The best leather office chairs

Add a touch of luxury to your workspace with a stylish and comfortable leather chair

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Picking the right kind of office chair can be tricky. Of course you want something that looks good, but it also has to be functional, too. We spend many hours in the day sat at our desks, so comfort is key when deciding what you want, and luckily, not only does leather look slick and professional; it makes for a luxury seat that you can sink into when working from home. 

There are different styles of leather office chairs you can get, the two most common types being Executive and task chairs. Task chairs are a bit more informal, so they wouldn’t look out of place at the kitchen table, for example, if that’s where you work when at home. They’re still fully adjustable, but are generally smaller than executive chairs, making it easier to move them around your home office and tuck them under your desk to keep things neat and tidy. An executive chair has a much higher back, as well as arm rests, so if you’re looking for something with a bit more support, these are the better option. 

If you’re more invested in how the chair looks, then consider the current décor of your home office and think about what would suit your style. Some executive chairs will complete a traditional, vintage style office, whereas task chairs or chairs with a lower back will create a more relaxed vibe. We’ve picked out some of the best leather office chairs to suit all types of décor, and ones to suit all budgets. So whether you want a mid-century style Eames chair or a contemporary, ergonomic chair that both looks good and will give you optimum lumbar support, check out our list below for some home office inspiration. 

1. Eames Executive Chair Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller

A super-comfy chair with a 1950’s retro design

Specifications
Best for: Comfort
Size: HWD 38.5x26.5x19.5cm
Material: Leather, aluminium frame
Adjustable: Height and tilt
Reasons to buy
+ Choice of colours + Contoured cushioned seat and back 
Reasons to avoid
- Not the best back support 

The Eames Executive chair is a great example of form meets function. The 1950’s style is relaxed yet smart and wouldn’t look out of place in a home office or a makeshift desk at your kitchen table. It comes in a wide variety of colours to cater to your existing décor, and the chair is finished with upholstery-covered buttons for a tailored finish. The best thing about this leather office chair is that it will wear naturally over time, so the leather will acquire wrinkles and creases which will give it a patina effect. As well as looking retro, it is also designed with comfort in mind.  It’s not the most ergonomic leather office chair on the list, but the seat and back are cushioned with thick foam, and the armrests padded, so you can guarantee you won’t find sitting at your desk all day a chore.  

2. Boss Design Sona Leather Office Chair

Get full body support with this stylish leather seat

Specifications
Best for: Back support
Size: HWD 91x70x70cm
Material: Leather, metal frame
Adjustable: Arms, back, height
Reasons to buy
+ Ergonomic design  + Sleek look 
Reasons to avoid
- A little creaky 

If you don’t want to compromise on style or comfort, then this Sona leather office chair could be the perfect choice for you. It is ergonomically designed to support your body, specifically the natural arch in your back to provide lumbar support. The sleek leather design would work equally as well in both traditional and contemporary home offices, and the back and arms are fully adjustable so that you can find the most comfortable position to work in. Users love the looks and feel of this chair but say it can be a little creaky when moving around, so just make sure all the nuts and bolts are done up tightly.  

3. TOULOUSE Mid Tan Leather Swivel Armchair

A retro-style chair for style-conscious homes

Specifications
Best for: Retro lovers
Size: HWD 91x77x87cm
Material: Leather, metal base
Adjustable: Swivel only
Reasons to buy
+ Beautiful tan colour + Generously padded 
Reasons to avoid
- Not height adjustable  

The Toulouse Mid Tan Leather Swivel Armchair is one of the best leather office chairs for a more relaxed environment. The cushioned back and padded armrests aim to provide maximum comfort while making a bold retro statement in any room. It’s not very flexible in terms of adjustment so if you’re looking for back support you’re better off with the Sona chair, but for more casual home offices, you can really sit back and relax in this leather office chair.  

4. Real Leather Executive Chair by Home & Haus

A stunning vintage-style chair that is perfect for period homes

Specifications
Best for: Period homes
Size: HWD 61x56x55cm
Material: Leather, wooden base
Adjustable: Height
Reasons to buy
+ Very cushioned + Supportive back 
Reasons to avoid
- Some find it too low 

For period homes that have a traditional vintage décor, we think this real leather chair would complete a home office beautifully. It is supportive as well as beautifully made, with cushioned seats and firm back. It is adjustable in height, however some find that it is still a bit too low for them, but if you’re someone who likes to relax even while working, you’re likely to find this chair a pleasure to sit in. Wooden base also adds a beautiful finishing touch to such a luxury chair.  

5. John Lewis Benedict Office Chair

A classic, padded leather design for a chic home office

Specifications
Best for: Antique feel
Size: HWD 111x66x75cm
Material: Leather, rubberwood base
Adjustable: Height
Reasons to buy
+ Sloped armrests for comfort + Easy to manoeuvre  
Reasons to avoid
- Too large to tuck under desk 

If you’re all about looks, then the benedict office chair really is a stunning purchase. The light grey colour is versatile and would work with most décors, and it’s finished beautifully with wooden castors which not only look classy but make this chair incredibly easy to manoeuvre which is perfect for those days you fancy working in from your kitchen or lounge rather than the study. It’s very padded, and has sloping arms that are designed to keep you comfortable, but for back support this is not the best choice of office chair to go for. If you’re looking for something with more support, check out our list of the best office chairs for bad backs.  

6. High-Back Leather Executive Chair

A super-luxurious executive chair with a high back for extra support

Specifications
Best for: Executive chair
Size: HD 66x51cm
Material: Bonded leather
Adjustable: height
Reasons to buy
+ Antique brass nail head trim + Recline and tilt function 
Reasons to avoid
- Quite large 

This leather executive chair is the epitome of luxury and wouldn’t be out of place in even the most traditional homes. It has a real antique feel to it as it has been finished with hand applied brass nail heads, and is one of the most versatile leather office chairs on our list. You can adjust the height and tilt and recline so you can find the most comfortable position to work in. Users say it’s really quick and easy to put together and feels incredibly sturdy and supportive. 

7. Chelsea Black Bonded Leather Executive Armchair

A supportive, comfy chair for putting in those long hours

Specifications
Best for: Sitting for long hours
Size: HWD 116x82x77cm
Material: Bonded leather, chrome base
Adjustable: headrest, tilt, height
Reasons to buy
+ Wide seat + Headrest 
Reasons to avoid
- Arm rests a little low 

This leather bonded office chair is great for those who spend long hours in their chair. As well as looking smart, this chair features an extra wide seat which makes it comfortable to move around in, as well as an adjustable head rest for when you want to get really comfy. Customers who bought this chair say it really holds up well, even for those using it 10+ hours a day, and it also has great lumbar support, so if you suffer with lower back pain, this is the best leather office chair for you.