The right home office chair will minimize back pain and discomfort. “The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs.” (Source:Spine-Health.com). When picking the office chair for your home office, the first thing is to consider the height, width and depth. The key is to ensure there is lumbar support and swivel for easy reach to different areas of the desk without straining yourself. Armrests are also great to have. Make sure you consider the fabric of the home office chair to ensure easy maintenance. And yes, you can pick an awesome office chair to match your home decor.
#1 The Budget Desk Chair with Minimal Frills
This is a basic computer chair that has a contour black contoured mesh back for support and breathability. The pneumatic seat-height adjustment (regulates height of chair relative to floor); 2-inch-thick padded seat for added comfort.
#2 The Oh-so-Pretty Office Chair That is Also Comfortable
The Spencer Chair has casters with pneumatic height adjustment and tilts back. Minimum height: 94cm (37in). Even though the material is PU (polyurethane), this well-priced chair is perfect for keeping your workspace as stylish as your decor.
#3 The Minimalist Look in Black or White Leather
The design is simple and timeless from a style standpoint. This Herman Miller inspiration is also available in black or white leather.
#4 The High-back Glam Desk Chair for the Boss Lady
The JÄRVFJÄLLET swivel chair is designed so that you can adjust the headrest, lumbar support and the seat height and depth – so it perfectly fits your body height and shape.
#5 The No-Nonsense Chair for Work Mode
The Mesh Chair is perfect and fulfills the checklist of an office chair to minimize your discomfort and back-aches. This is your generic office chair with the little extras like the armrest.
#6 The X-Factor Work Chair for The Glamourpuss
Pull up the Lima office chair so you can relax in style while you work. This glamorous office chair features a plush velvet cover and metal legs. Believe it or not, this chair features an ergonomic design. The material is grey chenille polyester and the stainless steel legs are finished in a grey colour. Even though this chair does not have some of the recommended features, we simply love this chair for the unique design and the X-Factor.
#7 The Warrior Chair for the All-Nighters
The Avion Gaming Chair with its tilt, recline and swivel feature is perfect for those long days in your race to finish killer projects. This is definitely the perfect office chair for the warrior.
#8 The Scandinavian Inspired Chair for a Retro Home Office
This arm-less work chair has a great retro look. Inspired by Scandinavian style with an industrial flair, the swivel chair comes in Castillo Cream with Champagne Gold Base from Modern Furniture Canada’s Urban Unity collection. Castors allow for easy mobility. This is definitely different from what is out there.
#9 The Designer Work Chair for the Design Minded
Danish BoConcept’s iconic Adelaide chair is all about curves, comfort and character. With a graceful, organic form and sublime comfort, this modern chair will set an elegant tone in your home. The slender swivel base provides flexibility without compromising on the lines of the chair design. At the same time, the exclusive design is matched by great comfort by the fully upholstered seat. Armrests that follow the shape of the seat add both comfort and a luxurious atmosphere. Take this chair to the office because you want to.
#10 The Iconic Office Chair for the Power Broker
Equally classic and contemporary, the Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair is lithe, with a graceful high-backed silhouette, and, because the Eameses never favoured style over substance, it has an innovative suspension system that creates firm, but flexible support.
There is an Ergo Office Chair for Every Budget
Time to get an ergonomically designed chair to minimize your back-aches and discomfort. With the democratization of design, there are many desk chair options for your home office without compromising your decor style. Amazon Basics offers super price-efficient office chairs. Ikea, Structube and Leon’s Canada offer design chairs that are well-priced. Even Canadian Tire and Home Depot have upped their offerings with the current WFH reality. Of course, there are always the iconic designer office chairs available for purchase or inspire your design sensibilities. You can definitely balance practicality to match your decor style and budget. More importantly, remember to be kind to your body and make your home office decor truly your own.
This is the third installment of the WFH Decor Series. For more ideas on decor to improve your WFH productivity, check out the other series’ articles on the Home Office Desk and Decor Tips and Accessories to improve your Mental Health and Well-Being.