When floor space is a luxury (I'm right there with you, studio and small-home dwellers), a big desk doesn't make sense. And sometimes, even a diminutive desk still takes up too much room. That's why wall-mounted desks are such a smart solution. Not only do they provide a great work surface, they also prevent floor clutter from extraneous furniture from building up. When they're not used, you can simply tuck away your laptop and work papers and add a vase or potted plant to the desktop, essentially creating an eye-catching shelf where a desk once stood. There are some great designs on the market, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you — one that's a major splurge, one that's more reasonably priced, and a third that will require some power tools. Let's get started!
My personal favorite wall-mounted desk is the Ledge Wall-Mounted Desk ($1,500). Made in Seattle, WA, this gorgeous little desk was designed by Trey Jones and Darin Montgomery, and can serve as a wall-mounted multifunctional furniture system. Put it to work as a secretary desk, a media cabinet, or a shelf with hidden storage. With a pullout workstation and writing table, cord management system, pencil tray, and drawer, it's got you covered, however you choose to use it. The Ledge desk is made from solid walnut with a hand-rubbed oil and wax finish, and is simply beautiful.
Keep reading for two more desks, including a wall-mounted desk that's significantly cheaper and a DIY choice.
While Blu Dot's Wonderwall Desk ($500) is a significant saving over the Ledge desk, it's still packed with some great features, including a cord storage compartment. Available in ivory or walnut veneer, you can pair it with the WonderWall collection to create a complete home office, or let it hang solo for a more minimalist take.
Short on cash but long on skills and time? Then consider DIYing a wall-mounted desk. This minimalist oak desk DIY only requires a handful of materials. The hardest part of the project is probably locating wall studs and hanging the desk, but if you have a carpenter friend you can bribe with a bottle of wine or batch of cookies, you'll easily be able to finish and hang this project.
Do you have a wall-mounted desk? What inspired you to buy it?