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Topic: Reupholstering 2 chairs--color suggestions?  (Read 584 times)
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« on: April 17, 2006 09:41:16 AM »

Here is my living room color scheme:

And here are my two ugly chairs:

I really like their design and they are very comfortable.  However, they are also very worn.  I would like to try my hand at reupholstering but I'm not sure what color to do.  Do you guys have any ideas? Should I do solid or patterned? Brown or khaki?  
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 06:15:26 PM »

Well, I think color is a very personal thing.  With that said, here's my two cents worth.  You can take it with a grain of salt. 

I like LOTS of color, so I would probably go with a nice accent color.  It looks like your current color scheme is pretty neutral, so I think anything might go.  Purple or blue would probably be my top choices.  Or red.  (is that a red candle I see?)

As far as what kind of fabric to choose, it depends of a few things.  Are you planning on slipcovering them or will they be permanantly upholstered? Washability would be my top factor. Do you have (or plan to have) kids?  Pets?  If they will not be slipcovered, you should probably pick something that will "wear" well (not look dirty or show its age.)  Solids look dirty with the first spill or drip.  A pattern will hide more sins.  Not that you have to choose a loud patten, just something with a little interest to it.  Even something with a nice woven texture.

Also, I would probably do them each in a different fabric.  Something that's similar, but not completely the same.  I don't like it so much when everything is too "matchy-matchy." 

I hope this helps.  If not, just ignore everything I just told you!

Good luck, I can't wait to see the finished product!
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