8 small-space desk solutions for when you’re over working from the couch
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8 small-space desk solutions for when you’re over working from the couch

8 small-space desk solutions for when you’re over working from the couch

It’s getting to that point in quarantine when working from your couch, bed, or kitchen table just might not be cutting it anymore. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and subsequent stay-at-home orders, it may also be the first time you’ve had to work from home, without the organization of a proper desk or office chair separating your work life from your home life. Your normal office settings may have desks and chairs that provide more structure and support than the soft, ill-fitting furniture you have at home, so your body might be feeling the adjustment.

There are real benefits to creating a designated workspace at home, though. It can help you stick to a routine and gives you a place to keep all your work essentials organized. Even if you don’t have a designated desk, there are simple solutions to creating a healthier, more comfortable place to work.

From desks for small spaces to easy standing desk options, we rounded up some work-from-home solutions that are made for dwellers of even the smallest apartments.

8 Desks for Small Spaces:

1. Wayfair Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

wayfair black work from home small space standing desk
Wayfair
available at Wayfair | $99.99

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Turn any table into a standing desk—even your coffee table or kitchen counter—with this adjustable tray that changes height based on your needs. When you’re done, simply fold it back down or store it away.

2. Urban Outfitters Franklin Desk Riser

urban outfitters small space desk riser
Urban Outfitters
available at Urban Outfitters | $39-$59

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If you have a designated table or office area but need to give it a little boost, one of these desk risers is an affordable way to double up on space. It’s also most ergonomic to have the top of your laptop screen or monitor at—or slightly below—eye level, so adding a simple riser like this one may reduce neck and eye strain.

3. Wayfair Height Adjustable Desk

overstock adjustable small space standing desk
Wayfair
available at Wayfair | $199

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A compact desk like this one won’t take up too much of your precious apartment square footage. Its adjustable height lets you work standing up or sitting down—or a little bit of both—while added storage at the bottom helps keep everything you need in one place.

4. Urban Outfitters Cory Folding Desk

urban outfitters small space folding desk
Urban Outfitters
available at Urban Outfitters | $189

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If you’re not ready to commit to a permanent piece of furniture in your home, this simple, cozy desk folds away when you need easy storage.

5. Pottery Barn Laddered Standing Desk Converter

pottery barn desk organizer work from home standing desk
Pottery Barn
available at Pottery Barn | $149

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Maximize whatever space you do have with this thoughtfully designed one-piece desk organizer. You’ll be able to keep notebooks and other materials in the built-in storage area at the bottom and adjust the shelves to fit your laptop, iPad, and any other work-from-home necessities. Plus, this handy piece creates enough height to allow you to work standing up, should you choose to.

6. West Elm Ladder Shelf Desk

west elm small space ladder desk
West Elm
available at West Elm | $279

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This dual-purpose desk/shelf combo was made for small-apartment living. With built-in storage and a compact footprint, it’s worth the splurge (if only for taking those important Zoom calls from somewhere other than your bed).

7. Overstock Rolling Laptop Cart

overstock portable standing desk
Overstock
available at Overstock | $57.79 (orig. $67.99)

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Give yourself (and your body) the freedom to move around with this mobile laptop cart that can be used anywhere in the house. Adjustable height settings can easily turn it from an over-bed tray table into a fully functional standing desk, while a tilt of 35 degrees reduces neck strain.

8. Crate & Barrel Laptop Quickstand Eco Standing Desk Converter

crate and barrel white work from home standing desk
Crate and Barrel
available at Crate and Barrel | $319 (orig. $399)

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Switch from sitting to standing in a snap with this sleek and minimal desk converter. With up to 19 inches of height, you can adjust it to your personal needs.

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