Let’s Talk Office Chairs

Home Decor, Planning & Design

  1. Gwen says:

    Hmmm…I see your dilemma. I know my daughter has gotten a new work office chair that was ordered to fit her because she was getting a sore back in the others. It is vital to be comfortable!! Yes, casters makes it so much easier to move between two work stations and I personally cannot envision moving around easily on casters in a wingback made over with casters chair that isn’t the right height. Maybe time to part ways?
    As for the cat dilemma, I had a friend say to put foil onto the part the kitty scratches. It would take awhile to retrain the kitty. However, I did not do this because my problem was in my main Great room and I could not envision foil surrounding the legs and back of my sofa!! But it is supposed to work. I have no idea what really works though. I was never fast enough to stop the clawing! Maybe resign yourself to this? And add fabric to that area that you can “rip off” and snap a new piece on??? Just so the chair itself is not shredded. Best of happy searching! May a chair be easy to find!!!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much for sharing! Agreed on the wingback… it doesn’t seem to be the best option. I’ve also heard of the foil method. I think I’ll give it a try just to see what it does. The snap on fabric piece is a pretty great idea too! Rolling that thought around in my head! 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    I have bought an office chair on Wayfair and one at Home Goods, and I really like both of them. The first one looked more like an antique office chair — wood with leather seat and back. However, it didn’t roll well on our hardwood floors. It also had arms that were messing up the desk since the arms would hit the desk when it was pushed in. So then I saw the newest one at Home Goods that is in a very neutral fabric, is on casters and swivels, and it didn’t have arms. So far it is working great — it rolls really well and is very comfortable. My husband did point out the other day that it is scratching the hardwood floor a little, so we are getting a plastic chair mat for the floor, which I don’t have a problem with since you can’t see it behind the desk. Wayfair had the height and width of the chair, and I believe could be returned. So if you didn’t like the way it felt, you could return it. I don’t have cats so I can’t help you with the other situation!

    • Shayna says:

      I wish we had a Home Goods locally, but I did check our TJMaxx store. They had a nice looking upholstered office chair, but it was pink. Not quite what I’m looking for, haha! I’m also wondering about rolling the chair around on our carpet. We may have to add a floor mat too… Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Ben says:

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  4. Debbie says:

    I understand that you don’t want a typical office chair, however, the chairs you have selected are not ergonomically sound and will cause you problems down the road. Have you talked with someone from an office furniture dealership? I think you should go sit in some “Real” office chairs, then sit in something similar to the look you want. You will see a huge difference how they feel and sit. Long term use of a non ergonomic chair will definitely cause you back, neck, wrist issues. Don’t go to Office Depot/Max/Staples, as you will just replace the chair every year. Head to an office furniture dealership, sit in a few chairs, share with them the look you are going for and maybe you can make a compromise – not quite so residentially looking, but also not the look that you hate. There are options out there! You will pay more, but the chair will last forever (my task chair that I bought 18 years ago for my home office is still going strong, but it is worth it and they come with a 10-12 year warranty, so if anything goes wrong it is fixed or replaced. It is a smart investment! Your health is worth it!! If you need suggestions on where to go – let me know! I enjoy your blog! Keep up the good work!

  5. D says:

    Try double sided tape available at online pet stores. You can use it on most fabrics but not leather. Please, never declaw.

  6. Heather says:

    I purchased option 4 and use it for my office chair. I work from home and the days I use it, I use it for 9+ hours. It’s comfy, but the fabric isn’t the best quality. It stretched a little bit and isn’t as tight as I’d like it to be anymore. I caught it on a great sale and paid less than $100 for it so I can deal with the fabric issues. I also wish I would have bought something without arms. I like to cross my legs when I work and they make it tough.

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