10 comfy desk chairs that aren’t total eyesores
Published Oct 29, 2015 5:00 AM
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by Marni Fogelson
Finding a comfy desk chair isn’t hard. But finding one that we actually want to look at every day is another story altogether. Happily, we found 10 desk chairs that will have you actually looking forward to planting your posterior. Chosen for a variety of budgets, styles, and office environments, we think you’ll find a chair in among this mix that will give you the support you need, a little visual inspiration, and the satisfaction that you can now tackle all those other duties on your list.
Mid-century arm chair
Many desk chairs border on blah when it comes to color. This Mid-century arm chair bucks the trend with a blue wooden frame and patterned seat. The cutout back is visually appealing, but, more importantly, it will offer support for long days at the desk.
Serena and Lily
’s stylish Plaza Chair will easily do double duty as a much-appreciated extra guest chair while entertaining. The custom upholstered pieces, with six different color choices and two leg stain selections, will fit in with almost every color scheme, and add a regal, yet understated elegance. A perfect choice for a home office.
The real reason we love the Carson chair? It looks cozy enough to settle in with a book as it does for a full day (or night) of clacking away. Available in five neutral colors, this chair features a wide base, a great option for those of us who end up doing chair yoga in an attempt to find the most comfortable sitting position.
This contemporary and super affordable chair is well suited to a modern office setting. Keep it minimalist in black or white or infuse your workspace with a pop of color such as eggplant or bright blue. A great option if you are looking to unite your office’s space in style (and on a budget).
Don’t let the simple design of the Palma Chair fool you-it’s constructed from solid beechwood and features a durable seat made from polypropylene. The rounded back encourages sitters to relax a bit while still maintaining good posture.
If you’re missing the last few seasons of Mad Men (or simply love 70s style), the wool-upholstered Carlo chair may provide a temporary nostalgia fix. The vivid orange color and relaxed shape make this chair ideal to transition from work to playtime-having an old-fashioned on hand speeds up the process! If you want something similar in style but dialed down in color, try this one.
The Atomic Chair is all about the angles. Jaunty yellow lacquered armrests and feet offer a sharp yet playful look. The well-padded seat features a yellow and gray zigzag pattern as well as a solid yet comfortable back.
Jenny arm chair
The Jenny Arm chair in robin’s egg blue is an inviting chair for desk styles ranging from classical wooden versions to more streamlined and modern varieties. The light blue color complements a variety of design schemes, and the silver nailhead trim gives this stylish seat a bit of a rock-and-roll touch.
Lider plus office chair
Sometimes looks aren’t enough–you need an ergonomic desk chair and the support it brings. The modern Lider Plus office chair in basic black features additional details such as arm pads, a tilt adjustment, and a rolling base for when you need to get over to another office mate (or just decompress with a little spin time).
Chloe wood armchair
A luxe look for a not-so-luxe price. This armchair is a perfect option for those of us with fickle decorating tastes; the black legs and neutral grey seat, arm rests, and back will blend in with whatever other colors or styles you are currently craving.