How Much Does It Cost To Reupholster A Dining Chair?

How much does it cost to reupholster a dining chair?

Are your dining chairs looking a little worse for wear? Rather than splashing out on a whole new set of dining chairs, consider reupholstery.
For a fraction of the price of new chairs, you can give your current ones a facelift, making them more comfortable and more stylish all in one go.

At South West Upholstery, we take great pride in our work; that’s why we work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want. We offer services from simple fabric-only cushion recovering, to more complicated projects with back cushions, studs and new cushion stuffing.

Want to know more about upholstering dining chairs? Below we’ve discussed the different factors that will affect the price of your dining chair reupholstery, and how you can contact us for a quote.

Reupholster dining chairs – what affects the price?

Without first seeing your chairs, it’s impossible for us to give a completely accurate quote on how much reupholstery would cost. This is
because there is such a wide variety of dining chair styles and each chair will be in a different state.

However, to give you a better idea of how much you would expect to spend, we’ve added a general price, as well as some previous
projects we worked on.

Base only fabric recover
– £43 per chair
Base and back recovered
– £146 per chair
Base and high back recover
– £202 per chair

This price will vary depending on various factors, including the style of the chair, the price of the material
desired and the condition of the chair itself.

Base-only fabric recover – £30 per chair (excluding material)

Mrs S was bored with her tired and faded terracotta seats on her dining chairs and wanted to add a burst of colour to her home. She fell in love with a fabulous bright blue from a different material supplier – and as the material was compliant with our fire regulations, she bought the material and brought it to us to use.

We stripped the dining chair bases, added new foam to the cushioning and recovered them in the new fabric. Now they’re stylish – and comfortable! – additions to her dining room.

Base and back fabric recover with wood treatment – £200 per chair

Jessica had more complex dining chairs that had a base and a back cushion. We collected the chairs and stripped them back, replacing the old horsehair with new fire-retardant filling. We then used the materials she chose to upholster the dining chairs, as well as adding some individual studding as a design feature.


As the chairs were quite old, we cleaned and lightly polished the wood to spruce them up without changing their original character – and then
delivered them back to her. We were more than happy with the result, as the new chairs really brightened up the room.

Getting a quote for your dining chairs

We understand that you want to know exactly how much it will cost to upholster your dining chairs. To get a written quotation from one of our reupholstery experts, you can send us images of your chairs along with details of how you would like them recovered.

There are a few ways you can do this:

Contact form

This is the fastest way to get a written quotation for your dining chair upholstery, as we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.

In store

If you’re just passing by, feel free to drop in with some images of your dining chairs, or even the chair itself! We would be able to give you a good idea of the cost from this.

Social media

You can upload photos directly from your phone to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. We only monitor these pages during our opening hours, however, so it may take us a day or two to get back to you.

We do our utmost to give you the most accurate quote possible, but even the most experienced upholsterer can’t see through fabric! If we have quoted you a price, but when the chairs arrive we see that it will be more complicated than we thought, we will always contact you first. We’ll talk you through the work required and the additional cost it would entail before we start work, so you can decide how you want to proceed.

Get in touch today!

If you have any questions about reupholstering sofas, feel free to contact us by phone (0117-3702745)
or email ([email protected]) and we’ll be happy to talk through the process with you.