Written by Georgia Lockstone

Swivel desk chairs: 7 stylish picks for working from home

Invest in one of these swivel desk chairs to optimise your comfort levels while working from home.

We’ve all tried using the dining table or sitting on the sofa with a laptop, but nothing beats a proper desk with an ergonomic chair – after all, we spend as many as 1,700 hours a year in front of our computers.

The right desk chair can make the difference between a productive and unproductive home office, so give yours an update with a stylish-yet-practical addition.

Good Homes picks out a few favourites…

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1. Kokkedal swivel office chair

The KOKKEDAL office chair (£84.99) from Danish home brand JYSK, is a subtle and practical seating swap that won’t look out of place around the kitchen table. Completely height-adjustable, the stylish but soft grey fabric swivel chair boasts a fashionable textured pattern, a metal base and white wheels.

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KOKKEDAL office chair, JYSK

2. Washington office chair

Fit for the Oval Office, the Washington Office Chair (£159) from Dunelm is classic in style and comes in a chic grey tone. The cushioned wrap-around frame and elegant button-back styling give this chair a sophisticated look. Plus, the comfortable foam-filled seat and sturdy chrome base with the height adjustable gas-lift mechanism offers plenty of support.

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Washington Office Chair, Dunelm

3. Haines office chair

Add a touch of art deco design to your home office with the stylish Haines Office Chair (£109) from Cult Living. This desk chair is the epitome of art deco design with its delicate balance between functionality and classic silhouette. Upholstered in a plush midnight blue velvet, choose from a cool chrome or warm brass leg and frame finish.

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Haines Office Chair, Cult Living


4. Ernest armchair

The Ernest swivel armchair (£705) from sofa.com is a beautiful swivel chair that’s ideal for Zoom meetings and time away from your desk. If you don’t fancy the chrome swivel base, you can also opt for wooden legs. An updated take on the classic wing design armchair with a smartly buttoned back, the Ernest is customisable in both fabric and colour.

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The Ernest swivel armchair, sofa.com

5. Home office work chair

This stylish home office work chair (£105) from BiGDUG has been designed for a long shift at the desk – up to five hours at a time! Of course, you should be taking a screen break for 5-10 minutes every hour, so at least look away from your screen now and again if you’re really slammed! This executive office chair comes in black or grey, and has gas-lift seat height adjustment, durable fixed arms and a sturdy base.

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Home office work chair, BiGDUG

6. Standford Brown Faux Leather Office Chair

The Standford faux-leather office chair (£219) from Modish Living is a contemporary office chair in soft vegan leather. Comfortable and stylish, this swivel chair has black metal legs and castors, giving it an industrial-chic look. It also features soft padded armrests for added comfort.

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Standford faux-leather office chair, Modish Living

7. Clermont retro executive office chair

If you’re on the hunt for an ergonomic desk chair, the plush Teknik Clermont Retro Executive Chair (£147) from Bigdug could be the one for you. Available in a choice of colours – black, brown or white supple faux leather – the comfortable swivel chair with arm rests has a high back with headrest and a fully-adjustable height function, offering sturdy lumbar support without compromising on style.

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Teknik Clermont retro executive chair, Bigdug

Wondering how to set up your home office desk to prevent aches and pains? Watch this video from ergonomics experts: