When our house is also transformed into our office, it is essential to have a comfortable desk. If you have little space, these 15 proposals, small and of all styles, will serve as inspiration.
1. A MINI DESK BLOWN UP IN THE LIVING ROOM
This desk is as minimalist as it is practical: when flown, it takes up very little and looks very light. And, in addition, it has been equipped with two drawers to keep the office utensils in order and thus keep the table clear when not working.
2. A SMALL DESK TABLE FOR YOUR FIRST HOMEWORK
For drawing, crafting and writing your first words, this small desk is ideal. And it is that, for his first years of school, it is not necessary to have a large desk. Here, the decorator Begone Susanna has taken advantage of the space next to the window, with a blue envelope that integrates a pair of drawers to keep her desk utensils in order.
3. SHELVING OR COMPACT OFFICE? BOTH OF THEM!
Do you have to telecommute at home and do not know where to put your mini office area? Get inspired by this idea, where a three-drawer ladder shelf has been turned into a small desk to muddle through. Being very narrow it adapts to any corner?
4. A CONSOLE CONVERTED INTO A DESK
Don’t you have a table where you can telecommute? Transform a piece of furniture you have at home into a makeshift desk. A console, for example, can do you good. And, if it is too high, you can always complete the chair with some cushions. In addition, if it has drawers, like this one, you can store office supplies after working hours.
5. A SMALL DESK TABLE WITH EASELS
You don’t need to make a big investment in a desk: just an envelope and easels or brackets to enjoy a comfortable, low-cost working corner. Here the space under the window has been used to place the table, making the most of natural light.
6. A SHALLOW DESKTOP IN A GALLERY
The Dröm Living team took advantage of the bedroom gallery, which enjoys plenty of natural light and tranquility, to create a small but very complete office area. With a shallow, blank desk that takes up little space, a chest of drawers and a shelf area.
7. A SECRETARY DESK THAT IS A MAKESHIFT DESK
This secretary is super practical, especially if you must telework at home and you do not have an office. With the folding envelop it becomes a complete desk just by lowering the cover. In addition, so that everything is in order, it has small drawers for office supplies and three holes for papers and others. And if you need it, you can convert the drawer unit into a filing cabinet. And the best? Everything, in one piece, which collected is one more piece of furniture in the living room.
8. A FLOWN DESK WITH TWO MINI DRAWERS
This flown desk is designed to take advantage of a passage area, hence the side is diagonal, taking up less space. It has two drawers and a small shelf.
9. A HEADBOARD THAT TURNS INTO A DESK
Is your room small? Get together with custom furniture and convert every cm into useful space. Here, the decorator Cristina Pérez has planned a custom-made bed, which has allowed her to integrate an extra bed and drawers in the same space, and has extended the headboard as a comfortable desk, complete with a chest of drawers and shelves. Everything in the smallest space!
10. A MINI DESKTOP INTEGRATED INTO THE BOOKSTORE
It is a very practical solution to gain a working area in the classroom. It is enough to do without the low cabinets of one of the modules to enjoy a small but very practical office corner, you can even take advantage of the upper shelf to store documents.
11. AN OFFICE IN A CORNER OF THE LIVING ROOM
Taking advantage of a dead space in the living room with a small desk is a perfect solution to enable an office area at home. Ideally, you should be in an area away from traffic and, if possible, away from TV, to have fewer distractions. Here, the desk is completed with a few shelves as they save the column.
12. A RECOVERED OLD DESKTOP
This old notary type desk is very practical to set up a working corner at home, because even though it is light, it has 5 drawers that become a great ally of order, something essential when the work area is integrated into another room, such as here the living room. It is an old piece that was restored and painted in white, to update it.
13. A SMALL DESK WITH A RUSTIC FLAVOR
Wanting is power. And the hole under the stairs is as good a space as any other to enable a work area. Choose a shallow desk – with 45 cm you can work comfortably – to make it lighter. Here we have opted for a wooden design with a rustic flavor.
14. A LOFT BED THAT WINS A MINI STUDY AREA
In the absence of meters, an excess of ingenuity! In these children’s room you have gained a mini desk area without giving up two beds. The key has been planning a loft bed and taking advantage of the space underneath with another perpendicular, freeing up space for a small desk table.
15. A SMALL WOODEN DESK IN THE LIVING ROOM
This desk is perfect to integrate into the living room, because it is decorative on its own. Wooden, it has two drawers and a couple of holes for papers. Here, in addition, a low cabinet has been converted into extra support for the office, to store documents and keep filing cabinets close at hand.
Telecommuting seems to have come to stay. But, did you know that before Covid-19, the percentage of Spaniards who carried out telework – occasionally or more than half of the days of their working day – was just over 8%, according to the INE (National Institute Statistics)?
If you are one of those who will make teleworking a norm instead of an exception, from now on, consider these measures to enjoy a comfortable desk at home.
THE BASIC MEASUREMENTS OF A DESK
- Width : The desk should be at least 45 cm deep, 40 cm if you have a small laptop.
- Length: It is determined by the space you have, but for a desk to be comfortable, to be able to support the arms without forcing postures, and to work without constrictions, it is recommended that it measure about 90 cm.
- Height: Usually standard, between 70-75 cm. In the event that the table is too high, you can use some cushions on the seat of the chair.