Which chair is best for my home or office space?

Written by: Jon Duffy



Time to read 4 min

Working in comfort is important. From protecting your posture to adding style to your setup, it’s important to choose the right chair for your needs. But what are the benefits of the different types of chairs? And which is the best chair for your home office? At Maplin we offer a wide range, so read on to find the ideal match for your home or office space.

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Ergonomic chairs at Maplin


Ergonomic chairs are specifically designed to support your body and promote good posture. Of course, it’s also important to take other steps like standing up and walking around occasionally. They tend to be highly adjustable, so whatever your shape and build you can prevent discomfort while you're working.

They are designed to provide optimal comfort and support for users, especially during extended periods of sitting. These chairs are crafted with ergonomic principles in mind, aiming to reduce strain on the body and prevent musculoskeletal discomfort. Typically, ergonomic chairs feature lumbar support, armrests, and seat depth to accommodate a variety of body types and preferences. By aligning the spine, supporting natural body movements, and distributing weight evenly, ergonomic chairs help alleviate pressure on the back, neck, and shoulders, promoting better overall health and productivity. Whether in an office setting or home workspace, ergonomic chairs are essential investments for maintaining comfort and well-being while seated for extended periods.


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Mesh chairs at Maplin


Mesh chairs help you protect your posture, whilst also being durable and easy to clean. The breathable mesh back makes you feel comfortable throughout the working day. They often include other handy features such as a 360-degree swivel base, padded seats and castor wheels.

They are a modern and innovative seating solution designed to offer exceptional comfort and breathability. Constructed with a mesh fabric stretched across the frame, these chairs provide excellent ventilation, keeping users cool and comfortable even during prolonged sitting sessions. The breathable mesh material prevents the build-up of heat and moisture, which can lead to discomfort and fatigue. Mesh chairs often feature ergonomic design elements such as lumbar support, adjustable armrests, and tilt mechanisms to promote proper posture and reduce strain on the body. With their lightweight and flexible design, mesh chairs offer superior comfort and support, making them ideal for offices, conference rooms, and home workspaces alike.

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Executive chairs at Maplin


Executive chairs add a touch of style with high backs and luxurious materials. 360-degree swivel and reclining models provide flexibility, while footrests and massage functions help to make work less stressful. With lumbar support, padded armrests and a range of quality materials, executive chairs boost both style and comfort in your office setup.

They add an element of sophistication and luxury, providing prestigious seating for corporate leaders, professionals, and individuals seeking elevated comfort and style. These chairs are characterized by their high-back design, plush padding, and premium materials, such as leather or faux leather upholstery, which exude elegance and refinement. Designed for long hours of use, executive chairs typically feature ergonomic features such as adjustable lumbar support, padded armrests, and reclining mechanisms, ensuring optimal comfort and support throughout the workday. With their commanding presence and attention to detail, executive chairs make a statement in executive offices, boardrooms, and home offices, reflecting professionalism, status, and a commitment to comfort and quality.

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Mid-back chairs at Maplin


Mid-back chairs have a simple, stylish design that gives you the support you need while working. The lower back height lets your body breathe, with height adjustable and swivel models giving you extra freedom to work in comfort.

They strike a balance between comfort and versatility, offering a practical seating option for a wide range of environments. With their mid-height backrests, these chairs provide adequate support for the lower and mid-back regions while allowing for greater freedom of movement compared to high-back chairs. Typically designed with ergonomic considerations in mind, mid-back chairs feature contoured backrests, adjustable seat height, and lumbar support to promote proper posture and reduce strain on the spine during prolonged sitting. These chairs are popular choices for conference rooms, collaborative workspaces, and home offices, where versatility and comfort are paramount. Their compact design and affordability make them accessible to a broad audience, catering to various needs and preferences without compromising on quality or functionality.

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Gaming chairs at Maplin


For you gamers, our gaming chairs keep you comfortable during those marathon gaming sessions with back, arm, and headrests. They’re also designed with style in mind, with models featuring impressive extra flairs like LED lighting and footrests. No matter how intense the on-screen action gets, you’ll be able to focus on the game in complete comfort.

They are engineered to provide unparalleled comfort and support for gamers during long gaming sessions. These chairs are designed with ergonomic features specifically tailored to the needs of gamers, such as adjustable lumbar support, headrest pillows, and contoured padding to ensure optimal comfort and posture. With their racing-inspired design, gaming chairs often feature bold colours, sleek lines, and premium materials, such as leather or faux leather upholstery, to enhance the gaming experience and add a touch of style to any gaming setup. Additionally, gaming chairs typically include features like reclining mechanisms, armrests, and swivel capabilities, allowing gamers to customize their seating position for maximum comfort and immersion. Whether competing in intense multiplayer battles or embarking on epic gaming marathons, gaming chairs provide the support and comfort gamers need to stay focused and perform at their best.

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Still undecided? Explore our full range of Chairs here at Maplin to find the missing component to your ideal office setup!

Ergonomic Chairs: Supportive and adjustable, ergonomic chairs promote good posture during extended sitting

Mesh Chairs: Breathable mesh backs prevent heat build-up, offering comfort and ventilation

Executive Chairs: Luxurious and stylish, executive chairs provide comfort with high-back designs and premium materials

Mid-Back Chairs: Versatile and practical, mid-back chairs offer support for lower and mid-back regions

Gaming Chairs: Tailored for gamers, gaming chairs provide comfort and style with ergonomic features and sleek designs

About the author

Jon Duffy is a Digital Merchandiser at Maplin.

An avid gamer from a young age, Jon has dabbled in gaming journalism and dedicates much of his spare time to this hobby. He also has an interest in music, playing bass guitar in a rock covers band.

Having previously worked as a copywriter with another electronics retailer, he was eager to join Maplin with their new online venture. In addition to writing blogs, Jon also works on many of the website's landing pages and adding new tech to the range.