Which Furniture Store Has The Cheapest Desk Chairs?

According to Gallup, 39% of all U.S. employees work from home, while 42% have a hybrid schedule. That's certainly a big chunk of the population needing to acclimate themselves and their workflow to an in-house environment, something not everyone is always equipped for. While commuting is eliminated, this workplace shift can create a more sedentary lifestyle.

"Your body has no variety — you're spending too much time in one place," explains chiropractor Scott Bautch (via NBC News). "Especially if you're sitting in a chair not designed for work. Sofas and living room chairs are made to lay back, not sit up and work." To that end, experts say an ergonomic chair is an essential element of any work-from-home space. It not only provides optimum comfort, but it can also help you to better focus in your home office.

But what type of chair is best? And how much should you anticipate spending? Per SitWorkPlay, the style, quality, and cost of any home office chair vary widely. Prices span from $50 to $2,000, with high-quality options available in the $250 to $750 range. With workers spending up to 75% of their waking hours sitting down, comfort is indeed essential. In need of some ideas and inspiration? Here are our recommendations for inexpensive desk chairs.

Function and affordability

Priced at $64.99, the Eldberget/Malskär swivel chair from IKEA is an affordable option that offers basic office functionality. Designed with a curved seat, it also provides optimal low-back support. Comfort can be bolstered with a $10 add-on seat cushion. Other features of the polypropylene and steel chair include height adjustability and safety casters. Available in six colors, this swivel chair has a 4.7-star rating on a 5-star scale, with appearance and ease of assembly ranked the highest.

Meanwhile, when searching Wayfair's website for desk chairs under $75, you'll come across 111 results. However, you may need to tailor your search a bit more for close-outs, unconventional colors, or pieces available for shipping to your area. If you don't mind a bit of digging, there are some solid options, like the utilitarian Amick Task Chair on sale for $69.99. The ergonomic model requires partial assembly and is manufactured with a contoured fabric seat, mesh back, adjustable height, and casters.

A second, sturdy-looking choice from Wayfair is the simply named Task Chair. Selling for $82.99, the ergonomic and height-adjustable design is constructed of plastic and steel, with a breathable mesh back and foam seat. It's available with either white or black framing and casters. Out of 109 reviews, it has a 4.7-star rating on a 5-star scale, with many customers raving about the comfort and ease of putting it together.

High-style home office

To rival Wayfair's inventory, the Flintan ergonomic office chair from IKEA sells for $99 and has plenty of bells and whistles, including a removable and washable cover, a lockable tilt function, and safety casters. This 5-star-rated model is designed with a high backrest and curved seat, which provide ample low-back support. Additionally, it's sold with arms as an add-on comfort feature and is available with a 10-year limited warranty.

Looking for something a little posher? Priced at $99.99, the Kaycee Faux Leather Task Chair from Wayfair, which includes a padded back and seat, adjustable height, swivel feature, and casters, make it a practical option. However, its channeled detail, faux leather available in four colors, and shiny chrome metallic give it a tasteful, modern look. With a 4.6-star rating, reviewers love the overall appearance. Yet, with a low back height, some contend it's a more appropriate choice for shorter adults and teens.

Lastly, the Maine Swivel Office Chair from West Elm is another handsome pick. At $129, the chic and understated chair is the only upholstered chair highlighted, and the padded seat and back add welcome comfort. This model also offers an adjustable height, a swivel mechanism, and five wheels for easy mobility. There you have it. Once again, Wayfair comes out on top in our search because of its enormity of affordable options.