Slipcovers are an option, of course, but that look can be pretty casual and/or traditional, not to mention a bit heavy itself. In order to minimize the number of wood finishes in a room, I have been drawn lately to fully-upholstered dining chairs. You retain the leggy quality while keeping your elements to a minimum: one fabric, all over.
Here are some favorites, in several styles and a wide range of price points.
From top: leather, elegant, modern, and classic parsons. something for everybody!
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