Homework, school projects, virtual school, home schooling. There’s plenty of reasons why your kids and teens need the best, comfy and supportive desk chair to study in at home. Having the right study environment can increase students’ physical well-being and boost their motivation and productivity.

best desk chairs for kids and students

We’ve done our research and discovered loads of great desk chairs that offer ergonomic support, fun and aesthetic designs, and room for your kids to grow – suitable for every budget (we’ve categorised them as $ to $$$$$ to help you out)!*

So let’s get shopping, and find your kid the perfect desk chair!

Desk chairs for kids and teens with style

Every student has their style. And an aesthetic bedroom and study area is a must-have for many teens! So why not pick one of these desk chairs for a stylish and comfy study area?

1.      Make it shell-shaped ($$, rated 4.4/5)

Get those art-deco vibes with a velvet, shell-shaped desk chair by Henf. Cute and pink, it’s also adjustable for kids and teens of varying heights. (And it won’t break the bank!)

Features: 360° swivel, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless

2.      Go mid-century modern ($$$$, rated 4.6/5)

Add a touch of mid-century class to your kid’s study area with this roomy desk chair from Art Leon. This is a desk chair with no wheels, but it does swivel – great for your kids’ pondering moments during homework. Plus, there’s so many colours available!

Features: 360° swivel, arms, adjustable height, multiple colours, no wheels

3.      Go geometric ($$$, rated 4.5/5)

There’s lots to love about this geometric-shaped desk chair for teens by Duhome. It’s striking armless design, golden base and bold colours certainly make it one of the best aesthetic desk chairs for your kids!

Features: wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours

4.      Make it comfy ($$$, rated 4.5/5)

This desk chair by Caelum for teens and kids definitely looks comfy. It’s aesthetic design features fluted velvet fabric, a durable base and adjustable height. Bonus – plenty of colours!

Features: 360° swivel, arms, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours

5.      Choose a sleek silhouette ($$, rated 4.5/5)

This adjustable, low-backed desk chair from edx could be the winner for your kid or teen. It features a sleek, striped back and comes in plenty of colours. Plus, it claims to be durable, comfortable and ergonomic.

Features: wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless

6.      Add some colour ($$$, rated 4.4/5)

This adjustable velvet desk chair by Kmax could be the ideal choice for your student. The bold colours would certainly be a statement!  

Features: wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless


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    The best fun desk chairs for kids

    If you’re looking for a desk chair for a younger kid, the best choice might be something fun! A cute or silly design is sure to provide the motivation to get their bum in the seat and get studying.

    7.      Embrace the unicorn ($$, rated 4.7/5)

    Unicorns are popular these days. And if you’ve got a unicorn-loving kid, this desk chair by DM Furniture could be the perfect choice. It’s colourful, fun and well, fantastic! Plus, it rolls and swivels 😊

    Features: wheels, adjustable height, armless, skin-friendly faux-fur

    8.      Get sporty ($$$, rated 4.3/5)

    A great choice for kids who love sports, this fun range of desk chairs by Flash Furniture features basketball, baseball, football and soccer designs! They promise to be sturdy, adjustable and durable – and come with a choice of arms or no arms.

    Features: wheels, adjustable height, multiple designs, arms/armless

    9.      Power up with your kid’s favourite character! ($$, rated 4.6/5)

    Now this is a truly fun desk chair for kids of all ages. This range of kids’ desk chairs by Idea Nuova features the best characters from Disney, DC, Pixar and more – think Spongebob, Batman, Baby Yoda, and Mickey Mouse! It features a mesh back, adjustable height, and it won’t break the bank.

    Features: wheels, adjustable height, multiple fun character designs, armless

    10.  Choose sequinned fun ($$, rated 4.6/5)

    For the kids out there who love sequins (and unicorns!), how about this cute desk chair for kids by Wahson. It has a reversible, heart-shaped sequinned back, and it’s adjustable! This chair is sure to encourage your kids to study (and play with those sequins) …

    Features: wheels, adjustable height, reversible design, armless

    11.  Make it fuzzy with faux fur ($$$, rated 4.2/5)

    Help your student make a statement with this pink faux fur desk chair by Linon. It features an eye-catching furry design, plenty of comfort and an adjustable seat for kids of all heights! Perfect for a teen bedroom.

    Features: wheels, adjustable height, arms, skin-friendly faux-fur

    12.  Go for a shaggy dog vibe ($$$, rated 4.2/5)

    Here’s another fun faux fur design, from Flash Furniture. This is a kids desk chair with no wheels, perfect for avoiding too much rolling mischief!

    Features: skin-friendly faux-fur, no wheels, armless, not adjustable

    Ergonomic desk chairs for kids

    If you’re looking for a desk chair that will support your student’s back during those long hours of studying, you’ll need to choose an ergonomic design.

    Whilst plenty of our recommendations are designed to be ergonomic (amongst their other fun features), these are he best ergonomic desk chairs for kids that we found during our research:

    13.  Get the best support for growing kids ($$$$$, rated 4.6/5)

    It’s the priciest desk chair on our list (at over $250), but Sidiz’s Ringo Kids’ Desk Chair has plenty of perks to make it worth the price.

    This desk chair is designed to grow with your kid (6-13 years), using a multi-level system to adjust the support for kids of all heights. It also features a footrest to encourage good posture, a 3-year warranty and it swivels!

    Features: 360° swivel, arms, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, footrest

    14.  Back support on a budget ($, rated 4.5/5)

    For those who can’t afford the big bucks, there’s still plenty of options for ergonomic support: like this mid-back desk chair from Best Office. It features a breathable mesh back, durable and adjustable frame for kids and teens, and comes in a range of bold colours!

    Features: 360° swivel, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless

    15.  Ergonomic and cute ($$$, rated 5/5)

    This armless ergonomic desk chair by Homefun is designed for teens – and has plenty of cute vibes to brighten any bedroom! It also boasts plenty of features for a reasonable price: a breathable mesh back, removable and washable seat cover, and plenty of swivel. Ideal for teens with a lot of thinking to do.

    Features: 360° swivel, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless


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      Gaming chairs for kids and teens

      If your kid is also a dedicated gamer, a gaming chair could be a great choice. These sleek chairs boast plenty of features and ergonomic support and are one of the best choices for teens who double up their desk space for studying and gaming!

      16.  Make it sleek ($$$$, rated 4.4/5)

      With sleek race car design, contoured support, and an impressive number of reviews, the Respawn gaming chair makes a great desk chair for teens and preteens. Ergonomic and stylish, this desk chair reclines and boasts a footrest: great for staying comfortable during long study sessions (and gaming sessions).

      Features: 360° swivel, arms, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours

      17.  Go kawaii ($$$, rated 4.4/5)

      This cute, faux leather, ergonomic gaming chair by Joyfly will give your kid’s room great kawaii vibes. It’s adorable bunny ears and tail add a little fun, and the flexible tilt will help your teen stay comfortable as they study.

      Features: wheels, arms, adjustable height, multiple colours

      18.  Keep it simple ($$$$, rated 4.4/5)

      A gaming chair designed for kids and students, this racing style chair by Techni Mobili has plenty of features to make it work as both a desk chair and gaming chair. It claims to be breathable, adjustable and durable.

      Features: wheels, arms, adjustable height, multiple colours

      Desk chairs for kids that won’t break the bank

      If you’re on a budget, the thought of upgrading your kid’s study area might make you groan.

      But don’t panic yet, because we’ve found plenty of great desk chairs for under $100 (all those rated $-$$ in this article) that still offer all of the best features you and your kid will want for their study sessions! Here are some of the best:

      19.  Choose a fun message ($, rated 4.4/5)

      This is a desk chair that offers a little fun on a budget. Urban Shop’s range of desk chairs is full of quirky patterned designs and motivational messages – perfect for kids and teens who need a little motivational boost when they sit down to study!

      Features: wheels, adjustable height, multiple designs, armless

      20.  Make it bold ($$, rated 4.5/5)

      This brightly-coloured kids desk chair by Giantex is sweet and simple. With a breathable back, 360-degree swivel, and ergonomic design, this desk chair ticks a lot of boxes – and it won’t empty your wallet.

      Features: 360° swivel, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless

      21.  Get some geometric style ($$, rated 4.6/5)

      The attractive geometric back of this student desk chair from Homefun isn’t just stylish – it’s also shaped to offer ergonomic support and design for kids aged 4-16 years old. Plus – there’s plenty of bold colours to pick from!

      Features: 360° swivel, wheels, adjustable height, multiple colours, armless

      Desk and chair sets for growing kids

      Sometimes a comfy desk chair isn’t all you need to set your kids up for learning at home. If you’ve got younger children, a great solution can be a desk and chair set – especially when they’re designed to grow with your kids!

      22.  Make it eco-friendly ($$,rated 4.7/5)

      This cleverly designed, stylish bamboo desk and chair set by Unicoo is perfect for kids aged 3-10 years. Both the desk and chair are height adjustable to keep up with your growing students as they learn, and it boasts plenty of storage!

      Features: desk with storage, simple armless chair, height adjustable

      23.  Keep it traditional ($$$, rated 4.7/5)

      If you’re short on space, this compact solid wood desk and chair set could be the perfect solution for your kids. Melissa & Doug’s traditional lift-top desk is reminiscent of bygone eras – and stylish and durable too! It’s suitable for ages 3-8.

      Features: lift-top desk, simple armless chair

      24.  One for the little’uns ($$$, rated 4.8/5)

      Sturdy and stylish, this adorable desk and chair set are designed for toddlers and younger kids. Made from solid wood, WeeSprout’s desk and chair set could be the best choice for kids who love arts and crafts – there’s hidden storage perfect for mess! Plus, they’re height adjustable to grow with your kids.

      Features: desk with storage, simple armless chair, height adjustable

      Time to get your kids’ study spaces spruced up!

      Hopefully you’ve found the perfect desk chair to fill your kids’ study space and inspire them to get studying!

      We’ve covered desk chairs that are aesthetic, fun, ergonomic, great on a budget, and even come with desks … So let’s round off with one last recommendation. It’s a little more unusual, an alternative to a desk chair that’s perfect for active kids:

      25.  Get bouncing ($, rated 4.2/5)

      Perfect for kids with extra energy, this desk chair alternative will keep them active and improve their posture whilst they study. Gaiam’s Stay-N-Play Children’s Balance Ball comes in a range of fun designs, and is a great choice for improving your kid’s focus and productivity! Sounds worth trying out …

      Features: stability legs, pump, extra bounce!

      Looking for more?

      If you’re looking for more ways to help your kids stay on track with their studies, check out our top article on how to motivate someone to study – it’s full of helpful advice.

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      Happy chair shopping!


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