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The 10 Best Office Chairs Without Wheels (2019 Buyer’s Guide)

Our Top Pick: Towero Study Desk Chair

towero gray office desk chair without wheels

The Towero Study Desk Chair is a high quality chair made with premium materials that looks incredible. When you expect to pay north of $300 for a high quality office chair without wheels the Towero Study Desk Chair fits the bill perfectly. This desk chair without wheels strikes the perfect balance between ergonomics and style.

With the Towero Study Desk Chair without wheels you get premium build quality in the mid-tiered price range of ~$300. It’s only limiting factor is the lack of different color options available which isn’t that big of a deal if you like the light gray steel color.

Additionally, Towero provides a 3 month refund warranty and 1 year replacement warranty, which is pretty uncommon when it comes to office chairs.

Pros:

  • Beautiful modern design
  • Premium build quality
  • Steel chair feet + high elastic memory foam seat
  • Ergonomic curvature with back support

Cons:

  • Limited colors available

Budget Pick: Poly and Bark Vortex Side Chair with Walnut Legs

poly and bark white office desk chair without wheels

The Poly and Bark Vortex is a small, minimalist office chair without wheels that looks amazing in almost any office decor scheme. If you need a portable and/or minimal office chair without wheels and you’re on a budget then the Poly and Bark Vortex is an excellent choice. The standout feature is it’s

Also see the similar DHP Mid Century Modern Chair.

Pros:

  • Simple design works in any room
  • Budget friendly office chair without wheels
  • Walnut legs

Cons:

  • Small compared to many other options (could be a good thing if you move your chair a lot)
  • Uncomfortable for long hours (not padded)

Luxury Pick: Rose Gold Multi-Purpose Chair by Desk Chairs (Amazon)

rose gold gray leather office desk chair without wheels with solid wood arm rests

This chair’s beautiful aesthetic and high quality materials are responsible for its high price tag that comes in around the ~$450 price point. The steel frame is coated in a beautiful rose gold color, the arm rests are sleek solid wood, and the seat is ergonomically curved and upholstered with a gorgeous gray leather. If your home office is out in the open, you may find yourself getting more utility out of a chair like this as both a beautiful decorative piece as well as a functioning comfortable desk chair without wheels.

Pros:

  • Both a functional and decorative chair
  • Luxury level build quality and materials
  • The gray leather on rose gold metal is exquisite

Cons:

  • Price tag is very expensive
  • Not many reviews on Amazon – though this is no reason not to order since Amazon has excellent customer service

LJFYXZ Home Office Desk Chair – Black

We have no idea what LJFYXZ means or stands for, but we do know that they make excellent chairs. Their home office desk chair without wheels is the closest thing to a traditional desk chair there is, just without the wheels. The design is simple and sleek and depending on that color you get, blends right into the room. One reason people prefer desk chairs without wheels is to prevent scratching on the floor which has been taken into account with the LJFYXZ Home Office Desk Chair that comes with built in floor guards.

Build quality is teetering on high end with high density foam that maintains it’s shape for years; you won’t have to worry about the seat cushin becoming deformed. The mesh fabrics are top notch and the upholstery is very well done. I would have liked to see them use memory foam rather than standard high density foam, but at a price point under $300 plus free shipping, it’s a reasonable sacrifice to make.

Pros:

  • Excellent upholstery quality
  • Premium materials
  • Ergonomic back support
  • Built in floor guards

Cons:

  • Only 2 color choices
  • Arm rests not adjustable

LJFYXZ Home Office Desk Chair – Green

office desk chair without wheels green

This is the green version of the desk chair without wheels above. Though the listing says green, its actually a very light greenish yellow. I would have liked to see more color variations.

Boss Office B7519 Executive Mid Back Chair

office desk chair without wheels

The Boss Office B7519 Executive Mid Back Chair is by far the best option for someone looking for a non-flashy budget office chair without wheels. It has all the basics covered, looks like a traditional office chair, and is priced around the $100 mark.

This desk chair without wheels will get the job done, but don’t expect a luxurious sitting experience. Frankly, the materials aren’t especially high quality, but it won’t fall apart on you. Expect the cushioning to deform relatively quickly compared to higher quality desk chairs and beware of the faux leather showing ware within a couple years.

That said, it’s the perfect office chair to get by for the time being, or if you want to try out an office chair without wheels without investing too much to start out.

Pros:

  • Very affordable option
  • Sturdy build quality despite using lower quality materials
  • Has a traditional office chair look without the wheels

Cons:

  • Lower quality materials may degrade faster over time
  • Not breathable – might get a little hot
  • Will be less comfortable than an expensive office chair

Flash Furniture White Leather Executive Chair

office desk chair without wheels

The Flash Furniture Black or White Leather Executive Chair without wheels is a great option for guest chairs as well as anyone who prefers sitting in a low back office chair without wheels. This chair is amazingly comfortable for the price, however, the overall build quality is cause for concern. We’ve seen multiple complaints online about uneven legs and sloppy welding. If you have interest this chair we’d recommend doing a thorough inspection of it when it arrives and sending it back if it has any problems.

Pros:

  • Very affordable option <$100
  • Contemporary style
  • Strong steel frame
  • 5 color options
  • One of the highest rated chairs for comfort

Cons:

  • More of a guest chair than an actual office chair
  • Build quality is hit or miss – there are several complaints posted about bad manufacturing quality
  • Not breathable – might get a little hot

Boss Office Products B6409 Mesh Back Chair

office desk chair without wheels

The Boss Office Products B6409 is one of the best looking budget office chairs without wheels we’ve seen. As is common at such a low price point, you may have issues with build quality, but with Amazon you can easily just send it right back for a full refund or replacement.

The pewter finish gives this chair a clean, modern look while the mesh back provides breath-ability and lumbar support. It would be nice if the cushion was a little bit thicker for long sitting sessions, but at a price point this low it’s nothing to complain about.

Pros:

  • Best looking chair at this price point
  • Excellent back support and overall a very comfortable chair
  • Breathable mesh keeps you cool
  • Assembly is a breeze

Cons:

  • Arm rests can be cold since they are metal
  • Seat padding could be a little thicker

GXJ Breathable Study Chair

office desk chair without wheels

This GXJ desk chair without wheels comes in at a mid range price point of just over $200 and is similar in many ways to the Boss Office Produscts B6409 Mesh Back Chair. It has a similar mesh back and medium size seat cushion. It differs in two main ways: first, the GXJ is available in all black as well as the white and black seen above. Secondly, the GXJ arm rests are not metal so they won’t be as cold as the Boss B6409.

Pros:

  • Can be used as an executive chair or as a guest chair
  • Excellent back and lumbar support
  • Breathable mesh keeps you cool

Cons:

  • More expensive than the Boss B6409 with similar quality
  • Seat padding could be a little thicker
  • Only 2 colors available

Towero Bow Office Chair

home office desk chair without wheels

The Towero Bow Office Chair without wheels is firmly in the lower tier of the premium category. It’s back is padded and shaped to provide ergonomic curvature and lumbar support. The base and armrests are crafted from galvanized steel and the arm rests are padded with PU leather to keep from being cold to the touch. The overall quality of this chair is right on par with the price you pay for it. You absolutely get what you pay for in this instance.

Pros:

  • One of the most comfortable office chairs without wheels available
  • Premium materials and build quality
  • Tall padded back with great back support and cushioning

Cons:

  • Only one color available
  • Not breathable material, may get hot

Bseack No Wheel Chair

home office desk chair without wheels

Adjustable arm rests! The Bseack No Wheel Chair is one of the few office chairs without wheels that actually has adjustable arm rests. While they only rotate up and down instead of having an adjustable height it’s better than the alternative of not being adjustable.

The mesh back provides breath-ability keeping you cool during long sitting sessions. Additionally there are seven unique color options to choose from.

Pros:

  • Seven color options
  • Breathable mesh back
  • Adjustable arm rests

Cons:

  • A bit pricey to not have a metal frame
  • Plastic frame instead of metal
  • Thin seat cushion

Boss Office B9479-BK Executive Mid Back Chair

home office desk chair without wheels

The Boss Office B9479-BK Executive Mid Back Chair without wheels is priced sub $200 putting it in the budget price range. Keeping the price in mind, this is a great chair for the money. The metal is all chrome plated and the leather is soft black CaressSoft leather. The cushioning is sufficient on the back rest but is a bit thin on the seat and could thin out even further over time. The aesthetic is very professional and the materials are high enough quality to last several years without showing wear and tear.

Pros:

  • Quality chair at an affordable price point
  • Executive aesthetic
  • Padded arm rests

Cons:

  • Thin seat cushion may be uncomfortable for long sitting sessions
  • Mid back profile may not be high enough to suit some people’s preferences

Why Choose an Office Chair Without Wheels Over an Office Chair With Wheels?

You may be wondering if you should get an office desk chair with wheels or without wheels. We’ve summarized the pros and cons of each below, which we’ll expand on here. There are 3 main reasons to get an office chair without wheels instead of an office chair with wheels:

  1. Office chairs without wheels look much better, particularly in home offices out in the open.
  2. Office chairs with roll-ey wheels and a seat that swivels can be really annoying to sit in for some people, me included.
  3. Office chairs with wheels don’t go well on hard floors. They slip and slide and leave terrible scratches. If you buy an office chair with wheels you will likely also have to buy a plastic mat for the floor.

Other advantages of office chairs without wheels include the generally cheaper price and easier assembly out of the box. The main drawback to purchasing an office chair without wheels is the lack of adjustable seat and arm rest heights. I’ve found that after sitting in a chair for long enough I can get comfortable with whatever height it’s at within reason. Additionally, Office chairs without wheels don’t have nearly as many options to choose from online as there just isn’t a massive demand for office chairs without wheels.

Pros and Cons of Office Chairs without Wheels vs Office Chairs with Wheels

Office Desk Chairs with Wheels

Pros:

  • Swivel allows for easy rotation and more mobility; great for corner desks
  • Far more options to choose from
  • Adjustable height seats and arm rests are standard

Cons:

  • Traditionally more expensive
  • Wheels can scratch up floors
  • Swivel rotation can be annoying to some
  • Assembly can sometime be difficult
  • Distinct office aesthetic can look out of place in a home office that is out in the open

Office Desk Chairs without Wheels

Pros:

  • Usually less expensive, even for high quality chairs
  • Floor guards usually come standard; overall better when it comes to not scratching floors
  • Very easy to assemble
  • Look more suitable for home offices, especially for home offices out in the open

Cons:

  • No swivel rotation mean less mobility overall
  • Considerably less options to choose from
  • Very few options have adjustable height seats and arm rests

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DIY: Office Studio Barn Renovation

This amazing DIY office studio barn renovation is brought to us by reddit user Hank White, who carefully documented his process of renovating an old hayloft into a gorgeous modern studio office.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Bought a property with an old but well built barn. This is pretty much the state it was when I started.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Upstairs in what was originally a hayloft, someone had run electrical (which all had to be redone) and randomly insulated one wall and put a sheet of drywall on another. Another, more recent, previous owner had also let his sheep wander up the stairs…which is why there is sheep shit everywhere.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

First cleanup.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Here’s the plan: build a space that will be used as an office but could also be a small apartment. Hot water tank and laundry/storage room under the stairs. Small kitchen area and a bathroom upstairs. Because of the barn roof there is lots of opportunity for built in storage.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

This structure is called a cupola and was added by one of the many previous owners in the center of the barn roof. I don’t know what they had planned but someone but in a lot of effort.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Originally there would have been a ladder up to the loft. Someone had added some questionable stairs. Here I’ve started adding some structural integrity to them.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

First job. The siding is board and batten with no sheathing underneath. On the part of the barn that I’m converting to living space I take the siding off, put sheathing and house wrap on and then put the siding back on but in reverse. The lower entryway bit is done in this photo. Also someone added some crappy windows where the original hayloft doors were which I plan to replace.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Perfect weather. Reframing for new windows, found some new/used that are the perfect size.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Nice big header already in place from where the doors were.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Sheathing going on in phases to avoid snow/rain getting inside.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Seemed like a good idea to add a bit of flashing along to the rim board.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

I used ropes and pulleys to lift the large windows in place. Pulley was actually already there from when the loft was used to store hay.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Boards going back on in reverse.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Trimming out the windows. Small window is the bathroom.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

The other side of the barn gets a lot more weather. Many boards have to be replaced.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Repeat process. Leaving the lower part for another day.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Cupola is in rough shape. Existing metal flashing is stupid so I hired a roofer to do it right.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

New flashing done and boards going on. Really hard to get up here so I had to pre-cut everything and carry it up

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

The existing electricity came from the adjacent house but was inadequate so we had to get a new electric hookup. $$$

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Had the electricians run two wires in case we decide to build another building nearby. The conduit is like this because there was trees in the way.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Waiting for hookup.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

We built the interior wall to separate the office entrance from the barn aisle.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Adding in soffits. Had to get creative as this lean-to affair was lain on top of the old shingle roof (why?!) i had to cut the shingles back and square the ends of the joists.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Soffits done here. Salvaged the perfect door and light.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

This side of the barn was in the worst shape. I had to add soffets and we wanted to board some horses so we decided to reside it.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Soffits are in on all side now (aluminium). Also completed is plumbing. Running drain pipes was one of the hardest parts (you can see a pipe there in the ceiling). Pretty sure I got all my slopes right. Fortunately I was able to bring water in from the nearby house through some exisiting water lines.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Wires are being run. I did everything myself up to hear, I saved money by helping the electricians but mostly I wanted them to wire the panel.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

This is the original ladder that would have been used to get up to the loft.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Built some new railings at the top of the stairs out of rebar and salvaged would to match the barn feel. Made the walls make sense.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Bathroom is all framed in.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Installing shutes so the air can move behind the insulation from the soffits.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

By far the worst job.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Thank god that is done.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

View of the laundry room.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Vapour barrier.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Drywall. Not doing this part myself!

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Boarders made short work of this. So worth it.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Salvaged old doors. I’ll restore them later.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

At around this point I realized the little room under the stairs would be a perfect dark room.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Mudding is done. Added a secret door to get behind the wall for storage.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

The floor of the barn still hadn’t been insulated. I decided to attach styrofoam to the underside. There is no vapour barrier and this is only like R5 but I sealed it pretty good and heat rises right?

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Covering ceiling with stryofoam with t&g pine. Cheap and easy to put up by yourself.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Added the chimney.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Found the perfect lights.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Getting ready for painting. At this point we’ve decided to leave the floor as is.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Entryway and bathroom get tile.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Painted.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation
DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Lighting mostly in.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Added a fan in the cupola.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Moving to dads shop for the cabinets.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Small kitchen. Counter is going to be concrete.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Making countertops out of concrete, this is the bathroom. Kitchen was harder.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Decided experiment and do the stairs in MDF

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

I stained the MDF a little and then added several coats of varithane.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Doors refinished.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Bathroom completed.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Pretty much done!

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Baseboards in. Stove in place. Found this beautiful old Waterford for $300.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

My sister gave me a really nice cover for the electric panel.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Darkroom getting setup. HW tank is beside the enlarger. A washer/dryer could fit in the space where it is.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

Really high ceilings in the darkroom so I built more shelves.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

The MDF stairs are really nice but a little slippery. I’ll add a railing later.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

The cupola makes for really nice indirect lighting.

DIY Office Studio Barn Renovation

That is all! Thanks for reading!

If you liked this DIY home office studio barn renovation then checkout Hank White’s other work at http://hankwhite.co!

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9 Home Office Desk Decor Ideas

Modern and Sleek Technology

black and silver themed home office desk setup

This home office decor style is one of the easiest to accomplish as it requires little to no decorative ability or thought. The idea is to showcase the sleekness and quality of the hardware that’s on your desk. Keep a black, silver, or white color scheme in mind when you make your tech purchases – notice how in the example below all of the tech is black and silver, with only the keyboard being white. The keyboard being white might stand out in a slightly bad way if it weren’t for the accents of white coming from the miniature statuettes and the clock on the screen. This office desk decor example could be improved by replacing the current keyboard with a black and silver wireless keyboard that matches the one on the MacBook Pro.

Featured Products Rating Link
Dell 27″ UltraSharp IPS Monitor9.5/10
Apple MacBook Pro 15″ 8.5/10
Apple Magic Keyboard 8/10
White Statuettes8/10
Apple iPad Pro 11″9.5/10

black and silver themed home office desk decor idea

Here’s another example of the modern and sleek technology home office desk decor idea. The beautiful tech takes prominence while the shelves and picture are there to fill in empty space.

Clean and Simple

plain and simple home office desk decor idea
Photo credit to r/battlestations

This is a great example of using the computer wallpaper to tie together a an office desk decor theme. There 7 key principles for creating an amazing home office setup and this particular home office desk decor idea executes four of them perfectly. Without going into too much detail, this office desk decor theme does these four things very well:

  • establishes a color scheme
  • add greenery (plants)
  • wall mounted hardware
  • great cable management
Featured Products Rating Link
LG 34″ Curved Ultrawide Monitor9.5/10
Tomons Natural Wood Desk Lamp8/10
11×14 White Picture Frames10/10
Cable Clips10/10

home office desk decor idea with wood desk and green plants

Our second example of the clean and simple home office decor idea makes similar use of greenery to keep the desk decor natural and not distracting. The best part about this idea is that it’s very inexpensive!

Featured Products Rating Link
Portland Wood Desk8/10
Simple White Chair9/10
Macbook Stand 9.5/10
Industrial Table Lamp8.5/10

Rustic-Industrial

rustic industrial home office desk decor idea with steelcase chair
Photo credit to r/battlestations

The rustic-industrial home office decor idea is great for those who are looking for a warmer feeling home office and want a break from the
monotony of the all too common modern tech look. In the picture above, the walls and lights do most of the work, but having a wood desk and industrial lights adds to the ambiance.

rustic industrial home office desk decor idea
Photo credit to r/battlestations

Here we have a great example of how to accomplish the rustic-industrial home office decor theme. This person makes great use of a wood desk and wood shelves to compliment the beautiful hardwood floors. Additionally, all of the lamps have matching industrial style lights.

Featured Products Rating Link
Wood Desk9.5/10
Herman Miller Aeron Chair9.5/10
Industrial Desk Light8.0/10
Samsumg 43″ Ultrawide Monitor9/10

Color Theme

Below we have three examples of home office decor ideas that stick to a strong color theme. This can be challenging to do but very rewarding if done correctly. The hard part is limiting your purchases to only items that fit your home office decor style.

red and white themed home office desk decor idea with steelcase desk chair
Photo credit to r/battlestations
Featured Products Rating Link
Steelcase Desk Chair10/10
Marble Desk8/10
AudioEngine Desk Speakers9/10
Logitech G703 Mouse9.5/10

I can’t recommend enough to utilize your background to match the color scheme of your home office setup. If you use a background that does not match, everything will look off.

home office desk decor idea with wall mounted LED lights and kanto speakers
Photo credit to r/battlestations
Featured Products Rating Link
Asus Ultrawide Monitor9.5/10
Kanto Desk Speakers9/10
Thermaltake P1 Case8.5/10
Headphone Stand9/10
black and white home office desk decor idea with wall mounted lian li pc case
Photo credit to r/battlestations
Featured Products Rating Link
Lian Li Case PC Case10/10
Yamaha Sound Bar9/10
White Desk7.5/10
Dell 27″ IPS Monitor x 39.5/10

Conclusion

Creating a beautiful desk setup with these home office desk decor ideas is easy, just remember to stick to these principles:

  • Avoid colors that don’t fit your desired palette
  • Liven thinks up with some greenery
  • Invest in the important things: Desk, Chair, Monitors

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How to Create a Stunning Home Office Setup

There are several key components to keep in mind when you are designing your ideal home office setup. In this post we’ll go through each home office setup component and how to easily make the most out of each.

Color Scheme

Here’s an example of a home office setup that follows a natural, light brown color scheme:

Home office setup with wood desk and brown theme
Photo credit to r/battlestations

Notice how in this home office setup the design centers around the natural brown colors or the hardwood floors. Additionally, all of the hardware is black; mismatching hardware can be a major eyesore.

Links to the products in photo above:

Monitor // Desk // Chair // Lamp

Below is another home office setup that follows a white/gray and red color scheme.

Red themed home office setup with patent prints and steelcase chair
Photo credit to r/battlestations

Creating an aesthetically pleasing color scheme for your home office setup is very rewarding when you get it right. Keep this in mind as you purchase hardware and decor for your home office setup.

Links to the products in photo above:

Monitor // Desk // Chair // Speakers // Mouse // Keyboard // Pictures // Headphones // Headphone Stand

Hardware

Whether your home office setup is going to be tailored towards working, gaming, or productivity plays a critical role in what hardware you buy buy. As discussed above, a matching color scheme is extremely important, but above all else you want your hardware choices to be able to handle whatever tasks you throw their way.

If you plan to build your own pc for your home office setup, we recommend using current, up-to-date pc components that won’t need to be replaced for 3 to 5 years.

A currently popular hardware addition for home office setups is to add a second monitor, which will sky rocket your productivity and improve your home office experience dramatically. From an aesthetics perspective, we highly recommend getting two matching monitors. Here’s a great example of how a dual monitor setup can transform a home office setup:

home office setup with a window view of the city
Photo credit to r/battlestations

If you like the simplicity of only having one monitor in your home office setup, another great option for increasing productivity is to widen your screen space with a widescreen monitor. Here are three recommendations based on different budgets:

$850Samsung 43″ Ultrawide IPS Curved – A beautiful IPS panel spanning a full 43 inches and curved for optimal viewing from the user’s focal point. A more expensive option, but you get the quality that you pay for.

$600Dell 34″ UltraSharp LED Curved – The only company that competes with Samsung’s panel quality is Dell. This option is a little more affordabe, but sacrifices the IPS display as well as 9 inched of screen space. Still an excellent wide screen option for your home office setup.

$300LG 34″ Ultrawide IPS – An ultrawide IPS display with 1ms motion blur reduction and Freesync technology. While this monitor is designed to provide gamers with a buttery smooth viewing experience, the average user will still be able to appreciate this monitor regardless of the use.

Ergonomics

Having an ergonomic home office setup is extremely important if you plan on being able to work/game for any extended period of time. There are several ergonomic products we recommend that can make your home office setup much more healthy and comfortable.

home office setup with a standing desk and city view
Photo credit to r/battlestations

The first is a standing desk. Getting a motorized standing desk is more than likely the best ergonomic improvement you can make to your home office setup. It allows you switch between sitting and standing, which will prevent hunching and back pain. A less expensive option to purchasing a motorized standing desk is to get a standing desk converter for your existing desk.

An ergonomic desk chair is a worthy investment when you factor in how much time you’ll be spending in it. Consider spending more up front for a high quality desk chair that will last a lifetime – your back will thank you in a few years. We have a few ergonomic chair recommendations for your home office setup based on several budgets:

$1000Steelcase Gesture – The whole package: an extremely sleek, good looking office chair that is ultra-high quality, will last a lifetime, and save you from having back pain.

$600Herman Mill Classic Aeron – A staple in professional offices across the world. Herman Miller is the gold standard when it comes to office chairs.

$250GAOAG Ergonomic – Hands down best-looking office chair at this price point.

Lighting

Picking the right lighting for your home office setup can completely change the quality of your productivity experience. If possible, try to pick a room for your home office setup that gets a lot of natural light, unless of course you prefer to work in the dark. It’s best to synchronize all of your bulb types for a matching aesthetic. Additionally, consider adding some subtle LED lights to create a backsplash of light behind your desk or computer:

wall mounted home office setup with lian li case
Photo credit to r/battlestations

When tastefully done, LED lighting will add the wow factor to your home office setup.

Links to the products in photo above:

Monitors // Desk // Sound Bar // PC Case // Mouse // Mouse Mat

Wall Mounting // Cable Management

As seen in the picture above, wall mounting your monitors, speakers, and even your computer can make your home office setup look extremely clean. Be warned that good cable management becomes a little more difficult when wall mounting, but is imperative in order to pull off this look. Here’s another home office setup that utilizes wall mounting and excellent cable management to accomplish a clean look:

simple white themed home office setup
Photo credit to r/battlestations

Wall mounting and cable management are both great ways to make your home office setup look clean, and the best part is they are both very cheap to do. Here’s a a few wall mounting and cable management options from Amazon:

$14Monitor Mount – these things are cheap, just make sure you get the right size for your monitor(s).

$8Wall Cable Clips – I use these myself and have had great results. As you can see in the picture above, they’re a great way to reduce cable clutter.

Bonus: Greenery

Adding some plants, either fake or alive, to your desk is a super cheap way to give your home office setup a more natural and rich feel. Look how it livens up this home office setup:

home office setup with natural desk plants
Photo credit to r/battlestations

Here are few great desk plant options on Amazon:

$15Live Succulents – Succulents look great on any desk and are super low maintenance to keep alive.

$16Juniper Bonsai – If you’re willing to take care of it this will wow anyone that sees your home office setup.

$24 – 3 Fake Planters, Copper – These are my personal favorite; the copper looks great on a wooden desk and there is no maintenance with fake plants.

Conclusion

That’s all she wrote! Thanks for reading… In summary, anyone can create an awesome home office setup if you stick to these principles:

  • Pick a Color Scheme and stick to it
  • Use Updated Hardware to maximize productivity
  • Pick chairs and desks that are Ergonomic and comfortable
  • Consider your Lighting; natural light and matching bulb types
  • Wall Mounting and Cable Management
  • Greenery: add some plants!

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