As a person who’s worked from home since before smartphones were even a thing, I’ve come to understand the value of a functional desk that makes it easier to get work done. And since becoming a home decor blogger, I’ve come to understand the equal importance of said desk being beautiful.
OK, cool, but what if you’re short on space and don’t have a home office?
That’s when you turn to a floating desk. These beautiful marvels give you space to work without the bulk of legs or the need for additional floor space. The best versions even have drawer space.
In this post, I’ve rounded up my top 5 picks for the best floating desks you can buy in 2021.
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Why choose a wall-mounted floating desk?
You should choose a floating desk if the space you have to dedicate to working from home is small or serves more than one purpose. In other words, you don’t have a sizeable home office. Since these desks don’t have legs, they take up less visual and actual space in your home. In addition, a floating desk can actually cost less money than a traditional desk because it uses less material.
The simple silhouette of this wooden floating desk works in any style of home. At 38″ x 16″ it’s a comfortable size to work at but also shallow enough that it won’t get in your way. I’m especially digging the shelf to store a small notebook and other office necessities that you might need during your workday.
This bleached oak version is probably my favorite of the bunch. At 36″ x 12″ this clean Scandi-style floating desk is a good choice for laptop users without much floor space, but the two drawers offer up a ton of added storage. The best of both worlds.
Out of sight, out of mind. This drop-leaf floating desk folds up after a long day “at the office” so you can Netflix and chill in peace. The best feature of this option is the storage shelves so you can stow your office supplies close at hand.
This wall-mounted laptop desk is perfect for a truly tiny space — when folded up it’s only 4.5″ deep! I like the look of this one for a slightly industrial vibe or a teenager’s bedroom.
Definitely the cool kid of the bunch, this mixed material modern floating desk with hidden storage is right at home in a modern office. The sleek neutrals allow you to accessorize with really fun pops of bright colors or go boho with succulents and muted pastels.
There you have it! The 5 best floating desks for a small WFH space. I hope you enjoyed this shopping guide and got some helpful ideas.
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