5 Hardworking IKEA Desk Hacks for Your Home Office
These ideas deserve a raise.
Updated Aug 18, 2023 9:39 AM
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Creating a home office doesn’t need to be hard work. Whether you have a dedicated room or only a corner of your kitchen, all you really need is a spark of inspiration and a trip to IKEA to easily transform your WFH space into a productive haven. Need proof? We found five projects that make use of the Swedish retailer to craft stylish places. From easy spray-paint jobs to more advanced wall customizations, these IKEA desk hacks deserve a promotion.
For a Standing Option
Before staying at home full-time became her reality, Brittni Mehlhoff, the DIYer and blogger behind Paper & Stitch, was already on top of the standing-at-home-desk trend. In her toolkit? Two trusty Ivar cabinets and a sturdy pine board. The cabinets provide the perfect stash for all her art supplies, necessary now that both she and her husband share the workspace.
For an Artsy Workspace
The inexpensive and endlessly versatile Lack collection strikes again. In this IKEA-approved case, the retailer transformed a shelf into a sleek desk by setting the piece on a leg frame. Add a mismatched leg to the other side or stack up old books and pile on your standard slew of desktop accessories to achieve the ultimate home office.
For an Office That Floats
This DIY desk transformation from The Crafted Life is ideal for spaces lacking in floor space. Use Granhult brackets to piece together customizable shelving, and paint in the color of your choice to add personality. Books, potted plants, and artsy frames bring extra flair.
For a Dresser-Turned-Desk
If your files are constantly overflowing the drawers of your traditional desk, it’s time to think outside the box. That’s what Emily Lex of Jones Design Company did, using three Hemnes dressers and a wood countertop to make one massive workspace in her garage. Take it a step further with custom pulls or knobs to make it more you.