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Furnish a flexible and homey work spot

Want a functional and flexible workspace in your living room that doesn’t scream office? Here’s how to set up a workstation in a nook so it blends in with the rest of your interior.

Create a modern home office in your living room with contemporary office furniture! Let a chair blend in with the rest of the interior, just wrap it in a green throw! IKEA offers a broad selection of office chairs such as ÖRFJÄLL/SPORREN swivel chair.
Create a modern home office in your living room with contemporary office furniture! Let a chair blend in with the rest of the interior, just wrap it in a green throw! IKEA offers a broad selection of office chairs such as ÖRFJÄLL/SPORREN swivel chair.

This living room office nook has all the basics you need: a comfy seat, good lighting, and lots of storage. Make it feel more welcoming by coordinating colours and different textures with the rest of your space. Wrap your chair in your favourite throw, use a sleek lamp with a built-in wireless charger and add a couple of plants and a pegboard. When work’s done, take away the chair and your desk becomes a sideboard.

Organise your home workspace with smart home office furniture! Use a pegboard for both storing office supplies and displaying your favourite things. Try the IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard. Then complete it with the different removable accessories you need.
You can get your storage to blend in by adding touches of colours and patterns that match the rest of your deco. We used an open customisable shelving unit and added boxes with lids in the same tone for a uniform feel. Just write what’s inside on clips so you can easily find your stuff. Store receipts in a minimal glass vase (these three come as a set and stack together when they are not needed).

You can get your storage to blend in by adding touches of colours and patterns that match the rest of your deco. We used an open customisable shelving unit and added boxes with lids in the same tone for a uniform feel. Just write what’s inside on clips so you can easily find your stuff. Store receipts in a minimal glass vase (these three come as a set and stack together when they are not needed).

Create a modern home workspace in your living room without hiding every boring office thing away. Just put your receipts in a beautiful vase, such as IKEA PS 2017 transparent glass vase in grey. The set of three can also be stacked for storage.
Personalise your modern home workspace. Just use a waterproof pen to write on clips that you attach to the cut out handles. Try the IKEA TJENA white storage boxes made from at least 80% recycled paper and designed using less raw materials.
Use a uniform mix of modern home office furniture in your living room work spot. Put office supplies like scissors, tape and papers inside a smart paper box with cut out handles. Try the IKEA TJENA white storage box made from at least 80% recycled paper!
Create a flexible and modern home office with a modern style desk! At IKEA you'll find lots of desks, such as the LISABO desk in clear lacquered ash veneer and solid birch.
Want a work lamp that blends in with your living room and also fits your home office? Try IKEA RIGGAD; a work lamp and wireless charger in one. The wood and soft design give it a look that’s different to most technical products.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Interior designer: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Anna Blom