desk, you can turn any space into the perfect work nook. Whether you choose a narrow writing desk, a wall-mounted ladder desk, a floating table, or even a corner desk, there's an option out there for your home. And as a bonus, half of the options on this list are under $200, too.

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Rustic Fold-Away Desk
Kovot amazon.com
$170.70
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A fold-away, wall-mounted desk is a great option if you're really short on space. Just pull it down when you need to work, and close it up (this one doubles as a chalkboard) otherwise. 

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Minsmere Caned Writing Desk
Opalhouse™ target.com
$113.99
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This writing desk is just big enough to fit a computer, some books, and even has a little room for a plant. And that cane detail? So chic. 

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Haeloen Wall Mount Desk
walmart.com
$130.80
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Another wall-mounted type of desk that works well is a ladder desk—it not only gives you a desk space (and there are plenty of styles so you can go as narrow or wide as you'd like), they also tend to have multiple shelves, too. 

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Mid-Century Fold Out Desk
urbanoutfitters.com
$429.00
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A fold-out secretary style desk like this one is also a smart choice, since you can save a little space when it's closed and store work supplies inside. 

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Mid-Century Art Display Mini Desk
westelm.com
$299.00
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Store your stylish desk supplies and accessories under the glass top of this mini desk, and you've got a beautiful surface to work from that's not too wide for your tiny office nook.  

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SVALNS Wall-Mounted Workspace
ikea.com
$101.00
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This wall-mounted option from IKEA is great because, not only does it have drawers, it can also be combined with matching systems for even more storage—if, say, you wanted to turn a whole wall into the most organized system ever. 

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Industrial Rustic Wall-Mounted Desk
amazon.com
$99.00
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This small, wall-mounted table is a great choice if you like a more rustic, industrial aesthetic. It doesn't take up a lot of space, and you can easily store a stool underneath it when you're not using it.  

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Penelope Marble-Topped Mini Desk
westelm.com
$399.00
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If you're going for a more mid-century look, try this rounded, marble-topped acorn-finish desk that's made specifically for small spaces at only 32 inches wide. 

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KNOTTEN Standing Desk
ikea.com
$159.00
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Prefer working from a standing desk? No problem—this budget buy is narrow (just under 25 inches) and has tons of organizational perks, like hooks to hang your headphones and keys, drawers to stow away supplies, and shelves for even more storage. 

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Helix Acacia Desk
Helix cb2.com
$249.00
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For a super sleek (but still kind of industrial) wall-mounted ladder style desk, try this modern option from CB2. It features two shelves above the desk for storing books or showing off some of your favorite knickknacks.

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Audrey Blush Mini Desk
westelm.com
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$399.00

If a subtle pop of color is what you want, a subtle pop of color is what you'll get. This blush mini desk has a fun, retro-style with honeycomb-esque details on the drawers that will jazz up any space. 

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Corner Desk with Shelves
Mainstays walmart.com
$64.00
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With multiple shelves and a pull-out keyboard drawer, this desk knows how to make the most of any nook. That awkward corner you could never quite figure out how to style? It's your new home office. 

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Dowlen 3-Shelf Floating Desk
Zipcode Design allmodern.com
$204.90
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This floating wall-mounted desk pairs smartly with a floating cabinet and shelves to give you the office space you need without even touching the floor. 

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Allen 2-Leaf C-Table
potterybarn.com
$229.00
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If all you really need is a versatile table that can be used as a workspace on the occasional work-from-home day, try a C-table like this one. It's great for holding cups of tea, movie popcorn, or your laptop—, it has two leaves, meaning you can extend the table if you need a little extra space to work from. 

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Micah Writing Desk
wayfair.com
$219.99
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Another sleek writing desk option: This 42-inch modern black and gold desk, which features circular drawer pulls, and has just enough room for a computer, a lamp, and some office supplies. 

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Easmor Ladder Desk
wayfair.com
$479.99
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If you love the idea of a ladder desk but want more hidden storage options, try this option. With a desk drawer and a shelf with sliding doors, you can stow all your supplies away in style. 

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White Wall Mount Desk
overstock.com
$168.29
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This floating desk features a pull-out keyboard tray and two drawers, so you can stash what you need and give yourself more space while you're working. 

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Conrad Desk with Hutch
Mainstays walmart.com
$59.00
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This tiny hutch desk is only 33.3 inches wide, and it includes a cord management cut-out to make plugging in your computer and any other necessities easy and sleek. 

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Calgary L-Shaped Writing Desk

wayfair.com
$99.99

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An L-shaped desk like this one is great because it can work in a corner or against a regular wall—and the cube storage gives you plenty of space to keep books and office supplies.

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Billie Desk with Hutch
CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan wayfair.com
$414.99
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This white and gold hutch option takes the ladder desk to a new, glam level—and three shelves in addition to the desk (which also has two drawers) mean plenty of room to organize. 

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Hairpin Writing Desk
Mainstays walmart.com
$55.00
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With two cubbies and sleek gold hairpin legs, this simple writing desk has you covered at only 40 inches wide. Plus, it has a fun, retro kind of vibe without being too over the top.

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Corner Laptop Writing Desk
Finley Home walmart.com
$168.96
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This desk, which can also come with an optional hutch, is another clever option for turning an awkward corner into a workspace. Use it without the hutch if you just want a clean, simple desk, or add the hutch for added storage and decorating possibilities.  

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