Published on January 25, 2019

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Short on room but desperate to ditch your cubicle? No matter how small your living space, these little work areas show that where there’s a will to work from home, there’s a way. Whether stashed inside a closet, hidden in a nook, or positioned against an unused wall, these desk setups utilize a minimal amount of real estate but maximize both style and functionality. Read on for 19 of the best tiny desks from across the internet.

If you live in a studio but want to work at home, consider lofting your bed and creating a workspace underneath. This idea truly makes the most of your space.

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Lots of drawers help you stay organized, which can be hard when you don’t have much space to work with. Take a cue from this little setup and invest in some!

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Photography by THE EVERY GIRL

Luxe-looking decor details like these desk accessories and wall art pieces make the most basic desk feel extra special.

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Photography by DREAM GREEN DIY

Gold accents and a perfectly paired ghost chair make this desk feel fresh and modern.

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Photography by STADSHEM 

This nook desk is nothing more than a panel hung on the wall––it couldn’t be easier to incorporate into your space.

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Photography by DANA VAN LEEUWEN

This truly tiny desk provides just enough room to get the job done.

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Photography by ELLE DECORATION

Placing your desk in front of a window gives you all the natural light you could possibly want, and maybe a nice view, too.

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Another amazing closet desk, this one is on the bigger side, and utilizes the back wall for extra hanging storage as well as shelving.

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The end of a narrow room provides the perfect opportunity to install a desk nook, complete with overhead cabinetry. Staying within a mostly white palette keeps the area feeling open and airy rather than cramped.

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Photography by MOOD MAYBE

Accordion doors hide this desk in plain sight after a long day at the “office.”

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Photography by DADAA

If your tiny desk gets natural light, accent your workspace with some plant life to keep it feeling fresh.

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Photography by SAYEK PEZESHKI

Just because your desk is pint-sized doesn’t mean it can’t be colorful. A carefully planned color scheme can make all the difference towards making sure your work area feels like a special and well-considered part of your home.

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Photography by BOILA

This genius design is fully mounted on a wall, meaning you literally only need a few empty feet available to make it work.

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Photography by MI CASA

Close the door and you’d never know this clever desk was there.

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Photography by HELLO BLOGAZINE

An upholstered chair makes a little space feel cozy. Try a textured grey fabric for something neutral but not too plain.

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Photography by BOURBON DAISY

Another easily hidden gem, the fold-up work surface in this sunny home can be stowed away at a moment’s notice.

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Photography by AT HOME IN LOVE

Small doesn’t always have to mean minimal and sleek. Take this floral setup with tons of character, for example.

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Photography by SARAH WIDMAN

Proper lighting is essential for even the smallest of workspaces, and we love how an industrial lamp brightens up this already well-lit desk.

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Photography by CUP OF JO

This little desk was once an outdoor patio table, proving that the perfect mini furniture piece can come from the most unexpected of places.

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Photography by LAUREN CONRAD

If you’re really limited on square-footage, an end table can take the place of a traditional desk. Go for something with at least one drawer so you can stash away the essentials.

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This story was originally published in July 2016 and has since been updated. 


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