As more people are working remotely or starting their own businesses, having a home office is becoming a must-have. However, not everyone has the luxury of space or budget to dedicate an entire room as a home office. Thankfully, there are plenty of IKEA home office ideas that can help you transform any space into a functional and stylish workplace.
Developing Your Home Office Plan
Before diving into designing your home office, take some time to think about the kind of space that will work best for you. Do you need a quiet room for focusing on work, or do you actually work better in a collaborative setting, like a shared home office or the living room? Do you need a lot of storage space, or are you more concerned with a clean, minimalistic look?
Answering these questions will help you plan your home office layout, choose the right furniture and accessories, and ultimately create a space that you will look forward to working in every day.
The Essentials: Desk and Chair
The foundation of any home office is the desk and chair. When it comes to a desk, you want to choose one that’s the right size for your space while also providing enough room for your computer, paperwork, and supplies.
For a small workspace, the MICKE desk is an excellent option. The compact design includes a built-in storage unit and a cable outlet for easy cable management. If you need more space and like a clean, classic look, check out the LINNMON / ADILS combination. This setup can be customized to fit your exact needs and comes in a variety of finishes.
As for the chair, it’s essential to find one that provides proper back support and is adjustable for your height and work surface. The MARKUS swivel chair is a popular choice for its comfortable design, mesh backrest, and adjustable tilt and height settings. For a more stylish option, the LÅNGFJÄLL swivel chair offers comfort and sophistication with its unique curved backrest and adjustable lumbar support.
Maximizing Storage Space
One of the biggest challenges in creating a functional home office is figuring out how to store everything you need without cluttering up your workspace. That’s where IKEA’s storage solutions come in handy.
For paperwork and files, the ALEX drawer unit provides easy access to documents with its shallow drawers, while its top can double as an additional workspace. If you need more storage and like a modular design, try the KALLAX shelf unit with drawers. This versatile piece can be arranged horizontally or vertically and offers many different sizes of compartments to fit your specific needs.
Don’t forget about accessories like SKÅDIS pegboards and containers to keep your workspace organized. By utilizing vertical space, you can free up desk space and keep everything within reach.
Adding Style and Personality
Just because it’s a workspace doesn’t mean it has to be drab and boring. Infusing your home office with style and personality can make it a more inspiring and motivating place to work.
One way to add style is with wall decor. IKEA’s selection of wall art is extensive and includes everything from abstract prints to inspirational quotes. Another way to add personality is with lighting. The RANARP work lamp is not only functional but also adds an industrial accent to any space.
Don’t forget to add greenery. Plants not only add a pop of color but also purify the air. The FEJKA artificial potted plant requires no maintenance and is available in different sizes and types.
With a little creativity and inspiration from IKEA’s furniture and accessories, you can turn any space into a functional and stylish home office. By following these tips, you can create a workspace that suits your needs, maximizes your storage, and showcases your unique personality. Happy designing!