7 New Ways to Cover Your Chairs to Add Personality to Your Reception

by Rachel Torgerson
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Jenny DeMarco Photography

If you're looking for ways to spice up your ceremony or reception decor, there might be a simple solution: fabric over your rented chairs. There are plenty of ways to style chairs — from the typical, formal Chiavari chair to the more relaxed wooden folding chair — that spruce up decor without looking dated. Of course you can buy chair coverings that hide the entire piece, but we're talking about funky DIY ideas that could really add something to your decor. From rainbow-colored streamers, to nautical ropes and angular bows, take a look at our favorite wedding chairs below to get some new ideas for your seating!

Gold, Sequined Chair Covers

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Jenny DeMarco Photography

Ok, this look is seriously glam. Drape the back of gold Chiavari chairs with oversize sequins to add extra oomph at your reception.

Rainbow Ribbons

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Riverland Studios

Here's a pretty easy DIY project: Grab ribbons in your favorite colors and tie them around your ceremony or reception chairs.

Angular Fabric Overlays

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Amanda Forbes

Look at this funky bow set-up! Adding a simple yard of fabric in whatever color or pattern you want can really spice up the head table.

Purple Pashminas

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Kim Fox Photography

Want to keep your guests warm with scarves or shawls at your outdoor wedding? Tie them artfully around their ceremony or reception chairs — you'll kill two birds with one stone!

Streamers

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Jen and Jonah

Adding an array of colorful streamers to the back of a chair creates a fun, festive vibe that's perfect for a more casual setting.

Nautical Knots

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Studio Nouveau

If you're going for a nautical theme, this is definitely the chair choice for you — tie figure eight knots around the center of your reception chairs.

Ombre Effect

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Kaley & Matt

Have a little fun with your seating with different shades of one color, going from dark to light or vice versa.

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