Getting the perfect chair for your home office is important! The chair has to match your working needs because this is where you’ll work. Also, you need to avoid any health complications that come along the way because of choosing the wrong chair.
Taking into consideration the different types of needs and space variation, we bring the best 13 types of chairs that you can choose from when shopping for home office furniture.
Architects and artists often need to stand up while working. Just as sitting too long can have health consequences, standing for several hours at a time can harm you.
Drafting chairs are created to go along with drawing tables and standing desks. The drawing chairs allow you to sit and rest while standing at work without interrupting your workflow. Its height can easily pass from a sitting position to a standing position. Also, it supports back, upper and lower limbs and weight.
This type of office chair is lightweight, easy to move, and can be with or without backrest. Its adjustable height also allows it to be lowered and used with traditional tables.
Why get a drafting chair?
- Pneumatic height control
- Foot ring
- Nylon casters
The ergonomic chair is specially designed to maintain a neutral posture and provide adequate support while working in the office for a long time. Although they tend to cost a little more than other types of office chairs, it saves more! Ergonomic chairs can effectively prevent cervical diseases, back pain, posture, and poor blood circulation and other diseases.
William Sportpf invented the first ergonomic chair, Ergon, which took place in 1976. Unlike other office chairs, it is designed to provide comfort and support. It has features such as height adjustment and spine support.
Why get a mesh office chair?
- Boosts Productivity
- Posture Support
- Improved Blood Circulation
- Reduces Neck Pain
- Helps with Back Pain
- Relieves Hip Pressure
Mesh Office Chairs
Mesh office chairs are great for breathability, making them ideal for anyone who tends to sweat a lot at work. The backrest, which is lined with this mesh fabric, is equipped with a padded seat for added comfort. The cascade edges provide better blood circulation and lumbar support to minimize low back pain.
One of my favorite ergonomic office chairs is the ventilation chair. Designed in 1994 by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf, it has eight different tension zones to provide personalized support for different body parts while staying cool.
Why get a mesh office chair?
- It heightened ventilation and breathability.
- A revolutionary advantage over fabric or leather.
- Reduces unwanted odors.
- Comfort and back support.
It’s perfect if you’re not a fan of armrests and adds an elegant and modern look to your home office. It’ll make you feel less restricted, especially if you move your arms a lot.
You can easily tuck the chair into the desk after you’re done since the chair is armless. So, you can maintain a neutral position for your arms while resting your hand and wrist on the desk. Also, the armless chair has limited ergonomic features due to seat height adjustment.
Why get an armless chair?
- Easy Movement and Versatility
- Save Space
- More Economical
Big and Tall Chairs
If you’re tall, big or both an want to be comfortable as you work, then a big and tall chair is what you need. They are designed for big people and can withstand weights ranging from 300 pounds to 1000 pounds. So, these chairs are designed to handle heavy loads safely.
This type of chair has a higher and wider backrest, higher adjustment of seat height, thicker padding, wider seat and reinforced structure, base, and armrests.
Why get a big and tall chair?
- Tall backrest
- Extra-wide and deep seat
- Long and wide armrests
- Heavy-duty frame
Petite and Small Chairs
If there are large and tall chairs, then there have to be small chairs for shorter people. Small chairs have a smaller seat, a small pedestal, and a lower gas riser so a small person can rest their feet on the floor.
Even ergonomic functions are adjusted to meet the needs of shorter people. Using standard office chairs, shorter office employees may find it more difficult to maintain proper arm alignment due to higher armrests. The same applies to the waist support, headrest, and seat depth.
Why get a Petite and Small Chairs?
- Great for shorter people
- Lower gas lift
- Adjustable lumbar support
- Perfect angle and seat height
- Right seat depth and width for petite people
- The lower range of armrest height
They are well-known for their portability and convenience. Usually, they’re used whenever you need a temporary seat. But, it’s a great solution if you have a small room and want to save some space. Folding chairs are lightweight, so they are easy to store and set up.
You’ll find either metal or plastic folding chairs. However, we usually recommend a metal folding chair for durability. You can choose from many different designs and colors. Make sure to choose one that offers a comfortable seat.
Why get a folding chair?
- Easy storage
Unlike folding chairs, these chairs are more about aesthetics. Some stacking chairs have great ergonomic features. They have a curved or flexible backrest and a nice sloping seat edge. Sometimes, they come with narrow armrests for comfortability.
It’s great when you have a tight space for your home office. It is portable and convenient to move around. The design is stacked to save storage space. The stacked chair is very light in weight and comes in many shades and designs.
Why get a stacked chair?
- Space Efficiency
It’s the best chair that gives a sense of privacy while working or reading because of its high curved back. Usually, egg chairs have a padded seat and back, a stationary, swivel and stable base with thin armrests.
In 1958, the first egg chair was designed for the Radisson Collection Hotel (a historical hotel in Denmark) by Arne Jacobsen. Obviously, they named the egg chair because it looks like an egg and has a unique design and structure. It’s great if you’re looking for a casual or formal look for your home office. Nowadays, it’s become a very modern and popular choice when shopping for home office furniture.
Why get an egg chair?
- Comfortability and relaxation
- A wide variety of colors
- A luxury chair
The meeting room is a place where you and your team make crucial decisions, exchange ideas, and entertain clients and guests. Conference chairs create a more open area and avoid obstructing the view with low and medium backrest.
The conference chair facilitates the forward tilt position by slightly tilting the seat. This is intended to encourage people to participate in and contribute to the conference.
Why get a conference chair?
- Boost the aesthetic appeal
- Ergonomic chairs
- Professional look
Leather Office Chairs
Leather office chairs give a sense of complexity and respect but are often more expensive than other chairs using vinyl, mesh, and fabric.
There are several types of leather office chairs:
PU leather (PU)
PU leather is artificial leather. Although it looks and feels similar to the real, it is the cheapest leather office chair. It is usually faded, waterproof, easy to clean, and durable.
The bonded or reconstituted leather is simply bonding polyurethane with leather byproducts. Of course, they’re cheaper than the genuine leather and it’s hard to tell them apart. However, bonded leather is not durable as genuine leather, since it is often peeled off. Also, it shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight as well, which can cause it to fade and dry.
This is the most expensive of all types of leather office chairs. It is unmatched in terms of breathability, comfort, durability, and aesthetics, but it is also the most difficult to maintain. Like bonded leather, keep your leather chair away from direct sunlight and avoid fading.
Of all the different types of office chairs, executive chairs are usually the most beautiful. It is usually made of high-quality materials such as fine wood and leather.
Why get a leather office chair?
- a symbol of success, class, wealth and prestige
- Ease of care and maintenance
- Comfortable and adjustable.
Tablet Arm Chairs
They are unique with their fixed or swiveling tablet. Tablet arm chairs come in many designs and sizes. Also, they’re right-handed or left-handed.
You can choose smaller ones for writing. However, if you use a laptop, then choose the tablet chairs with wider space to accommodate a 17″ laptop.
Why get a tablet armchair?
- Convenient writing surface
- Offers the flexibility of available space
- Set up in no time
- Functional study space
- Comfortable to use
Leaning Sit Stand Chairs
Leaning chairs have become a popular home office furniture. It’s best if you like standing at the desk. It’s more common where a lot of standing is required at banks and retail stores. They offer a way to take a short break while standing by supporting you as you lean back. Moreover, you can adjust its height when you need to sit longer.
There are two types of leaning sit-stand chairs, one with built-in anti-fatigue pads, and the others that don’t have one. The mat provides a smooth surface that reduces joint pain and fatigue caused by a prolonged standing condition.
Why get a leaning sit-stand chair?
- Leg muscles are actively engaged
- Takes the pressure off your low back
- Reduces leg discomfort and swelling
Which is your chosen type of desk chair? And why? Share with us your experience and the chair you got. Cheers!