Slipcovered Dining Room Chairs

Slipcovered Dining Room Chairs

Catrin Morris
Jun 30, 2011

Slipcovered dining room chairs often give a vibe of Shabby Chic or beachy styles that may not appeal to everyone. But as the stains accumulate on our upholstered chairs, I must admit that the idea of a slipcover does sound appealing.

Slipcovers can help transform comfortable but otherwise unattractive chairs into something a bit more elegant. They can give uniformity to a bunch of mismatched chairs or they can help soften up a room full of sharp angles and hard surfaces. And it is a lot cheaper and easier to replace slipcovers than to replace chairs.

1. White slipcovers, like these from Inspiring Interiors, give lightness and softness to a room full of metal furniture and austere lines.
2. Slipcovers don't have to be white, as these from House Beautiful demonstrate.
3. These colorful slipcovers from Coastal Living bring a fun vibe to the table.
4. Lovely chocolate brown slipcovers are both formal and inviting, like this set from Design Manifest.
5. These DIY slipcovers for IKEA stools, from Dana Made it, are made with oilcloth! So practical and what a great pattern and color.

6. These Hepplewhite chairs slipcovered in linen, from Elle Decor are beautiful.
7. More beautiful white slipcovers, from Decor Pad, bring a touch of lightness to a dark table.
8. These canvas slipcovers, from Westbrook Interiors via Decor Pad, are so cool and casual.
9. Blue and white, as seen on these chairs from House Beautiful, is always a classic.
10. It's Great to Be Home used a stencil (cut out from a piece of fabric she liked) and fabric paint to turn her white slipcovered IKEA chairs into something very fun and pretty.

What do you think of slipcovers on dining room chairs? Does it scream 1990s to you or do you consider slipcovers a timeless and practical option?

Images: As linked above.

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