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Work from Home: 25 Upholstered Office Chairs on Wheels

It’s time to bite the bullet and explore upholstered office chairs on wheels. Because if you’re still working from home in a dining chair, you’re doing it wrong. And I get it; you weren’t sure how long this home gig was going to go on for. And yet here we are, months into the Coronavirus pandemic and some of us are still in lockdown.

We’re going to be working in our PJs for a while to come, it’s a fact. I actually doubt the workplace will ever to be the same again. Forget getting all the goss around the water cooler or coffee machine. Now the goss is delivered online. It’s not the same, and I’m left wondering if we’ll ever see one another in real life again.

So, you’ve done the hard yards. You’ve suffered in a dining chair for the last few months. You’re either typing away at the dining table or you’ve thrown together a work-from-home nook somewhere in your space. Either way, it’s time to settle in and get comfy in a real office chair.

I’ve come to your rescue today with 25 upholstered office chairs on wheels. OK, so one of them doesn’t have wheels. You got me on a technicality there. But don’t hold it against me.

Can we start by calling out one of my fave office chairs of the lot? The glorious Gatsby Office Chair from Temple & Webster above. Such a beauty! Below are the remaining 24. Enjoy.

Need a chic desk to work from home at? Here’s a collection of our faves.

upholstered fabric office chairs with legs

12 Upholstered Office Chairs on Wheels

The first batch of my fave office chairs on wheels is above. The choices here range in price from budget to boutique, as always. There’s a good mix of colours and styles included as well, so I hope you find something you love.

I’ve arranged them by row, running horizontally from left to right. Also keep in mind that a few of the chairs come in multiple colours, so if you like the design, click the link and explore the options.

If none of the upholstered office chairs on wheels above have taken your fancy, I bet one of the ones below will. There are 12 more awesome options for your consideration…

upholstered office chair on legs mood board

12 More Upholstered Office Chairs on Wheels

The mood board above works much the same as the first. I’ve listed all of the office chairs row by row, running left to right. If you can’t find a chair out of these 25 that you love, I’m not sure we can be friends.

Lots of bargains to be had here too from places like Amart Furniture, Brosa, Temple & Webster and more. Just make sure you check lead times before you purchase as some might have a longer wait given Covid19.

Now that you’ve selected your dream chair, you need to make sure it’s not going to damage your floors. Read on for some tips for protecting hard floors and carpet from your new office chair.

darcy fabric office chair with legs temple and webster

Protecting Your Floor from your Chair Wheels

If you’ve come this far, it’s fair to say you’re into office chairs on wheels as much as I am. But the last thing you want to do is purchase the chair and then have it ruin your floors. So let me impart a few pearls of wisdom when it comes to wheels on flooring.

BTW the picture above is via Temple & Webster. The chairs showcased are in the mood board directly above the image if you want to shop them (first row, position three).

Carpet Floors

Trying to drag a wheeled chair across carpet is near impossible. It’s like wading through quicksand but with the added fear of the entire chair tipping over and you going A over T.

To avoid tearing your carpet apart, or having it ripple, you’re going to need a plastic chair mat. They’re pretty affordable and while they’re not exactly the sexiest thing to happen to flooring, they are essential.

Officeworks has a huge range you can check out here and they offer a price beat guarantee.

It’s important you know how high your carpet pile is. Different height carpets require different chair mats. Each mat features little grips on the underside that hold onto the carpet so the mat stays in place.

If you’re confused about which one to get, staff in store should be able to guide you.

Hard Floors

While it’s imperative you have a chair mat on carpeted floors, it’s not necessarily crucial you have one on a hard floor. It does depend on what the chair wheels are made from though.

If the chair wheels are made from a soft rubber/plastic they should be fine on your hard floor.

If you’re worried and want to be on the safe side, you can purchase floor mats that work just like the carpeted ones do, except they don’t have the little grips underneath.

Officeworks also sells chair mats for hard floors which you can shop here.

It might end up being a case of you buying the chair and then giving it a little test on your hard floor. It will take seconds to determine if it’s going to scratch the surface.

I hope you found a fave from my list of office chairs on wheels, and I hope you don’t have to wait too long for it to arrive at your place. Drop me a comment below if you have any questions or want to share which one you have your eye on.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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