What do you do if you want some extra privacy in your office but you're not at liberty to go around tearing walls down and remodelling to fit your needs? Don your DIY hat and set to work.
Lifehacker reader BMeunier had a new office space to wrangle with and a strong desire for increased privacy and better lighting. After hitting Ikea and the local hardware store, an excellent solution was at hand. In the photographs below you can see the privacy screens constructed entirely of Ikea products and corrugated plastic from the local hardware. BMeunier put together a mini-tutorial at Instructables if you're interested in building your own.
In order to avoid using the harsh overhead lighting BMeunier introduced two new light sources in the office. One is a simple standing torch lamp—great for creating a diffused light by bouncing it off the ceiling—the other is a bundle of Christmas lights. The Christmas light strands are draped behind a sheer curtain to create a source of soft ambient lighting when strong task lighting isn't necessary. Check out the photos below for a closer look.
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