The IKEA Home Tour Series recently visited Beth, a learning specialist and private tutor for children with learning disabilities, in her small Brooklyn home office. Beth wanted to create a safe, comfortable environment for her students, so they can focus on learning and studying. Instead of spending her time teaching, she was finding that she was spending much of her time traveling from student to student. To make this dream a reality, the Squad installed several special IKEA pieces to help turn her home office into the perfect learning space.
For the business side of her office, the Squad installed VÄGGIS noticeboards against the back wall, so that Beth can use it to hang her calendar and create reminders for her students. An adjacent wall features the KVISSLE magazine rack, providing a great way of keeping each student’s file organized and ready to go for the next session. To make the learning space more conducive to learning, they added the BEKANT sit/stand desk, which can easily be adjusted to either a sitting or standing position.
The NILSERIK standing support also fits easily under the desk when not in use. Finally, the FORSÅ work lamp was added, so that Beth can adjust its head and arm, making it versatile for when she’s working on her board, desk, or computer. To create more storage, the Squad installed EKBY JÄRPEN / EKBY BJÄRNUM wall shelves, which were cut to fit the size of the room. In the study area, they added a LINNMON / ADILS table to comfortably seat two people, as well as TRÅDFRI smart lighting to provide task lighting that can change in color temperature and brightness depending on the time of day.
Finally, KLUDD noticeboards were added so that Beth can set reminders, play games, and write encouraging words to her students. By the time the IKEA Home Tour Series was finished, Beth had the perfect learning environment and could now spend more time with her students and less time traveling. Her dream of having one contained area in her home where her students can learn and study had finally become a reality.
Having an office or a learning space at home is very possible even if you have limited space that’s why we love this particular episode in the Home Tour Series.
In this episode, the Home Tour Series helps Beth, a learning specialist and private tutor for kids with learning disabilities, transform a small space in her home into her own office and learning haven. The squad really maximized every corner of the space to create that calm, inviting, and focused vibe. If you’re interested to know what furniture they used in this make over, check out the list below!
Ikea Office Furniture
BEKANT Ikea Standing Desk
Sometimes when things get busy, we don’t realize how we end up sitting all day. With the Bekant Ikea standing desk, you have the option to adjust your desk’s height to easily switch from sitting to standing! A real must have in your workspace!
NILSERIK standing support
A great stool to compliment your standing desk! The Nilserik Ikea standing support, you can comfortably adjust the height of your seat with a click of a knob. This is also great to improve your posture!
LINNMON / ADILS Ikea Desk
This Ikea tabletop combination with the Adils legs make a great team! Presenting you with a nice sturdy top, and adjustable legs to make sure your table’s leveled on your floors.
Ikea Office Accessories
VÄGGIS Ikea Memo Board
For notes, reminders, or to pin up your favorite pictures and prints, this classic cork noticeboard is perfect. You can hang this vertically or horizontally depending on your space.
Pro tip: If you have a bigger wall and space and you want a bigger board, you can combine and connect 2 or more boards together to create that bigger board.
KVISSLE Ikea Magazine Rack
A great and spacious way to store your files and magazines is through this Ikea rack. You can hang up this rack on your walls which makes it perfect for those who have limited space.
FORSÅ Ikea lamp
This Ikea lamp doesn’t only scream cute, but is also very functional and easy to use! You can easily direct the light to whatever you’re working on to create that extra focused vibe while working or studying.
TRÅDFRI smart lighting
Depending on the time of day, the ideal task lighting can be altered in color temperature and brightness with this smart lighting. Definitely a recommendation for your workspace!
Small Space Furniture Ideas
We hope this list of small office space furniture gave you an inspiration or two now what you can do and incorporate in your own office space. Ikea has a wide range of furniture that’s suitable for small spaces and if you’re searching for more options, check out the furniture list on our small apartment post.
Idea 1: The Studio Office
The Studio Office is a great option for those who need a small office space but don’t have a lot of room to work with. This office design utilizes IKEA’s smaller pieces, such as the Vittsjo laptop table and the Kallax shelf unit, to create a multi-functional workspace. The laptop table can be used as a desk and comes with a shelf underneath for storage, while the Kallax shelf unit can hold books, office supplies, and other items. Additionally, an IKEA chair, such as the Markus, can be added to complete the space. The Studio Office is perfect for those who need to work on the go and want a comfortable place to do so.
Idea 2: The Home Office
The Home Office is a great option for those who want to create a comfortable, homey office space. This design utilizes IKEA’s larger pieces, such as the Hemnes desk and the Malm drawer unit, to create a workspace that is both functional and stylish. The Hemnes desk can hold a computer and other items, while the Malm drawer unit can hold office supplies and other items. Additionally, an IKEA chair, such as the Poang, can be added for extra comfort. The Home Office is perfect for those who want to work from home in a cozy, inviting space.
Idea 3: The Minimalist Office
The Minimalist Office is a great option for those who want to create a modern, sleek office space. This design utilizes IKEA’s smaller pieces, such as the Besta shelf unit and the Lack wall shelf, to create a workspace that is both efficient and stylish. The Besta shelf unit can hold books, office supplies, and other items, while the Lack wall shelf can hold a computer and other items. Additionally, an IKEA chair, such as the Terje, can be added to complete the space. The Minimalist Office is perfect for those who want to create a modern, sophisticated workspace.
Idea 4: The Flexible Office
The Flexible Office is a great option for those who need a workspace that can be easily adjusted and rearranged. This design utilizes IKEA’s versatile pieces, such as the Expedit desk and the Galant filing cabinet, to create a workspace that can be easily adapted to meet different needs. The Expedit desk can be used as a desk or as a shelf for books, office supplies, and other items, while the Galant filing cabinet can be used as storage or as a side table. Additionally, an IKEA chair, such as the Torkel, can be added to complete the space. The Flexible Office is perfect for those who need a workspace that can be easily adjusted and rearranged.
Idea 5: The Creative Office
The Creative Office is a great option for those who want to create a workspace that is both inspiring and functional. This design utilizes IKEA’s smaller pieces, such as the Norberg wall-mounted table and the Besta shelf unit, to create a workspace that encourages creativity. The Norberg wall-mounted table can be used as a desk or as a shelf for books, office supplies, and other items, while the Besta shelf unit can hold books, office supplies, and other items. Additionally, an IKEA chair, such as the Markus, can be added for extra comfort. The Creative Office is perfect for those who want to work in a space that encourages creativity.