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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.

A home office workspace in a living room. Includes a desk, a chair draped in a throw, and open storage shelves
A home office workspace in a living room. Includes a desk, a chair draped in a throw, and open storage shelves

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 colors and different textures with the rest of your space. Wrap your chair in your favorite 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.

You can get your storage to blend in by adding touches of colors and patterns that match the rest of your deco. We used an open customizable 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).

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: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Anna Blom