Some people are under the illusion that comfortable chairs cannot be good for posture. This is completely wrong, and in fact, most chairs that are comfortable, with the exception of a lounge chair, are in fact good for posture, which is why they are so comfortable to sit in.
Factors to Consider when Buying Comfortable Chairs
- Predicted lifespan
- Size considerations
In The Home
Many people are now choosing to include comfort as one of the requirements for chairs in their homes, as the uncomfortable minimalist phase has now largely gone out of fashion. Many people want comfortable dining chairs to sit at instead of solid wood seats, which can become extremely uncomfortable after a while. The good news is that comfort does not have to come in at the expense of style, as many of the top designers are now including comfortable chairs like bean bag chairs and papasan chairs into their home ware collections.
One particularly poplar design today is the molded plywood dining chair, which has a flexible seat which provides a certain amount of bounce to soak up some of the pressure. Another very popular comfortable dining chair is the cushioned arc chair, which has a padded seat with ergonomically curved backrest.
Comfortable folding chairs are also very popular at the moment as space saving is one of the top dinning room or kitchen requirements for many people who live in smaller houses or apartments. There are a number of excellent suspended material folding chairs available, which offer maximum comfort and practicality.
In The Workplace
The benefits of having comfortable office chairs are now being seen by large companies, as well as smaller businesses. The fact of the matter is that employers need to care for their employees and ensure that the long-term health of their workforce is looked after. Much research has been done in recent years that suggest that the cost of purchasing high quality, comfortable office chairs is offset by the cost of productivity and less sick days due to back complaints. This may sound a little extreme to some, but it makes perfect sense when you consider that an employee may be sat in their chair for around 40 hours a week.
There are a number of places to shop for comfortable chairs, and although online is often the best place to look for low prices, there is no way of getting a true feel for the comfort value of a chair until you actually test it out. This is why it is always preferable to shop around first and get a feel for what you are looking for. You can always try looking for a cheaper price online once you have found a set of particularly comfortable chairs in a shop, and had the opportunity of sitting in it first.
Another way of checking on the true quality and comfort of a chair is to read some user reviews online. Be sure to read not only one review as there are various opinions on every review and it is better if you get the whole picture of the other people’s experience before you decide on which one to purchase.