An easy way to take chairs with arms from functional and ordinary to wow and comfortable is to add armchair covers in a print that matches or complements the decor of the room. Covers are available from Sure Fit and others in a mix of decorator fabrics and styles that can revitalize or change the look of any chair.
Dining room chairs are often just plain wood or wood with a cushion. Simply adding a cover can make the dining set look entirely new and different. Try covers accented with cording and straight skirts in a machine washable sturdy fabric that leaves the wrinkles behind in the clothes dryer. Most designs use a combination of elastic and ties for a snug fit that stays in place.
For an elegant cover for a formal dinner party, try Damask chair covers made with a polyester/cotton blend fabric that is machine washable for easy upkeep. Damask is a lovely fabric to use for armchair covers because it has raised or embossed areas that add a subtle texture. Choose a set that is sized to fit most dining room chairs with arms and look for detailing that can make them extra elegant including thick cording and a fitted wrap-around skirt with hidden elastic stays.
Another popular choice, duck armchair covers are study enough for constant use because the cotton fabric is both dense and tough. A set with pleats at the front and loose draping at the bottom should fit chairs with flared legs. Back ties help keep the cover snug and in place and a button closure can make it easy to take off for cleaning.
Another kind of comfortable chair seen in many homes in a wing back chair, and a wing chair slipcover can take a worn but loved chair from shabby to elegant in no time. Look for a fabric blend cover with rounded arms and a straight skirt that can fit a variety of back styles. Detailing like thick cording, elastic stays and inner pleats can help keep the fit snug and keep tucking to a minimum.
Take chairs from everyday to special. Browse the selection of armchair covers today at Macy’s.