As the world gets more crowded and our living spaces become more cramped, setting up an at-home work setup is a luxury. The coronavirus pandemic has left many office workers fashioning their sofas and dining tables into temporary home offices. Luckily many furniture brands are making smaller desks to accomodate smaller living environments. We don’t know when we can head back to the office again, but until then, these 10 tiny desks (no, not that Tiny Desk) will help us make the best of WFH life.
Small Folding Desk
We don’t know what brand this is either. But it’s a $50 desk that folds up so it’s virtually non-existent when you aren’t working on it. Just get this if you can’t be bothered with any other option.
Williston Forge Dodie Writing Desk
For the minimalist fanatic, the Dodie desk is a simple glass-top desk with slim, unobtrusive legs. The raised edges prevent your pens from rolling off the desk, and the open back is perfect for managing your unsightly charging cables.
Rooney Wall-Mounted Desk
The Rooney desk is a wall-mounted fold-out desk for those who are really tight on space. The desk features a tiny shelf and a fabric backing in the interior for pinning up notes and keepsakes When folded, the desk juts out just five inches from the wall as if it’s not even there.
AllModern Evelyn Desk
The Evelyn desk is a bit more elegant with its black wood finish and high-gloss brass legs. Some assembly is required, but the final product is a desk you can work on all workday long.
CB2 Helix Walnut Desk
Ladders are a great way to save square footage and add storage space. The Helix has three shelves, one for a work space and two for storage, and the walnut veneer and black powdercoated steel pair well together for a sleek setup. Safety tip: CB2 recommends securing the ladder to the wall to avoid accidents.
Made by Choice Fem Work Desk
The designers at interior architect agency Fyra know what it’s like to use a stack of books as a desk. They designed the Fyra to work as a desk or a shelf. The desk is screw-free and can be easily assembled and disassembled. The back panel can be repurposed into a top shelf for miscellaneous items or as an elevated tabletop for working while standing up.
Industrial Storage Mini Desk
For those with lots of loose papers and knick knacks, the Industrial Storage Mini Desk keeps your messes out of sight. We rarely see enough mango wood in furniture, but West Elm pairs it perfectly with a black steel frame. The desk looks a bit like something you’d pick up at a flea market — and that just makes it cooler.
Knoll Toboggan Chair Desk
Like the desk-chair hybrids of your childhood school days, the Knoll Toboggan Chair Desk lets you carve out a little home office wherever there’s space. The interesting shape lets users move 360 degrees without bumping into the frame or table, and the desk comes in fun, vibrant colors like dark red and slate blue.
Tema Furniture Inc. Oak Volga Desk
New Mexico-based Tema Furniture Inc. makes European-inspired home furnishings for modern-day tastes. We love the walnut wood veneer tabletop with its built-in organizer for staying tidy.
Mash Studios LAX Series Wall Mounted Desk
Mash Studios’ wall-mounted desk doubles as a shelving unit when it’s not your work space. The desk is made from oil-finished English walnut and is as space-saving as they come. Cord holes on either side of the desk keep wires tidy, and a sliding powdercoated aluminum sheath hides messes.
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