If you are into freelancing and have set up a home office where you tend to spend hours, I am sure you have all you want to ensure there is no compromise with style and comfort. The word comfort reminds me of the seating on which one tends to spend hours. There are oodles of choice available in the market that will make you drool over by its appearance, but then at later stages one realises that their choice was not smart for the fact that it is not functionally smart.
What I mean to say here is that the seating/chair of your home office should be such that it doesn’t raises health issues in terms of pain due to wrong posture, tiredness at the end of the day and things like that. While picking up the chair/seating for your home office, you should keep certain things in mind which we are going to discuss here in our article.
Now a days one is so busy with the work that health issues are rising at the higher rate, which most of us are not aware of. The most common health problems that arise from wrong seating are headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, backache and spine ache, pain in thighs, pain in knees and calves to list a few. Style is one thing that one doesn’t want to compromise, but then it should not be at the cost of your health. Correct me if I am wrong.
Chair manufacturers now a days are investing considerable time and effort in making their products as healthy and comfortable as possible without making any compromise with style. While setting up the home office keep a few things in mind. If you are the one who is currently looking for the right kind of seating for your home office, then I suggest you to read on the tips we have listed below along with suggestion at one or other point. Here they are!
1. Assess The Room
First and the foremost, you should assess the your home office area and decide for yourself as to how much area you can dedicate to the chair. One of the biggest mistakes in choosing the right chair is that we sometimes tend to under/overestimate how much space can the particular piece of furniture be fit in.
2. Your Budget
If you have a set budget for buying the right kind of chair you can filter accordingly and you will get the choice available within that range. Surf the net, look for the home decor furniture magazines to get the choices and make your pick as per your budget.
3. Focus on Dimensions
If you are the one who is going to use the chair for the majority of the time in a day then look for the chair that fits in well. From height to depth and width, the chair should be chosen to be ideally fit to ensure maximum comfort. The height of most chairs available is adjustable.
4. Seat Material
Check for the material of the home office chair. The seat and back of the chair should be such that it ha enough padding to provide maximum comfort if one has to sit for extended periods of time.
Ideally the backrest of a chair should be between 19 inches and 21 inches wide along with the adjustable curve. While making your pick ensure that it provides maximum comfort and perfect support.
There are indeed lot many choices of ergonomic chairs available that are designed in a way that they can be used in by the people in interactive, most effectively and safely. You can pick from them as per your choice. Ergonomics if you all know is the study of equipment designed with humans in mind to ensure it helps reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Recently, while I was looking for the chair for my home office, I spotted an Amaze Chair at Featherlite which I liked for the fact that it fit my criteria of being the perfect blend of style and comfort that it promises.
7. Lumbar Support
If you all know, the lumbar spine of humans has an inward curve and sitting for long periods without support for this curve leads to slouching and strains the structures in the lower spine. The perfect chair is the one that has lumbar adjustment to ensure the user has the proper fit to support the inward curve of the lower back.
8. Armrests & Swivel
Your home office chair should be such that it has adjustable armrests enabling users to rest arms comfortably thereby relaxing the shoulders. The elbows and lower arms should rest lightly while seating. Talk about swivel, the ergonomic chairs rotate so that the user can reach different areas of a desk without straining.
9. Freedom of Movement
Make sure you pick the chair that provides the freedom of movement. As you can’t be seated in the same position throughout the day. Also, it is not advisable to move from your desk.
10. Dynamic Sitting
The chair chosen should never restrict the user to a single posture instead it should allow the user to change the sitting as per the need. The adjustment facilities should permit any desired change of position and yet guarantee point-synchronized support of the back at any angle of incline.
Last tip that we would suggest you all to keep in mind while buying the chair for your home office is that you read on the reviews associated with the chairs before making your pick.
To wrap up, I would say that you should look for a well-designed chair to provide ergonomic support thereby ensuring the maximum comfort while you work. Amaze chair which I talked about in one of the tip listed above actually is a perfect example of how a your home office chair must be. As in, there is nothing one can point out be it comfort or health issues that are taken care of and style too which we actually can’t ignore. Comment below to let us know what you think.