Best work from home pillow

Upgrade your work from home set up with this support pillow. (Getty Images)

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If you’re still working from home it’s likely you’re starting to question whether or not that beautiful velvet desk chair you bought is actually any good for your back.

Spoiler alert: it’s probably not.

While the right mix of ergonomic and stylish may not exist in the desk chair realms, this John Lewis lumbar support pillow does, and it’s only £20.

Designed to be great for aches and pains, the reviews on this memory foam pillow speak for themselves.


Why we rate it

This new-in pillow can be placed discreetly at the bottom of the back of your chair to instantly improve your posture.

If you – like many of us – find yourself slouching as the day goes on, this firm but comfortable pillow will ensure your spine is in the correct position, so you don’t have to actively worry about your back.

Given its size, it’s great to pack with you if you are venturing back out into the office or traveling, too.

The pillow has an elastic strap, meaning it can easily slot onto the back of most chairs and you can move it up or down on your chair to suit your pack positioning.

The support pillow fits easily onto the back of most chairs.  (John Lewis)

The support pillow fits easily onto the back of most chairs. (John Lewis)

£20 at John Lewis

The pillow has quickly flown off John Lewis’ virtual shelves, racking up tons of five-star reviews as more people settle into the realization that WFM might be their permanent set up.

As well as praising the positive impact it has had on people’s posture, reviewers were quick to point out that it looks great, too. It’s sleek, gray design is both aesthetically pleasing and minimal, a double winner.

What the reviews say

The Specialist Synthetic Lumbar Support Pillow has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Here’s what the reviews say:

  • “An absolutely wonderful product at a very good price, it’s supportive and comfortable whilst being easily transportable.”

  • “This cushion is really comfortable and supportive. It makes me sit with improved posture while I am working at my desk. My back pain has improved a lot with use. Wish I had discovered it sooner!”

  • “Working from home and needing to use a dining chair everyday was a challenge but adding this back support has made a huge difference.”

  • “It has helped me a lot with back pain. Makes the chair much more comfortable. Firm but with the right amount of ‘give’. Can easily move it into the right position.”

  • “I decided to try this cushion before investing more heavily into a chair, and I’m so glad that I did! This has completely solved my back problems and I am no longer experiencing any discomfort. It’s really easy to install and has a handy adjustable strap to keep it in place. I would absolutely recommend this!”

(John Lewis & Partners)

(John Lewis & Partners)

£20 at John Lewis

Aches and pains caused by working long hours at a desk are not confined only to our backs, though.

Pelvic pain is another common complaint amongst the work from home contingent, and if you fall into that category, John Lewis hasn’t forgotten about you.

Its Specialist Synthetic Memory Foam Seat Cushion, £15, is designed to distribute your weight more evenly reducing pressure on the pelvic bone.

Buy it: Specialist Synthetic Memory Foam Seat Cushion | £15 from John Lewis & Partners

(John Lewis & Partners)

(John Lewis & Partners)

£15 at John Lewis

Lastly, if you think it’s probably time to upgrade to an office chair John Lewis has an affordable option that is a consistent bestseller.

The Hinton Office Chair has proved to be a huge hit with shoppers, selling out multiple times since it launched in 2021 for its affordable £149 price tag and over 100 positive reviews.

Buy it: Hinton Office Chair | £149 from John Lewis & Partners

£149 at John Lewis

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