When you need a secluded spot to get some important work done or to write in your journal – or when your children are old enough to do homework in their room – the easiest solution is to set up a small bedroom table which can hold a laptop or schoolbooks.
The smarter approach, though, is to put a small desk in the bedroom. Many alternatives are available to fit any budget and size constraints.
There’s a standard size for small bedroom desks: 30 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 30 inches tall. Models which are smaller than that usually aren’t much smaller, shaving a few inches from those dimensions at most.
For rooms with more space, however, there are small desks as wide as 48 inches. They’re ideal for writers or students who need additional space to spread out research papers or books, as long as their bedrooms are large enough to accommodate four-foot workspaces.
Most people don’t need a stylish desk for their kids’ bedrooms, and numerous options fit the bill at very reasonable prices. The furniture is most likely constructed from MDF, and even though white is the most popular color for the veneer or paint on these small desks, they can be found in every variety of wood grain or color imaginable. Inexpensive plastic bedroom desks are available as well, as are “throwback” wooden school desks with foldback tops.
Adults who plan to use their bedroom desk regularly, and would like it to fit with the room’s existing décor, are likely to choose small, pressed wood-and-veneer computer desks in standard, L-shaped or peninsula styles. However, small contemporary glass-and-metal desks, and those made from premium, solid wood, can also be tucked into small spaces and blend well with bedroom designs from modern to colonial. Another space-saving option is a wall-mounted desk that folds back into the wall when not in use.
Some small bedroom desks have multiple drawers and shelves, and even hutches or attached bookcases. Others offer adjustable height settings, or are mounted on legs with caster wheels so they can be moved out of the way as needed.