When it comes to a dining room, designers (as well as customers) often forget about such a constituent element of décor as chair coverings! By the way, aside from the aesthetic function of covering dining chairs, it is a convenient way to protect them from spills and scratches. Changing dining room furniture can be rather expensive, that is why you are likely to cover chairs, especially if there are kids in your apartment. Our team and furnitureinfashion.net came up with useful ideas of dining chair covers.
- Match covers with napkins or tablecloths. Various fabric products mend dining zone’s comfort and utility. The most frequently used of them are basic fabric napkins and clothes. There is no trouble in matching clothes with napkins (you may simply purchase same-material goods), but uniting designs of chair covering with other fabrics is rather problematic. You may not always find appropriate linen or cotton material (for chair covers, you need a stiffer fabric). That is why we offer you to match colors and ornaments. Basically, try finding discreet cloth hues – it will simplify the searching process for chair coverings. White, cream, beige, cherry tree wood, terracotta – these colors are very popular among fabric manufacturers and simultaneously look perfect in a dining room. Mismatching colors and patterns may look creative and experimental, but often it creates an uncomfortable feeling of dissonance in a dining zone.
- Different types of covering. You may also need to decide which parts of chair you want to cover. Some of them cover the whole body of a chair from top to the bottom; others cover only certain parts of it, such as backsides and legs. Full-body covers are perfect for formal dinners while others work for everyday life.
- Perfection is everything. Usually, a slipcover fits a chair in one area but leaves an abnormal amount of excess fabric in another. Do not worry. This issue has a simple solution. Tighten up the excess by gathering sides of the fabric, such as along the back of the chair, as if wrapping a gift. Once the fabric has been snugged up together precisely, keep it in place with small safety pins. Do this with both your hand and pin under the slipcover, if possible, to hide the pins, otherwise, the bulky safety shares of the pin might be evident. Aside from homemade adjustment, you may ask a professional tailor to renew chair coverings in order to make them fitting.
- Variety and diversity. It is a good idea to have a spare set of cloths, likewise a spare set of dining chair covers. Therefore, you might spend some time choosing different covers for discrete occasions to create a nice tradition of the convivial decoration of a dining zone. Birthday party covers can be bright and have party décor applied on it (for example, glitters or colorful ribbons); family dinner covers can be posh and pompous etc. Floral ornaments, bold colors, – everything works in proper a blend.