Home Office Organization and Style Ideas to Steal From Ikea's 2013 Catalog

Scoff at the pre-fabricatedness of it all, but Ikea is easy to love, especially if you're bootstrapping your business and need a quick shot of affordable modern style to make your home office feel more like home. And while I might go a little mad walking through the maze-like warehouse dodging bratty, temper-tantrum throwing kids, hurriedly cutting through displays to get around groups of adults who zig zag through the walkway at a glacial pace, the dollar fro-yo and cheap prices make it all worth it.

Most of the time.


The company's latest catalog hit shelves and mailboxes not too long ago, and tearing through its colorful pages, I found a few ideas that you should definitely consider implementing in your own at-home workspace. Check out the pics below for Ikea inspiration!

Get Your Drawers in Order

Ikea drawer storage for home office organization
It might be the easiest thing you can do — skip the displays upstairs, and just go straight to the downstairs marketplace to grab a few of these Rationell Drawer Dividers ($13) to get your desk drawers neatly organized for stress-free working. You'll always have a paperclip and harmonica handy.

See the rest after the break!


Use Every Inch/Display Docs in a New Way

Lilac laptop desk from Ikea
Having a small home isn't a problem — you just need to use every inch available to maximize your space. This lust-worthy lilac Isala Laptop Table ($200) hides your machine and makes a small footprint.

Additionally, these coatracks (right) would make a great display for images (obviously), but could also provide a creative new way to display your current projects, vision boards, or clippings.

Utilize Your Walls

Home office space inspiration
Who said storage had to be on the ground? Use all available wall space for shelves and storage. Not only does this make your room look taller, since it draws the eye up, but it might end up looking more like art than clutter if you do it right.

Wall of Color

Blue wall storage unit from Ikea
Like the idea of using your walls for storage, but don't want to see any of its contents? This Besta Storage Unit ($376) will add a shot of color to a dull room and provide clean, clutter-free storage to your office. Just shut the doors and your work goes away.


Have you taken the time to dress up your home office? What are some of your favorite elements? Leave your design faves in the comments below, or snap a quick pic and share them on Instagram with the tag #UncommonOffice — I'll feature them on the site!