When it comes to your at-home workspace, you probably want to sit on something that's comfortable, functional, and attractive. This is exactly why we have rounded up the best Ikea desk chairs for your home office. This well-known Swedish retailer takes an otherwise expensive purchase and slashes the price without compromising on style or quality.
Founded in Sweden in the 1940s, Ikea is known for innovative, standout pieces at surprisingly low costs. If you're in need of furniture of any kind, this is likely the place to go — but that definitely could be said for your home office furniture, too. Tons of people are redecorating their spaces or creating impromptu work-from-home areas, and they don't want to break the bank while doing so. (They also don't want to leave their houses in search of home decor, so it's a good thing most Ikea items are available for delivery via its website.)
So what features should you look for in a desk chair? Your top priority should likely be comfort. Ergonomic shapes, supportive structures, and padded materials provide relief when you're sitting at your computer for hours at a time. Functionality is also important; measure your work desk to ensure that the chair fits underneath — though some desk chairs are height-adjustable, which is especially helpful if you're using one chair for various purposes. On a similar note, chairs with arms can provide extra support and convenience, but since they can get in the way sometimes, they're likely not ideal for especially low or compact desks.
Finally, find a desk chair that suits your preferred aesthetic. Ikea tends to create furniture with modern, Scandanavian-inspired designs, so if you like sleek and stylish, you're sure to find at least one desk chair you love. Our problem? We love them all so much, we can't choose.
With an overall rating of 4.5 stars, the KULLABERG swivel chair is one of the most popular options at Ikea. Why? It's extremely versatile due to its armless design, adjustable height, and ability to swivel — and the customizable feet allow for a level feel on uneven floors. The metal loop on the back can also be used as a handle, while the metal stability ring doubles as a footrest. Since it's space-savvy, it's a great option for smaller home offices, and the natural eucalyptus and powder-coated steel go with just about any color scheme.
Next, there's the matter of comfort: Thanks to the contoured back and seat, one reviewer called it "a comfortable chair for sitting at for long hours," and you can easily add a cushion for additional padding. Given the $60 price tag, it's really no wonder this chair is a fan-favorite.
KULLABERG Swivel Chair, $60, Ikea
Looking for an extremely affordable option that still manages to elevate your space? Look no further than the LOBERGET/BLYSKÄR swivel chair, which costs just $25 but definitely doesn't look it. In addition to its ergonomic, egg-shaped design, this chair offers adjustable height options (just spin the seat clockwise or counter-clockwise) and four wheels with pressure-sensitive brake mechanisms. It's made from a combination of steel and polypropylene, so it's durable and easy to wipe clean in case of messes.
LOBERGET/BLYSKÄR Swivel Chair, $25, Ikea
Judging by its 300-plus reviews, it's obvious buyers think the MILLBERGET swivel chair is Ikea's most comfortable option. It has adjustable tilt tension, customizable heights, and built-in lumbar support — not to mention foam-stuffed padding for the seat, back, and arms. The faux-leather upholstery is made from a mix of polyester and cotton, while the five wheels have safety casters that keep the chair in place when you stand.
"Bought this because arthritis has made sitting at my desk difficult," one reviewer wrote. "The angles are right, the height is easy to adjust, armrests are at the right height [...] It's very comfortable, and a good buy." Another buyer wrote, "This chair was simple to put together and it looks great! It’s become an essential part of my new work-from-home reality."
MILLBERGET Swivel Chair, $70, Ikea
A rounded seat, a curved back with lumbar support, stylish canvas upholstery, foam-padded comfort — what's not to love about the HATTEFJÄLL office chair? The base has a tilt-tension mechanism for leaning, and both the backrest and seat are adjustable to suit your preferences. Then there are the wheels, which lock in place when you stand up and are coated in synthetic rubber to prevent slipping and scratches. Get it in your choice of gray, light pink, and beige.
HATTEFJÄLL Office Chair, $229, Ikea
Experts recommend using color as a way to create a more inspiring home office — but if you don't have time to break out the paint rollers, opt for colorful accents instead. This LÅNGFJÄLL conference chair is available in five shades (including bold options like millennial pink, turquoise blue, and sage green). The base is white, so it'll mesh with any other color scheme in your space, while the cold foam seat has built-in lumbar support, adjustable heights, and a tilt-tension mechanism for comfort.
LÅNGFJÄLL Conference Chair, $129, Ikea
There are several reasons the ALEFJÄLL office chair is worth the splurge: First, the seat, backrest, and arms have thick memory foam for long-lasting comfort while you work. Second, it's coated in top-grain leather that's been dyed throughout and treated for durability — not to mention the molded eucalyptus frame and the steel base with self-braking wheels, which rival the most well-made office chairs. Last but not least, almost everything is adjustable, including the tilt, depth, and height.
One reviewer wrote: "Love the color, style and comfort of this chair! Goes with the office furniture that we purchased at Ikea and have received many compliments on the look from family and friends!" If you're not loving the golden brown, it's also available in black and beige.
ALEFJÄLL Office Chair, $299, Ikea
Most office chairs have a seat and a back, but this one has a rounded design for body-encompassing support while you work. Much like a Cabriole sofa, the back rounds into the arms, so reviewers report that they can "curl up in it in so many ways and be comfortable in it for hours." The height is adjustable while the five wheels are rubber-coated so they work smoothly on virtually any type of floor. Finally, the upholstery is made from a cotton-polyester blend and the seat cushion contains thick, comfy foam.
SKRUVSTA Swivel Chair, $149, Ikea
Simple and compact, yet oh-so-attractive, the FJÄLLBERGET has upped the standards for all other conference chairs. Its natural oak veneer back has built-in arms that are curved for support, while the fabric seat cushion is stuffed with high-resilience cold foam. The adjustable height means this chair is suitable for a wide range of purposes (it'll even look great at a dining room table), though reviewers have called it a "great piece that stands out in your office."
FJÄLLBERGET Conference Chair, $199, Ikea
For those who love the look of a mid-century modern space, the BLECKBERGET chair is a stylish (and affordable) option. This one is inspired by the simplicity, pastel colors, and clean angles of the '50s and '60s — but it's not just about looks. It has a swivel function, adjustable height, self-locking wheels, and lightly padded foam cushions, all for $50.
BLECKBERGET Swivel Chair, $50, Ikea
Expensive office chairs and gaming chairs tend to have high backs, but if you're looking for something under $100, that feature is often lost. Luckily, that's not the case with the LILLHÖJDEN swivel chair, which has 21.24 inches of back support so you can rest most (if not all) of your spine, but since it's armless, it'll still suit most desks. This pick also features powder-coated legs with self-locking, rubber encased wheels, a polyurethane foam seat, and breathable, cotton upholstery that you can remove and toss in the washing machine. Finally, it comes in both black and white.
"I bought this chair because I needed a task chair for my home office with better back support. This is very comfortable to sit in and the back is rigid, so I can lean back in the chair and have my back fully supported," one reviewer raved.
LILLHÖJDEN Swivel Chair, $80, Ikea
We hope you found a stylish, affordable desk chair for your home office! So you know, Lonny may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.