Chairs with Bold Prints and Bold Colors

Chairs with Bold Prints and Bold Colors

Jess Watson
Apr 22, 2010

Yesterday we asked How Bold Will You Go with Furniture? While some of you are more daring then others, many readers mentioned that since couches are often investment pieces, neutrals seem to be the smart choice for the long haul. As an alternative to a bold couch, a perfectly patterned or brilliantly bright chair can be the yin to the couch's yang.

Finding the perfect chair with the perfect print can be next to impossible. When it comes time to take matters into your own hands, here are some beautiful examples of reupholstered chairs using great fabric choices.

1 - Before & After: Pilar's Vintage Suzani Chair from design*sponge. Pilar used vintage Suzani fabric to help transform $40 craigslist chairs into something marvelous.

2 - Pretty in Patchwork: Turn Vintage Quilt Blocks into Seat Covers via ReadyMade. Anna made beautiful seat covers from her stash of vintage patchwork blocks.

3 - Before & After: A Professionally Tufted Turquoise Chair. A beige chair was brought to life with the help of this beautifully bold turquoise fabric.

4 - Before & After: Jayne's Chair from design*sponge. Jayne's use of a mix of patterns (fabric from Anna Maria Horner) on the seat back and cushion elevates this chair to new levels.

5 - Before & After: Seating and Office Space from design*sponge. Caitlin reupholstered her chair using the sophisticated green and white trellis fabric from Kelly Wearstler.

If a reupholstery job is too much to handle, here are a few bold chairs you can buy off the shelf:

1 - Hoop Chair by Corita Rose.

2 - Parlour Chair from CB2 for $699.

3 - Conservatory Chair from Anthropologie for $798.

Images: Pilar Valtierra, Anna Maria Horner, Charlotte Jenks Lewis, Jayne, Caitlin Creer

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