5 tips to picking the perfect office chair

It is of utter importance to take into consideration these 5 points before buying an office chair.

It is always important to pick an office chair that suits you. Yeah, that comes without saying right? Sitting for long periods of time slaying in an uncomfortable chair can only cause a great deal of discomfort. Not only can it affect the quality of your work but it can increase stress in the back, shoulders, arms and legs. And no one wants that! So it is of utter importance to take into consideration these 5 points before buying an office chair.

Style

With the power of social media it takes one celebrity to wear a particular piece of clothing for it to sell out within minutes. For example, Kate Middleton started to appear in the public spotlight more frequently following her engagement to Prince William in 2010. Obviously. And she sparked a media frenzy when her fashion pieces started to sell out within minutes! As you may have heard, this was known as the “Kate effect” and has added a further 1 billion pound in sales every year in the UK fashion industry.

Celebrity styles should not just be limited to clothing, you can create your own celebrity inspired office looks … ! Office spaces should not be dull with boring colors and plain furniture because this can reduce work ethic and motivation. Furniture at work have created a cool Infographic with some celebrity inspired office looks that can help you determine the look that best suits you.

Comfortable material and padding

The choice of material and padding is a matter of preference and fit. However, it is essential that the material shouldn’t feel bulky and over padded. Whilst some people like a cushioned back others do not, but when picking the right material that suits you it is important that it does not get too hot when in sight of direct sunlight. Also, there should be enough cushions to support the professional when sitting in order for them to sit for long periods of time without their back feeling strained and sore.

Consider how much space you have

Office space is an important factor to take into consideration when buying an office chair. There should be enough room to move around as an office chair should encourage you to move in order to keep blood and oxygen flowing as well as giving the support your body needs.

Backrest

A backrest should be included on an office chair as sitting for long periods of time without back support can cause a great deal of stress on the lower back.

Armrest

An office chair ought to have an armrest to support the elbows to prevent neck strain. They should be adjustable therefore you can sit comfortably with your shoulders relaxed. Armrests should enable your elbows to relax but your arms and wrists should not be as you are typing.

This article was originally published on YourCoffeeBreak.co.uk.

Sophia Anderson|is a blogger and a freelance writer