Spending time at your desk can have a toll on your body even with the right settings and adjustments for your chair. While good office chairs provide comfort at the desk, you can make the experience even better with the right office chair accessories. They make an office chair much more useful and comfortable.
The best office chair accessories include lumbar support cushions, feet hammocks, headrests, armrests, floor mats, computer arm rests and many others. The focus is to add comfort and functionality to your office chair. You may get one if your chair doesn’t come with it or when buying a chair with it is too expensive.
If you’ve already made the right office chair adjustments and still don’t get the comfort needed, you should get an accessory before considering getting another chair altogether.
Best Accessories for the Office Chair
The accessories on our list aren’t in order of importance. Rather, they’re the best of their kind and their priority is entirely dependent on what you need for your particular situation. They’re are follows:
1. Easy Posture Lumbar Back Support Mesh
Getting support for your back is paramount to comfort at your desk. The Easy Posture Lumbar Back Support Mesh is an affordable option if your chair doesn’t have the proper lumbar support built in. It’s a plastic body with breathable mesh that is fitted unto the back of your chair.
Being breathable means that it’ll allow a free flow of air preventing your back from sweating. It comes in black and measures 15.3” x 13.9” x 6.1” (38.9 cm x 35.5 cmx 15.5 cm). These dimensions mean that it’ll fit most office chairs without an issue. Better yet, it comes with an adjustable elastic strap for a good fit.
2. AccMart Office Desk Feet Hammock
Some of the best office chairs come with support for the legs with adjustable supports built into them. You don’t have to spend a lot for that since you can get yourself a desk feet hammock which does the same at a much cheaper price.
The AccMart Office Desk Feet Hammock is a canvas hammock with cotton ropes and clips which are used to hang it under your desk. When you need your legs off the ground, you simply place them in the hammock and continue with your work. It can be extended in length from 200 mm (7.8”) to 450 mm (17.7”) depending on the size of the table and the height you want off the ground.
It’s made of high-quality materials namely canvas, cotton, wood and steel. It’s also easy to install and will fit most desks without drawers at their ends. Besides supporting your feet, it can be used to store some items.
3. Skyzonal Home Office Computer Arm Rest
If you use a desktop computer with a mouse or simply prefer a mouse to a laptop trackpad, this computer arm rest is for you. It features a pad for resting and using your mouse, wrist support and another pad for resting your elbow. You simply fasten it to your chair’s armrest and you’re good to go.
The pads and wrist support are black in color while the rest of the arm rest is in white. Installation is easy and doesn’t even require the use of tools. As of its quality, it’s made of ABS plastic which is of a high quality that will last for ages.
4. Desk Jockey Premium Therapeutic Grade Lumbar Support Cushion
Another entrant with a focus on lumbar support, this cushion from Desk Jockey is meant to go everywhere with you. It can fit on your office chair, car seat, on the plane and even at home on the sofa. It only weighs 1.3 pounds (0.6 kg) and measures 13” x 3.9” x 11.8” (33 cm x 9.9 cm x 30 cm) which is light and small enough to carry around.
The best thing about this lumbar support cushion is the therapeutic memory foam it’s made of. It’s firm and stays in line with the natural arc of the back while giving you the right back posture. It’s also an advantage that it fits most chairs at the office and home.
5. Office Marshal Eco Office Chair Mat
Your chair can easily damage the floor when the wheels role around especially with wooden floors and other delicate ones. The solution to this is placing a mat under the wheels to cushion the floor. The Office Marshall Eco Office Chair Mat is one of the best for this task.
It’s made of polypropylene which is durable, odorless and has no irritants such as volatile toxins, phthalate, BPA or PVC. Being pliable, it’ll not crack even after long periods of usage. It works quite well on all surfaces including tiles, wood, vinyl, stone, laminate and many others. It’s also thin enough to work under doors.
It comes in two sizes of either 30” x 48” (76.2 cm x 122 cm) or 36” x 48” (91.44 cm x 122 cm). These dimensions mean that you can roll around on it without there being an issue on your floor. It doesn’t slip and is half-transparent.
6. Wondergel Original Gel Seat Cushion
If you need to add a cushion to your chair either to increase the height or for comfort, few will beat the Wondergel. Also called Intelli-gel, the gel is a copolymer which changes shape to properly cushion your bottom when seated on the chair.
It doesn’t change when the heat increases due to sitting for long. Inside the black zipper is a bluish mass of rubber-like gel that does all the magic. The zipper is washable to keep it clean. It’s a large cushion weighing 3 pounds (1.36 kg) and measures 16” x 18” x 1.25” (40.6 cm x 45.7 cm x 3.2 cm). You can also use it with other chairs including wheelchairs and car seats.
7. Skyzonal Ergonomic Chair Mount
This chair mount effectively makes your chair an all-in-one unit. It’s a chair mount which has a board to hold your laptop while you’re seated. You attach it to the gas lift cylinder and it comes with various adjustments including for the angle and height.
Given that most gas lift cylinders have a diameter of 28 mm (1.1”), this chair mount will fit a majority of the current office chairs. It’s a steady mount that won’t dance around when you’re typing. We loved the fact that it’s not attached to the arm of the chair which would have made it unstable and only for some chairs with arms.
The arm is made of stainless steel while the board is made of aluminum alloy. The board measures 18“ x 9” (450 mm x 250 mm) which is large enough for even the largest of laptops. This chair mount is easy to install and can be combined with a pad for the mouse although it’s meant to be used on its own.
8. The “Nearly” Universal OH – Cup or Drink Holder
Having a cup holder with you is always convenient. This one can be taken with you to the office, the car, wheelchair or other place without issues. It takes a short time to fix onto a chair and works very well. We love the idea of a cup holder attached to a chair rather than the desk as liquids don’t get along with electronics.
It’s made of 100% recyclable plastic and fixed on the arm of your chair with adjustable straps. The Velcro straps are supported with foam pads for comfort on your arms when in use. Weighing only 3.2 ounces (90.7 g) and measuring 8.2” x 3.5” x 3” (20.8 cm x 8.9 cm x 7.6 cm) makes it very convenient. It’ll fit any arm that is 3” (7.6 cm) wide or less.
9. Aylio Coccyx Seat Cushion
While the chair cushions on this list have focused on comfort, this one does that and also focuses on the medical point of view. It’s meant to provide comfort and relief from conditions such as sciatica, hemorrhoids and backpain due to pregnancy. In our tests, it was very comfortable and convenient.
The Aylio Coccyx Seat Cushion is meant to dissipate pressure from the lower back, hip bones and the coccyx (the tail bone). It’s designed for this purpose with contours and gaps to align with the body. The foam inside is an orthopedic one. You can remove and wash its cover as well.
Besides these features, it’s a cushion that can be used with other chairs including your car and sofa at home for the same benefits.
10. Versa-Pouch Hanging Office Chair Storage Organizer
The Versa-Pouch Hanging Office Chair Storage Organizer is another office chair accessory that makes it easy to use your desk. You can use it to carry private stuff to and from work without running the risk of mixing them up with your office items. You also get to easily drop into it any work items you’ll need to finish at home.
It’s the size of a sling bag that can be attached to the arm of your office chair using Velcro straps. When strapped to the chair, it’s easy to use since it’s accessible from sitting and standing positions. At the end of the day, you simply remove the Velcro straps then carry it with you. It comes in medium gray or neutral tan colors and nylon fabric for either color.
If the accessory you get can’t simply make your chair better as you need, you should simply get a new chair. We have our selection of the best office chairs for backpain and office chairs for the big guy. From these, you can be sure to get the chair you need at the right price.