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When it comes to creating a functional and stylish home office, there are only two essentials: a desk and a cute office chair. Though the former is key, the second is slightly more important because, depending on which one you choose, it can either be a pleasant place to spend the day or the reason your back always hurts. Lucky for you, there are a lot of stylish office chairs that are equally comfortable and we've picked out our top 20 that are ready to transform your designated work-from-home spot into a welcoming space that may even make you a morning person. Plastic Tulip Chair
From ergonomic styles covered in breathable fabric to authentic midcentury modern pieces that are steeped in history, you're bound to find the right chair on our list. And unlike picking out a dining chair, office chairs rarely make you measure the table height (or desk) because most are adjustable, so that's one less thing to worry about.
In line with aesthetics, your biggest priority should be comfort and yes, these picks are elegant and cozy. They’re also versatile, in an array of neutral shades and punchier alternatives that go with pretty much any home office. So if you’re ready to stop using your dining table as a makeshift desk, it’s time to carve out a little nook that you can use as a home office complete with any surface you like and a stylish office chair. For those overwhelmed by the choices, allow us to guide you with our favorite finds. Did we mention that several of these chairs are under $200? Whether you’re looking for something luxe or affordable, scroll ahead and shop.
Though style is important, comfort is essential, and this office chair has both. With ergonomic lumbar back, support flip-up padded armrests, and an adjustable height, you can't lose with this option.
If this Wade Logan chair looks familiar, that's because its sleek design is inspired by the classic Eames lounge, which features a smooth leather seat and a wooden frame. Unlike the original lounge chair, though, this one features a tilting back for optimal comfort.
As always, we can't help spotlight midcentury modern-inspired pieces on our list, but only a select few are from the famed design era. The Herman Miller brand is one of them and recently, the iconic company leveled up even more with a Logitech collaboration for its first-ever design created specifically for gamers.
"I dabble in gaming and while I don't play for hours as most do, I was so impressed by what the chair has to offer that I lost track of time," says Senior Shopping Editor Isis Briones. "The headrest and adjustable back support were incredible allowing me to comfortably sit upright. This prevented future shoulder pain as I stopped hunching my shoulders like usual. Furthermore, what really stood out was that setup couldn't be easier. All the pieces fit like a glove and it was ready to use almost immediately straight from the box."
A stylish take on the classic office chair, this one features a netted back and seat cushion making it breathable and flexible. Not to mention, it's also a great space-saver with flip-up arms.
The Jadd task chair is an interesting find because it's like a classic office chair on top and a tripod chair on the bottom. Available in three colors, all of which feature the same plush cushion, this is one of our instant favorites.
Made using a high-density sponge cushion, this ergonomic office chair is one of the most comfortable. Additionally, it comes in eight colors including classic gray and a punchy green.
Another Wade Logan find, the Wathen isn't your typical office chair—though the seat does swivel. Two of the four colors are already sold out, so snatch this piece up before it's gone for good!
The Roan office chair marries form and function in the best way. After all, with a different base, it could be an elegant dining chair or even a funky lounge chair. Alas, though, it's the perfect office chair, courtesy of 360-spinning wheels on a muted metal base.
Marcel Breuer was a famous midcentury modern architect most famous for his unusual buildings. That said, he designed several pieces of furniture that became instant fan favorites including the Cesca chair, which he created in 1928. This one, however, was made in 1960. To this day, it's one of the most iconic chairs around.
If Marie Antoinette had an office, this would be her desk chair. It's glamorous, elegant, and even comes in pink. We, however, love it in this creamy beige color that matches any already existing office setup.
We were surprised to find such a cool office chair at Lamps Plus, which, as its name implies, is most known for its massive collection of light fixtures, but we aren't complaining. It may not be the chair you'll want to sit in for hours on end, but if you're working from home a few days a week, it's certainly a stylish pick that'll do just the trick.
This swivel office chair may look simple but it's completely customizable. Plus, it spins, glides, and tilts giving it a well-deserved spot on our list.
If you're going to pick a chair with a funky print, we'd suggest keeping the rest of the office space more neutral. That way, nothing is competing with the chair for attention. It may look a bit short, but worry not as it's adjustable!
We have a soft spot for cane, so when we discovered this vintage-inspired rattan desk chair on Anthropologie, we threw it on our list. On top of its design, it arrives fully assembled, so all you have to do is wheel it up to your desk, and you've got yourself a cool, bohemian office setup.
We couldn't include only one woven option, which is why we included this unique find from West Elm. What it lacks in armrests, it makes up for in style. We'd recommend this chair to all of the minimalists.
Giving midcentury vibes in all the right ways is this office chair that recalls the curved elegance of Eames's iconic molded fiberglass chair, except it's more comfortable. Set on a wheeled base, the buttery soft leather alternative (at a fraction of the price) is a good find for anyone with other midcentury-inspired pieces.
Anything fuzzy lives in our hearts rent-free, and this armless sherpa chair is hardly an exception. The invisible polyester padding makes it even cozier. Just try not to spill!
Another Eames-inspired piece? This Apt2B find is modeled after the iconic design duo's (Charles and Rae Eames) Aluminum group chair. Those, however, come with a hefty price tag, and this one—which is an affordable alternative—is a much cheaper way to go without skimping on style.
Available in two shades of warm chocolatey brown (one slightly darker than the other), the Allwex office chair is made with ergonomic lumbar support, so you can comfortably sit here all day or into the night if needed.
At first glance, this is a typical office chair, but Branch included a few cleverly hidden benefits including six points of adjustment, a breathable 3D knit back, and a low-profile, synchronous base mechanism. It's also certified Greenguard Gold for low VOC emissions making it a sustainable option for environmental champions.
You may think the most comfortable chair for sitting all day would be something plush and soft like a lounger, but after a few hours, you'll notice your back start to ache. Office chairs—especially ones with a soft seat and firm, flexible back—are easily the most comfortable chairs to sit in for long periods of time.
A chair that swivels, adjusts, and tilts is ideal because it moves with you making it a comfortable option for anyone who will be sitting in an office for the whole day.
Metal Chair Frames As shopping editors who spent nearly two years working from home, we've done our research on the most comfortable office chairs that are as stylish as they are comfortable.