10 Inspiring Home Workspace Ideas from IKEA’s Stylists

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Home office in a closet IKEA

1.  Wardrobe Workspace
(Above and below). This workspace neatly tucked into this KLEPPSTAD wardrobe is really clever. Includes a perfect fitted MICKE desk and SKADIS pegboard.

Close-up of an office in a closet by IKEA stylists

2.  Shelf Desk
The EKBY ALEX shelf with drawers works perfectly for a small space where you can just pull up a chair and turn it into a desk.

EKBY shelf desk home office IKEA

3.  Bedroom + Workspace
Also loving this idea of adding a mini flexible workspace to a bedroom with this idea using IVAR’s fold-up desk and locker-esque combo. Via Livet Hemma.

Ivar workspace desk

4. Bar Table/Desk
A kitchen office is a do-able option with this bar-style dining table which can become a stand/sit desk. NORRAKER bar table.

NORRAKER table Ikea

5. Kitchen Office
A gateleg table opens up to create a quick desk in the kitchen too. Also could be an island for food prep.

Kitchen office

6. Under a Stairwell
If your stairwell has an opening underneath (Harry Potter-style), this option looks rather cozy. HEMNES desk.

HEMNES desk Ikea

7. In Front of a Credenza
Set a temporary desk in front of a shelving or credenza (works for us).  IVAR cabinets with MELLTORP table.

Ikea IVAR home office

8.  The Corner Office
Cozy up to a corner in a bedroom or a closet This space does double-duty as a vanity. HILVER table.

HILVER table Ikea

9.  Set Up Shop in a Hallway
This galley idea is rather easy to make happen. I think a simple black and white theme is a way of keeping things nice and minimal too.

10. Flex Space
I know someone who’s using part of our living room right now for a home office. This option of two tables together could be helpful when it’s time for dinner so we’re not having to clear it off each night to eat.

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.