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Learn how to DIY Office Chair Design Tips for Your office or home Sit-Stand Workstation

5 DIY Office Chair Design Tips for Your Sit-Stand Workstation

Now that you’ve got a customized, ergonomic office chair setup, it’s time to add your own unique flair to it! White, grey and black office chairs are the staple of contemporary office designs today, but maybe your home office needs an extra pop of colour or some comfy additions to really shine. 

Pug in Warm Blanket

Plus, working from home can be less-than-exciting if you’re not motivated by your office space. A blur between home and office life can create distractions that take a toll on your productivity, too. 

Here, we’ve gathered 6 of our favourite ways to add some pizzazz to your office chairs at home. Whether it’s a simple lamp or an office chair DIY, you’ll have a personalized, unique workstation in no time at all!

6 Tips: Office Chair Design For Your Unique Workstation

1. Throw Blankets

Cozy throw blankets are the quickest, simplest way to add a splash of colour to your desk chair! With so many colours and patterns to choose from, it’s easy to pick one that ties your office together. 

It’s important to pick the right material for your blanket! If you like to be warm and cozy while you’re working, try a light fleece blanket with sherpa wool. They’re soft, comfy, and come in a variety of colours. 

blanket can help you add your home workstation colorful

If the other residents in your house often crank the thermostat, make sure you choose a lighter blanket material like cotton or light linen. Stay cozy without breaking a sweat!


2. Colourful Cushions

If your office chair needs a smaller accessory than a blanket, why not add a cushion? You can get cushions printed with motivational quotes, funny animals, or even Nicolas Cage’s face!

Cushion can help you sit more comfortable when your working

(from onewildhome on Etsy)

Small cushions are inexpensive and can even support your back in a pinch. If you decide to sit at your dining table for a while, take your pillow with you for some temporary back support before you return to your office chair. (Though we highly recommend a proper lumbar-supporting office chair to prevent back pain if you don't have one already!) 


3. DIY Lap Blankets

Feeling crafty? Try a do-it-yourself blanket that requires no sewing at all! With just two pieces of fleece, a pair of scissors, and about an hour of work, you’ll have a handmade fleece blanket to drape around your shoulders as the winter chill sets in. 

DIY Lap Blankets is one of the design tip to make personalized workstation

If that’s too simple, try this T-Shirt blanket project. You’ll be up-cycling your old clothes and creating a unique blanket for yourself at the same time! This one requires a little more sewing know-how, but this simple tutorial walks you through it step by step. 

design your T-Shirt Blanket

4. DIY Cushions

If you can make your own blankets--you guessed it, you can make your own cushions! You can make these cushions (below) with some fabric and whatever else you have lying around the house. No sewing required--you can use fabric glue, hot glue, or even iron-on tape. 

DIY Cushions for Your Sit-Stand Workstation

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Want to keep with the “up-cycling” them? Search around in your closet for a shirt or cozy sweater you don’t wear any more. You can repurpose these and make no-sew shirt cushion covers, or a sweater cushion cover!


5. Stretchy Chair Covers

For a completely different look on your office chair, try an office chair cover set. These covers are made of a stretchy material to fit over the backs and the seats of most ergonomic office chairs. The light, breathable fabric means you can customize your chair without compromising on comfort! 

Stretchy Chair Covers make your office chair comfortable and colorful

(this set from PersonalizedCoStudio on Etsy)


Extra Tips: Sleek Lamps

Back to basics for this final design tip: pair your grey or white chair with a modern lamp for that put-together, contemporary look. The right lamp can make you feel like you’re working in a Silicon Valley office.

Here are some pairings to get you inspired!

YinChair with arc lamp is one of the best component for your home officeandArc Lamp - 5 DIY Office Chair Design Tips for Your Sit-Stand Workstation - EFFYDESK Ergonomics Blog (Vancouver, B.C)
(YinChair + arc lamp from Warisan Lighting)


MayaChair with lamp is a choice for your sit stand workstationandLamp from Nordic Urban - 5 DIY Office Chair Design Tips for Your Sit-Stand Workstation - EFFYDESK Ergonomics Blog (Vancouver, B.C)
(MayaChair + lamp from Nordic Urban)

AeryChair and lamp is another decoration idea for your officeandLamp from Destination Lighting - 5 DIY Office Chair Design Tips for Your Sit-Stand Workstation - EFFYDESK Ergonomics Blog (Vancouver, B.C)
(AeryChair + lamp from Destination Lighting

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