14 Small Space-Friendly Desks Under $300

Finding a budget-friendly desk for a small space can be tricky, but these under-$300 picks will give your apartment or guest-room-meets-home-office the function it needs.

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July 16, 2020

Don't have a proper work-from-home setup outside of your dining room table or sofa? These stylish and budget-friendly desks are perfect for small spaces of all kinds. Shop our favorites that take up little space and will fit seamlessly with your home's decor.


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 even a larger closet. You could even opt for a stool if you don’t have enough room for a standard office chair.

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Add a touch of industrial flair with this metal desk that's anything but bulky. The slender frame and modern finishes make it the perfect addition to any room in need of a workspace.

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This desk is nothing fancy, but we think that might be what's so charming about it. The white top combined with the wood-toned legs is a classic look that would fit into almost any space. We love that it has some hidden storage, too.

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This desk's glossy black finish paired with beautiful, creatively-crafted gold legs is the perfect combo for a space that needs a touch of glamor. This desk could also easily work double duty as a desk-meets-vanity station.

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Clean, Scandinavian lines meet midcentury style in this simple stunner. This desk features three cubbies to help keep you organized, and the sleek, angled black legs mean this furniture piece won't take up too much space in cramped quarters.

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Want to improve your work-from-home game but afraid of committing to a standing desk? Here is the perfect desk for you. This minimalistic desk may look ordinary, but it is packing some serious power — electrical power that is. With the touch of a button, this desk goes from sitting to standing height or anywhere in between.

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If your style leans traditional but you're looking for a desk that doesn't take up too much physical or visual space and is a little more modern, look no further than this desk. Featuring modern angled legs, stunning natural wood tones and plenty of storage space, it just might be perfect.

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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.

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If you'd love to experiment with wood tones in your space but don’t want to commit to a fully wooden desk, here is a great option. With just enough wood to warm up a space without making it feel like a moody speakeasy, this desk features contrasting legs, lower storage drawers and a built-in shelf with storage nooks below.

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If your job is centered around computer work and nothing more, all you really need is a place to set your computer. (No, your dining table doesn’t count.) A designated workspace is a key way to separate your work life from your home life when you’re working from home. This desk is the perfect solution.

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The combination of the glass top, white shelf and angled wooden legs make for one elegant desk that we could see fitting in virtually any small space.

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Not everyone has the luxury of a designated workspace in their home. For those that have a combination living room/office space, it is important that a desk serves as a functional furniture and decor piece. This storage-packed shelf features a full shelving unit below to pack full of books as well as a suspended shelf above, perfect for displaying knickknacks and decor.

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If clean, straight lines are your thing, this option is perfect. Slim, metal legs and a sleek wood top and shelves keep this desk from taking up too much visual space. This type of design is perfect for smaller spaces without a lot of natural light that tend to make furniture feel clunky and in the way.

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Maybe what you need isn't a new desk after all. Maybe you just need something to take your current desk to new heights. Get it? This standing desk converter is here to save your body from sitting for eight hours straight. Our favorite feature is the hydraulic adjustment that allows you to effortlessly adjust to the perfect height without clearing your desk each time.

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