Splurge, Save, Steal: Get Productive With a New Desk Chair

published May 5, 2017
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I’m here to sing the praises of the humble desk chair. As much as a clean and clear surface is an essential part of a workspace, you could argue that the right seating is what can really make or break your 9 to 5. For those of us who even occasionally work at home, desk chairs can be a kind of Goldilocks situation: if they’re too soft and unsupportive you’ll probably end up nodding off, and overly stiff models mean restless legs and sore backs. So let’s see what just-right deals Apartment Therapy Marketplace has in store for us.

The phrase “go big or go home” is especially relevant when your home is your designated spot to be productive. This padded vinyl office chair is not playing around; the solid wood frame and black body work to create a seriously executive vibe. The tall back provides the support you need to keep your posture in check, while the ample padding won’t leave you dreaming of walking away from your work. And fine, it’s also just fun to imagine that you’re some important executive, regardless of how many empty snack packs are stacked beside your laptop.

Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $350.

How does over $400 in savings sound to you? Rather than snag this Herman Miller office chair brand new for $580 (seriously), this secondhand steal lets you take it home for only a fraction of the original cost. It’s lightweight, sleek and modern looking, while still providing essential back support for long nights spent making your next deadline. Did we mention it’s a serious savings?!

Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $150.

Never knock the basics. This colorful Steelcase office chair is a classic design for a great price, and just the right balance of structure and softness to keep you focused and motivated. Plus, sometimes a fresh pop of color is exactly the mental stimulation your workspace needs to help you power through your latest time crunch. You’re blessed enough to not be stuck in a cubicle, so have some fun with your home office design!

Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $100.