Best stylish home office chairs to upgrade your work from home set up

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When it was announced back in March that offices everywhere were closing to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, we were completely unaware of how long we would be OOO.

Mugs were abandoned filled with tea, lunch deserted in the fridge and most importantly, the critical tech and office equipment left behind.

As the months dragged on, we had a collective belief that we would soon be returning, so what would be the point in forking out our hard-earned cash for a home set-up? How wrong we were.

The government announced the latest lockdown measures will keep people working from home for at least the next six months, so it’s officially worth investing in your situation - whether that’s finally getting a desk or treating your back to the kindness of an ergonomic chair.

Yet for the practical among us, we can’t help but wonder what will you do with it after? Let’s be frank, traditional desk chairs aren’t the most attractive to have in your carefully curated space and tend to be overly cumbersome. We may have found a solution.

We have trawled the Internet to find office desk chairs that will not only combat the back pain that has emerged since WFH, but will also fit seamlessly among your decor.

These are stylish office-to-accent pieces that will only further add to your space instead of becoming an eye-sore.

See our pick of the best - your spine will thank you for it.

Made Margot Office Chair

The Margot from MADE takes the traditional swivel chair and gives it a contemporary twist to revolutionise the style and make it work for smaller space. Available in a blush pink hue or this seafoam blue hue, it will add instant style points to your space, while allowing you to rotate to your heart’s desire. The base has a copper finish and the fabric is upholstered and super soft to the touch. Ideal for all-day use, the seat cushion has been heavily padded.

£199 | Made

EGGREE Chair with Solid Natural Wood Legs

Disguise your office chair as an accent while still making the most of ergonomic and comfortable benefits with this option. It is offered in a coveted velvet that's sumptuous and aesthetically-pleasing. The chair is available in four hues to suit most interiors: pick from grey, green, pink and blue. The seat is generously padded with high-density foam, while your back is supported by the curved design so you can relax and focus on the task at hand.

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(Amazon)

£66.99 | Amazon

west elm Slope Leather Office Chair

If you are looking for a sophisticated addition to your newly formed home office, this leather iteration from West Elm has got you covered. The chair comes in either tan or grey and has a curved design. Not only does it look suave placed behind your desk but it is very functional with a height-adjustable construction and swivel base. The top-grain leather is durable and will get better with age.

£499 | John Lewis

Wahson Velvet Swivel Chair with Gold Base

Oyster shell chairs have been a huge hit on the interiors scene for a couple of years and you can now shop the style for your home office. Taking a completely different approach to the eye-sore designs of time gone by, this statement piece nails both style and substance. It has a soft velvet and height-adjustable construction. It comes in teal blue or blush pink - both of which feature a gold base.

£99.99 | Amazon

Lule Office Chair

This subtle swivel chair from MADE doesn’t have the traditional wide leg and wheels that you may associate with a typical office chair. Instead, it’s the seat itself that moves around. On top of this handy feature, it boasts a clean and considered design and comes look in a huge range of colours, whether you want a more neutral two-tone grey or a bolder pop of colour with yellows, oranges and emerald greens all on offer. The seat has a good amount of cushion to keep you supported through the 9 to 5 - not to mention all those extra overtime hours. The legs are crafted from walnut to add an extra level of sophistication.

£179 | Made

Finley Swivel Office Chair - Antique Brass

The Finley chair from West Elm will make a very attractive addition to your home office. Inspired by mid-century Italian design, you will be ready for whatever you working day has to throw at you, whether it’s back-to-back Zoom meetings or nose to the grindstone. The seat is adjustable and has a curved design to optimise comfort levels.

£262 | West Elm

John Lewis & Partners Classico Leather Office/Dining Chair

This is the kind of office chair that you’ll want to buy six of and set around your dining table. The classic look will suit traditional design schemes and brings a warm feel. The frame is made from steel and the seat itself from a supple leather upholstery. There's an armrest and leather inserts to keep you comfortable from 9 to 5.

£379 | John Lewis

Reis Desk Chair

Channel your inner boss every time you sit down with this statement-making design. It is crafted from a padded upholstery with a geometric pattern. The height is adjustable and there are wheels so you can move around with ease. It comes in an array of colours.

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(Wayfair)

£57.99 | Wayfair

John Lewis & Partners Frame Leather Office Chair

Feel house proud with the help of this leather chair that has a vintage feel. It has a subtle natural design that is somehow both eye-catching, yet is able to fit seamlessly with its surroundings. It is crafted from a curved solid oak frame with a supple leather construction so you know it’s the kind of piece that will stand the test of time.

£329 | John Lewis

Verdict

Made’s Margot Office Chair has universal appeal. While it is of course suave and stylish, it also nails the important features that you need in an office desk chair as it is supportive and comfortable.

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