A compact desk/dressing table can work in a kitchen as well as a small study or home office.
Look for styles with lift-up lids or built-in drawers for added value. Avoid materials that can be easily scratched and select something sturdy.
Invest in a comfortable, supportive chair or stool to slide underneath. Most ranges will offer a matching seat but if not, take note of the height of the desk/table and choose a chair to suit.
1 Thin edge Go for something sleek and streamlined to enhance a feeling of space. Scout desk, £295, Habitat 2 Matching set The Antoinette mirrored console dressing table, £299.99 from My Furniture, has a distinctive curved front and handcrafted mirrored panels inlaid into an antique-pewter-effect wooden frame. It’s part of a full bedroom collection for a co-ordinated look 3 Colour contrast Made from birch plywood with colourful laminate legs, the Small Switch table by Belgian design brand Rform, £370 from Noxu Home, has a water-repellent finish 4 Classic character Blending mid-century design with rustic style, the Carpenter desk, £525, Sweetpea & Willow, comes with a large drawer