Due to the coronavirus outbreak, more and more people are working from home — and many of those people may be working from home for the first time. If that’s you, you probably don’t have a very comprehensive work-from-home setup — and if not, one of the first things you should buy is a decent office chair.
There are a few reasons you should get a good office chair. Not only are office chairs more comfortable than other chairs you might be using in your home, but they’re also much easier on your back, ensuring that you minimize the risk of back problems later in life. Good office chairs will also offer armrests and adjustments to ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible while you’re working.
Interested in getting a new chair for your home office? We’ve rounded up the best home office chairs we could find below.
Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Office Chair
Materials: Metal, mesh
Customer Rating: 4.3 stars
The Herman Miller Aeron may be a bit pricey, but there’s good reason for that. The chair offers an ergonomic design that should ensure you’ll remain comfortable throughout the day. On top of that, the chair offers adjustable pads for lumbar support, and its casters were designed from the ground up to be smoother and stronger.
Steelcase Amia Office Chair
Materials: Metal, plastic, fabric
Customer Rating: 4.4 stars
Want a high-quality chair but don’t want to spend the cash on the Herman Miller Aeron? The Steelcase Amia may not be quite as high-tech, but it still boasts a classic design and an ultra-comfortable feel. The chair comes with a system of flexors built in for back support and is aimed at keeping your back aligned throughout the day. It even comes in a range of colors, which is always nice.
Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Chair
Customer Rating: 3.9 stars
There are plenty of benefits to mesh back chairs, like the fact that they’re much cooler because of the extra ventilation. This chair offers a number of adjustments too, like the ability to tilt forward and backward, the height of the arms, and more. The chair isn’t too expensive too — it comes in at $156.78, which is cheaper than most of the others on this list.
SOHO Ribbed Management Office Chair
Customer Rating: 4.5 stars
SOHO’s Ribbed Management Office Chair is one of the best-looking chairs in this roundup. Indeed, it’s best for those who want a good-looking chair to complement their home or office design. It comes in a host of leatherette colors and features an attractive aluminum base. Add that to a decidedly durable finish and a two-year warranty and the chair is a must-see for home or office.
Homall Gaming Chair
Material: Pu Leather
Customer Rating: 4.5 stars
If you’re a gamer or you simply like a unique chair design, check out the Homall Gaming Chair. It comes with a Pu Leather finish that should prove extremely comfortable and its extra padding is designed for those times when you’re sitting for a long period. It comes with rubber casters, so you won’t damage your floor during use, and its wear-resistant design should allow it to survive for years of use. Best of all, it has an affordable price that won’t break the bank.
Humanscale Freedom Desk Chair
Customer Rating: 3 stars
Humanscale’s Freedom Desk Chair is one of the most popular ergonomic office chairs on the market. But with a headrest to complement its seat and back, you’ll find that it’s also one of the most expensive in this roundup. The Freedom Desk Chair also comes in a variety of colors and it has a recline action to keep you comfortable throughout the day. And when you recline, the chair reacts accordingly to adapt to your back. Needless to say, it’s a great choice if you want an ergonomic design. Just get ready to pay for it.
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair
Customer Rating: 4 stars
If you’re in the market for something much different than a traditional chair, going with the Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair is the way to go. It has casters, of course, so you can move around the floor, and a small component on the back for you to rest. But its secret sauce is the balance ball that you’ll sit on. The balance ball is designed for you to strengthen your core and be healthier while you sit throughout the day. And Gaiam is quick to note that it’ll also boost your energy and focus. Either way, if you want the healthiest of options in this roundup, the Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair is for you.