11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!

While I haven’t done a ton of Ikea hacks, I absolutely LOVE the idea of customizing inexpensive furniture so we’ll consider a few smart ones I spied. One of my favorite unfussy, durable, stylish, and affordable collections from Ikea is their Vittsjo series. The metal and tempered glass Ikea Vittsjo series includes shelf units, laptop tables, coffee tables, laptop stands, TV unit, and nesting tables. Vittsjo pieces are awesome on their own, yet plenty of folks choose to transform them DIY style. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf celebrates a few favorite Vittsjo hacks from genius DIYers around the web!

Vittsjo desk in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Hello Lovely Studio. Desk: Ikea Vittsjo Laptop Table. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

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Before we consider inspiration around the web for the Ikea hacks, here is how I used Vittsjo pieces without any hacks or effort at all within the Arizona house.

BTW, did you know you can buy Ikea items on Amazon? Yep. Not everyone lives near an Ikea store so find Vittsjo on Amazon RIGHT HERE.

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11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!

The beauty of these Vittsjo pieces is how they can stand alone as well as be combined. For example, one or two shelf units joined by a laptop table becomes a formidable entertainment system unit.

Vittsjo laptop table in brown/black from Ikea
Ikea Vittsjo Laptop Table

How affordable is Vittsjo? Well, the Vittsjo laptop table (why is this not called a desk!?!) I used in two guest bedrooms at our vacation getaway is $39.99!

Vittsjo laptop table desk from Ikea in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Guest bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio.
Find a linen upholstered headboard with nailhead trim RIGHT HERE. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Both guest bedrooms were on the small side, so the 39″ x 14″ Vittsjo laptop table worked well as a bedside table in one of them as well as a desk/vanity in another. The roman numerals are a DIY project, and they relate to our sons’ birth years.

Detail of Ikea Vittsjo laptop table desk in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Hello Lovely Studio. Desk: Ikea Vittsjo Laptop Table. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

You need not store a laptop on the Vittsjo laptop table! Have fun deciding what to display!

Detail of Ikea Vittsjo laptop table desk in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Thrift store finds in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

I decorated this second house of ours on a shoestring budget (gold spray-painted 50cent plastic giraffe, anyone?). The Swedish style vintage chair I paired with the Vittsjo desk (in black/brown) was a $3 wobbly find at Goodwill. I tightened the screws underneath and slapped on a coat of paint.

Vittsjo laptop table desk by Ikea in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Hello Lovely Studio. Find a linen upholstered headboard with nailhead trim RIGHT HERE. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Below is a Vittsjo laptop table in another serene, with black and white guest room at the Arizona house. The Marius stool is also an Ikea find, and the vintage marble based lamp is an original Midcentury modern piece I found locally. The mercury glass jars are Pottery Barn.

Vittsjo laptop table desk by Ikea in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. Pema Chodron painting by Michele of Hello Lovely. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Black and white bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Art on wall: Hello Lovely Studio. Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

When space is at a premium, the shallow Vittsjo pieces truly come to the rescue since they are so multi-functional.

DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio. Find a linen upholstered headboard with nailhead trim RIGHT HERE.

I swear we’re going to get to those Vittsjo hacks, but I have to show off another one of my favorite Ikea pieces I turn to again and again.

Vittsjo laptop table desk, Mongstad mirror, and Marius stool by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.
Ikea Mongstad Mirror.

I bought this Ikea Mongstad Mirror for bedrooms at the Arizona house as well as a guest bedroom here in Chicagoland. I keep toying with the idea of hacking it by covering the dark frame with something light and ethereal. Stay tuned.

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French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Bonjour Pillow
Vintage Chinese Bench
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Back to Vittsjo. My favorite Vittsjo piece is obviously the laptop table, and I’ll be showing you a few of my favorite hacks to it. But there’s another Vittsjo piece I admire as well.

Detail of Vittsjo laptop desk from Ikea in bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Desk : Ikea Vittsjo Laptop Table. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources. Artificial potted plant: HERE.

I talked my sister into adding two Vittsjo shelving units (see below) to her office we began redesigning a couple of days ago. Wait til you see how that modern Scandi office makeover is shaping up! (Peeks are coming soon!)

Ikea Hacks: Vittsjo Shelving Unit

But let’s say you want a less austere metal etagere in your space? Vittsjo is super easy to work with…let’s peek at some fabulous hacks!

Ikea Hack No. 1: Serene Vittsjo

Your favorite gold spray paint and a little carrara marble contact paper can work wonders on a Vittsjo shelf unit!

Vittsjo shelving unit from Ikea customized by Summer Adams.
Find the DIY Ikea hack how to and details at Summer Adams.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Shelf & Desk…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

If you’re dreaming of a serene, timeless, and tranquil bedroom retreat for yourself…make sure you SEE THIS with its mood board and sources created especially for you!

Ikea Hack No. 2: Rustic Chic Vittsjo

Vittsjo shelving unit from Ikea customized by Stylespellbook. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Design/Photo: Stylespellbook.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Shelf & Desk…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 3: Airy Vittsjo

Little Green Notebook Ikea hack of Vittsjo shelving unit. Juniper Home.
Find the DIY Ikea hack how-to and details at Juniper Home.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Shelf & Desk…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 4: Marble Look Vittsjo

Another pretty hack with marble adhesive paper!

Vittsjo Ikea hack from House of Hawkes. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Find the DIY Ikea hack how to and details at House of Hawkes.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Shelf & Desk…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 5: Industrial Farmhouse Vittsjo

Look what happens when you add rustic planks of wood to Vittsjo shelves!

Vittsjo Ikea hack from Ikeahackers.
Find the DIY Ikea hack how to and details at Ikeahackers.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Shelf & Desk…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 6: Blush Modern Vittsjo

Is your mind flooding with ideas yet for how you might customize a Vittsjo shelving unit?

Vittsjo Ikea hack from Heart Home Mag.
Find the DIY Ikea hack how to and instructions at Heart Home Mag.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Shelf & Desk…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hacks: Vittsjo Laptop Table

Did I mention Vittsjo comes in a white colorway? Woohoo! Yep it does! So if you all-white decor fans thought you’d have to bust out the paintbrush to hack the black/brown finish…shazam.

Vittsjo Laptop Table from Ikea in white
Vittsjo Laptop Table, Ikea
Beautiful vignette with Ikea's Vittsjo laptop table desk - Home Via Laura.
Photo & Design: Home Via Laura.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 7: Rose Gold Vittsjo

For a sweet, trendy look, think rose gold:

Beautiful Ikea hack of Vittsjo with rose gold paint via Heart Home Mag. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Find the DIY Ikea Hack instructions at Heart Home Mag.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 8: Concrete Top Vittsjo

Is this my favorite Vittsjo laptop table hack? It just may be! I love the idea of trying this hack!

Genius Ikea hack of a Vittsjo laptop table desk by Rock My Style.
Find the DIY Ikea hack instructions at Rock My Style.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 9: Entry Table Vittsjo

Laptop tables are not just for bedrooms or living rooms…look at how it can become command central in an entry.

Rustic Ikea hack of Vittsjo laptop table desk by My Fabuless Life.
Find the DIY Ikea hack instructions at My Fabuless Life.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 10: Minty & Mobile Vittsjo

For an airy bar service area and a colorful pop against white…

Sweet Ikea hack of a Vittsjo laptop table desk from Style Me Pretty.
Find the DIY Ikea hack details at Style Me Pretty.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Ikea Hack No. 11: Rustic Bar Vittsjo

How about adding wine glass storage underneath Vittsjo’s top?

Lifestyle 365's Ikea hack of a Vittsjo laptop table into a bar.
Find the DIY Ikea hack instructions and details at Lifestyle 365.
11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

3 Inspiring Ways to Style Vittsjo

Fashionably Black & White

Vittsjo laptop table with Tobias chair.
Photo/Design: via.

Love the chair? Find Ikea’s Tobias chair HERE.

Fleecy & Scandinavian

Cozy vignette with Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and a fleecy covered chair. Jornalogora.
Photo/Design: Jornalogora.

Find sheepskin options RIGHT HERE.

Tranquil With Traditional

Vittsjo laptop table desk in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
Hello Lovely Studio.. Find a linen upholstered headboard with nailhead trim RIGHT HERE. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf…certainly lovely indeed! Easy DIY inspiration for Ikea Vittsjo laptop table and shelving unit as well as styling ideas and shopping sources.

Check Out This Bedroom With Ikea Hacks!

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Gold Milagro Heart
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Bonjour Pillow
Vintage Chinese Bench
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
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Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
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Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
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Sweater Weave Basket
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French Country Wood Chandelier
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Galvanized Console Table
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Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
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Diptyque Oyedo Candle
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French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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4 Comments

  1. Sandra Hinds
    April 1, 2019 / 9:16 am

    I LOVED all the tips about the Ikea hacks! I had no idea they had such style without looking cheap.
    I loved how you used the Ikea products in your houses.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 11:03 am

      Yay! You really can incorporate certain Ikea pieces into the mix and still keep it looking high end! Thank you for the kind words.

  2. Holley
    February 13, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Hi. Do you know the measurement of from the bottom of the small shelf to the floor? I’m trying to figure out a filing drawer that will fit under that space.
    Thanks!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 13, 2020 / 4:30 pm

      I’m no longer at our home with those Vittsjo desks, but my guess is that measurement would be about 24 inches. Hope this helps!

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