With flexible, remote working becoming more commonplace in the UK, creating the perfect 'working from home' environment has never been more important. In fact, there’s been huge growth in stylish office chairs with a softer, more homely feel, rather than the more 'technical', and ones which complement existing interiors.
These comfy desk chairs have soared during the pandemic, as revealed in John Lewis' Living Room Report 2020, as chrome legs have been replaced by wood, and plastic and mesh replaced with fabric upholstery.
Additionally, there's a desire for 'new-look desk furniture that's far from office-like in style', meaning we're taking a more considered approach to the overall aesthetic.
With space at a premium, it's perhaps not surprising that in John Lewis' report, 19 per cent of its customers admitted to using their living rooms for work (increasing to 30 per cent for those with children). The living room is no longer just a space for sitting — and for those who don't have a separate home office, it's now one of the top rooms in the home that doubles up as a study space.
So on that note, browse our favourite stylish office chairs below that will blend in with your living room, or make your home office look super stylish. Working from home has never been more comfortable – or chic.
Pretty in pink! Designed to make every day a little more special, this stylish home office chair has a quilted backrest, generously padded seat, and a swivel brass leg so you can easily (and comfortably) work from home. We love the subtle vintage feel, too.
Neat and streamlined, Marks & Spencer's modern office chair is perfect for long days at your desk. It has a strong and sturdy metal base for extra durability. Self assembly is required.
Sink back into this cushiony soft chair and you might struggle to get any work done. But that's the beauty of it — it's classic, modern and as soft as can be. With walnut legs and a curved back and sides, this is a modern classic. It's available in a range of colours including green, blue, grey and orange.
This stylish grey velvet office chair boasts a 360 degree swivel, seat height adjustment, and five wheels. The padded seating and arms provide ultimate comfort.
Green with envy? Inspired by Art Deco designs, this head-turning velvet office chair from Dunelm has a curved backrest to provide maximum comfort, gold swivel legs, and a lockable tilt feature with weight tension control.
Work from home in comfort with this stylish rose pink chair. Streamlined, modern and tactile, this chair boasts a neatly stitched, well-padded design.
Walnut, velvet and brass, what's not to love?! Luxe with a touch of industrial, this stylish office chair is ticking all the right boxes.
The curved backrest and seat are the standout features of this stylish office chair. With a faux suede upholstery on the seat and back, and a polished bentwood frame, this home office chair is a great option for working comfortably in style.
This mid-century style office chair is a wonderful addition to your home office. Upholstered in a beautiful tan faux leather with a solid metal frame, it has a slender tall backrest and shaped arm for added comfort.
For less than £100, this grey office chair from John Lewis offers a comfortable sturdy seating solution for working from home. Features include an injection-moulded polypropylene shell, a fixed fabric seat pad, a height-adjustable seat, castors suitable for all floors, and two wheels designed with a brake for stability. Shown here in grey, it's also available in mustard.
Ideal for hardwood or carpet, this blue desk chair has five wheels and an adjustable height, helping you to work comfortably. Best of all, no assembly is required. It's also available in a brownish-grey.
With a soft velvet finish, button back design, modern curved back, 360-degree swivel and adjustable seating height, this chair will add a contemporary touch to any home office. And it's in versatile grey, what's not to love?
This deep blue petrol velvet home office chair provides supreme comfort with foam cushioning and panel detailed stitching to the back. Perfect for adding a pop of colour to your interiors.
Crafted from weathered leather, this stylish home office chair will add a touch of class to every corner. The black cantilever legs complete the look.
Looking for a classic home office chair that still feels stylish? Well, this one from Dunelm is just £89 and has foam padding, fixed armrests, and a swivel design.
With a 360-degree swivel mechanism, this height adjustable chair features a stylish high curved backrest to provide comfort and ample back support. Better still? It's upholstered in soft grey velvet.
Bring a touch of luxe to your home with Habitat's velvet office chair. It has a high backrest for extra support, gold legs and arm rests on each side.
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