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Whether you’re looking at third grade, 12th grade or the last year of college, let’s face it: homework is just around the corner. Before you know it there will be books, folders and laptops all around your home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a cool spot designated just for studying? Even if you don’t have a separate home office or library per se (and many of us don’t), you can still set up desk space in a corner of a dining room, family room or bedroom. Here’s some inspiration for you.


A desk tucked into a bedroom corner, via DIY Playbook

closet office

Make a small homework station inside of a closet! via beneathmyheart

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A homework station fits perfectly on the side of a fireplace in this living room; via Apartment Therapy, via Rebecca Hayes on Houzz

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In this teen’s room, the desk sits right in front of a window; via Meme Hill

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The corner of the living room is also a homework space! via Apartment Therapy

Once you find the perfect spot, you’ll need a cool desk on the smaller side to fit just right. We’ve rounded up some of the best small desks out there, in a broad range of prices. And hurry–because most of them are on sale right now!


target storage shelf desk

Room Essentials Storage Shelf desk, $62.99 on sale

TARGET porter desk

Porter Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk, $161.49 on sale

target desk

Writing Desk by Techni Mobili, $142.49 on sale

Land of Nod


New School Table with Bench, $249.97 on sale


Modern Schoolhouse Desk, $249.97 on sale


Metalwork Desk, $299.97 on sale

Pottery Barn Teen

PBT locker-desk-

Locker Desk, $719 on sale

PBT dover-desk-o

Kelly Slater Dover desk, $639 on sale



Lillasen desk, $149


Lisabo desk, $149


Kullaberg desk, $139

OK, what are you waiting for? Ready, set, go sharpen those pencils!

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