So, your dining or entertainment area is looking a little tired and you want to give it a quick revamp before summer and all the entertaining that comes with it? We got you!

Instead of splashing wads of unnecessary cash, all you really need to do is set aside a little bit of time to look at reupholstering your chairs for hours of comfortable summer entertaining.

While the concept of reupholstering a dining room chair may be off-putting, it’s really far simpler than you think. A good tip to remember is that every piece you need to reupholster had to be put together, which means it should be relatively simple to take apart! Make sure to do a thorough inspection of the chairs you want to reupholster – look at how things have been reupholstered and jot down important dimensions.

The great thing about reupholstering? You really don’t need all that much fabric, depending on the size and amount of chairs. With this in mind, you can go all out on choosing fabrics, splashing a little extra cash on the high quality, beautiful prints you want. Believe us, it’s far more affordable than replacing an entire set of chairs!

So what are some of the best fabrics to use for comfort and longevity when reupholstering dining room or entertainment area chairs?

1. Cotton blend

This is a durable, inexpensive fabric that is resistant to wear, fading and piling but can be prone to staining and wrinkling. Best used for more formal dining room chairs.

2. Leather

Yes, it’s on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but is a fantastic option for reupholstering just a few dining room chairs i.e. 4-6 as it wears well and only gets better with age! Top tip: vinyl is a similar look and feel to leather and a little more affordable.

3. Wool

A rather unconventional type of material, but totally worth it for its durability, resistance to fading, piling, wrinkling and dirt. Top tip: acrylic is another material similar to the look and feel to wool, only a little softer and resistant to wear, wrinkling, dirt and fading.

4. Nylon and polyester

These synthetic materials are hard-wearing and durable and resistant to wrinkling, soiling and fading. They are blended with other fibres to increase their longevity and make a great option for comfortable dining room chairs used often!

Whether you’re looking to spruce up dining room chairs, bar stools or outdoor seating chairs, a quick revamp can literally do wonders for bringing back both comfort and style to a tired space.

Don’t have time to do it yourself? Get in touch with Darkie Designs – experts in reupholstering dining sets, couches, cushions and more.

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