5 Functional Space Saving Desks for Your Home Office

Farah Nadia

As more jobs are moving towards work-from-home environments, the demand for space saving desks has never been greater.

For most of us having a separate room for a home office is not always possible. That means finding the right space-saving desk can make or break your productivity. Nothing screams unproductivity like a cramped space and a tiny table.

Any small space or corner can turn into the perfect work area with the right furnishing. And since you normally wouldn’t consider a “home office” when you’re choosing a place to live in, every inch counts.

You need to be able to find the right table that fits your needs – whether you’re working on a laptop or have it attached to a monitor. 

We hear you and we’re here to help you create your productive space. From your standard desks to floating desks, here are our best bets to help you stay productive while working from home:

Folding space saving desk

1. SOFSYS Modern Folding Writing Desk

Up to 47.99* | LWH: 39.8″ x 19.7″ x 29.5″ | 4.7/5.0

The SOFSYS Modern Folding Writing Desk is your safest choice when it comes to choosing a work desk. It’s simple and very straight to the point without being too plain and boring.

The simple design and assembly make it easy for you to move the work table around in case you get bored of your view or your background during video-on meetings.

This table was built to withstand a desktop set-up, which means it can carry up to 150lbs to support you and the work you need to do!

And if you check out the reviews on the product page, a lot of them talk about how easy this table is to assemble and disassemble. If you need more space, the tabletop can easily be removed and the frame can be folded flat within a matter of seconds.

Just let it lean on a wall while unused and snap it back into place once you need to use it again. 

*Price varies depending on the color scheme chosen.

Space saving desk with wooden top

2. Morden Computer Desk

Up to USD 79.99* | LWH: 39″ or 47” x 23.6″ x 29.9″ | 4.7/5.0

The Morden Computer desk is perfect for those who like having their work things accessible at all times whether it be post-its, pad paper, or pens.

With open storage shelves and a storage bag hung on the side, you can keep the top of your desk clean and clutter-free, leaving room for what matters most: the work you need to accomplish. 

Not only does it come with storage solutions, but purchasing this table also includes a laptop/monitor riser. Say goodbye to slouching your head or awkward angles during video calls, you can now place your laptop on the detachable riser to keep your screen and camera level to your eyes!

Might we suggest getting a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse as well? Or if you don’t want to use it, it can also double as a footstool; take note that this is not the recommended use but we like keeping things multi-functional and it may help you find the best sitting position to keep you comfortable.

It also features a simple industrial design with a dark wooden countertop and steel/metal legs; it can easily match the space around it. The cabinet portion can also be moved to wherever is more convenient for you.

The best part? It comes in two sizes – 30” or 47”. Measure your space, think about it, and then decide which table you’ll add to your cart!

*Price varies depending on the color scheme chosen.

Multipurpose space saving desk

3. Haotian Drop-Leaf Table with Cabinets

Up to USD 80.99* | LWH: 24” x 35” x 30” inches | 4.4/5.0

Those in the market for a good work desk that doesn’t take much space when you’re not using it should seriously consider the Haotian Drop-Leaf Table. The desktop, as the name suggests, can be “dropped” down when it’s not being used.

This feature makes this desk perfect if your work area is in an area like the living room where it’s a communal space. It also boasts a lot of shelving space for you to easily put all the items you need (or the random items you just have to have on your desk).

Just make sure that there are two of you installing this desk when it arrives. While the unit is not super heavy, it is not an installation job for a lone wolf.

You’ll definitely need someone to hold one side up while the other side is being mounted on the wall. Oh, and since this is a wall-mounted desk, its weight capacity is 44lbs; this is not for you if you have a full desktop computer set up, but can be perfect for those using a laptop. 

Corner space saving desk

4. Saygoer Computer Desk Industrial Corner Table

Up to USD 69.99* | LWH: 44.6” x 29.6” x 37.4” | 4.5/5.0

Rather than getting your standard rectangular table, consider getting this Saygoer Computer Desk to save more space in your room. If you have an awkward corner that you don’t know how to design or decorate, this table might be your best choice for a work table.

It has a 90-degree triangle design that will fit nicely in one of the corners of your room perfectly. Facing the wall will also help you keep your focus while you work, avoiding distractions from the other elements in the room.

This corner table comes with metal pegboards, perfect for showing off your cute magnets or having reference notes you need for quick and easy access.

If you don’t need the metal pegboards, they are detachable and you can just store them elsewhere. This table has five legs so you can be sure that it won’t wobble while you’re working.

It also has a 150lbs weight capacity, which means it can fit and handle up to two monitors on either side to increase your chances of working efficiently. 

*Price varies depending on the color scheme chosen.

Wall mounted space saving desk

5. Qawn Wall Mounted Multi-Functional Table

Up to USD 75.99* | LWH: 23.5” x 20.5” x 20” inches | 4.2/5.0

The Qawn Wall Mounted Multi-Functional Table is the best choice for you if you’re struggling to achieve the perfect work-life balance. You know the saying “out of sight, out of mind”? This table takes that to heart with the way it’s designed.

The desk acts as a cabinet door that conceals the shelves once you close it.  When you’re done with work, simply stash away your laptop in one of its compartments, and close the door.

The only downside to purchasing this desk is the lack of table space and weight capacity. But what it lacks in desk space, it makes up for it in the shelving, that surrounds the desk-top to help keep your things in reach.

It also features a full-size drawer, where you can store other materials that don’t fit on the shelves.

Overall, if you’re looking for something that is simple and does its purpose, this could be your top choice. Just make sure you have someone helping you when you mount this on the wall since it’s a two-person job. 

Well, there you go – five space saving desks you should consider for your home office when you don’t really have the space for a full home office. Remember: the best purchase is always the one that you choose!