21 Awe-Inspiring Ikea Desk Hacks that are Affordable and Easy (2022)

If you’re on the hunt to find the perfect Ikea desk hack for your home or workspace – then you have to take a look at the hacks below! The list includes many different desk types/configurations – from minimalist, to maximum storage, to standing desk hacks and beyond.

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Regardless if you work from home, have an office job, or a hobbyist /student, having a beautiful and organized work space can be both inspiring and increase your productivity.

I’m also a believer in doing things on a budget – where the IKEA hack part comes in. The list below includes Ikea desk hacks that are both budget friendly and super functional.

And they’re goegeous to boot!

When you love your workspace, you’re happier to be there. And since we spend much of our waking hours at work, it makes sense to make it as inviting and joyful as we can.

I found my happy (crafting) work space after making my own IKEA hack craft desk with storage for $100. You can check out my Ikea craft table hack here.

In the list of desk hacks below, I’ve tried to include as many different types of desks (for small spaces, standing desk, corner desks, craft desks, etc..) that I could- because I want you to find the perfect workspace too.

Enjoy the list, and here’s to a happy workspace for all!

1. Adjustable Desk: Counter-Height Craft Table

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One of the cheapest ways to get an adjustable height desk at Ikea is to use the adjustable Olov adjustable legs ($15/each) with a compatible tabletop. In this case we used the sit/standing desk for a counter-height crafting table. The maximum heigh you can get with the legs is 35.5″ high. This works well as a standing desk for crafting, painting/hobby, but might not be tall enough to be used as a standing desk for computer screens (more on those below).

It’s also tall enough to use a rolling storage cart below it for craft supplies or office supplies. Source

2. Budget Friendly Desk for $25

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If you’re wondering about the cheapest desk/legs combination available at Ikea – it’s this one. The combination uses the IKEA Linnmon Tabletop ($9) and the Adils legs (4 at $4/each) for a total of $25! And to show how much space you have, I’m able to fit 1 large 22″ screen with a 12″ laptop.

I ended up using an adjustable monitor/laptop stand to raise my laptop screen to be eye level (and bonus storage space underneath). For the screen, I reused an old dual screen monitor arm stand we had (I only needed a single) to save on even more table space, here’s a similar single arm stand.

The monitor arm allows you to swivel your screen in a 360 degree range of motion. From portrait mode to landscape. You can also adjust the height of the monitor.

3. Ikea Desk with Gold Leg Accent

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This Ikea desk hack cost less than $100 too, and looks fabulous! Love those gold legs! Source

4. Kallax Desk Hack (with storage)

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This clever Ikea hack computer desk is perfect for a home office, with the bonus of lots of storage space with the Kallax shelves, for around $150. Source

5. Ikea Corner Desk Hack

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This gorgeous Ikea hack corner desk made with glossy IKEA LINNMON tables, not only works well in corner configurations but also in other spaces, like this one.Love that bright and beautiful magenta chair!

6. Standing Desk Hack

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Standing desks are super popular these days, but are expensive. Here is an awesome hack to make an Ikea hack standing desk for much much less. And the legs are adjustable so you can make it any height you wish! . Source

7. Craft Desk/Table Hack

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If your on the lookout for another afforable ($150) DIY craft table with lots of quick and accessible storage, then this Ikea craft desk hack is a must try! This is the one I created in my craft workspace.

It uses the Ikea Trofast shelves as the base. The desktop is an inexpensive piece of laminated shelving. This Ikea desk hack is counter height, so it could work well as a standing desk too. Source

8. Portable Standing Desk Hack for $18

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This portable standing desk hack costs $18 and brilliantly uses 2 sizes of Ikea Variera Kitchen shelve inserts and this one and then spray paints them. It’s small enough to stow away and to move around to different areas in your home. Source.

9. Ikea Alex Desk Hack

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If you’re looking for something that’s designer and custom-made looking without the custom-made price, check out Kelin’s gorgeous hack where she uses the Ikea Alex drawers, Ekby Alex shelves with some simple Plywood. It costed her under $500 to put together and it’s fabulous! Source.

10. Cheap Standing Desk Hack in a Small Space

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If you’re small on space then you’re going to love this clever hack! This hack uses a simple Ikea countertop-turned-shelf with some brackets. It also uses another Ikea board to cover unsightly cables and external hard drives. Source.

11.Chic Faux Marble Top Desk Hack

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Looking for chic Ikea office ideas? This Ikea DIY desk was painted copper and given a marble table top. Add some glam to your workday with this beaut! Source

12. Slim Desk Hack

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This Ikea hack slim desk is functional and perfect for small spaces and budgets. There is plenty of room for a laptop, and has storage drawers as an bonus. This shelf can also be attached directly to the wall to create a floating desk ikea hack. Source

13. Counter Height Hobby Desk

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This Ikea counter height desk is budget friendly and has plenty of desk storage. This would make a great hobby or craft table, cutting table for sewing fabric, or even a nifty standing desk or workstation. Source

14. Cheap Desk Hack (home office)

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An Ikea hack desk with storage that only costs $60! Win win!.Source

15. Butcher Block Countertop Desk Hack

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Another Ikea hack desk with storage that uses a beautiful Ikea butcher block countertop. Love the earthy wooden color. Source

16. Craft Room Desk Hack

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A crafters dream! Lots of storage options with this ikea hack desk with storage . Source

17. Wooden Legs Desk Hack

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Love the clean look to this diy desk, and those legs! This blogger also used a teal Ikea Raskog cart to organize more office supplies beside her desk. Some awesome Ikea office hacks here. This would make a great desk for kids or teenagers room. Source

18. Small Space Desk Hack

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This chic and cute parisienne inspired desk is lovely! This blogger used gold spray paint to make this Ikea desk hack in gold. This is probably one of the best desk from Ikea for small spaces, I’ve seen! Source

19. Big Desk Hack -Lots Of Storage

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Another gorgeous butcher block tabletop desk from Ikea. There is lots of storage with this hack, since it uses dressers as a base. This Ikea hacks office desk is so functional! Source

20. Ikea Desk with Wall Storage

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This is one of the best ikea desk hacks I’ve seen. I love how they’ve used the Ikea Kallax shelf to create all the wall storage options and office organization! Awesome! Source

21. Simple Wooden Table Top Desk

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Want simple? This minimalist Ikea hack desk is modern, clean and could even be incorporated nicely into your home decor. No need to hide this beauty behind closed doors – it would be a gorgeous and functional addition to any room in your home. Source

22. Ikea Office and Desk Organization Hacks

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Love the multiple Ikea office hacks along with the desk. The Ikea Lack side table as a printer stand is genious (and cheap!) Source

23. Gold Spray Paint Desk Hack

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Another glamorous ikea diy desk hack in gold! And this hack is super affordable. Source.

24. Printer Storage Cart Hack

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I’m adding this to my list of must-do Ikea office ideas. The Ikea Stuva shelf is a perfect printer storage cart /solution.Also, love how it’s tucked away neatly under that desk! Source

25. Ikea Reception Desk Hack

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This Ikea hack reception desk was intended to make a reception desk, but it could also double as a large standing desk space. Source

26. Wall Built-in Desk Hack

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If you prefer more storage space than desk space, then you’ll love this DIY custom Ikea desk hack made with the Kallax shelves. Source

27. Ikea Rast Desk Hack

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Love this Ikea Desk Hack made from the Ikea Rast and Ikea Kallax. That pegboard is another great way to add some extra organization for tools, if your a hobbyist! Source

28. Ikea Gaming Desk Hack with Alex drawers

Looking for a swanky gaming desk? Check out the video above for this amazing desk made out of the Ikea Alex drawers. The video also shows you how to do cable management and how to add some awesome Govee Dreamcolour lights for a spectacular gaming vibe.

29. Ikea Desk Hack For a Home Office for 2

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This stunning makeover shows you how to create this chic and super functional home office. The workspaces has enough room for 2 workstations and look at all the storage!Love this one Source

30. Large Ikea Desk Station for a Family

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If you a bit of space and have the need for multiple people working in the same space (remote learning and working for families, home business or homeschooling), then this Ikea desk hack will give you enough room. It’s also very chic and stylish so it can work a part of your home decor. Source

And there you have it, 21+ gorgeous and affordable Ikea desk hacks perfect for all types of work spaces. From sit down style, to standing desks and beyond – now the hard part. Which Ikea desk hack will you choose?

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