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Home visit: a home office that inspires your work

Need to work but struggling to focus? A personalised, well-ordered desk area can inspire you to start a project and complete it! Take a look at Dagmara’s workspace for ideas that balance focus and fun.

Artwork and inspiration displayed on a wall above a wooden desk and black chair.
Artwork and inspiration displayed on a wall above a wooden desk and black chair.

Express your creativity by taping and clipping up prints and pictures, making an eclectic mood board that’s also easy to change when you want a new inspiration point. Dagmara used a vintage IKEA wall trellis, but a wire grid frame like MYRHEDEN works just as well. Use boxes and desktop organisers in different styles, sizes and shapes to keep papers and tools tidy while adding visual interest. “Sticking to just a few colours will help keep everything looking ordered,” says IKEA co-worker Dagmara, who showed us how she put her desk area together. And don’t forget plants – they help reduce stress and boost creativity.

Storage boxes stacked up and labelled.
Inspiration and photos clipped to a wire rack on a wall.
A cup of tea and stationery on a wooden desk.

Turning my workspace into an organised, enjoyable place to spend time made getting down to work each day easier and helped me tune out distractions.

Dagmara, Łódź

A portrait of Dagmara.

    “I worked as a teacher before I joined IKEA. I used to spend many hours working at home, sitting at my desk,” says Dagmara. “When we finished decorating my daughter Hania’s bedroom I started a blog about kids’ rooms. Now Hania likes to use this space to do her homework, too.”

    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.

    Made by
    Interior stylist: Katie Phillips
    Photographer: Polly Wreford
    Follow Dagmara on Instagram: @roomor_