I never thought I’d have to get a seat cushion, but now that working from home is a reality, I’m glad I did. A seat cushion is excellent for transforming any chair in your home into a comfortable oasis, a place you seek to sit at, rather than avoid at all costs. Seat cushions help align your spine and keep your lumbar supported, even on chairs that don’t have these features (like the ones in your kitchen). To help you find a comfortable place to sit, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cushions.
FOR TRANSFORMING A KITCHEN CHAIR
Purple Royal Cushion
This is the seat cushion I have and I love it so much that I find myself carrying it around to wherever I’m planning on parking it next. It is made with Purple Grid technology that relaxes under pressure, allows for airflow, and makes it possible for sitting up to 8 hours.
FOR PROMOTING YOUR OFFICE CHAIR
Purple Double Cushion
This cushion from Purple works well if you have an office chair you’d like to spruce up. It is two sided—one side for softness, and one side for firmness—and made with the same Purple Grid technology as the Royal.
FOR MACHINE WASHABLE
Comfilife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
Let’s be real for a second. You probably want to wash that thing you’re going to be sitting on for hours. With this cushion, you can. The zippered sleeve makes it great for washing, and the memory foam gel will protect your rear on any surface, improving your posture, and your productivity, too.
FOR ONE THAT NEVER FORGETS
This cushion is made with memory foam, allowing your tailbone to “float,” rather than being compressed against the seat surface beneath the weight of your body. The memory foam relieves pressure points on your tailbone and your lumbar so you can sit for extended periods of time.
FOR A HEAT RESPONSIVE CUSHION
Everlasting Comfort Seat
This cushion is made with a memory foam that responds to the heat of your rear to shape and mold to your body perfectly. It also has a non-slip rubber bottom so it won’t fall out from beneath you while you’re hard at work.
FOR MEMORY FOAM
TEMPUR-Pedic Seat Cushion
Although TEMPUR-Pedic is known for their mattresses, their seat cushions, made with the same foam, are exceptional as well. The curved design accommodates your rear, adapting to your weight and distributing weight evenly to give you an ergonomic place to sit.
FOR CORE STRENGTHENING
Gaiam Balance Disc
Instead of ditching your chair for a balance ball, this is a neat little way to adapt your chair and make it more ergonomic and as a fun way to increase your core strength and overall posture while sitting.
FOR LUMBAR SUPPORT
LOVEHOME Memory Foam Lumbar Support Cushion
Maybe you don’t want a cushion for your rear, but would prefer something for your lower back. This cushion attaches to almost any chair and will help alleviate back pain as well as encouraging better spinal alignment.
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