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How to Choose the Best Chair for Your Office: A 9 to 5er’s Guide

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Individuals who work in an office spend, on average, a staggering 6.5 hours a day in their desk chair. This means choosing the right office chair for you is an important decision.

It doesn’t matter if you work on Park Avenue or from your home office, your office chair should make a statement. The best chair is comfortable and represents you and your business style.

The good news is that it’s easy to find a comfortable, fashionable office chair by following a few simple guidelines. Read on to learn how to choose the best chair for your office.

How to Choose the Best Chair for Your Office

Below is a list of things to consider if you are in the market for a new comfy desk chair.

Choose a Chair with Enough Width and Depth

Like Goldie Locks and the 3 Bears, you have to find a chair that is just right. You don’t want a chair to pinch you at the sides or give you the feeling of sitting at the edge about to fall off.

Choose the Right Fabric

You need to choose the right fabric for 2 reasons.

First, the fabric is an extension of the chair’s, and your, style. You have lots of options here so choose the one that best suits your style. Most office chairs are made of leather, cashmere, or mesh fabric.

If you are looking for a different fabric consider a chair made of wool.

The second is simply comfort. If you don’t like the feel of leather or mesh fabric, try cashmere. You should enjoy the feel of your office chair as much as the look.

Ensure Your Office Chair Has a Waterfall Seat

First, what is a waterfall seat? Waterfall seats refer to the curved, front edge of the seat that looks like a waterfall.

Why is it important? If you have ever been at a meeting where the seats have a flat front edge, the back of your knees have felt the difference.

Sharper edge seats tend to restrict blood flow. This may cause your legs to tingle a bit if you sit for a long time without standing up.

When to Replace your Office Chair

Though many office chairs will last longer, a rule of thumb is that office chairs should be replaced about every 5 years.

Remember, you are spending 6.5 hours sitting 5 days a week 52 weeks a year.

If your office chair looks worn, you should replace it.


If you work in the health and fitness industry you may choose to sit on an exercise ball like the Technogym Wellness Ball.

However, if you are looking for a more stylish office chair check out the egg chair.

Ready to Purchase the Best Chair?

Explore more options for the best chair for your office, there are many choices available. So choose one that is comfortable and matches your style.

For more help with decor and style, check out some of the other sections of our blog. We can help with the whole house and help you get the looks you want without the giant price tag.

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