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6 Things To Consider When Choosing An Office Chair

How to choose an office chair

Jack Stewart |

Having a good and comfortable office chair is key in this day and age. Whether you are in the office or working from home, sitting down takes up a large proportion of your working day. Whilst you might not think it is that important, there are many factors to consider when sitting in front of your computer. 

Below we have come up with a guide for how to choose an office chair. You might not realise it, but there are multiple choices you can make to ensure that sitting down all day is a more practical and comfortable experience. 

Some of those things include: 

  • Support for your body
  • Adjustability
  • Quality and durability
  • Suitability for working from home
  • Aesthetics
  • Price 

  • Let’s have a look at these in more detail. 

    Consider These Things When Choosing an Office Chair


    Support For Your Body 

    An office chair that is adjusted properly can help to prevent pain in your back, legs and hips. To prevent pain, having a chair with adjustable seat height and back adjustability is a minimum. 

    A good office chair should provide supported movement and should be flexible enough to support you in a variety of different postures. It also needs to be sturdy enough to fit your physical dimensions.

    Requirements for a good office chair could include an independent back and seat mechanism, a seat slider to alter the seat depth, and a built-in inflatable cushion to give you tailored support where your body needs it. 

    Our range of orthopaedic office chairs can provide you with the correct support. These office chairs have been specifically designed to improve posture, enhance comfort levels, and prevent repetitive strain injuries.  



    Similar to offering you support, having an office chair that can be adjusted quickly and easily to suit your weight, height, and shape is essential and key to a more productive workflow. Even things such as limb length differs in each person. Therefore, having an office chair with great adjustability is key. 

    Consider an ergonomic office chair that is fully adjustable for seat height, back angle, back height, upper leg support, and lower back support. 

    If your seat depth is too short for you, this reduces overall support and creates posture points on the back of your legs. If the seat depth is too long, it might mean that you can’t sit back into the chair properly or you could get pressure behind the knees. 

    When choosing an office chair, consider one with a movement mechanism. This will mean that you can lock it into place and unlock it to enjoy supportive movement. If you want armrests, choose a chair that has height adjustable armrests for extra comfort. 


    Quality And Durability 

    Any office chair should withstand frequent use and last you for a good number of years. Aspects such as materials and good design should come into account when deciding your next chair. 

    Here at Order Office Furniture, we aim to provide good quality office furniture, including desk and office chairs. All of our chairs are made with good quality and are extremely durable. 

    Not all chairs are made for constant use. That’s why when looking for an office chair you should specifically look for chairs that have 24/7 use. Having a chair that can handle longer use means that you won’t have to replace it any time soon. 


    Suitability For Working From Home 

    Since Covid, working at home has been encouraged for workers for a number of years now. If you made the switch to working from your home office, then you might not have the correct equipment that you would at your usual office.

    Having a correct and comfortable office chair is essential, as we have explained above. A home office chair should have the same features as a chair used in the workplace, especially if you are completing the same tasks. 

    This might be a good time to experiment with designs and colours. After all, you might want a fabric office chair that goes with the rest of your home office, whether this be a dedicated space or your living room. 



    Even though comfort is key, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! Having an office chair that matches the aesthetic of your home is important to a lot of people. 

    You don’t have to be restricted by fabrics or colours. We have a range of materials to choose from, including leather office chairs and mesh office chairs. We also have an array of colours to choose from, from black and greys to brighter colours such as yellow, blue, and red.   

    If you’re investing in an office chair you may as well invest in one that fits in with look of your environment. With all of our office chairs, we can help with installation if required.



    At Order Office Furniture, we are all about providing good quality office furniture without breaking the bank. We offer high-end, attractive, and comfortable office chairs at an extremely affordable price. 

    Check out our excellent collection of budget office chairs that start from just £59.99. You can still get the appearance and functionality of an expensive office chair that would otherwise be triple the cost. 

    We have over 270 cheap office chairs to pick from, in an array of different colours from minimal white desks to ever-popular greys. You can find chairs with built in seat height and slide adjustments, and full recline if required. All of our office chairs are fit for your working needs. 

    Find Your Perfect Office Chair With Order Office Furniture: Visit Us or Order Online 

    At Order Office Furniture, we have over 30 years of experience in creating unique and productive office furniture for a full spectrum of businesses, including those who work from home. 

    Hopefully, you now have more confidence on how to choose an office chair. Things such as adjustability and durability are important factors when it comes to making sure that you are working more comfortably, specifically for things such as back pain. 

    We have all the specifics you could need, such as office chairs with footrests or office chairs with no wheels. 

    To enquire about our office chairs or other services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also visit us in person by making an appointment at our showroom in Huddersfield. 

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