It has been a few years since I’ve rounded up rolling desk chairs (or chairs with casters), and as you can probably guess I’m on the hunt for one, for my upcoming office renovation. Since I’ve been saving all the good chairs (they are TOUGH to find), I figured I’d share my top contenders with you. When it comes to my home office, while a static, regular desk chair probably looks best, I want to stick to a chair with wheels. It’s feels more functional for me and I like to roll around and move throughout the day… so casters are a must! Click through to see some favorites and hear my thoughts on office and desk chairs, as I try to choose the right one.
I’ll begin by saying, my vintage desk chair I restored is amazing. I still love the look, shape, and my upholstery job is holding up well, BUT (you knew that was coming)– it’s old and doesn’t function very well. Emmett has tried to repair it a few times for me, and it keeps breaking. We have to oil the wheels every other week and they’ve ruined my area rug with grease. I’ve had this chair for 3 years and as much as I love it- I think it’s time to part ways. For the amount of hours I sit at my desk, I’m ready to have something a little nicer.
In my previous home office, pictured above, I had a woven desk chair that I liked pretty well. It was a budget friendly chair (that has since been discontinued) and I was constantly having to tighten the wheels, but I liked it from an aesthetic and comfort point-of-view.
Before the woven chair, I splurged for this modern number… pictured above. It didn’t last very long, tore up my rug, and was the least comfortable chair I’ve ever owned. I think that’s when I decided wheels or casters work best for me.
Below, I landed on budget friendly rolling chairs for the makeover I did for the Humane Society and the employees gave them their stamp of approval for function, comfort, and cleanability. I’m just not convinced that shape or style works well with my office design plan. I think I want something more interesting.
Given desk chairs are expensive and I want to have this one for a very long time, I’m trying to make a good decision here. Emmett is pushing me to buy an ergonomic option, but I feel like I just can’t get on board with the form or design of most. Even the expensive Herman Miller desk chairs aren’t my favorite, in terms of aesthetic. Ready to see my top contenders? Consider this the beginning of me narrowing things down.
Click directly on the chairs to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…
01: velvet desk chair // 02: leather desk chair // 03: court office chair // 04: black executive chair // 05: avery desk chair // 06: addy desk chair // 07: bendol desk chair // 08: helvetica office chair // 09: tyler desk chair // 10: captains chair // 11: charlotte desk chair // 12: manhattan task chair // 13: tan swivel chair // 14: tabby desk chair // 15: fairview desk chair // 16: channel tufted desk chair // 17: roan office chair // 18: finley office chair
What do you think? Do you have favorites? Mine include: #2, #3, #7, #10, and #14. My other option is to buy a regular chair and install casters on the legs. I’m just not certain how that would function or hold up over time, but from an aesthetic point-of-view, I think that could actually be a viable option.
I need to do some measuring, narrow it down, and decide which ones makes sense. I’m eager to start ordering all of the things. Now that the office is officially underway, it’s beginning to feel real and exciting. Time to start buying all the things I’ve been saving for (for this space) this past year.
Where do you stand when it comes to your desk chair (if you use one often)? Do you prefer something ergonomic? Are looks important to you, or is it more about comfort? Would you ever buy a vintage desk chair, like mine? Maybe I should just keep what I have and embrace it. Hmm… decisions!