Living Bold with Vibrant Upholstery

A vibrant chair with a colorful striped pattern.

Make a bold statement in your home with vibrant upholstery.  Mix and match patterns and play with colors to infuse your rooms with life.  Have fun with bright solid colors, floral, geometric, abstract prints, stripes, polka-dots and plaid.  Living bold with vibrant upholstery is fun and stylish.  Here are ways to enjoy bold upholstered pieces in your home.

Bold upholstered living room furniture.
Beautiful pattern mix of fabrics (studio882blog)

Try out a mixed pattern on your sofa for an unexpected pop of color.  Pull colors from the pattern to mix in stripes and solids throughout the room.

A living room with bold blue furniture.
Energize your room with vibrant patterned upholstery (Robert Allen fabrics via

A citrus hued room is bright and breezy with wing chairs updated in a lively orange floral.  Note how the window panels are trimmed in the chair fabric.  This gives the room cohesion and carries the theme throughout the room.  It also provides contrast to the yellow curtain fabric.

A living room with vibrant upholstery.
Beautiful citrus colors burst with life in this living room (BHG)

A way to start small with vibrantly upholstered pieces is to cover dining room chairs.  Cover the entire chair or just the backs for a sophisticated custom look.

A dining room with vibrant upholstery on colorful chairs.
Beautiful and colorful upholstered dining chairs (HGTV)

Match the upholstery to the wallpaper for traditional appeal.  White sheer panels at the windows give the room a soft, ethereal look.  The subtle geometric pattern in the panels picks up that in the sofa throw pillows.  Soft pink balances the room and injects a touch of contrast.

A living room with bold and vibrant upholstery.
Pretty patterned upholstery brightens up this room (thedecoratingdiva)

Pair a colorful geometric with outlined geometric wallpaper to give a room energy, interest and dimension.

A living room with vibrant upholstery and colorful wallpaper.
Bright geometric upholstered chairs enhance this space (couturecolorado)

Create a stylish mix by upholstering the back of a chair in a different but complementary fabric.

A red and white chair adding a bold touch to a living room with vibrant upholstery.
Mix patterns on the same chair for a custom look (exquisitegirl)

Pair a brightly colored sofa with its complementary color, such as this orange velvet sofa with purple and lavender fabric and wall covering.

A living room with bold and vibrant upholstery.
Dare to use bold brights and surprising patterns on upholstered pieces (mydecorative)

Create a vivid room with a mix of colorful patterns.  Wide stripes complement the patterned chair, while the rug picks up colors from each as well.  The green of the chair is picked up in a stripe on the sofa fabric.  This is how mixing colors can work together to form a cohesive look.

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A bold living room with vibrant upholstery.
A mix of stripes and patterns gives this living room energy (Houzz)

Trim seating in a contrasting color and use that color elsewhere in the room to highlight and pull it out more.  Combine the two in a patterned fabric on other pieces for a stylish look.

A living room with vibrant yellow chairs.
Mix bright upholstered pieces with patterns and contrasting trim (kravet.typepad)

One way to go bold with color is to upholster pieces in bright solids.  Upholster each dining chair in a different color for a fresh and modern aesthetic.

A bold and vibrant dining room with a wooden table and chairs.
A mix of bold upholstered chairs give this dining space a boost of color (Pinterest)

Use one color to boldly accent dining chairs.

A dining room with vibrant blue chairs.
Vivid blue dining room (stealmag)

Chair cushions in a bright pink contrast with aqua blue.  The tablecloth trim picks up the chair pad color, while the window panels incorporate pink as well in their floral pattern.

A dining room with bold and vibrant pink and white upholstered table and chairs.
Bright fuchsia seating contrasts with blue floral panels (Pinterest)

Infuse new life into old pieces of furniture to update and modernize.  Classic sofas and chairs come to life with vibrant patterns, stripes and modern geometrics.

A living room with vibrant upholstery and large windows.
Update old pieces with modern upholstery (theroomedie)
A vibrant striped couch with a potted plant.
A classic sofa gets a fabric update (yacineaziz)
A pair of bold and vibrant striped chairs in front of a curtain.
A pair of Louis XVI chairs get a modern update with fabric (digsdigs)
A vibrant chair with a blanket on it.
Modern Ikat print enlivens this classic chair (

A bit of bohemian style highlights this sofa.  Combine this with green, yellow and purple for a vibrant room.

A vibrant purple couch with bold embroidered design.
Bold color enhances this sofa (decor4all)

A modern tie-die pattern is an unexpected punch to this classic chair.

A vibrant chair in front of a blue and white painting.
Beautiful bright fabric enhances this chair (House Beautiful)

Dare to live bold with vibrant upholstery.  Breathe new life into old pieces or simply update your existing furniture with a modern upholstery.  Invite color and pattern into your home for a lively space.




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