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Desk Solutions for the Small Modern Workspace

If you’re tight on space you may feel like you can’t fit a desk into your place. Gladly, you don’t have to give up on that, as these compact and modular desks are great for the modern workspace or apartment that’s smaller in size. Here are some desk solutions for the small modern workspace. You’ll be sure to find the desk that’s right for you.

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Minimal Float Wall Desk from Orange22

The Minimal Float Wall Desk is on the slimmer side, but its slide out tray is ideal for slipping a keyboard or keeping your laptop out of the way. It attaches to the wall, freeing up floor space by eliminating bulky legs. And, it comes in small and large to accommodate your space.

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Mini MILK Laptop Desk from Milk

It’s all in the name. The Mini MILK Laptop Desk is perfect for setting up a slim modern workspace for your laptop. It’s clean and modern style is narrow enough for smaller spaces, and its space saving design features two inset compartments for extra storage. This version does need to be mounted to the wall before use. You can even choose between a short and tall version, which is ideal for those who may prefer standing over sitting.

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Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table from Calligaris

The Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table is best if you’re really tight on space. Just close the fold up tabletop when it’s not in use to create a seamless design that’ll stay out of the way until you’re ready to get to work again. For studio dwellers, it can also double as a kitchen table and modern workspace.

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Walker Desk from Modloft

Simple and airy, the wall-mounted design of the Walker Desk appears to float all on its own. Two integrated drawers seamlessly disappear into the desk, for a smooth and uncluttered look.

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Nelson™ Swag Leg Desk from Herman Miller

A mid-century modern classic, the Nelson™ Swag Leg Desk from Herman Miller is the right sized desk. Its compact compartments and colorful cubby holes help to keep your odds and ends organized.

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LAXseries Wall Mounted Desk from MASHstudios

Free up floor space with the LAXseries Wall Mounted Desk. Its wall mounted design is great for storing things underneath, while a sliding panel is a unique way to eliminate the need for deep, cluttering collecting drawers.

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Blossom Desk from DesignIt by Moe’s

The Blossom Desk may look like a normal desk, but its compact enough to fit well into smaller spaces. Full retro appeal, the desk is made from acacia wood and features a single slide out drawer in a contrasting white.

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Walnut Ledge from Urbancase

Let the Walnut Ledge serve as both workstation, entry table, and storage. A slide-out workstation and drawer both hide behind a  single panel for a seamless look when not in use.

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Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie is a member of the Social Marketing Team. She has an endless curiosity for the why and how things work. Previously a Visual Merchandiser as well as a Costume Designer, she recently resettled in California from New York. Combining her background with her passion for arts, travel, and great design, she has found her way to Y and her love for sharing why great design is at the heart of great style!

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