It is extremely important to have a home office or workspace that is comfortable, functional, and inspiring at the same time. If your home workspace is uncomfortable and uninspiring, it can be exceedingly hard to get work done or even be inspired to create in the first place.
Taking on the task of transforming any space in your home is never a simple or cheap project, but you don’t have to throw up tons of wallpaper, break out multiple cans of paint, or handle the power tools to make your space more inspiring. All you need is a trip to your local IKEA and some inspiration provided to you by these awesome hacks.
1. Ikea Picture Ledges Turned Book Shelves Hack
This project doesn’t require much actual “hacking” activity, just a little bit of reimagining. These IKEA picture ledges can be hung as they normally would but instead of placing pictures on them, use them for your books, notepads, and magazines instead. If you don’t have a large collection, these shelves can completely get rid of the need for an actual bookshelf at a fraction of the price, size, and work.
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2. Ikea Concrete Globe Table Lamp Hack
Every cool home office needs an equally cool light fixture, and this IKEA hack totally provides that. Made using an IKEA globe light and some concrete mix, this simple light is transformed into a fixture that looks awesome on any desk.
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3. Ikea Geometric Pinboards Hack
Pinboards, or corkboards, are super handy office tools that seriously help with organization and while they are super useful, they aren’t known for being the most stylish of office accessories. With this simple hack you can turn any old IKEA pinboard into a tool that helps aid productivity and looks great at the same time.
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4. Ikea Coffee Table Desk Hack
There are tons of IKEA desk hacks out there, and while all of them are great, this one definitely has a special place in our hearts because of how ridiculously easy it is. Using an IKEA coffee table top and some IKEA hairpin legs, two simple items are transformed into a combination that is extremely useful and even more chic!
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5. Ikea Storage Box Makeover Hack
You can never have too much storage but affordable storage options aren’t known for being the most stylish. A few simple IKEA storage pins and some creative spray painting can give you options that are both.
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5. Ikea Office Chair Hack
All this hack requires is a little bit of gold spray paint, but it makes such a huge difference! When painted over, the legs of this plush IKEA chair completely transform the look of the entire piece. Go gold for a little bit of glamour or choose another color that suits you better.
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7. Ikea Desk Organizer Hack
Not every little item that belongs on your desk fits in with the rest of the space or is pretty to look at, which makes finding proper desk organization super important. This little organizer is the simple transformation of one IKEA item. Done with just a bit of geometric color blocking, this project is extremely easy but makes a huge difference.
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8. Ikea Bar Cart Storage Hack
Another hack that doesn’t require any actual “hacking,” this IKEA bar cart can easily be transformed into a great office storage unit for books, knick-knacks, and office supplies.
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