While you may think that you need to default to some utilitarian monstrosity, there's actually a bit of flexibility of what constitutes an adjustable office chair that's back-friendly.
"The key to finding a good chair is one that has much variability as possible," says chiropractic physician Kelli Pearson, DC. "If you are a short person, under 5-foot-4, it’s critical that the seat pan is not too long or otherwise, your feet will simply not hit the floor. If you are sitting at a desk, it’s critical that you can lock the chair back in a vertical position if needed when you are perched on the front of your chair."
And in a true plot twist, you really don't even need something that'll keep you skyscraper straight the entire time.
"It’s vital that it has very ability to lean back a bit if you are pondering and have the opportunity to reflect while sitting at your computer," says Pearson. "Having a small lumbar curve built into the chair is excellent as long as it is not too big and not too high."
Alright, well, ready to give your home office a major make-over? Below, we have a few options that will keep you tall, proud, and painless while sitting down. Also, check out the best office chair for back pain.
These adjustable office chairs are chiropractor-approved
1. SOHO Ribbed Management Office Chair, $280
I know, I know, it's BRIGHT, but it's also thin and pliable and will keep you cool. If leather-sweating tends to be a problem, then go get the Nickelodeon swivel chair (or one of his brothers, there's a rainbow of options as it's available in 19 colors.).
Shop now: SOHO Ribbed Management Office Chair, $280
2. Smugdesk Ergonomic Chair, $90
If you've been hunched over your laptop for months like an old witch about to offer a poisoned apple, this friend should strategically straighten you out. Everything about the classic, functional style screams: "I'm committed to comfort and style."
Shop now: Smugdesk Ergonomic Chair, $90
3. Haatfjäll Office Chair, $229
You can't resist the luscious allure of a millennial pink chair. It's serviceable, adorable, and mindful of your slouching habits. It's also available in beige and gray.
Shop now: Haatfjäll, $229
Alright, price is a little steep, but you're throwing down for the exquisite quality and the feeling of being not just a boss, but THE boss, every single day. It's available in a variety of colors.
Shop now: Cooper Mid-Century Leather Swivel Office Chair, $499
I'm low-key obsessing over the gold touches here and how it looks striking with the navy. If you want a back-considerate chair with flair, look no further. It also comes in black, cream, and brown.
Shop now: Faux Leather and Gold Armstrong Upholstered Office Chair, $280
If you don't have a leather-sweating problem and you also have a minimalist office of a Real Adult (you know, plants that don't die and a fuzzy white rug), enjoy this beauty. It's fully adjustable and extremely stylish.
Or if you can't imagine owning an office chair that can't handle a red wine spill (don't judge, all Happy Hours are at your desk now), this stunner can fulfill all your posture-correcting dreams.
Shop now: Serta My Fit Office Chair with Tailored Reach, $260
8. SP Velvet Office Chair, $229
This looks divinely plush, right? Like it won't take up the whole room, but it'll make sure that you're comfy-cozy and sitting up through your otherwise snooze-inducing Zoom calls. Choose from eight colors.
Shop now: SP Velvet Office Chair, $229
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