June 23, 2024


Interior The Freshmaker

Finding the Right Office Chair For Your Home

If you currently have a home office setup or are in the process of setting one up, one of the most important pieces of furniture that you will need is a good office chair. There are many things you need to consider before making a purchase and in this article I want to share some of the points that are of most importance to help you find the best deals available as well as a chair that is practical yet comfortable at the same time.

Deciding on a budget for your office chair

Budget is something that should be planned before doing anything else. Office chairs that offer reclining capabilities as well as adjustable support tend to be more expensive than those that are limited in terms of movement. If you are looking for a short term solution then a cheaper variation maybe suited but be aware that with constant use the chair is assured a short lifespan, this is especially true of material and fabric based office chairs

Fixed or wheel mounted?

Wheel seated chairs are great for large office spaces where freedom of movement is necessary. If you have wooden floors I would advice on purchasing a fixed variant or consider placing some sort of floor mat to prevent damage to your flooring. Some of the most expensive types come with rubber wheel bases which allow for easy movement as well as protect any surface the chair maybe placed on. Many people prefer the stability of fixed type chairs but it must be noted that wheel variant do usually come with wheel locks which is an added benefit for those that want an office chair that is flexible as well as sturdy.

Recliner type or fixed backrest?

For those that spend a lot of time in there office you may want to consider a reclining type chair. During those periods when you are taking a break recliner chairs offer a comfortable solution as well as being beneficial for your back during long periods of slumping over the computer desk. Fixed backrests are great for posture in that they keep the spine aligned and insure you have all the support you need for delicate parts such as your lower and upper back area.

Leather or fabric based?

Depending on the quality of leather, leather chairs are great for long term use and offer a visual and comfort appeal that most fabric types lack. If you want an office chair that is practical in use as well as comfortable then I highly recommend fabric based chairs for there affordability and ease of maintenance. To get the longest life from your leather office chair be sure to regularly maintain it as to prevent cracking and tearing which can become evident with continued use.