25 Practical IKEA Desk Hacks That Inspire

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A desk is a must for almost every home: most of us have if not a home office, then at least a home office nook. If you are ready to DIY, IKEA is your way – this furniture can be easily hacked to match your space or you may even compose your own desk of various IKEA items you have at hand. Here are the coolest ideas we’ve found on the web – choose and go crafting!

IKEA Desk Hacks

What IKEA desks can you hack? Actually, any desks! Grab your Micke, Gruvan, Kallax desk and ahck it to match your interior. The easiest ways to do that is to paint or stain – if usual repainting isn’t for you, try color blocking, which is a hot trend. You may also paint or stain only a drawer or legs and keep the tabletop contrasting. Spray paint the legs with some metallic paint and you’ll get a cool and glam look. Cover a drawer or your tabletop with paper or spruce up the tabletop with gold leaf to make it shiny and bright.

a girlish hack of a Micke desk with a dusty pink drawer and a matching chair is a perfect fir for a girl's home office

a girlish hack of a Micke desk with a dusty pink drawer and a matching chair is a perfect fir for a girl's home office

a modern shared work and study space with two Micke desks attached to each other will fit kids' and adults' spaces

a modern shared work and study space with two Micke desks attached to each other will fit kids' and adults' spaces

a bold color block Micke hack in pastel shades with geometric touches is great to add a touch of color to your working space

a bold color block Micke hack in pastel shades with geometric touches is great to add a touch of color to your working space

a shared study space with a hacked Micke desk with two sleek drawers in various colors and emerald chairs

a shared study space with a hacked Micke desk with two sleek drawers in various colors and emerald chairs

hack your Micke desk with a wooden drawer or just covering the existign one with  paper

hack your Micke desk with a wooden drawer or just covering the existign one with paper

an IKEA Micke desk with gold handles  a matching upholstered ottoman is a chic combo for a working space

an IKEA Micke desk with gold handles a matching upholstered ottoman is a chic combo for a working space

an IKEA Gruvan desk hack with gold leaf is a chic and glam idea, perfect for a girlish space

an IKEA Gruvan desk hack with gold leaf is a chic and glam idea, perfect for a girlish space

IKEA Kallax desk renovated with marble  paper is a very easy craft that won't take much time or effort

IKEA Kallax desk renovated with marble paper is a very easy craft that won't take much time or effort

chic gold touches make this Micke desk more glam and shiny, it's a very elegant option

chic gold touches make this Micke desk more glam and shiny, it's a very elegant option

an IKEA Besta Burs desk hacked with gold spray paint is a very easy craft to try

an IKEA Besta Burs desk hacked with gold spray paint is a very easy craft to try

Desks Of IKEA Items

If you don’t have a ready desk to renovate, make your own one using IKEA items you have. If you need much storage space, consider using dressers as legs – Tarva, Malm and other dressers or sideboards, and just place a tabletop on them. If you need a slim desk but with storage, an IKEA Alex Ekby shelf is your way to go – just place it on legs and voila! Prefer more lightweight designs? Buy hairpin or Lerberg trestle legs and add a Linnmon tabletop or take a tabletop from any IKEA Item – a coffee or a dining table you don’t need. Get inspired!

a comfortable desk with IKEA Alex shelves and a wooden tabletop has much storage space

a comfortable desk with IKEA Alex shelves and a wooden tabletop has much storage space

a cool minimalist desk of IKEA Malm dressers and a wooden tabletop provides much storage space

a cool minimalist desk of IKEA Malm dressers and a wooden tabletop provides much storage space

a desk of an IKEA Linnmon tabletop, Krille legs and an Alex drawer unit is a large unit ideal for work

a desk of an IKEA Linnmon tabletop, Krille legs and an Alex drawer unit is a large unit ideal for work

a long shared desk made of IKEA Lerberg trestles and wooden tabletops for a contemporary meets rustic feel

a long shared desk made of IKEA Lerberg trestles and wooden tabletops for a contemporary meets rustic feel

a minimalist desk in white with IKEA Malm dressers and a matching tabletop is complemented with an acrylic chair

a minimalist desk in white with IKEA Malm dressers and a matching tabletop is complemented with an acrylic chair

a modern lightweight looking desk made of an IKEA Sanfrid tabletop and bright red hairpin legs

a modern lightweight looking desk made of an IKEA Sanfrid tabletop and bright red hairpin legs

a rustic desk made of IKEA Lerberg Trestle Legs and a wooden tabletop with a living edge, which is a hot trend

a rustic desk made of IKEA Lerberg Trestle Legs and a wooden tabletop with a living edge, which is a hot trend

a rustic desk made of IKEA Rast dressers and a Linnmon countertop features much storage space

a rustic desk made of IKEA Rast dressers and a Linnmon countertop features much storage space

a simple contemporary desk of IKEA box shelves and a grey tabletop features open storage units

a simple contemporary desk of IKEA box shelves and a grey tabletop features open storage units

a slim mid-century modern desk of an IKEA Alex Ekby shelf, with a wooden cover and hairpin legs will fit a tiny space

a slim mid-century modern desk of an IKEA Alex Ekby shelf, with a wooden cover and hairpin legs will fit a tiny space

a stylish desk made of an IKEA Alex drawer unit, LERBERG Trestle, a Numerar countertop features storage yet doesn't look heavy

a stylish desk made of an IKEA Alex drawer unit, LERBERG Trestle, a Numerar countertop features storage yet doesn't look heavy

a chic desk made using a Linnmon countertop and Lerberg trestle by IKEA is a cool idea with a glam touch

a chic desk made using a Linnmon countertop and Lerberg trestle by IKEA is a cool idea with a glam touch

an IKEA Lack coffee table hack into a stylish desk with mint hairpin legs is a perfect fit for a contemporary space

an IKEA Lack coffee table hack into a stylish desk with mint hairpin legs is a perfect fit for a contemporary space

an IKEA Tarendo dining table hacked with marble  paper into a simple desk

an IKEA Tarendo dining table hacked with marble paper into a simple desk

DIY desk made of IKEA Stuva units and a concrete countertop for maximal durability and a modern feel

DIY desk made of IKEA Stuva units and a concrete countertop for maximal durability and a modern feel