Kitchen and dining chair slipcovers are an ideal way to redecorate and protect your current chairs. Used for covering stains and transforming kitchen and dining areas, slipcovers come in a wide range of styles, colors, and fabrics. They're also an easy solution to spice up your home decor.
Although it may seem fitting to choose a new set of chair slipcovers based on their appearance, it's also important to consider the other factors that influence a slipcover's quality. Such factors include the fabric's sturdiness, ease of cleaning, and resistance.
Here are tips and advice on how to choose the best kitchen and dining chair slipcovers according to your needs and style.
Which kitchen & dining chair slipcover fabric is best?
There are various options to choose from in terms of slipcover fabrics. Some are specifically designed for dining chair usage and some fit best with kitchen chairs.
Cotton chair slipcovers are sturdy and fade resistant. However, slipcovers made of cotton aren't resistant to stains and water. This isn't a favorable option if you have children.
Synthetic microfiber is an ideal fabric for covering kitchen chairs because not only are they soft and long-lasting, but they are also good-looking. Microfiber slipcovers are resistant to spills and stains and come in various colors, patterns, and prints.
Vinyl chair slipcovers are known for their durability, which is suitable for children. They're also easy to clean in case of any water or spilled foods and are available in a variety of colors and prints.
What are the different types of kitchen & dining chair slipcovers?
A quick way to figure out which type of chair slipcover you need is to determine what purpose it'll serve for. Ask yourself: are you looking for slipcovers with protective qualities, or a set that will match your kitchen/dining area decor, or a set to disguise simple chairs so that they look more aesthetically pleasing?
Some kitchen and dining chair slipcovers drop over the chair's back. Other types of slipcovers need to be secured and tied.
Drop-on slipcovers are best for special occasions and decoration. Chair slipcovers with drapes are commonly used for formal occasions, such as weddings.
Tied slipcovers are more functional and great for daily use.
Slipcovers with elastic or spandex work well with oddly shaped chairs. They're also convenient to place on chairs that are difficult to fit.
Slipcovers with tapestry or embroidery are stylish but aren't preferable if you have children or occasionally have guests.
If you dread at the thought of replacing your expensive yet faded chairs, simply use a good-looking slipcover to restore your chair's appearance while protecting its upholstery. For instance, opt for fabrics such as damask or brocade if your dining room has a formal style. These may look too extravagant for kitchen chairs.
Fitted kitchen and dining chair slipcovers offer a seamless appearance.
Getting custom-made chair slipcovers could be the most suitable option if you want to choose your fabric and exact measurements.
How to pick the color of your kitchen & dining chair slipcovers?
When picking out a color or design, you can use your kitchen or dining room's decor as inspiration.
Neutral colors such as beige, cream, and gray are better for everyday use. You won't easily get tired of the color and they go well with every theme.
If your kitchen or dining area looks dull, pick solid colors such as teal blue to add an interesting pop of color - it will bring a seaside vacation vibe to your dining room if you use sisal accessories on the table, such as charger plates or coasters.
Colorful sets are great option for holiday decor. Go for green or red slipcovers if you're hosting a Christmas party.
If you want to give the room an artistic and captivating style, match your slipcovers with your tablecloths.
If you have no idea which slipcover color to pick, go ahead and pick up themes from the room's curtains, carpet, walls, or other furniture.
How to choose kitchen & dining chair slipcovers based on the room's style?
The slipcover's style can either reflect the existing theme in your kitchen and dining area or dramatically change it.
Cotton slipcovers go well with dining room chairs in a sunroom because they are simple and chic. Since they're available in various styles and colors, you can easily match them with your interior.
Formal dining rooms require a bit more substance than casual ones. You might want to choose a fabric like damask.
A classic choice for country style kitchens is gingham and soft patterns.
Shabby chic interiors are more elegant and have an interesting arrangement with damask and brocade slipcovers in neutral shades.
If your dining room has a victorian style, go for slipcovers with ruffles. They turn simple chairs into charming ones.
Microfiber slipcovers are best for modern style kitchens and dining areas.
How to measure your kitchen & dining room chair for a slipcover?
Here are the measurements you'll need when measuring your chair:
- The height and width of the chair's back.
- The seat's width and depth.
- The distance from the floor to the seat's top.
Once you've got your measurements, pick a slipcover's size that corresponds to it best.