The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
We’re getting close to actually finishing up our office, and now we’re down to the point of putting in all the finishing touches that will really take this room to the next level. I still have a few tutorials to share, like the actual desk area, our DIY leather hardware and a few other things, but while I wrap up all of those details, let’s talk office chairs, because it’s still a big unknown.
Deciding on an office chair has easily been one of my biggest hang ups for the room, and I really don’t want to settle on a chair that isn’t right for the space, or comfortable enough for me to actually want to sit and work for long periods of time. I have that problem now with our current office chair. It’s not the right solution and I always get up with a backache, neck ache and a headache. Needless to say, it’s not going into the new office…. I just don’t need all those “aches”.
I’ve went back and forth, back and forth, and back and forth some more. I’ve browsed, I’ve thought about DIY’ing, I’ve considered converting an existing chair, but nothing seems to fit quite right. After taking a good look at the new space, and knowing how I want the chair to function, here’s my list of must have items…
So, with all of that said, my search continues for the right office chair. I’m also not wanting a traditional “office chair”. They just look… bleh. Below, I’m sharing a few options that have caught my attention. I love the way they all look, but it will ultimately come down to the seat height, or the ability to add coasters. As you can see, I’m wanting to go with a gray color, preferably a darker charcoal tone to add some warmth and depth against the white furniture. I’d also love to see a leather chair in the space, but it makes me nervous just because of our kitty…
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The other option I’m still considering, is to have one of my wingback chairs re-upholstered for the space. A few years ago I picked up a great wingback chair at a thrift store and did my best to re-cover it… I finished the chair, but it’s not the best quality job, and I quickly realized I don’t enjoy reupholstering furniture. You may recognize the chair, because it sat in this corner of our living room for a while…
Now, it’s sitting in our basement waiting for me to decide what to do with it. My original plan was to have this chair reupholstered, but my dilemma is the seat height. Even adding castors to the bottom of the legs makes it a smidge too short, which I really don’t love. And then there’s the issue with the back chair legs being at an angle (like most chair legs), making the thought of installing small castors a little wonky. And how well will the castors work with the size of the larger wingback chair? I have my doubts.
There are so many unknowns with that option, I almost don’t know about wasting my time with it, or spending the money to have it reupholstered. What I do like about it, is that I can pick the right material that I think will hold up to the kitty, and also get the exact look I’m going for… but there’s also no guarantees the chair will work for the office purpose. Lots of thoughts rolling around in my ole’ brain and I need to make a decision.
I’d love to have you weigh in with any thoughts or ideas in the comment section!
Here’s to solving this conundrum, and having a comfy office chair!
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