Dining Room Chair Covers and How to Choose Them

25th February 2010

Dining room chair covers are a popular decorative item that can add to almost any décor. Modern covers are designed to slip over any chair back easily, as well as they allow adjusting the tie to secure each cover. They can even fit high back chairs, or the ones with extra deep seats. Pure cotton covers are considered to be the best, as these all-natural products are good for health, as well as pure cotton is very durable. Make sure to choose machine washable items, otherwise, they may not last too long. It may be a good idea to browse through the websites of online retail outlets, as they typically offer a better choice of dining room chair covers, as well as better pricing options than the local retail outlets.

Once you get the package delivered to your home, make sure that the covers match the colour you ordered. The policy of many retailers is that even if just one cover was removed from the package and put onto a chair, the package may be considered used. Thus, you may not be able to get a full refund anymore, but only a percentage of what you have paid. Therefore, make sure that the colour matches what you have ordered prior to using the covers. If the covers come wrinkled from the packaging, just spray them slightly with water and then let them dry. New or washed dining room chair covers may need a little ironing for a crisp look.

If you have stained or older chairs in your dining room, then instead of purchasing new chairs or having a service come and clean them, you can simply place nice covers onto them. The covers will turn any old chair into an attractive one.

On the other hand, if you have new chairs, the covers will protect them from the spills and splatters that are common at mealtime. This is especially true if you have small children. Moreover, if you rent chairs, such as for an event with many guests, you need to ensure that you return them intact. That's when dining room chair covers will also come in handy.

Today, chair covers for dining rooms come is a wide variety of beautiful shades. You can find them in white, linen, red, blue, natural beige, khaki, and many others. Many people choose to purchase covers in light colours, such as white and linen. This is good for practical reasons – no matter how many times you wash them, they will not fade. If you need brighter colours, make sure to wash them on a gentle cycle, so that they do not fade. Alternatively, you can take them to a dry cleaner to prevent discoloration and shrinkage.

You can even have a few sets of dining room chair covers in a few different shades, such as for holidays.

If you have other furniture in your dining room, you can match their colour with that of the other furniture, to improve the ambiance in general. No matter what colour you choose, the new covers will help to refresh your dining room at an affordable cost.