Many writers don’t have the budget or room to have a dedicated writing office. While there are many hacks (like going to a library or coffee shop to work or writing at the kitchen table), it’s just better to have a dedicated writing space. A writing desk helps you establish good writing habits and get into the writing frame of mind as soon as you sit down. Luckily there are plenty of writing desks for small spaces.
Whether you’re looking for a small desk for yourself or want to buy one as a gift for the writer or aspiring author in your life, there are a lot of options available. We’ve rounded up some of the best choices for small spaces. Check them out below.
Writing Desks for Small Spaces
Winsome Wood Small Writing Desk with Drawers
This classic desk from Winsome Wood is a modular-style desk with drawers and a cubby hole for convenient storage. Made from solid beechwood, it has a gorgeous honey finish that lends to its casual style. The workspace is large enough to write by hand in a notebook or use a typewriter or laptop computer with ease. Assembly is required.
If you have a little extra space, get the matching 4-tier bookshelf to keep all your writing and reference books close at hand.
Dimensions: 30″ wide, 20″ deep, 34.8″ high
Convenience Concepts Small Mission Desk
This desk from Conveniece Concepts is absolutely perfect for small spaces or bedrooms. It’s classic mission design and oak finish fit well with many decorating schemes. The desk features a pull out keyboard tray for ergonomic typing. When you’re done working for the day, close it up and this desk looks like a side table.
The compact size and design of this desk make it fit well in a living room or a bedroom. Even though it is a smaller desk, it has plenty of room to work on a laptop or tablet. Easy assembly required (comes with the tools).
Dimensions: 18″ x 26″ x 30″
Mainstays 2 Tier Writing Desk
Mainstays makes a great compact writing desk, this one made from reclaimed wood or with a mocha finish, and with a sutrdy metal frame. It has a modern, industrial look that goes great in a dorm room or bedroom. This desks makes good use of limited space, offering a large work surface for a laptop or notebook and then a second tier shelf for storage or displaying knick-knacks or pictures.
The desk also features a USB hub to charge phones and other electronics conveniently. If you have enough space, get the matching 3-shelf bookcase (pictured) to store all of your favorite books and novels.
Dimensions: 31.5″ wide x 19.7″ deep x 35.4″ high
Floating Desk with Storage
If you don’t have enough space for a desk, what about hanging one on the wall? That’s the idea behind this floating desk. You can mount the desk at any height (meaning you can also use it as a standing desk) using the Prepac metal hanging rail system. This desk not only saves space, but supplies additional storage with built in shelves to hold books or mementos.
Since it takes up virtually no floor space, you can mount this desk in any room of your house: kitchen, living room, bedroom, or den. It comes in three colors, so you can easily find one to match your room. Manufactured in Canada with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Available colors: black, espresso, white
Dimensions: 19.8 x 42.2 x 39.5 inches
Corner Computer Desk with Drawer
This corner desk helps you maximize your space, while giving you enough room to work comfortably. Whether you’re using a laptop or a desktop computer, you’ll have plent of room. For storage, this desk features a drawer and also a lower shelf to keep all of your office supplies nearby. Tuck away in any corner of your home to write your next novel or story.
Available in 4 different wood finishes to match any decor. Some assembly required.
Available colors: white, black, cherry, natural
Dimensions: height 30″, front of desk 27.5″, desk sides 10″
After looking at these writing desks for small spaces, are you still looking for the perfect desk? Consider some of these compact corner desks with hutch. If space isn’t an issue, take a look at these white writing desks with drawers.
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