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How to furnish a small workspace on a tight budget

How do you create a comfortable place to be productive – without the luxury of a spare room and spare cash? Here are a few examples from the IKEA range for how to be both functional and frugal with your home office space.

A laptop, notepads and spectacles on a birch plywood, RÅVAROR tray that stands on an oak veneer, RÅVAROR console table.
A laptop, notepads and spectacles on a birch plywood, RÅVAROR tray that stands on an oak veneer, RÅVAROR console table.

A storage unit that does two jobs

Ample shelving and a foldable table, plus the natural durability of solid pine – all at one down-to-earth price. With this IVAR storage unit, your workstation only takes up space while you’re at work.

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Wall storage that looks the business

To organise your home office in a professional-looking way – without the premium prices – you can mix and match EKET series cabinets with ALEX series drawers in a combination that works for you.

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Desk space with extra legroom

In a cosy nook or corner, a floating shelf at the right height can easily do the job of a work desk. With only a comfortable, adjustable chair and perhaps a lamp to add, you’re soon ready for business.

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The right angle at the right price

You can work comfortably, from almost anywhere, if you have a stable – yet lightweight and portable – laptop support. For minimal outlay, you can ensure that your eyes and neck don’t pay the price of all those online meetings.

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A concealed workspace with no hidden costs

This slimline MICKE desk can fit just about anywhere – even tucked out of the way in a cupboard. And because the adjustable, NILSERIK standing support can slot neatly underneath, you simply close the door on work when you’re done.

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The calmness of natural plywood

Easy on the eye and easy on the wallet, this letter tray leaves you with no excuse for a cluttered desk. So, no more misplaced notes or overlooked bills. Made of untreated wood, you can oil, wax or paint it if you like.

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