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Why wall-mounted desks are perfect for small spaces

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No room for a full-blown office? Wall-mounted desks are the way to go

Whether you are trying to fit a desk in a tight space or you just want a more modern look, a wall-mounted desk is the perfect option. The sleek look of a wall-mounted desk saves precious floor space and offers clean lines. We've scoured the web to find the best options, some you can purchase and some you can even make yourself. The biggest perk? You'll never hit your shin on a desk leg again.

Go vertical

Go vertical

This cherry-colored desk not only offers a sleek design for a smaller space, but you won't feel cramped either thanks to the vertical portion that comes complete with shelving. It's just enough room for your laptop and your other office essentials. It even has a tablet holder. I bet your old desk can't say that. (Overstock, $414)

Keep it minimal

Keep it minimal

Photo credit: Design Sponge

If you're handy, you can be on your way to having a DIY wall-mounted desk in no time. This slender option would be perfect in a hallway or wherever you need to squeeze in a little space to work. The cubby-like shelf can store all of your paperwork, books or supplies so you don't have to sacrifice any storage.

Just for kids

Just for kids

Photo credit: Ana White

This adorable craft desk from Ana White is perfect for your child's room, but you could also use it as a template to design something larger for yourself. The best part about this desk is that it holds all of your child's craft supplies and then folds up to keep them all hidden away.

A shelf-desk hybrid

A shelf-desk hybrid

If you're looking for something that blends with your decor and looks more like a set of shelves than a desk, this sleek wall-mounted desk is for you. If you decide you no longer need the desk space, it will still function perfectly as a bookshelf. (Overstock, $180)

Sleek and simple

Sleek and simple

This floating desk makes a visual statement, making it just as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. It won't take up a lot of space. In fact, you can tuck your stool underneath it and you'll barely even notice it's there. It comes complete with a few shelves and cubbies so you can store all your necessary office supplies. (Wayfair, $184)

Fold it out

Fold it out

This fold-out craft desk is perfect for the crafter who longs for a craft room but just doesn't have the space. The inside shelving can hold ribbon, thread or various other craft supplies, while the fold-out table is big enough for a sewing machine or various other projects. Unlike some mounted desks, the table portion isn't against the wall, so you'll have plenty of legroom. (Wayfair, $250)

Extra storage

Extra storage

Aside from the storage compartment in the desk itself, this unit also comes with a wall-mounted cabinet to house any other necessary supplies. With both closed and open storage, you can hide what you don't want other people to see and use the other space for decorative accents or to house your items you don't mind having visible. (Allegro Shops, $179)

The ultimate workstation

The ultimate workstation

This unit is labeled as a kids' workstation, but we think it is far too cool to just give it to the kids! It would be perfect for a craft room or an office in a tight space. However, if you do want to create a homework zone for your kids, this is the perfect setup. The desk is just big enough to get the job done, and the additional shelving offers a ton of storage possibilities. (Rakuten, $683)

Make a statement

Make a statement

Orange 22, a brand by designer Dario Antonioni, is known for its one-of-a-kind pieces and designs that don't look like everything else on the market. This simple but striking desk is no exception. If you want your desk to blend with your decor and look just as good as it is functional, this is the desk for you. (Wayfair, $659)

Let's get industrial

Let’s get industrial

We couldn't leave this industrial desk off the list. While it is actually made for use in a warehouse, we think it is perfectly fitting for a home filled with modern decor, or even a teen's room. The metal desk comes complete with storage, a pegboard and even an electrical outlet which is perfect for charging phones and tablets. (GlobalIndustrial.com, $241)

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