WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013 | Comments: 1
When it comes to decorating, I have to admit that I have a fear of commitment. I like to keep the foundation of my rooms fairly neutral so I can experiment with styles and change out accent colors fairly quickly. When purchasing a new upholstered chair or sofa, I’m always drawn to large scale prints, but I usually end up going with solid fabrics when the final decision is made. I just cannot pull that trigger – can’t commit. However, I still want to add some interest and color – I just can’t leave things as they are. So, I make quick changes to my basic pieces by tucking in different fabrics or adding decorative pillows. For my cream wingback chair in my living room, I tuck in pieces of fabric, thinner blankets, vintage tablecloths and even curtain panels – anything goes if the print works…
My cream wingback chair is given an easy makeover in 2 minutes with a yard and a half of fabric and a textured pillow.
In its original state – this chair is a good foundation to play with.
I removed the seat cushion and tucked my fabric into the back panel of the chair.
I tuck the fabric into the sides and bottom of the panel, draping the rest over the back of the chair. Pushing the fabric deep into the folds keeps the look tight and holds the fabric in place.
After the cushion is replaced, the look comes together.
Add a pillow to add color or texture and you're done.
Don't forget – the supermarkets are packed with beautiful cut flowers and potted flowering plants at this time of year – they're inexpensive and add instant life and color to any room.