The best traditional office chairs

Supporting your back when sitting at a desk all day is important; we’ve rounded up the best traditional office chairs that are both comfy and stylish

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For many of us, working from nine to five involves wriggling uncomfortably at our desks, and often not really taking the time to get up and stretch if we feel our backs are hurting. However, if you work from home, you have the freedom to invest in a traditional office chair that is adjustable to your needs, and also looks good. 

Whether you are looking for something ergonomic to support your posture, or something with a more luxurious feel, there’s something to suit everyone in this list. When choosing the right chair for you, consider the space you have, and consider what is most comfortable for you. Chairs with seat depth adjustment, high backs and armrests are best for comfort, which most chairs have. However, if you’re after a luxury leather executive style chair, these often aren’t as versatile, but they look fantastic. 

The right chair can make all the difference to your workspace, especially when working from home, so no matter whether you work in the spare room, your home office or from the kitchen table, make sure you invest in a chair that is supportive and motivates you to get your work done. Our list has been compiled to help you pick out the best traditional office chair for your needs, so sit back, relax and get inspired. 

1. Judge Leather Executive Chair

A Traditional antique-style chair with added comfort

Specifications
Best for: Antique look
Dimensions: H110cmxW75xD74cm
Adjustable: Yes
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+Swivel base+Choice of colours
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most supportive

This traditional office chair would really complete a home office that is full of dark mahogany furniture and bookcases filled with literature. The deep button detail to the cushions makes this chair feel incredibly sumptuous. You can choose from a range of colours, many of them deep shades which give a real vintage bureau vibe to your study or home office. Customers love how comfy this chair is, however the back is not adjustable so if you struggle with a bad back, you may require more support. If extravagant interiors are what you’re looking to achieve, this is the chair for you.

2. Captain Leather Bankers Chair

A more causal office chair but still the same traditional style

Specifications
Best for: freedom of movement
Dimensions: H81xW66xD66cm
Adjustable: Yes
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+Luxury hardwood frame and feet +Easy to move around
Reasons to avoid
-Slightly wobbly

If you want an office chair that you can easily move around the house so you can work from anywhere, then this captain’s chair is for you. It features the same deep buttoning detail as the Judge Office Chair, but it has a more relaxed and casual style. It has a much lower back and smaller arms, but overall it is really easy to swivel in and move from room to room with the hardwood legs on wheels.  Again, you’ll be able to choose from a vast array of colours to suit your interior décor  - perfect for your vintage study.

3. High-Back Leather Executive Chair

Be your own boss with this extravagant leather executive chair

Specifications
Best for: Quality
Dimensions: H48-56xD51cm
Adjustable: Yes
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+High back for support+Recline and tilt function
Reasons to avoid
-Only one colour

If you like the look of both the Captain and the Judge chairs but you want better support, then the high-back leather executive chair provide luxury comfort and support. The high-back is better for those who suffer with lower back pain, and the chair has a recline and tilt function so you can really get comfortable when working long hours at your desk. The chair is a beautiful dark plum colour and is finished with hand-applied antique brass nail-heads around the trim to really complete the traditional office chair look.

4. Boss Design Sona Leather Office Chair

A sleek leather chair for those who want both style and comfort

Specifications
Best for: Style and comfort
Dimensions: H91xW70xD70cm
Adjustable: Yes
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+3 colours to choose from+Sleek leather design
Reasons to avoid
-A bit creaky 

The Sona Leather office chair is the perfect meeting of form and function. This leather office chair would not look out of place in any traditional or modern home office and it is entirely adjustable in height, depth and tilt to give you the best lower back support for your body. Customers love how professional it looks, although it can be a bit creaky during adjustments. This chair is easy to manoeuvre and flexible to move in.  

6. John Lewis Benedict Office Chair

A vintage style chair that creates a luxury working environment

Specifications
Best for: Luxury feel
Dimensions: H111xW66xD75cm
Adjustable: Yes
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+Luxury leather seat+Easy to manoeuvre 
Reasons to avoid
-More for style than comfort 

The colour and style of this chair oozes luxury, and would complete the sophisticated look of any home office. It has an adjustable back and height and has wooden castors which make it easy to move around the house. It would work equally as well in a bedroom or lounge, which is good if you like to move around when working from home. Users love the look and feel of this chair, but it’s not as supportive as the other chairs in the list if you’re looking to help with back pain.