The Best Small Desks for Working From Home

Why small desks specifically? Because people are asking about them. But if you are looking for something larger, do check out our full range of luxury desks. Even though lockdown restrictions are now easing, it seems that working from home is going to be a much bigger part of everyday life for many of us. People – and employers – have realised that working from home really has its benefits. Going forward, it may well be that the new normal includes a blend of being in the workplace and working from home. Having had several months of working from home, you should by now have an idea of what works for you and what doesn’t. If you’ve been struggling to work in a less-than-ideal space, now is the time to re-plan your home workspace to make it fit for purpose. And, if you haven’t already, take a look at our Hints and Tips for working from home.

small desks, luxury Italian designer split level oak desk
Choose a desk because it’s beautiful, not just functional

Small Desks for Versatility

We are increasingly being asked about versatile and small desks. People are looking for compact, small desks to create a working zone within another space, or something for a small home office. They want an item of luxury furniture that will double up as a small desk. It has to be something that looks striking and eye-catching, not functional and not something too bulky that will take over a room. So, we have looked not only at small desks but also console tables, which tend to be less deep than a normal desk. One thing to look out for if choosing a console table to use as a small desk is the height. A desk is usually around 75 – 80 cm high. Any higher and you risk working with hunched up shoulders, causing neck and back pain. This is why kitchen tables or counters are so often unsuitable.

glamorous dining room with console table as a small desk
Create a work zone without compromising on style

The Best Small Desks

So, this is our selection of the best small desks for working from home. Remember, all are available in alternative veneers, leathers or fabrics. You’ll see that some are desks, some are console tables. We’ve chosen them for their compact size, their versatility and, of course, their stunning good looks. We have given dimensions for each and, where the height is greater than 80 cm, it is only due to an extra storage or drawer space above. The working height is within the 75 – 80 cm zone. We have gone for desks with drawers, shelves or additional storage space so you have somewhere to hide away all those office necessities that you don’t want always on display.

Small desks, Modern Italian Designer Veneered Console Table With 2 Drawers
Modern Italian Designer Veneered Console Table with 2 Drawers
H79 x W160 x D44 cm
Shown here in a fabulous, matt Canaletto walnut (but available in many alternative finishes), this console table has 2 handy drawers plus the perfect space for your keyboard
High End Modern Italian Nubuck Small Desk With Drawers
High End Modern Italian Nubuck Desk with Drawers
H76 x W120 x D50
Quietly contemporary with its gorgeous, taupe nubuck drawers, anthracite frame and a spectacular, antiqued bronze mirror top. Plus hidden drawers to put everything away at the end of the day
Italian Designer Ebony Veneer Writing Desk
Italian Designer Ebony Veneer Writing Desk
max H89 x W130 x D56 cm
A very modern take on a traditional writing desk. The solid walnut frame with its useful drawers and storage compartments is finished in a gorgeous, high gloss ebony veneer with burnished brass handles
Modern Emperador Marble Desk
Modern Emperador Marble Desk
H75 x W160 x D75
The luxury of Emperador marble with the understated, industrial feel of its black, powder coated frame. The oval top is deeper than some of our other desks, giving plenty of working space without looking too bulky. An extra marble shelf gives extra storage
Italian Designer Contemporary Veneered Console Table
Italian Designer Contemporary Veneered Console Table
H75 x W160 x D45
One of our absolute favourites. The two substantial drawers with their concealed handles mean that nobody would even know this was a desk. Finished in a gloss Canaletto walnut veneer, it blends effortlessly into its surroundings. Also available in a larger size
Luxury Italian Designer Bronze Frame Desk
Luxury Italian Designer Bronze Frame Desk
H78 x W121 x D50
A stunning piece of design with its geometric, burnished bronze frame, softest taupe leather, exquisite stitch detailing and a hidden drawer. Also available in a larger size
Modern Italian Leather Writing Desk
Modern Italian Leather Writing Desk
max H81 x W140 x D55
A fabulous combination of matt black lacquer and faux ivory finishes with a striking black and ivory galuchat leather desk top. This modern writing desk also has 5 very useful drawers and a small central storage space
London Collection Ivory Leather Dressing Table or Desk
London Collection Ivory Leather Dressing Table or Desk
max H85 x W120 x D50
This uber contemporary dressing table also works perfectly as a desk. Finished in a high gloss, ivory sycamore veneer and stainless steel legs, it has 3 small drawers and a central lift-up lid with internal storage compartments for smaller items
Designer Italian High Gloss Lacquered Leather Writing Desk
Designer Italian High Gloss Lacquered Leather Writing Desk
H80 x W120 x D52
Gorgeous curves, high gloss lacquer and an alligator-embossed leather. Make it your own by specifying any RAL gloss or matt lacquer as well as a choice of metal leaf finishes. Shown here in a larger size, the small option has only one drawer.
Small desks, Italian Designer Leather Upholstered Modern Console Table
Italian Designer Leather Upholstered Modern Console Table
H72 x W130 x D50
Another versatile console table. Sumptuously padded and quilted in a luxurious ivory leather with a striking, Calacatta marble top, burnished brass legs and a beautifully concealed drawer

Interior Design Service

We hope you’ve enjoyed looking through our selection of small desks. Has it sparked your imagination? If you need any help envisaging how any of our small desks might fit into your existing décor – or you would like to completely re-design your space – our interior design team are only a phone call, email or LiveChat away. They are happy to help with anything from a single item to a full interior design project. Give us a call today and see where it might lead.

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