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18 home office chairs that balance style & function

House Beautiful UK Logo By Lisa Joyner, Olivia Heath of House Beautiful UK | Slide 1 of 19: With flexible, remote working becoming more commonplace in the UK, creating the perfect 'working from home' environment has never been more important. In fact, there’s been huge growth in stylish office chairs with a softer, more homely feel, rather than the more 'technical', and ones which complement existing interiors.These comfy desk chairs have soared during the pandemic, as revealed in John Lewis' Living Room Report 2020, as chrome legs have been replaced by wood, and plastic and mesh replaced with fabric upholstery. Additionally, there's a desire for 'new-look desk furniture that's far from office-like in style', meaning we're taking a more considered approach to the overall aesthetic. With space at a premium, it's perhaps not surprising that in John Lewis' report, 19 per cent of its customers admitted to using their living rooms for work (increasing to 30 per cent for those with children). The living room is no longer just a space for sitting — and for those who don't have a separate home office, it's now one of the top rooms in the home that doubles up as a study space. So on that note, browse our favourite stylish office chairs below that will blend in with your living room, or make your home office look super stylish. Working from home has never been more comfortable – or chic.

With flexible, remote working becoming more commonplace in the UK, creating the perfect 'working from home' environment has never been more important. In fact, there’s been huge growth in stylish office chairs with a softer, more homely feel, rather than the more 'technical', and ones which complement existing interiors.

These comfy desk chairs have soared during the pandemic, as revealed in John Lewis' Living Room Report 2020, as chrome legs have been replaced by wood, and plastic and mesh replaced with fabric upholstery.

Additionally, there's a desire for 'new-look desk furniture that's far from office-like in style', meaning we're taking a more considered approach to the overall aesthetic.

With space at a premium, it's perhaps not surprising that in John Lewis' report, 19 per cent of its customers admitted to using their living rooms for work (increasing to 30 per cent for those with children). The living room is no longer just a space for sitting — and for those who don't have a separate home office, it's now one of the top rooms in the home that doubles up as a study space.

So on that note, browse our favourite stylish office chairs below that will blend in with your living room, or make your home office look super stylish. Working from home has never been more comfortable – or chic.

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