WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN OFFICE CHAIR?
When choosing your perfect office chair, there are several key things to consider. After all, the majority of us spend more time at the office than anywhere else, sitting upright for almost 8 hours a day. Bearing this in mind, a well-designed, comfortable desk or computer chair is just what the doctor ordered - and thankfully just the thing that we at Habitat consider a speciality.
Comfort, of course, has to be top priority: it’s almost impossible to feel motivated when your back feels like it’s going to sleep. When it comes to feeling fully supported, an ergonomic chair is the safest way to go - chairs that are specifically designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment.
The experts suggest that you should look for a chair with lumbar support, seat depth adjustment and a free float tilt mechanism, all factors that contribute to ensuring that the chair can be adapted to fit you personally. Also, look out for chairs with armrest adjustability and different size options, not to mention ease of movement. If you often have to move about your office, from desk to the phone, filing cabinets to bookcase, then an office chair with wheels is the only way to go.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE HABITAT'S OFFICE CHAIRS MADE FROM?
When choosing an office chair, materials are a huge factor to consider, often presenting that age-old dilemma - comfort vs style. You want the chair to look good, but you also want a soft place to sit. To this end, upholstered or fabric office chairs could be just what you are looking for; they provide a relaxing place to park oneself, but also offer numerous ways in which to personalise the chair itself. Habitat’s own designs come in a variety of colours, prints and patterns, enabling you to really select a seat that reflects who you are.
If something slick and slightly retro is more up your street, then we also offer plastic office chairs - ideal on a practical level. Perhaps you work creatively and your office can get somewhat messy, or maybe the children are at home too, and you always run the risk they’ll be let loose in the study, armed with several crayons. To this end, plastic is a simple, yet effective, way to make sure you are purchasing a chair that not only looks good, but will stay looking good too.
WHAT COLOURS ARE COMPUTER CHAIRS AVAILABLE IN?
Once you’ve studied our computer and office chairs, taking note of their individual comfort levels, it’s all about cracking the colour code. The key is to make sure that the chair complements the rest of the office. Obviously, how it feels is paramount, but we don’t recommend selecting a lime green chair if the rest of the room is the epitome of classic chic. We have many options to choose from, so finding the design to match the decor should be easy as 1, 2, 3.
For a timeless shade with which you can’t go wrong, we always suggest heading back to black. On the opposite side of the colour spectrum, we have white, the perfect choice for a minimalist, thoroughly modern approach. Grey and blue tap into the a popular mood for subdued tones, while - fear not - orange is on hand for those who prefer to sit within their own little pop of colour.
WHAT OTHER HOME OFFICE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES DO YOU NEED?
You’ve got the chair, but perhaps splashing out on this has made you secretly want a newtoo. (We know the feeling.) Sometimes you change one thing about the room, and the rest simply has to follow. It may not be cost-effective, but it’s typically a lot of fun. Here at Habitat, we understand that things need to stay fresh in order to help you stay excited and motivated - and nowhere does this apply more than the home office. It’s just you in it, most days, so it needs to keep your eyes satisfied and intrigued.
If your new chair works beautifully for you, keeping you in comfort as you wheel about from one side of the room to the next, perhaps it is highlighting how much your room could benefit from a smaller desk? After all, you don’t need to keep everything in one place now that you’re able to manoeuvre with such ease. Perhaps this encourages you to look into adopting a minimalist aesthetic? Or maybe your desk just looks old - and not in shabby chic way - now that you have such a snazzy new chair in contrast.
Maybe it isn’t about the desk itself, but simply the things you have adorning it. Sometimes a clear out can do wonders for the soul, but we suggest taking it one step further by adding various ornaments, new pictures and storage options. Sometimes a switch up of theare simply all it takes. Add a statement piece of art to the wall, fix shelves sporadically around the room, purchase a floor or and set the mood for when a late night deadline is approaching. Take it from us, a standout from Habitat is the only acceptable way to burn that midnight oil...