How to choose the perfect office chair?

An office chair is an intriguing piece of furniture. The body of an individual comes in contact with a chair the most in comparison to other furniture pieces. As a result, the chair is known to play a major role in the user’s comfortable level and posture.

The selection of the prefect office chair is definitely a cumbersome task, as the office chairs are available in a wide variety of designs, sizes and styles. To speak frankly, there is no chair, which is perfect for everyone. This is because some may prefer a chair in mesh fabric and some in leather. Some want a wide seat, whereas some want a wide back. So selection of the perfect office chair involves assessing the needs and various other factors.

Here are certain tips to assist you choose the perfect office chair –

Size of the office chair – First of all, the office chair must fit you perfectly. A person with short height should not invest in an enormous chair as it would hinder the ability to work smoothly. The same fact applies for large people. A small chair for large people will simply look hilarious and shall also cause discomfort. When purchasing a chair, how you sit and the capacity of the chair should also be considered.

Back support – most of the people tend to forget that the neck and the back are the most prone to strain and stress and play a vital role in the design. A perfect chair would be the one that features firm support and promotes a good posture. Back support should not be compromised at any cost.

Material – the material used for office chair should also be given importance as it shall dictate the comfort level. The common materials used for office chairs are leather, foam, mesh, plastic and upholstery. Mesh materials keep the body cool, as it allows air to pass through and is thus the ideal selection in humid climates.   Leather chairs are always a wise selection, but they are suitable for temperature controlled areas. On the other hand, plastic chairs are durable, but they are uncomfortable for long hours.

Adjustable – it is always better to buy a chair that features adjustable joints so that it can be used in a versatile way. The chair seat should tilt back and front. The depth of the chair long with the height should also be adjustable.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 22nd, 2011


About us is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.


Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at} with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have