Comfortable desk chair
Lately we’ve learned that having a home office is indispensable. We tend to work from home more often, either occasionally or full time.
Besides designing an office that’s creative and inspiring, we need a great office chair. The ideal desk chair allows you to sit in a comfortable and healthy position for hours. Due to the many hours spent sitting, the quality of your office chair is important. A healthy posture will protect you from muscle strain. If you don’t know how to choose a desk chair that will support your body, we’re here to help.
Different types of office chairs
One of the first steps in decorating your home office is choosing the right desk chair. Which chair to choose depends on the amount of time you spend sitting on it.
Ergonomic desk chairs
The best part about an ergonomic office chair is the support it offers to your body while sitting. With a design meant to encourage a correct posture, these chairs come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The ergonomic office chair has an adjustable height, but also allows you to change the seat depth and width. To ensure the right posture of your body, choose one of vidaXL’s ergonomic desk chairs with a seat that tilts and offers lumbar support.
Executive office chairs
The perfect chair for spending hours at work is the executive desk chair. Not only does it ensure a healthy posture, but it looks fantastic as well. Pick an executive chair to enjoy a super comfortable seat while working. This desk chair matches your fancy home office, adding a touch of class and style.
As the name states, those amazing gaming chairs ensure great comfort for long gaming or work sessions. Each chair is ergonomically designed, so you don’t need to worry about getting tired or suffering from muscle pain. Moreover, all of our gaming chairs have incredible features like an adjustable backrest, armrest, or seat. You can also turn a gaming chair into a recliner, for a quick nap.
A type of desk chair that’s becoming more and more popular these days is the kneeling chair. Without a backrest, the kneeling chair ensures a position where your knees are below your waist. This position helps strengthen your back and core muscles. So this counts as exercise while working, how great is that? If you have problems with your knees, know that this desk chair puts more pressure on them.
Maybe you don’t have the space for a home office. In that case, working from your kitchen counter can be a solution. Working from a dining chair or bar stool, will definitely cause muscle pain. To avoid that, choose a drafting chair. Designed for greater heights than a standard desk, this chair has a ring around the base for your feet. The drifting chair features a backrest, armrests, and allows you to tilt it, for a better position sitting.
Which is the best material for your office chair?
The material used for your office chair defines its practicality, sturdiness, and a heathy position. Let’s find out which material is the right one for your new office chair.
Deck chairs made of mesh
Mesh desk chairs are a popular choice because mesh it is a breathable material. This makes the office chair perfect all year long, while offering a comfortable seat. The mesh is flexible, taking the shape of your body, allowing it to rest and feel supported. Some of these desk chairs offer the possibility of controlling the tightness of the mesh. So you get to decide how firm the back support is.
Leather office chairs
If you’re looking for an office chair that offers comfort but is also a statement piece, get a leather desk chair. It’s a classic choice, suitable in modern interiors. Leather is time-resistant, breathable, and comfy.
A leather office desk is spill-resistant and very durable. Go for black for an industrial or modern home office or pick a brown leather chair for a warmer office décor.
Artificial leather desk chairs
The artificial leather looks and feels like real leather but it’s way cheaper. All PU or PVC leather desk chairs are water-resistant. The artificial leather doesn’t dry out after extensive use. Moreover, artificial leather desk chairs come in a variety of colours, so you can be creative when decorating your home office.
Fabric office chairs
Desk chairs made of fabric are another popular choice. They have a softer appearance, more suitable in a cosier home office. Make sure the desk chair of your choice has a sturdy cushion that covers the solid base of the chair. Fabric office chairs are visually pleasing. They come in a variety of colours and fabrics (cotton, wool, etc) and you can add them to an inviting and warm décor.
What to look for in a desk chair
Regardless of the shape, material, or type of desk chair you choose, there are several features you should look for in that chair.
The perfect office chair has a great lumbar support. This system offers the needed support for your lower back, avoiding back strain. Fit the chair to your lower back so it feels comfortable but firm.
Most desk chairs can be easily adjusted. There’s the adjustable height that ensures a healthy position sitting at your desk. Then there’s the adjustable lumbar support, while some chairs even have the possibility of changing the armrest’s height and width. For more comfort, set the angle of the seat or backrest. When looking to buy a gaming chair, know that it can feature a controller, meant to change all these settings for you.
Almost all desk chairs have a wheelbase. This makes the chair easy to move, giving you the much-needed flexibility while at your desk. The castors ensure stability and sturdiness, without damaging your floors.
When sitting at your desk for a longer period of time, you need to constantly move and change your body position to reach different parts of your desk. An office chair with a swivel base is designed to offer top efficiency while seated. This way, you avoid back and arm fatigue, being able to move with ease.
How to sit at your desk correctly
Long hours spent in front of a computer can have damaging effects on your body. To avoid this, get an ergonomically designed chair and a desk with a standard height. The other important aspect is sitting correctly at your desk. These are some details to keep in mind:
Adjust the backrest to support your lower back.
Keep your feet flat on the floor.
Know that your knees should be positioned lower than your hips. You can use a footrest if you need it.
Keep your arms and wrists straight and parallel on the desk. Use a mouse pad with a wrist rest.
Pick a desk chair with adjustable armrests. Fit them to match the height of the desk, to relax your shoulders.
Your screen should be at eye level, an arm’s length in front of you. This way, you avoid bending your neck, which causes neck muscle strain.
As hard as it is, try not to slouch in your desk chair. Sit up, your back and neck muscles will thank you later!
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