Adding chair covers to your dining room furniture is a great way to give your dining area a fast update. They are a quick and convenient way to change the look of a room, or cover old chairs that have seen better days. While commercially available options come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and styles, those who enjoy do-it-yourself projects can find easy to follow patterns online and in fabric stores, which make the possibilities limitless. The following tips can act as a guide to choosing the right covers for your chairs.

Always opt for a material that can be washed easily. Dining chairs are often subject to staining and spills. Finding chair covers that can be quickly removed and thrown into the washing machine will make your life much easier and your chairs look better for longer. If you are a catering company who relies heavily on chair covers for your events, you will understand the importance of clean chairs. Dirty chairs do not appeal to guests and will give you a bad reputation. Quick cleaning of these covers offer that additional appeal to any catering business.

Find a cover that can be put on and taken off easily. The easiest covers are those that drape over the chair and can be loosely tied to keep them in place. The ease of installation will ensure not only that they are cleaned more frequently, but will allow you the flexibility of quickly changing them for holiday or special occasion dining tables. These covers are especially nice for big event such as weddings and anniversary parties. They add a level of understated sophistication to the decor of the room. The chairs no longer appear drab and boring, but a part of the entire theme of the room. This not only makes them appear more comfortable, but also become very appealing to your guests.

Pick your colors wisely. Incorporating colors into your upholstery is a great way to add brightness to any room. While white and black covers are most popular, do not be nervous to try something a bit more adventurous. Blues and reds look good with most color combinations. Patterns are another good way to introduce something new to a formal or casual dining space. Small florals will add a country homey appeal, while large florals will look more tropical and fashion forward.

If you are bored with your current dining room, consider adding chair covers to give it a completely new look in minutes.