Home Office Chairs

Home Office Chairs for Work and Play

In today’s world, working from home has become the norm. At Karo, we understand that working from home should not require you to compromise on your health and wellbeing. 15 Great Home Office Ideas. Our range of Home Office Chairs is designed to provide superior ergonomic comfort. Our mesh and fully-upholstered chairs are fitted with the latest ergonomic aids to ensure that they can easily be adjusted to suit YOUR needs. What is the right HOME OFFICE chair for me?

10 Important Features of Home Office Chairs

1. Seat Height Adjustment

You should be able to adjust the height of the chair to suit your own height and the desk you will be using. 9 tips for setting up your study desk and chair.

What is the correct ergonomic height for my desk, computer monitor and office chair?

Video – How to adjust your office chair, desk and monitor.

2. Backrest Angle Adjustment

Probably the most important feature of any chair is the level of back support. Everybody has a different shape back and each person will need support in different areas. Back support for office chairs – User guide.

You should be able to position the backrest of the chair in a way that suits your body shape and the way you prefer to sit while working. You must be able to change the angle between the backrest and the seat of the chair. By altering this angle from an upright 90 degrees to a more reclined position of approximately 120 degrees (for when you are talking on the phone or gaming), you activate the muscles in the lumbar region of your back. This is known as dynamic sitting. The activation of these muscles increases the blood flowing through them, which in turn prevents lower back pain often caused by long periods of static sitting. The chair should have a locking mechanism that allows the backrest to be locked into numerous positions.

Backrest angle adjustment to promote Dynamic Sitting

When left unlocked (free-floating), the backrest should provide continuous support by remaining in contact with your back and move with you.

Our Home Office Chairs all have dynamic sitting capability.

3. Backrest Type

Both mesh and upholstered backrests are popular options for home office chairs, and really its a matter of personal choice. 

Because of our warm climate and the lack of air conditioning in most homes, mesh-back chairs, which have an inherent cooling ability, are often preferred for home use. 

4. Lumbar Support

A comfortable home office chair should include a lumbar support that can be adjusted vertically as well as horizontally (depth).

The lumbar cushion should support your back in such a way that it is slightly arched and maintains its natural curvature. If you have back pain, you may need an orthopedic chair – what is an orthopedic chair?

Good lumbar support is essential to minimise strain or compression of the lumbar discs in your spine. Why lumbar support is one of the most important features to look for when selecting an office chair.

Office chairs with good lumbar support will keep your spine aligned in its natural elongated ‘S’ shape.

What happens to your spine when you sit and how it effects your body.

vera mesh ergonomic office chair lumbar support
Lumbar support

5. Moulded Foam Seats on Home Office Chairs 

The seat on must include High-Density injection moulded foam because it provides additional support, is longer lasting, and will not collapse after a short period of use.

moulded foam | office chairs | Karo

Make sure that the moulded seat foam feels comfortable and fits the profile of your bottom. Don’t buy a chair with a soft foam seat as they quickly become uncomfortable. Just like your car, a firm seat ensures that you will be more comfortable on your home office chair.

All our home office chairs have automotive-grade moulded foam seats.

6. Seat Depth and Width Adjustment

The seat should be wide and deep enough to let you sit unrestricted between the armrests. If you are tall, look for a deeper seat, and a shorter one if you are not so tall.

When you sit properly in the chair, there should be a gap of 2-3 fingers between the front edge of the seat and the inside of your knees. If a number of people of different heights are going to use the chair in your home office, consider one that has seat depth adjustment. This feature allows you to make the seat shorter or deeper depending upon the height of the user.

Seat depth adjustment on the Leila ergonomic office chair
Seat depth adjustment. Ensure there is a 2-3 finger gap between the inside of your knees and the front of the seat

7. Armrests for Home Office Chairs

If you have limited space in your home office, armrests may restrict your movement. However, if you do have sufficient space, consider getting a chair with armrests as they improve the overall ergonomics of your work space.

Armrests offer extra support as they take some of the strain off your neck and shoulders. Only consider armrests that are height adjustable

Modern 4D armrests may also have an adjustable arm pad that can slide backwards and forwards, and will often allow for sideways or angled adjustment. What are the best armrests for my home office chair?

8. Adjustment Controls

The important adjustment controls on home office chairs should be easily accessible from a seated position.

This includes, seat height, armrest height, lumbar support, and backrest angle adjustment. It is always easier to get all the settings ‘exactly right’  if you are sitting on the chair.

9. Castors or Wheels

Chair castors give you effortless mobility, but make sure to get the right ones for your floor. Nylon castors are suitable for carpet floors, while rubber or soft castors are suitable for hard surfaces like, tiles, wood and concrete. The castors should be at least 50mm in diameter. Larger castors improve manoeuvrability.

10. Headrest (Optional)

A headrest is a good option if you need additional neck and/or head support.
Mid Back or High Back Chair? Which one is best for you?

Headrests are also popular for gaming or relaxing in the chair, especially when the backrest has been reclined. Gaming Chair vs Ergonomic Office Chair – Which is Best?

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