by Julia Malacoff
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 32 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.
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!
Luxe-looking decor details like these desk accessories and wall art pieces make the most basic desk feel extra special.
Gold accents and a perfectly paired ghost chair make this desk feel fresh and modern.
This secretary desk serves as both an area to work and a helpful storage solution. It can be closed up outside of the “9 to 5” hours to really separate your office space from your home life.
The glossy finish on this desk makes it feel fancy enough to fit in with the decor of the rest of the room.
Just because your space is small doesn’t mean you can’t personalize it. Here, the owner has hung an ever-changing moodboard and moon phase calendar for some extra inspiration.
If you’ve got a closet that’s not big enough to really use, install a wood panel and create a desk, as shown here. Add a fun wallpaper or paint color to the inside to give the area it’s own fun character.
This nook desk is nothing more than a panel hung on the wall––it couldn’t be easier to incorporate into your space.
If you have to put a desk in your bedroom, this is how to do it.
This truly tiny desk provides just enough room to get the job done.
Placing your desk in front of a window gives you all the natural light you could possibly want, and maybe a nice view, too.
A colorful chair adds an element of interest to an otherwise simple desk.
This little built-in desk is inside a mobile trailer home. If they have room for a home office, you do too!
Another amazing closet desk, this one is on the bigger side, and utilizes the back wall for extra hanging storage as well as shelving.
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.
Accordion doors hide this desk in plain sight after a long day at the “office.”
If your tiny desk gets natural light, accent your workspace with some plant life to keep it feeling fresh.
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.
This genius design is fully mounted on a wall, meaning you literally only need a few empty feet available to make it work.
Can’t imagine where you could possibly fit a desk? Hide it under a staircase.
Adding curtains to your closet desk makes it easy to close it off when you’re finished working (and hide any work-related mess inside!)
Close the door and you’d never know this clever desk was there.
An unused corner is the ideal place to stick a small desk. We love the playful pattern mixing happening around this wooden one.
An upholstered chair makes a little space feel cozy. Try a textured grey fabric for something neutral but not too plain.
Another easily hidden gem, the fold-up work surface in this sunny home can be stowed away at a moment’s notice.
Small doesn’t always have to mean minimal and sleek. Take this floral setup with tons of character, for example.
Multiple levels of shelving provide a place for more storage than you thought possible. Plus, hiding away supplies and papers in boxes and files keeps your desk looking clean and organized.
Proper lighting is essential for even the smallest of workspaces, and we love how an industrial lamp brightens up this already well-lit desk.
The key to keeping a tiny desk from feeling cluttered is an orderly surface. Take a cue from this perfectly neat workspace.
This little desk was once an outdoor patio table, proving that the perfect mini furniture piece can come from the most unexpected of places.
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.