We Love the Home Office Locker Look!

We Love the Home Office Locker Look!

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Taryn Williford
Aug 17, 2010

Once regulated to high school hallways, metal lockers have made a steady comeback to modern homes. And we couldn't be happier! They're solid for the wear, they keep your stuff locked up safe inside and—if these real-life home offices are any indication—they look damn good mixed up in plenty of different room vibes.

Ikea has made getting locker style easy with their Ikea PS Cabinet ($99) and the Ikea PS Laptop Workstation ($59). But you can also get vintage locker style by shopping at thrift stores or refurbished office supply warehouses.

Check out these pictures for inspiration:

    TOP ROW:
  1. This office from Jeremy Levine Design packs a punch. Holding so many things beautifully, it's amazing there's anything left to store in under-desk red lockers.
  2. Flickr user mycatfredisfat channels the industrial style of their loft into a cool stacking locker-style file cabinet.
  3. Anna at Door Sixteen uses Ikea's PS Cabinet as an office sideboard.
  4. And the PS cabinet works perfectly as a printer area, as Flickr user hillarriet shows us.
  5. Jaypeecee customizes Ikea's compact and locker-styled Laptop Workstaton with DIY cork surfaces, giving a soft edge to the hard lines.

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  7. Flickr user KBreenBo mixes and matches her short locker with Ikea's taller industrial file cabinet (Helmer, $40) and manages to make them look soft in her sunroom.
  8. Perfect for kids (or the young-at-heart), bright lockers lend a playful vibe to a desk, in this pic from magruderkids.
  9. Flickr user maliburachel chooses a green locker set against light green walls for a visual pop in her office.
  10. But lockers can work well in neutral rooms too. Here Daniel James Hatton stashes his goods in (and on!) a white Ikea PS cabinet beneath a glass-top table.
  11. Steal this idea from a UK College (via jisc_infonet): A cabinet with a bunch of lockable cubbies is a great idea for big families or roommates who share an office.
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