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Ideas for creative corners that work when you do

If there isn’t a fixed work space in the home, it can get challenging to finish your tasks. Take a look at these three surprising solutions for completing your creative activities (or any regular ones). They stay out of the way when not needed and help get things done when you are working.

Textile-covered, combined bench and storage unit ajar at the foot end of a bed holding the contents of a typical home office.
Textile-covered, combined bench and storage unit ajar at the foot end of a bed holding the contents of a typical home office.

Close at hand yet hidden away

If a lack of space is coming in the way of creating a fixed work spot in your home, why not try to keep all the essentials of it in furniture with built-in storage space. Maybe an ottoman or bench to keep everything inside, until you need them.

An idea can strike anywhere

Sometimes ideas come out of nowhere and in the strangest of places, especially during some alone time. Make sure to capture this eureka moment and put it into writing or drawing. After all, it’s important to gather your thoughts after inspiration strikes.

Cooking up more than food in a kitchen

Often, one gets to doing parallel activities in the kitchen. And sometimes, these activities are very different. Take your breakfast table, for instance - one half can be used for eating and the other half for creative work. Dividing the space is a great idea when there’s nowhere else to go

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 designer: Saša Antić
Photographer: Emma Engkvist
Writer: Henrik Annemark