Many people don't have the space in their home to have a dedicated office. They'll add a small writing desk with drawers to any space that's available, whether that's a corner of the kitchen or a small nook in the bedroom. Whether you live in an apartment, small home or studio space, a small writing desk is essential if you want to slip it into one of the other rooms.

You don't have to have a dedicated office space to be a serious writer. Many famous writers spent years writing at rickety card tables and carving out a space wherever they could in their home. Stephen King wrote in his book "On Writing" that he spent years in a nook under his stairs cranking out his horror stories.

All you need is your desire to write, a few word prompts to get the fires burning, and a space big enough to sit comfortably. I've done extensive research to find a small writing desk with drawers that will fit in any corner or open space in your home, even under the stairs. I've never had a dedicated office space, so I know the considerations you're going through as you plan your writing space.

 

TMS Corner Desk

With a solid four stars, the TMS Corner Desk is a piece of furniture that will fit easily into any corner of the home, whether it's the living room or the kitchen. It has one drawer as well as a small lower shelf for storing office supplies and boxes or bins for organizing. When assembled, the desk measures 30 inches in height, which is perfect for many writers. Some assembly required.

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Colors available:

  • Antique white
  • Black
  • Cherry
  • Natural

Drawer measurement:

  • 23.5" W by 12.3" D by 4.3" H

Type of Materials:

  • Wood

 

 

Axess Collection Desk

The South Shore Asexx Collection Desk will fit easily into a corner of the home or is equally as suitable for a dorm room if your child is heading off to college. It has one drawer, two side shelves and a top shelf over the desk itself. The desk is 36 3/4 inches high.

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Colors available:

  • White
  • Natural
  • Black
  • Chocolate
  • Royal Cherry

Types of Materials:

  • Environmentally Preferred Laminated Panels

 

 

Brandywine Collection: Pullout Laptop Desk

Bush Furniture has a small desk that has a solid 4.2 out of 5 star rating with its customers. The desk features two working surfaces. One is the main surface and the other surface pulls out on a glide with ball bearings to give you additional work space. It's a great idea for spaces that are too small for a large desk. The desk measures 33.5" x 20" x 35".

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Colors available:

  • Porter

Types of materials:

  • Wood

 

 

Harbor View Computer Desk

Sauder has a beautiful antiqued computer desk that rates 4.1 out of 5 stars with customers. There are three drawers on this unit, yet, it's a small desk that will fit into the corner of many rooms. There are two side drawers as well as a middle drawer for storing pens and slips of paper. The bottom side drawer has enough height to store hanging folders, so this can be used for household budgeting as well as writing. The desk measures 43.5 x 19.4 x 29 inches.

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Colors available:

  • Antiqued White

Types of materials:

  • Wood

 

 

Nesting Computer Desk

The last desk on this list is a bit different than the others. It's still a small desk with drawers that fits into any corner of your home or apartment, but it's a nesting desk that has a rolling desk that can be pulled out for extra space. There's an attached hutch for holding supplies as well as a small drawer in the nesting section of the desk. It's 31.5 x 30 x 38.5 inches. It also rates 4.3 out of 5 stars with customers.

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Colors available:

  • Cappuccino

Types of materials:

  • Wood

 

The biggest problem with improvising an office space is that you'll often have the clutter of pens, papers full of outlines, index cards with character development, and graphs filled with character dialogue strewn all over the desk. That can create an issue when the mess isn't tucked away inside drawers. These desks are all sturdy, easy to tuck into a corner, and have desk drawers for storage and organization.