The Under-$100 Office Chairs That Feel Like A Million Bucks

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The year 2020 was a big one for office chairs (no explanation needed). Although these swivel seats have become a household staple, finding one that checks both the aesthetic and support boxes without obliterating your budget is tough. But where there's an internet connection, there's a way...to find the best cheap office chairs that are still as stylish and comfy as the ones that cost a million bucks (or, in this case, over $100).

We capped the price at $100 because if we went any lower you might end up sitting on a milk crate for your morning Zoom meeting. Whether you're replacing the swivel chair you stress-bought on a whim last year or you've finally realized that working from under the covers just isn't cutting it anymore, the affordable office chairs featured ahead can help with that. Click on to explore our line-up of ergonomic WFH support that comes vetted and approved by the internet's team of ruthless reviewers.

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<h2>Wrought Studio Warminster Task Chair</h2><br>The Warminster Task Chair is ready to give your home office a style upgrade without destroying your budget. Its contemporary style and diamond-tufted details make it the perfect accent to a workspace in need of a little pizzazz. <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 3,060 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say:</strong> "Easily upgraded my home office with this beauty! Stylish, comfortable, and affordable! The perfect package. I love how smoothly this chair rolls across my wood floors."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://www.wayfair.com/brand/bnd/wrought-studio-b36987.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wrought Studio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wrought Studio</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Wrought Studio</strong> Warminster Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fwrought-studio-warminster-task-chair-wrse1176.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>

Wrought Studio Warminster Task Chair


The Warminster Task Chair is ready to give your home office a style upgrade without destroying your budget. Its contemporary style and diamond-tufted details make it the perfect accent to a workspace in need of a little pizzazz.

The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 3,060 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "Easily upgraded my home office with this beauty! Stylish, comfortable, and affordable! The perfect package. I love how smoothly this chair rolls across my wood floors."

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Wrought Studio Warminster Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair
<strong><h2>Kelly Clarkson Home Rochelle Task Chair</h2></strong><br>This royal blue task chair from Kelly Clarkson's much-loved home collection will add depth to your home office and help correct your posture. <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 1,753 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "I desperately needed to update my work from home space and this chair is doing the trick! It’s comfortable and looks classy. I ordered the green one, and it’s even more vibrant in person. Super easy to put together and the wheels roll easily even on the carpet! The bottom cushion could be a tad more comfortable but this is still a huge improvement from the dining chair I was using previously." <br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://www.wayfair.com/brand/bnd/kelly-clarkson-home-b53111.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kelly Clarkson Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kelly Clarkson Home</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Kelly Clarkson Home</strong> Rochelle Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fkelly-clarkson-home-rochelle-task-chair-w003317845.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>

Kelly Clarkson Home Rochelle Task Chair


This royal blue task chair from Kelly Clarkson's much-loved home collection will add depth to your home office and help correct your posture.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 1,753 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "I desperately needed to update my work from home space and this chair is doing the trick! It’s comfortable and looks classy. I ordered the green one, and it’s even more vibrant in person. Super easy to put together and the wheels roll easily even on the carpet! The bottom cushion could be a tad more comfortable but this is still a huge improvement from the dining chair I was using previously."

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Kelly Clarkson Home Rochelle Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair
<h2>Wade Logan Carvey Task Chair</h2><br>Wade Logan's eye-catching velvet task chair is the perfect combo of glam design and practical comfort. <br> <br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.5 out 5 stars and 4,858 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "This chair is perfect for the price. We needed an interim office so I didn’t want to spend a ton on furniture. This chair looks good and it’s comfortable. I also like that it raises up and down. I needed one that had the height to work with the console I purchased to use as a writing desk. I recommend it if you’re looking for an on-trend piece that’s comfortable and you only need it to last you a few years."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://www.wayfair.com/brand/bnd/wade-logan-b36989.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wade Logan" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wade Logan</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Wade Logan</strong> Carvey Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fwade-logan-carvey-task-chair-w001834606.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>

Wade Logan Carvey Task Chair


Wade Logan's eye-catching velvet task chair is the perfect combo of glam design and practical comfort.

The Hype: 4.5 out 5 stars and 4,858 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "This chair is perfect for the price. We needed an interim office so I didn’t want to spend a ton on furniture. This chair looks good and it’s comfortable. I also like that it raises up and down. I needed one that had the height to work with the console I purchased to use as a writing desk. I recommend it if you’re looking for an on-trend piece that’s comfortable and you only need it to last you a few years."

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Wade Logan Carvey Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair
<h2>Staples Essentials Mesh Back Fabric Task Chair</h2><br>This mesh back task chair is exactly what it says: essential. Bring a comfy vibe into your home office with this not too flashy, not too shabby chair that you'll look forward to sitting in all day.<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,430 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "After buying two other chairs and finding them very uncomfortable, I was happy to find this one in the store. It felt good so I got it, and after two weeks I'm very happy with it. It has the best back support of the three, and the seat is firm, which I find very comfortable, too. The other two chairs were high back, and my daughter uses one and my husband the other, for school and work from home. They both like them very much, so we're all happy."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://staples.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Staples" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Staples</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Union & Scale</strong> Essentials Mesh Back Fabric Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.staples.com%2Funion-scale-essentials-mesh-back-fabric-task-chair-gray-un58149%2Fproduct_24419911" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Staples" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Staples</a>

Staples Essentials Mesh Back Fabric Task Chair


This mesh back task chair is exactly what it says: essential. Bring a comfy vibe into your home office with this not too flashy, not too shabby chair that you'll look forward to sitting in all day.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,430 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "After buying two other chairs and finding them very uncomfortable, I was happy to find this one in the store. It felt good so I got it, and after two weeks I'm very happy with it. It has the best back support of the three, and the seat is firm, which I find very comfortable, too. The other two chairs were high back, and my daughter uses one and my husband the other, for school and work from home. They both like them very much, so we're all happy."

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Union & Scale Essentials Mesh Back Fabric Task Chair, $, available at Staples
<h2>Inbox Zero Task Chair</h2><br>We present to you a perfect and classic ergonomic task chair fit for a working queen.<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 5 out of 5 stars and 27 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "Perfect office chair without armrest for my tidy area. The seat is very comfortable to sit on during my entire working hours while working from home during this pandemic time. The wheels are smooth and easy to swivel. The instructions are easy to follow and the assemble takes less than half an hour. The chair is easy to store under my desk and space saves."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <a href="https://www.wayfair.com/brand/bnd/inbox-zero-b55652.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Inbox Zero" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><strong><em>Inbox Zero</em></strong></a><br><br><strong>Inbox Zero</strong> Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Finbox-zero-task-chair-w004168344.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>

Inbox Zero Task Chair


We present to you a perfect and classic ergonomic task chair fit for a working queen.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 27 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "Perfect office chair without armrest for my tidy area. The seat is very comfortable to sit on during my entire working hours while working from home during this pandemic time. The wheels are smooth and easy to swivel. The instructions are easy to follow and the assemble takes less than half an hour. The chair is easy to store under my desk and space saves."

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Inbox Zero Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair
<h2>Rimiking Modern Twill Fabric Chair Adjustable Desk Chair</h2><br>Beneath this chair's charming twill exterior are bundles of high-density foam padding to support your butt for hours. Also, feel free to quietly scoot around on carpet or hardwood floor thanks to its Polyurethane caster wheels.<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 2,146 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "I searched on Amazon for hours looking for the perfect home-office chair that wouldn't break the bank. Working from home now, I sit for almost eight hours a day, so needed something with lumbar support and comfort. This chair is EXACTLY what I needed! Very comfortable, super easy to put together, lower back support, and at the end of the day, my body doesn't hurt. 100% recommend!"<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://amzn.to/3unwhUM" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rimiking" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rimiking</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Rimiking</strong> Modern Twill Fabric Chair Adjustable Desk Chair, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/33iT1ta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Rimiking Modern Twill Fabric Chair Adjustable Desk Chair


Beneath this chair's charming twill exterior are bundles of high-density foam padding to support your butt for hours. Also, feel free to quietly scoot around on carpet or hardwood floor thanks to its Polyurethane caster wheels.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 2,146 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "I searched on Amazon for hours looking for the perfect home-office chair that wouldn't break the bank. Working from home now, I sit for almost eight hours a day, so needed something with lumbar support and comfort. This chair is EXACTLY what I needed! Very comfortable, super easy to put together, lower back support, and at the end of the day, my body doesn't hurt. 100% recommend!"

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Rimiking Modern Twill Fabric Chair Adjustable Desk Chair, $, available at Amazon
<h2>DICTAC Vintage Leather Office Chair</h2><br>An old school chair with new school ergonomics. This vintage leather chair offers ample back support and thick high-density sponge padding to help you survive those extra-long workdays. Sit back and relax on its sleek leather exterior and comfy armrests. <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.2 out 5 stars and 42 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "The super thick seat is very comfortable, and the shape of the seat cushion is very good and has good support. The size is bigger than a normal chair. This is a high-quality leather office chair. It suits me very well, highly recommended."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://amzn.to/3eZsmXN" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:DICTAC" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">DICTAC</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>DICTAC</strong> Vintage Leather Office Chair, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3b5ckui" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

DICTAC Vintage Leather Office Chair


An old school chair with new school ergonomics. This vintage leather chair offers ample back support and thick high-density sponge padding to help you survive those extra-long workdays. Sit back and relax on its sleek leather exterior and comfy armrests.

The Hype: 4.2 out 5 stars and 42 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "The super thick seat is very comfortable, and the shape of the seat cushion is very good and has good support. The size is bigger than a normal chair. This is a high-quality leather office chair. It suits me very well, highly recommended."

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DICTAC Vintage Leather Office Chair, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Yaheetech Adjustable PU Leather Office Chair</h2><br>Smooth 360-degree swivel, comfortable backrest, and gas lift adjustments are only a few of this chair's dazzling features. We also love its simple and sleek tufted design.<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 4,397 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "I love the look and feel of this chair! I read all of the reviews about it only being for tiny people, which made me hesitate to purchase it right away. But I'm glad I took the risk and bought it. Yes, it's compact. I'm only 5'3, but I weigh 177 lbs, which means I have hips and an ample derrière, and I don't have any trouble at all fitting comfortably in it. (If you weigh more than 200 lbs, you'll probably want to look at a more standard-sized chair.)"<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://amzn.to/3uoNP2G" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yaheetech" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Yaheetech</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Yaheetech</strong> Adjustable PU Leather Office Chair, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3en07Dc" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Yaheetech Adjustable PU Leather Office Chair


Smooth 360-degree swivel, comfortable backrest, and gas lift adjustments are only a few of this chair's dazzling features. We also love its simple and sleek tufted design.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 4,397 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "I love the look and feel of this chair! I read all of the reviews about it only being for tiny people, which made me hesitate to purchase it right away. But I'm glad I took the risk and bought it. Yes, it's compact. I'm only 5'3, but I weigh 177 lbs, which means I have hips and an ample derrière, and I don't have any trouble at all fitting comfortably in it. (If you weigh more than 200 lbs, you'll probably want to look at a more standard-sized chair.)"

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Yaheetech Adjustable PU Leather Office Chair, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Millwood Pines Electra Task Chair</h2><br>Wayfair describes this chair as a "classy companion for the office," and we agree. Both the white and bronze colorways give off a luxe feel without the luxe price tag and according to reviewers, this design was made for crossed-legs. <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 309 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "Arrived in time, was easy to assemble. I decided to go with this chair based on the recommendation of another reviewer who sits cross-legged while working (I am the same!) and it works perfectly for that. Lots more control over posture without armrests and all that. Comfortable, adjustable height. If more cushions are needed I can definitely get a pillow for the seat, but I like a more firm chair."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://www.wayfair.com/brand/bnd/millwood-pines-b44301.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Millwood Pines" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Millwood Pines</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Electra</strong> Electra Task Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Ffurniture%2Fpdp%2Fmillwood-pines-electra-task-chair-osbm1090.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>

Millwood Pines Electra Task Chair


Wayfair describes this chair as a "classy companion for the office," and we agree. Both the white and bronze colorways give off a luxe feel without the luxe price tag and according to reviewers, this design was made for crossed-legs.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 309 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "Arrived in time, was easy to assemble. I decided to go with this chair based on the recommendation of another reviewer who sits cross-legged while working (I am the same!) and it works perfectly for that. Lots more control over posture without armrests and all that. Comfortable, adjustable height. If more cushions are needed I can definitely get a pillow for the seat, but I like a more firm chair."

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Electra Electra Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair
<h2>Staples Traymore Luxura Manager's Chair</h2><br>If you miss the professional flare that comes with an office headquarters, then take a look at this totally sophisticated manager's chair from Staples. With over one thousand reviews and 4.5 out of 5 stars, we think the ratings can speak for themselves. <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,216 reviews<br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "This chair was one of the lower-cost models I tried but checked every box. It’s not too big so doesn’t dominate the living room where I work. The armrests are adjustable which is helpful for shorter people. It has nice upper back support and good padding all over. I also like the soft grey color. A chair mat so I could roll on the carpet made this chair perfect."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://staples.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Staples" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Staples</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Staples</strong> Traymore Luxura Managers Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.staples.com%2Fstaples-traymore-luxura-managers-chair-gray-53246%2Fproduct_24328574" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Staples" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Staples</a>

Staples Traymore Luxura Manager's Chair


If you miss the professional flare that comes with an office headquarters, then take a look at this totally sophisticated manager's chair from Staples. With over one thousand reviews and 4.5 out of 5 stars, we think the ratings can speak for themselves.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,216 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "This chair was one of the lower-cost models I tried but checked every box. It’s not too big so doesn’t dominate the living room where I work. The armrests are adjustable which is helpful for shorter people. It has nice upper back support and good padding all over. I also like the soft grey color. A chair mat so I could roll on the carpet made this chair perfect."

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Staples Traymore Luxura Managers Chair, $, available at Staples
<h2>Overstock Cesena Faux Leather 360 Swivel Air Lift Office Chair</h2><br>This chair's steel frame offers sturdy support and the faux leather upholstery adds a nice sophisticated touch to your office space. <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 45. out of 5 stars and 360 reviews <br><br><strong>WFH Pros Say</strong>: "Such a great-looking chair. Perfect for one of our home offices. The surface is faux leather but looks very nice. Easy to assemble and comfortable, adjustable seating."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://overstock.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Overstock" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Overstock</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Overstock</strong> Cesena Faux Leather 360 Swivel Air Lift Office Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.overstock.com%2FHome-Garden%2FCesena-Faux-Leather-360-Swivel-Air-Lift-Office-Chair%2F18024446%2Fproduct.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Overstock" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Overstock</a>

Overstock Cesena Faux Leather 360 Swivel Air Lift Office Chair


This chair's steel frame offers sturdy support and the faux leather upholstery adds a nice sophisticated touch to your office space.

The Hype: 45. out of 5 stars and 360 reviews

WFH Pros Say: "Such a great-looking chair. Perfect for one of our home offices. The surface is faux leather but looks very nice. Easy to assemble and comfortable, adjustable seating."

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Overstock Cesena Faux Leather 360 Swivel Air Lift Office Chair, $, available at Overstock

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