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If your home office is simply a sectioned off corner of your kitchen table and a folding chair, it’s time to upgrade your space—and that starts with the right office chair. Investing in a stylish and comfortable office chair will not only increase your productivity but it will help you feel good, too.
If you're ready to start shopping, we found amazing options to whip your home office into tip-top shape. From mid-century lines to rich velvet and fuzzy flokati upholstery, these beauties boast optimum back support and crazy good looks.
Here, the best office chairs.
Hello, options! This mid-century-inspired West Elm office chair can be customized with 27 made-to-order options, including linen, tweed, and velvet fabrics, and an array of colors. But if you need your chair STAT, the ready-to-ship option—a durable velvet fabric in a neutral light taupe—will mesh with just about any decor. Completing the piece is a swivel base in a pretty gold tone and a curved and tapered back for a modern feel that’s every bit as comfy as it is stylish and versatile.
Here, Crate & Barrel serves up a classic leather office chair with a serious side of glamour, thanks to that glided gold-toned frame. Looks aside, the foam-padded seat is stitched with ripples for optimum comfort during the workday. While we’re partial to the jet black bi-cast leather, this chair is also available in white if you prefer lighter, brighter decor. No matter which hue you choose, both are finished with the 360-degree swivel and gas-lift height mechanisms.
Retro rattan furniture gets us nostalgic for summers spent lounging in beach houses with wicker decor adorning the porches. An unexpected material for a desk chair, this rattan piece might just transport you back to those summertime getaways. The textured chair is hand-crafted from sustainably harvested rattan poles, swivels smoothly, and the height is adjustable. A soft cotton-canvas cushion is included, so all you need now is a cold glass of lemonade.
Why shouldn’t your desk chair be perfectly glam? With brushed gold metal framing and statement-making shaggy faux flokati, this mid-century-style chair is unapologetically glamorous. The soft, plush feel of this chair makes it comfortable to sit in for long periods of time, and there's minimal assembly required. Just be wary that it does a shed a bit, so you might want to change out of those black yoga pants before you sit down.
Another classic choice for an office chair is this brown leather office chair. We love the worn, weathered appearance of the fabric—which is available in a staggering 32 color choices if you’re willing to wait for a custom order. Finished with simple detailing, like smoothed nailhead accents and a rustic wood frame, the chair moves around effortlessly and the seat is slightly sloped for comfort. Best of all, it’s crafted with kiln-dried wood, ensuring its durability and stability for years to come.
From mushrooms lamps to bohemian bedrooms, we love a ‘70s moment. Case in point: the cream-colored Amaris office chair from Lula and Georgia. The vintage-inspired silhouette—from the cut-out back to the gold-hued slanted legs—is worth obsessing over. It’ll give any space an instant dose of retro-glam. This stunning seat is also extra thick, while the curved back boasts an impressive depth of 21 inches, allowing you to really sink into this pretty piece.
The classic executive chair gets a modern makeover with this stately upholstered seat. We love the high winged back with traditional button tufts, and the light grey hue looks modern rather than imposing. And as far as comfort goes, the padded, 100 percent linen upholstery—finished with some sleek nailhead detailing—is structured enough to provide adequate back support. It also swivels and rolls smoothly on its chrome legs and five wheels, and the height is adjustable so you can work and maneuver with ease.
We love velvet chairs for their rich, lush quality and this one is no exception. The perfect addition to your WFH setup, this chair would look equally at home in a chic Soho office space. It’s thoughtfully designed, as the wingback shape is both modish and ergonomic, and it totes practical features like all-directional wheels and adjustable height. Available in six jewel tones like teal and fuchsia, this office chair looks more expensive than it actually is.
If you're furnishing a farmhouse-inspired office space, this piece will complete the look. The shapely back and arms are formal and elegant—but rest assured this chair still meshes with just about any decor thanks to the versatile beige upholstery and the light wash on the wooden framing. Also worthy of note is the 360-degree swivel and adjustable height (going from 19-inches up to 23 inches), allowing you to find the most comfortable position possible.
A little bit modern and a little bit retro, this darling desk chair marries the two styles for a gorgeous piece that is worth showing off. The brushed brass base, rich color, and pleated upholstery prove that there's beauty in the details. But looks aside, the padded seat and soft suede make this chair a dream to work in. The height of this chair is also adjustable.