Home Office Refresh


With remote work becoming the new norm, creating a functional and inspiring home office space is essential. As someone who values both productivity and style, I embarked on a creative journey to design a dual workstation home office. My solution? An ingenious IKEA hack using two ALEX shelving units and a VRENA countertop. This budget-friendly DIY project has transformed my workspace into a haven of efficiency and creativity.

My inspiration for this home office project stemmed from the need for separate workspaces for my work and personal life. I wanted a setup that offered ample desk space while maintaining a clean and minimalist aesthetic. My current set-up was cramped and uninspired and was causing me to feel unproductive.

IKEA's ALEX shelving units immediately caught my eye due to their sleek design and practicality. These units offer various drawer sizes, which is perfect for organizing office essentials. I opted for two ALEX units in white to keep the workspace light and airy, with one containing a filing cabinet drawer.

To create a spacious workspace, I needed a substantial countertop, which is where the VRENA countertop came in! Its generous dimensions provided enough room for two workstations without compromising on style, while the walnut finish adds warmth and sophistication to the office.

I personalized the workspace with decor on open shelving, including art, potted plants, and books. The addition of these decor elements, especially autumn/Halloween-themed pieces, made the home office feel uniquely mine.

Overall, this DIY IKEA hack offered an affordable solution for creating a functional home office. It's a space that promotes efficiency, creativity, and collaboration while offering a clean and stylish environment. This project has proven that with a touch of creativity and some IKEA ingenuity, you can transform your workspace into a haven of productivity and inspiration!

IKEA Finds
STILREN Vase > Click here to shop
SENECIO Hanging Plant > Click here to shop
VRENA Countertop > Click here to shop
ALEX Drawer Unit (With Filing Cabinet) > Click here to shop
ALEX Drawer Unit > Click here to shop

Amazon Finds
Laptop stand > Click here to shop
Cable Management > Click here to shop
Power Strip > Click here to shop
Acrylic Desk Organizers > Click here to shop
Kate Spade Pencil Holder > Click here to shop
Kate Spade Tape Dispenser > Click here to shop
Kate Spade Stapler > Click here to shop
Laptop stand > Click here to shop
Cordless Diffuser > Click here to shop
Marble Coasters > Click here to shop
Wireless Charging Pad > Click here to shop

Additional Finds
The Wick Witch Candle > Click here to shop
Ice Cream Sundae Candle > Click here to shop

Other decor items are vintage or from Homesense