Are you equipping a home office? The recent pandemic forced many of us to hastily set aside a space in the home for an office, and many people are continuing to work from home as it is convenient. Others have lost jobs due to covid-19 and have begun working for themselves, and now have a need for a dedicated home office space.

One of the most important items of home office furniture is your chair. What should you look for in a good and usable office chair? That’s what we’re going to be looking at in this article, so let’s talk first about the most important aspect of choosing a chair – comfort.

Comfort and Ergonomics

You are going to spend a lot of time in your office chair, so you need to make sure it is as comfortable as possible. There are many examples of office chairs from different brands, and we recommend you check out these clean and elegant designs for modern chairs which are also ergonomically designed. This is an important point as sitting for long periods in any chair can cause back problems if the design is poor. We recommend you try an office chair before you buy if possible or read customer comments about the product. Now we need to think about what it’s made from and what it looks like.

Material and Looks

If you take a look at 2022 design trends for office furniture, you’ll see that there is a trend for mesh-backed office chairs with metal frames. These look very good in a modern home office and are also very comfortable. The mesh allows for breathing and ventilation which is essential in a chair you will spend a lot of time in, and also forms to your body shape for added comfort.

On the other hand, you may be a fan of the traditional leather office chair, a style that is timeless and also fits in a modern home office rather nicely. Leather is a durable material and one that is comfortable but may also add a bit to your budget if this is your chosen option. Check out the many different styles of office chair at design blogs and in magazines and you’ll find some innovative and inexpensive options that will look great in your home office.


An office needs to be adjustable. They usually offer adjustable height and back, so you can choose the posture you want and ensure it fits under your desk. There is a lot to be said for making sure you have a chair that is the right size for you. Some also come with adjustable armrests, another comfort fitting that can help a great deal, and whether or not you choose one with wheels is something to consider.

Always read the manufacturer specifications to determine the level of adjustability of your office chair. After all, being comfortable at your desk is as important as being comfortable when driving your car.

We also want to say a brief piece about colours and office chairs, primarily that they don’t have to be black! We’ve seen some really great office chairs in red, blue, even yellow, and if you want to add a touch of brightness from ralph Lauren to your office then a colourful and comfortable quality chair may be your answer.

Affordable and Durable

Budget will always play a part in decisions about office furniture, and while some office chairs can be quite expensive, others are more affordable yet still offer the features that you require from a works chair. We suggest you set your budget before you begin searching and don’t go over it just because you like the looks. You have other items that you will need to buy for your new office. Also, look for a chair that you believe to be durable, as you want the best lifespan from it for value for money.

That’s our tips on equipping your home office with the ideal chair. Remember to take regular breaks just as you would in an office at work, as sitting for too long is not good for your back. Enjoy your search for a new office chair, and we wish you success in your home office.

Samuel Brown

Samuel Brown is an Auburn University graduate with a Furniture Design degree who has been an authority in furniture craftsmanship and design for 20 years. His prior experience includes working as a furniture designer and a lecturer. His background includes roles in product development for furniture brands and design consulting. In his leisure time, he is an amazing sculptor and a volunteer in community art projects. He enjoys antique restoration and participates in local design exhibitions.

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