12 Tiny Desks for Tiny Spaces (for Every Budget!)

Whether you're looking for a space-saving wall-mounted desk or a calorie-burning stand-up desk, we've got you covered.

As many of us commit to new projects or yearly goals, setting up the perfect home office may be on the brain. But this can sometimes feel like a challenging task for those who happen to have tiny spaces. If you happen to be in the #smallspacesquad like me, then you may have realized that the key to creating your home office is finding the perfect tiny desk.

Take a look at my favorite finds for every design style, listed in order from lowest to highest price.

1: Z-Shaped Writing Desk

Photo by: Wayfair


If you need a temporary or more portable solution, this inexpensive z-shaped desk is perfect. This would work well in a dorm room or in an unused corner of virtually any space in your home. It could also work as a side table if you need it to do double duty.

$30, wayfair.com

2: Metal Writing Desk

Photo by: Walmart


A simple writing desk is a great choice for a more modern space. With a tempered-glass top, it provides a great surface for your laptop or for doing homework. The extra shelf allows you to keep any essentials easily accessible.

$66-$74, walmart.com

3: Standing Workstation

Photo by: Amazon


For those who really want to embrace the idea of a stand-up desk, this workstation has your name written all over it. There's a small, fold-out bench for times when you do want to sit down. Otherwise, this desk is designed to give you the full health benefits of switching over to a stand-up work environment.

$127, amazon.com

4: Parsons Mini Desk

Photo by: Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids

Here's a fun, low-profile desk in the classic, Parsons style. This would work well with almost any type of decor, and it would be a great choice for anyone who is looking for a nice splash of color in their home office.

5: Fold-Out Convertible Desk

Photo by: Totally Furniture

Totally Furniture

Mounted to the wall, the desk appears to be a simple cabinet when not in use. However, once opened up, you have a great desk solution with additional shelves for storage.

6: High-Top Desk

Photo by: Hayneedle


If you prefer to work at a desk either standing up or sitting on a stool, this high-top desk would be a perfect solution for you. The desk folds out to give you even more workspace, and there are two tiny drawers to store essentials.

$142, hayneedle.com

7: Wood Secretary

Photo by: World Market

World Market

This pretty, wood secretary folds down into a traditional side table when not in use. This would be a great solution for anyone who really has no space for an office but still needs a spot to do some work. You could keep this in your living room next to your sofa, for example, and open it up into a desk any time you needed to get some work done.

8: Wall-Mounted Desk

Photo by: Overstock.com


With a pull-out keyboard tray and two drawers, this is the perfect solution for anyone who needs to set up their desktop computer in their office.

$205, overstock.com

9: Helix Acacia Desk

Photo by: CB2


One of the best solutions for tiny home offices is a leaning desk. This piece has a slim footprint and could work in a corner, kitchen nook or in a larger closet. You could even choose a stool if you don’t have enough room for a standard office chair.

$249, cb2.com

10: Midcentury Mini Secretary

Photo by: West Elm

West Elm

This midcentury modern-inspired secretary would work well in a corner or nook anywhere in your home. The door allows you to keep any messy papers or items hidden away. And at only 15 inches deep, you won’t need a lot of room to add this to your space.

$399, westelm.com

11: Oval Writing Desk

Photo by: Hayneedle


This pretty, antique-inspired writing desk could work great next to a bed (instead of a bedside table) or tucked behind a sofa. If you're looking for a double-duty piece, it would also work beautifully as a vanity.

$709, hayneedle.com

12: Modern, Wall-Mounted Desk

Photo by: Modern Essentials

Modern Essentials

This wall-mounted desk is available in several different wood finishes and even includes a hidden intelligent wire and cable management feature. You can install this desk at varying heights, depending on your preference of a standard sit-down desk or a stand-up desk.

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