As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…..more slipcovers! With so many fun and fabulous fabrics, why limit yourself to choosing just one? While working with my Interior Design clients, I’m frequently asked my opinion about recovering furniture. Of course, there are no hard and fast rules, just some conventional wisdom; if your piece is nothing special, then dollar per dollar, it may not be worth re-upholstering. However, if you have a beautiful piece, which is perfect in scale, proportion and style, or holds sentimental value, then it’s very likely worth the investment.
Giving your furniture a little “face-lift” is a great way to transform a room. Slipcovers are another opportunity for creating drama and personality through detail and thoughtful design. Because more of everything is always better, make simple slipcovers sensational by using luxurious fabrics and fine finishing touches.
To add some pizzazz to a clean lined skirt, apply grosgrain ribbon, or even a band of complimentary fabric, to the edge of a skirt. The accent color should absolutely tie in to another decorative element in the room, such as a colorful lampshade or a whimsical pillow.
A luscious fabric deserves elegant trim. Bullion fringe would an amazing detail applied to the skirt, as would a brush fringe or coordinating cording applied at the seams. This sort of slipcover would be completely out of place in a modern, contemporary room, though it would be huge fun paired with something a little shabby chic or really rich and traditional.
One of my all time, absolute favorites are dressmaker details; fussy pleats, shirred skirts and fancy buttons. They offer such a thoughtful, tailored and custom look which would be perfect in a Bedroom or Living Room, and certainly on Dining Room chairs.
The most important thing to remember about Interior Design is that it should be fun! Your home should be a reflection of you, your taste and the way you live.
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