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Last updated: April 10th, 2020
In this buyer’s guide I’ll go over the best budget office chairs under $50 for your home office in 2020.
As a blogger and freelancer, I work mostly from home. As such, having a comfortable office chair that’s not only ergonomic, but that’s stylish and fits in nicely with the decor of my home office is important. After all, this is my home, not an office I can walk out of at the end of each day.
Office chairs are generally quite expensive, so when I find quality ones that punch way above their price tag, I’m very excited to share them with you. Here are 5 budget office chairs that are ergonomic, stylish, and extremely budget friendly. And yes, they really do cost $50 or below.
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This is my favorite budget office chair under $50, though to be honest, I’m cheating a little bit, as the actual price tag (at time of checking) is slightly above the $50 price tag. But it’s still ultra affordable.
The Furmax mid office chair combines ergonomics and style into a perfect little package that’s easy on your wallet as well. For me, my work space at home is a focal area created for leisure as well as for work, and this chair brightens up any workspace like no other.
Awesome Style and Colors: Choose between red or black. For me, the hot red color definitely steals the show.
Comfortable fabric Backrest with Lumbar Support: Ergonomic backrest with a dedicated lumbar to support your lower back. The flexible fabric material keeps your back cool during summer time.
Flip Up Arms: The arms flip up, which is a great space saver when you don’t need to use the chair.
- Great ergonomic design with dedicated lumbar support.
- Functional office furniture that is beautiful too – trendy colors to choose from.
- Backrest doesn’t recline.
OFM’s stylish Essentials Micro Fiber Office Chair will make you feel like an executive sitting on it, without the hefty invoice that follows. It’s a great budget office chair that’s built to last, with a minimalist design and incredibly sturdy frame that supports up to 250 pounds.
I love the plush microfiber material that adorns the chair– it’s very soft to the touch, with attractive tailored stitching detail that exudes high quality.
Comfortable plush material: The OFM Essentials uses premium grade microfiber fabric that feels amazing to the touch.
Protruding headrest for head support: The integrated headrest helps support the back of your head and neck when you lay back.
Built to last with repeated stress tests: This may be an office chair that costs around $50, but it doesn’t mean it’ll let you down in a few months. The body of the chair has been put through grueling drop tests, the tilt mechanism tilted 100k times, and the casters put through 46 miles of travel to ensure everything still holds up at the end.
Simple, no fuss assembly: You should be able to put together this chair in under 10 minutes flat.
- Extremely durable frame, supporting up to 250 pounds.
- Good Upper Body Support with integrated headrest.
- Plush micro fiber fabric that’s higher grade than many competitors’.
- Recline doesn’t lock into place.
- Fixed armrest.
If you tend to work long hours sitting down, having an ergonomic office chair with dedicated lumbar support is a must. Usually chairs that meet this criteria cost hundreds of dollars. Not the Furmax Midback Office chair though- this is one of the best budget chairs under $50 with great back and lumbar support.
Awesome wedged shaped lumbar support: The dedicated lumbar support on the Furmax feels like a pair of hands supporting your back when you lean back, keeping your back comfortable and free from pain.
Thick padded seats: The upgraded padding on the chair feels very comfortable, and supports a weight of up to 265 pounds.
Scratch free rubber wheels: Durable rubber wheels that won’t scratch your hardwood floors.
Ultra budget friendly: At well under $50 per unit, you can easily afford to buy several for all the rooms in your house.
- Sturdy construction which passes BIMA standards
- Very comfortable with excellent wedge shaped lumbar support
- Ultra affordable, at well under $50
- Chair doesn’t recline.
- The armrests aren’t height adjustable.
This is one of my favorite low back office chairs. The Boss Office task chair is compact, lightweight, and offers surprisingly good comfort and back support for such a simplistic chair. The “s” shape of the mesh backrest hugs your lower back perfectly, and with a weight of just 17 pounds, you can easily move this chair from room to room with ease. Not bad for a budget office chair.
The seat of the Boss Office Task Chair is 17.5″ wide and can accommodate a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds.
Compact and lightweight: Weighing just 17 pounds, the chair also features smooth rolling casters that make it even easier to transfer the chair from place to place, depending on where you need it.
Plenty of color choices: The AmazonBasics low back computer chair comes in 4 great color choices to match the mood of your room- pink, blue. green, and red.
Good lower back support: The chair’s contoured back snuggly follows the shape of your back perfectly, with a mesh design that keeps your back cool at the same time.
Comfortable and adjustable: 2” thick seat cushion keep you comfortable, while the pneumatic knob lets you adjust the height of the chair from 16.5” to 18.5”.
- Compact and portable chair with smooth gliding casters to move it around easily.
- All mesh, breathable seat and backrest.
- “S” shaped low backrest offers good lower back support.
- The chair does not recline at all.
- Lack of headrest, being a low back chair.
If you’re looking for an elegant armless task chair with an unique style of its own, the Flash Furniture Mid-Back Swivel Chair is a great choice. The quilted upholstery doesn’t just look stylish, but offers a plush sitting experience. The waterfall design of the front seat allows good leg circulation while removing pressure from your thighs. The nicely padded backrest is comfortable to lean on after a long day’s work.
The chair can support weight up to 250 lbs and the actual seat cushion is 18’’ x 18’’. I like that the chair swivels 360º so that you can reach around on your desk without straining any part of the body. You can also adjust your seat height the way you like it with the pneumatic adjustment lever.
One of a kind Style: While most office chairs are covered in mesh or faux leather, this chair has a unique style that will definitely turn heads when you have guests over. The quilted vinyl upholstery is soft and very comfortable to sit on.
6 vibrant color choices: This Flash Furniture Mid-back chair comes in 6 great color choices- black, blue, green, orange, pink, and purple.
Pneumatic Seat Height Adjustment: Go from a low 16.75″ up to 21.75″ with ease using the pneumatic height knob.
Comfortable and adjustable: 2” thick seat cushion keep you comfortable, while the pneumatic knob lets you adjust the height of the chair from 16” to 20.5”.
- Choose from 6 fresh, modern colors to match any décor.
- Easy to put together and super comfy, with the tufted quilted upholstery.
- Mid back backrest offers good back coverage and support.
- The seat and back of the chair aren’t adjustable. However the gas cylinder adjusts the height of the chair.
I hope you love these ultra affordable budget chairs as much as I do. At $50, they are as good as it gets. I you’re willing to spend a little more, there are some great office chairs under $100 with more adjustments and even a dedicated headrest. It’s good to be a consumer today!