12 IKEA desk setups to inspire us to work from home

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Need a little bit of inspiration for your home office?

Try these different IKEA desk setups to create your work station.

Whether you have space a double desk or just a tiny corner to set up a work desk, we hope you’ll get lots of ideas from this list.

Insta-worthy IKEA desk setups for your home office

1. Butcher block and ALEX

The classic. You can’t go wrong with the combo of an IKEA kitchen countertop (like this), an ALEX drawer unit and ADILS legs. Rug (in case you’re asking) is from Wayfair. IKEA used to have a similar one called LAPPLJUNG RUTA.

2. MALM desk for 2

A variation from #1. This desk setup uses the MALM 3-drawer chest instead. And two smaller MALM nightstands as desk drawer units. And a KALLAX 2×4 as a divider and vertical storage. If space is an issue, hack a pull-out laptop desk in a MALM dresser.

3. KLIMPEN under the stairs

Under the stairs is as good as spot as any to fit in a work station. Two KLIMPEN drawer units prop up a table top. Spray paint the metal label slots for a bit of contrast.

4. Kitchen worktop and BESTÅ

For this set up, Lydia turned to the IKEA kitchen and BESTÅ range. The countertop with the concrete effect is an EKBACKEN. Again, the ALEX is seen here, blending beautifully with everything else.

5. MICKE desk or vanity

A MICKE desk is always a good choice for a compact workstation. An EKBY ALEX shelf and drawers serves as a monitor stand and extra storage.

6. ALGOT and SKÅDIS combo

Love this desk made from ALGOT upright and shelves with SKÅDIS pegboard. Clean, sleek and minimal.

7. HEMNES desk and built-ins

Now this is what I call a home office. So gorgeous in every way. Amy and her husband turned the HEMNES units into built-in bookshelves. And the space is completed with a HEMNES desk.

8. Tiny work space

Even if you have a tiny space, IKEA has your back. The MICKE desk is just slightly over 2 feet. It’s your best bet for a desk that will fit into a corner of the bedroom or living room.

9. Desk setups on trestles

One of my favourite options — a table top on trestles. The ODDVALD trestles are striking as legs for this desk, possibly a LINNMON.

10. LINNMON desk

This list wouldn’t be complete without IKEA’s most popular desk combination. LINNMON on ADILS legs. No fuss. It works.

11. Can’t go wrong with LILLÅSEN desk setup

The LILLÅSEN desk is a beautiful piece, made from bamboo with metal legs. The slim profile means it can be tucked between windows or even behind a sofa.

12. Dining table to work desk

The LERHAMN table hard at work in this work + craft station. If you need a deeper (29 1/8″) desk, dining tables are the way to go.

Show us your IKEA desk setups. Tag us on Instagram and your space may be featured next.

Jules Yap