Many homeowners and renters turn to IKEA when shopping for office furniture, but the next time you're visiting this big box store or exploring its website, take a moment to get a bit creative! While IKEA offers some fabulous desk options, there are so many ways that you can take things to the next level and create a customized workspace without spending too much dough. The 23 desk setups below are proof that IKEA hacks (whether super simple or more advanced) never fail to jazz up a space. We can guarantee that some of the desks below will majorly impress you!
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Table for Two
This sharable desk is perfect for a two—there's enough space between each computer area to allow both members of a team or household to work independently, and there's plenty of storage for each individual, too. This piece contains a few different IKEA parts—base cabinets and countertops—that work together seamlessly to function as an entirely new piece.Continue to 2 of 23 below.
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This desk is also a smart setup for multiple people working together. Here, IKEA drawer units provide ample storage for files and supplies of all kinds, while a long piece of wood serves as the desktop.Continue to 3 of 23 below.
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Roll With It
Who says a metal rolling cabinet can't look ultra on-trend and sleek? We sure think the IKEA piece looks stunning in this home office.Continue to 4 of 23 below.
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All About ALEX
We spy a few pieces from the ALEX line here! This desk features ALEX drawers, and above it, an ALEX shelf provides extra storage and room for decorations to shine. The way this desk was adhered to the wall practically makes it look like an original built in piece.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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This desk hack also features the ALEX drawers, but with a bit of a twist. If you're craving some pattern, go ahead and spice up your storage a bit with some paint, duct tape, you name it—it will make all the difference in your workspace.Continue to 6 of 23 below.
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Why not think majorly outside the box when it comes to designing your desk? This piece began its life as an IKEA dresser but was altered to become a super cute, classic secretary. Talk about a majorly innovative transformation!Continue to 7 of 23 below.
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Dresser to Desk
Here, a dresser also takes on a new role as part of a desk. The desk also features the popular KALLAX piece, which provides handy storage galore.Continue to 8 of 23 below.
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Standing Room Only
Many workers enjoy using standing desks to feel less sedentary during the day, and the good news is that you can DIY one of those, too. This dresser got a mini makeover to start a new life as a desk.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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Love midcentury modern furniture? Make your own MCM inspired desk with some hairpin legs—it's a super easy project that will help make your workspace feel more you in an instant.Continue to 10 of 23 below.
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Family Friendly Station
A few KALLAX units also shine in this workspace, which provides room for the whole family to gather 'round and get their projects done. Baskets make it easy to keep supplies out of sight even when desk drawers aren't present.Continue to 11 of 23 below.
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Boho Design Beauty
For a boho-style look, consider leaving your unfinished wooden desk bare; the all-natural finish is quite beautiful. This standing desk is an excellent mix of both form and function.Continue to 12 of 23 below.
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This desk is a combination of a few IKEA pieces and a bit of shiny gold spray paint. It's an easy way to fake the vintage brass look without breaking the bank.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Deep Wood Tones
Who says you can't turn a kitchen counter into a desk top? These handy wooden pieces from IKEA, meant for food prep, look stunning in the office, too, and are excellent for those craving a traditional space filled with wood tones.Continue to 14 of 23 below.
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An alcove nook is a super cozy area to set up a workspace, and if you're customizing a desk of your own, you can ensure that it'll fit into your desired spot perfectly. Here, IKEA dressers serve as the perfect drawers.Continue to 15 of 23 below.
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Who doesn't love a little touch of rattan? These cane drawers spice up this boho-style office space while taking a basic IKEA piece to the next level. It's a win-win!Continue to 16 of 23 below.
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Maybe the layout of your at-home workspace is more conducive to an L-shaped desk. Don't worry, there's an IKEA hack for that, too! All you need are some tabletops, legs, and drawers, but you can totally customize the exact arrangement.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Budget Friendly Bliss
On a major budget and not sure how to create your dream desk? That's where IKEA is your best friend; this desk came to life for under $60 total and still looks fabulous.Continue to 18 of 23 below.
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A Little Pizzazz
A white and gold desk is always a glam combo and works well in a small space where you're looking for a little zing without opting for anything too visually distracting. This is a standard IKEA desk that simply received a dose of spray paint in order to fully stand out.Continue to 19 of 23 below.
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A long table and some LACK shelves took this workspace to the next level ASAP! This area is now a well-organized crafter's dream.Continue to 20 of 23 below.
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IKEA is known for its minimalist-friendly pieces, so if you're craving something sleek and subtle, you know where to go. This desk is easy to take apart as needed and is made from two kinds of IKEA products.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
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Neat and Narrow
Is your proposed workspace ultra narrow? There's an IKEA solution for you, too! This desk fits within a slim space while still providing all of the necessary functions you're used to when working.Continue to 22 of 23 below.
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It's a vanity and a desk! This corner space serves double duty and is super sophisticated and sleek to boot—look, no legs!Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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Ok, you really won't believe us when we tell you that this desk was created using two RASK dressers. But indeed, it's true. IKEA pieces have so much hidden potential.