Creative Ideas for Chair Covers

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Creative Ideas for Chair Covers
Wedding chair covers range from simple to elaborate. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

According to Home and Garden Ideas, many people think of chair covers for formal events, such as weddings. However, chair covers can dress up ordinary chairs to make them look extra special even for everyday use. Chair and sofa covers are also commonly used to protect furniture from wear and tear, as well as spills and accidents caused by children and pets.


Ready-made chair covers are available in a variety of colours and styles. They may be permanent covers or designed for a single use. The HGTV website suggests some creative and simple ways to cover dining room chairs. Large pillowcases can be slipped over the backs of the chairs. For an informal event, folding chairs can be covered with coloured T-shirts. A simple satin bow tied around the middle of the chair back is another easy and elegant adornment.


Custom covers for sofas and chairs in your living room require very accurate measurements. Made specifically for your furniture, custom-made covers fit much better than pre-made covers. Covers can be made from a wide variety of materials such as cotton, polyester, leather and suede. Home and Garden Ideas recommends avoiding white if you have children. Fabrics that don't absorb spills and those that are easy to clean are a good idea.


There is an abundant choice of fabrics that can be used for wedding chair covers, according to Perfect-Wedding-Day. Beyond the traditional organza and satin, variations of texture include fabrics like damask, crushed satin, lace and pin tuck. Home and Garden Ideas suggests a unique design of the shape of a wedding gown. A simple tulle bow tied around the back of the chair is a pretty, but inexpensive, option. To further save money, only decorate every third or fourth chair. Add a little greenery, such as ivy or fern, to give it an extra touch. Two colours can create a dramatic effect, or tie fancy knots instead of bows. Wedding Flowers and Reception Idea offers the idea of a single flower in a water tube, tied with a bow to the base of the chair. Incorporate other items into the decoration such as wedding bells, pearls or artificial birds. Always keep the theme and colours of the wedding in mind when creating the chair covers.


Making your own dining room chair covers can save some money as opposed to having them custom-made. If you enjoy crafts it can also be fun. The HGTV website provides a plan to make a chair cover that doesn't even require sewing. All that is needed is the fabric you choose, coordinating ribbon, fabric glue and a measuring tape.

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