Perfect Writing Desks for Small Spaces

No matter how small your study space may be, there's always room for a writing desk. We'll tell you everything you need to know in this article.
Perfect Writing Desks for Small Spaces

Last update: 01 December, 2019

When it comes to furnishing and decorating a small space, it’s often difficult to know where to start. If you’re struggling to decorate a small study and you want to take a look at some of the different writing desks on the market, then you’ve come to the right place.

As you’ll soon discover, it is possible to fit a writing desk into a small space. With everything close to hand, you’ll be able to work comfortably and efficiently.

Informal writing desks

Small and practical writing desks.

This first option is a great example of how you can fit a writing desk into a small space. As you can see, it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or cramped. We’re going to analyze this example carefully to see how they’ve managed to solve this issue.

Firstly, whoever decorated this room has decided to install a large computer. However, in spite of its size, its compact design means it doesn’t take up much space. While this might not be suitable for all budgets, it is a good option if you’re going to be working at your desk on a daily basis. The rest of the desk is dedicated to a few small essentials which need to be kept close-by.

To gain more space, and give them a place to store books, notebooks and other items, the designer has also installed shelves, which match the color of the desk. For decoration, they have also added a plant and a small picture frame. 

The result is a fun, informal look that will allow you to work comfortably for hours.

Student writing desks

Student bedroom.

In this case, the designer has opted for a simple, basic desk. If you’re looking for a large workspace, this is a really practical design to go for. There’s room for your computer, with plenty left over for decorations, books, folders, and stationery.

The only downside is that it lacks storage space, so you’ll need to look for additional storage, as you can see in the image above. These large drawers look good and would be a great finishing touch to a student bedroom.

This option is perfect if you have an old spare table lying around and you’re not sure what to do with it. As you can see, these tables aren’t specifically designed to be used as desks, but they still work perfectly.

If you have enough space, you could put up shelves or trays on a nearby wall. This is a great way to create extra storage and keep everything you need within arm’s reach at all times.

If you have a wooden table like the one in the image, you could paint it to match your bedroom decor. Alternatively, natural wood can help to create fantastic contrast and a really great aesthetic.

To avoid damaging your wall, you can place a blanket or cover in between it and the desk. This will prevent any scuffs or scratches, and your table will stay in great condition for years to come.

Extra storage for small spaces

A children's study corner.

This last option is specially designed for children. These writing desks aren’t just practical, they also make great decorative items.

This desk is designed for those who don’t need a huge amount of stationery or other items for their work. What we like most about this design is that while the workspace itself might be smaller in size than the other models we’ve looked at, the additional built-in shelf space more than makes up for it.

While they might not be huge, these shelves give your kids plenty of space for their drawings, toys or photos.

The top and bottom shelves are larger, giving you room to store larger objects. Altogether, this desk is the perfect place for your children to do their homework, giving them their own space where they can concentrate properly, and work with no distractions.

These three designs prove that writing desks and small spaces do go together. You simply need to think about which option best suits your needs, and find a practical model with suitable storage. With these simple tips, you can create a comfortable and useful study space to do your work in peace.

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