Need to work but struggling to focus? A personalised, well-ordered desk area can inspire you to start a project and complete it! Take a look at Dagmara’s workspace for ideas that balance focus and fun.
Express your creativity by taping and clipping up prints and pictures, making an eclectic mood board that’s also easy to change when you want a new inspiration point. Dagmara used a vintage IKEA wall trellis, but a wire grid frame like MYRHEDEN works just as well. Use boxes and desktop organisers in different styles, sizes and shapes to keep papers and tools tidy while adding visual interest. ‘Sticking to just a few colours will help keep everything looking ordered,’ says IKEA co-worker Dagmara, who showed us how she put her desk area together. And don’t forget plants – they help reduce stress and boost creativity.
‘I worked as a teacher before I joined IKEA. I used to spend many hours working at home, sitting at my desk,’ says Dagmara. ‘When we finished decorating my daughter Hania’s bedroom I started a blog about kids’ rooms. Now Hania likes to use this space to do her homework, too.’
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.
Interior stylist: Katie Phillips
Photographer: Polly Wreford
Follow Dagmara on Instagram: @roomor_