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The Lagkapten/Alex Desk, My favorite Ikea Desk

My daughter fell in love with the Lagkapten/Alex Desk so we re-arranged her room to fit it. This is by far the coolest desk and has quickly become my favorite piece of furniture in her room!

In honor of the new opening of the Ikea in Columbus, Ohio I would like to share with you my daughters Ikea desk.  We bought this last winter at the Ikea in Cincinnati Ohio.  

It’s a large desk, almost 6 feet in length!!!  The top was so long it didn’t fit nicely into the bed of my husband’s truck.  It had to be angled and I was a complete basket case driving back!

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The Lagkapten/Alex Desk

This desk has 2 Alex drawers that anchor the ends of the desk with a post in the middle for support.  If you are wondering if the post gets in the way it doesn’t at all.  

This desk measures almost 6 feet in length so finding space for it is difficult, especially in a kid’s bedroom.  She is one lucky teenage girl, she has a great sized room with 2 closets (yes ladies I said two!!!!).  

Her goal is to get rid of all dressers and have all her clothes in the closet with only the desk, bed, and nightstands in the room as furniture.  She had to move out a set of shelves in order to fit the desk in right now, but all the stuff that was displayed on the shelves neatly fits in the drawers or on the desktop.  

Books on my daughters Ikea desk with a gold cup holding pencils on top.
My daughter has a yankee candle in Pink sands on her desk with a colorful coaster and bowl of nailpolishes.
The top of the Ikea Desk with all the things pictured prior.
The other side of the desk holding her makeup brushes and pallets.

As you can see she uses the desk for not only homework/computer (aka Netflix) but she also uses it as her vanity. But if you don’t have the space for a 6 foot desk never fear, this desk comes in a smaller version. The smaller one is about 4 1/2 feet in length. 

I cannot recommend this desk enough!  It was so easy to put together.  It came with a lot of parts and took a couple of hours to put together because we were taking our time, but it went very smoothly.  She and I were able to do it ourselves, with no need for help from the hubs.  

I am very jealous of this desk, it just holds so much and is so pretty!  I may just have to get one for myself.

Other great Ikea Desks

If you don’t have the room for this large version they do have a shorter one that has one Alex drawer unit in it instead of two.  You can find it here.

This desk is called the Alex. It just has the two drawers at the top. This would be great if you have a small space it could do double duty as a nightstand and desk.

The Alex desk from Ikea in white.

These desks come in several different color combos. They have black, brown, gray, white, and you can combine them to create something unique to you.

I have linked these two desks to Amazon. They do cost more on Amazon than they do in the store but not everyone lives near a store. Also it’s sometimes hard to get them in stock, even if you do live near a store. So here is another option.

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The right side of the Ikea desk showing the Alex drawers.

I hope you learned a little bit about the Lagkapten/Alex desk. It truly is a large desk that holds everything you could ever need it to hold! And it looks super cute too!

As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Thank you for sharing!! I am considering purchasing one of these desks! I was curious if the back of the desk has a finished look as I wouldn't have the option to have the back to a wall. The back of the desk would be the front view of my office.

Many thanks Bernie


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

@atlaneandhigh, thank you so much! I will definitely purchase! Great review!! Thanks again!


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Hi Bernie! The back is finished. The Alex drawers just have a flat white panel on the back. That's pretty much the only thing that gets seen. Enjoy!

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