Conservatories are normally designed as a bridge between the outside world and your home. They are perfect hideaways from the rest of the house, where all the hustle and bustle occurs. You can take yourself off to your conservatory and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet from the rest of the household. To get the most out of this relaxing spot though, you need to invest in quality conservatory chairs and a good set of cushions. We also recently reviewed the best outdoor bar tables and chairs, ideal if you’re one to often entertain.

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Alfresia Denver Wicker Reading Chair with Button-Back Cushion

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If you’re looking for classic and comfortable, the Alfresia Denver Wicker Reading Chair is the choice for you. Styled in the traditional conservatory chair fashion with natural woven wicker and a gloss finish, this chair will suit all styles of conservatory.

With perfectly made cushions that fit snugly, there is no worry about them sliding around and ruining a relaxing moment. The high cushioned backs mean you get excellent support while still feeling cosy and comfortable, it’s no wonder this chair is one of the most highly rated in the collection.

You can personalise your chair with a choice of three cushion fabrics, each featuring a subtle and elegant floral motif to bring nature inside, even in the coldest of months. These cushions are finished off with four buttons, covered in matching fabric, to provide an elegant and homely look.

The wicker frame is naturally lightweight, giving you the opportunity to move these chairs when needed. You can even turn them into patio chairs on a sunny day, the gloss finish means they can easily be wiped clean if any debris does come in contact with them.

Key Features:

Gloss finish

Delivered fully assembled

Plastic feet to protect flooring

Specification:

Colour

Natural Wicker

Dimensions

58 x 65 x 103 cm

Material

Rattan and wicker

Weight

10 Kg

Pros

No assembly required

Supportive cushions

Perfect for traditional conservatories

Cons

Won't suite a contemporary look

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Alfresia 2 x Penang Cane and Woven Sea Grass Chairs

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There’s nothing more homely than a set of matching armchairs and these are everything you need to create that cosy area in your conservatory. The Alfresia Penang Cane and Woven Armchairs are an absolute classic and the best choice for any traditional conservatory that is looking for a comfy ‘Mr and Mrs’ reading corner.

The high backs provide great support without being overpowering to the rest of your room as it flows effortlessly into the curved arm rests, set at the perfect height to balance a book or a plate of biscuits.

Beautifully constructed from cane and woven sea grass, their pair are both sturdy and relatively light as well. Woven side panels provide a stunning focal point and give some beautiful depth to these chairs. The price includes cushions for both chairs, available in three colours to suit most tastes.

There is a small amount of assembly required, but even a novice can put these together quickly, all tools and instructions required are included so there’s no need to purchase any extras.

Key Features:

Classic design

Price includes 2 armchairs and 2 sets of cushions

Requires some assembly

Specification:

Colour

Natural cane

Material

Cane and woven sea grass

Dimensions

91 x 62 x 64 cm

Pros

Affordable price for hairs with cushions

Provides amazing back support

Available in 3 different cushion fabrics

Cons

Woven sea grass can become unravelled over time

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Desser Oslo Armchair in Abelia

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If it’s a luxury chair you are looking for, this is the choice for you. The Desser Oslo Conservatory Armchair provides both opulence and comfort, ensuring that it will quickly become the focal point of your conservatory. Hand-crafted from premium cane that has been sourced from sustainable farming, it is also environmentally friendly.

The sweeping curves of this chair, teamed with a delicate woven pattern gives a real fashionable look while still being sturdy enough for years of enjoyment.

The cushions are filled with a soft foam on the base for added comfort, while the backs are manufactured to give full support. Dacron wrap has been used within the fabric to provide an even longer lasting finish.

Matching furniture is also available, including a glass-topped coffee table, two seater settee and side table. All of these are suitable for outdoor use during the summer months so you can create the perfect space for entertaining.

The manufacturer has over 100 years of experience and makes all their furniture in the UK, they boast of their top-quality products and brilliant customer service, so you can be safe in the knowledge you are getting the most for your money!

Key Features:

Hand-made in the UK

Incredibly durable

Luxury finish

Sustainable materials

Specification:

Colour

Natural Cane

Dimensions

102 x 67 x 88 cm

Material

Rattan & Wicker

Guarantee

1 Year manufacturer

Pros

No assembly required

Environmentally friendly

Durable materials

1 year warranty

Cons

Only one style of cushion available for the chair

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Desser Oslo Armchair in Mulberry

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We love the Desser collection so much, we had to feature some more! The Desser Oslo Armchair in Mulberry benefits from all the features above but comes in an absolutely stunning wildflower motif.

The wrapped cane is both elegant, stylish and sturdy to withstand all the demands of you and your family. This collection is hand-crafted from a lighter colour of cane for a natural, beachy look.

Rattan grows up to 6 metres a year in conditions where other plants would not be able to thrive, making it one of the most sustainable materials available for your conservatory furniture. Desser source their rattan from Indonesia, where they work closely with local farmers to protect the natural landscape. This provides you with guilt-free furniture that is hand-made in the UK.

If you aren’t already sold on these exceptional chairs, the Amazon reviews will certainly help. With positive feedback across the board, you only need to read what current owners think of these pieces to know you are getting quality.

Key Features:

Matching suit available

Sturdy and durable

Hand-made in the UK

Specification:

Colour

Light cane

Dimensions

102 x 67 x 88 cm

Material

Rattan and wicker

Pros

Luxurious and durable

Good back support

Sustainable materials

1 year warranty

Cons

Limited fabric choices

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Desser Chelsea Armchair in Blossom

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The Desser Chelsea Armchair in Blossom brings a new variation of the classic chair, it is smaller than the previous two so it will work wonderfully in a smaller space.

Created from hand-woven, premium cane to give the famous curves of the arms, this chair also benefits from woven side panels. This provides a solid look and feel, while removing that annoying problem of your phone and other pocket items falling down side openings.

We love the Blossom print fabric with subtle warm shades to highlight the intricate flowers featured on the cushions. However, this is also available in the Shiraz print, a slightly bolder designer with a lovely nostalgic, vintage feel.

Why stop at just this one chair? There is a matching coffee table, sofa, footstool and side table also available. We love the idea of mixing up these two fabric designs throughout to give each piece some individuality. 

Due to their lightweight construction, you can easily take these outside to enjoy the comfort on a warm day with a good book

Key Features:

2 fabric design choices

Robust panelling

Hand-made in the UK

Specification:

Colour

Light cane

Dimensions

105 x 63 x 88 cm

Material

Rattan and wicker

Pros

Classic and comfortable

Matching items available

No assembly required

1 year warranty

Cons

The cushions the chair comes with are dry clean only

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Eaton Wingback Fireside Herringbone Reclining Sofa Chair

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One of the best-selling reclining conservatory chairs from More4Homes, the Eaton Wingback Fireside Herringbone Reclining Sofa Chair is from their Premier collection and a very attractive chair indeed. It features high-quality herringbone grey fabric upholstery and has a push-back recliner mechanism that’s easy to use. We love it because the mechanics involved in its design are well hidden, and don’t distract from its class and sophistication.

What’s more, the pillow back support and the arms are filled with soft and soothing foam to give you the most comfortable experience possible. It means that you can sit back and just watch the world fly by for hours and hours.

They also benefit from thoughtful lumbar support, meaning you’ll never inadvertently do damage to your back or other delicate areas. Once you sit back in this chair, and use the recliner mechanism, you use your bodyweight to push it back and as the back reclines, the supportive footrest raises up.

Key Features:

Comfortable padding in chair and arm

High-quality reclining system

Herringbone fabric upholstery

Supportive footrest

Specification:

Colour

Herringbone Beige

Dimensions

82 x 80 x 104 cm

Material

Fabric

Comfort

Upholstered, Recliner

Weight

28 Kg

Pros

Easy-to-use push back recliner mechanism

Pillow back support

Strong lumbar support

Cons

Morden design may not suit all conservatories

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Althorpe Wingback Fireside Reclining Armchair

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Like the model above, this Althorpe Wingback Fireside Reclining Armchair is also part of the Premier collection from More4Homes. The main difference is the upholstery has a beautiful gingham pattern and beige colouring. Everything else is the same, so if you like the above and wanted another chair that has the same structure and reclining mechanism, but wanted a different colouring, you could invest in both. We think either or both would look delightful in just about any conservatory.

Although they do have that old country and traditional feel about them, either would still bring a touch of luxury and eloquence to a more modern conservatory.

Key Features:

Comfortable padding

High quality reclining function

Supportive footrest

Specification:

Colour

Marl Grey

Dimensions

82 x 78 x 105 cm

Material

Linen

Weight

35 Kg

Pros

Easy-to-use push back recliner mechanism

Strong lumbar support

Easy to assemble

Cons

Morden design may not suit all conservatories

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TecTake Luxury Aluminium Wicker Chair

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This delightfully old-school and very traditional-looking TecTake Luxury Aluminium Wicker Chair comes in an aesthetically pleasing natural brown colouring, offseting and contrasting the pure brilliant white of most conservatories perfectly.

Made with an aluminium frame, you can be sure you won’t have any problem with this falling apart easily. As much as we all love wicker, one of the problems with traditional wicker is caring for it. That’s where TecTake have been clever and used an imitation rattan wicker, rather than the real thing.

If the idea of harsh and sharp aluminium legs on the delicate surface of your conservatory floor doesn’t sound especially appealing, don’t worry. TecTake have fitted the legs of their wicker conservatory chair with plastic feet. That way your wood, tiling, lino or carpeting will be safe from damage.

To provide that much needed comfort, the seat and the backing have soft cushioning. What we love is the fact that the cushion covers can be removed and washed, helping to keep the chair looking as new all the time.

Key Features:

Aluminium frame ensures stability

Seat cover removable and washable

Suits all weather (if used outside)

No assembly required

Specification:

Brand

TecTake

Material

Aluminium frame - artificial rattan/wicker

Dimensions

71 x 60 x 84 cm

Weight

7.6 Kg

Pros

Soft seat and back cushion

Plastic feet protect floor damage

Doesn't require much on-going care

Cons

Not real wicker

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Britoniture Tartan Fabric Armchair

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How about something incredibly traditional like a country-style armchair with light and delicate, but smart tartan fabric? That what you get when you invest in this pretty Tartan Fabric Armchair from Britoniture. Each individual model of this armchair is made by hand using traditional methods and techniques that have been used for centuries. This can give you confidence that you are investing in a high-quality product.

We think it’s a great way to take the kind of comfort and elegance you’d expect from a warm and welcoming living room into your extension. At just 17kg and with only a little self-assembly required, it’s easy to setup and enjoy, even if you must move it around the conservatory to get it into just the right position.

Key Features:

Hand-crafted fabric

Home assembly required

Fire retardant foam and cover

Specification:

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

76 x 76 x 25 cm

Material

Linen, Textile

Weight

17 Kg

Pros

Elegant tartan design

Easy to assemble

Hand-crafted ensuring highest quality

Cons

Often sold out due to demand

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Warmiehomy Modern Velvet Occasional Chair

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It may be listed as an occasional chair and depending on how often you find yourself to the side or back of your home in your conservatory, that might be all you use it for. However, occasional chairs are often known as accent chairs, because they add to the overall look and feel of a room.

That’s exactly what you get with the Warmiehomy Modern Velvet Occasional Chair. Just look at the wingback design and that deep and striking velvet fabric that the back and seat are upholstered with. It’s got a sturdy base in the form of the solid oak legs.

The only thing you need to assemble, in fact, is those beautiful and rich hued legs. So, within just moments of receiving this great chair you can be relaxing on it or marvelling at it as you go about your day to day chores and activities. One thing’s for sure, you may find your guests fighting over who gets to sit on it.

Key Features:

Elegant modern style

Luxurious upholstery

Easy to assemble

Specification:

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

70 x 64 x 83 cm

Material

Velvet

Comfort

Upholstered

Pros

Ultimate comfort with upholstered velvet fabric

Solid oak legs ensure sturdiness

Great for compact spaces

Cons

Style not to all tastes

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More4Homes Sorento Bonded Leather Recliner Armchair & Footstool

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The Sorento Bonded Cream Leather Recliner is a two-piece set, combining a bonded leather swivel recliner armchair and footstool. The chair and footstool are well padded, with a very light cream exterior and curved, wood effect star wood base with black studs. The Sorento is a free-standing unit measuring 86 x 77 x 108 cm and weighing 21 kg, covered in full hard wearing real leather. Height and recline settings are adjustable, and the flat-pack arrives with all parts and necessary tools in the box.

The most striking thing about this chair is the colour, which will likely be the defining aspect of your purchase – it won’t go in every room, but if it suits yours, it will instantly belong. It’s (very) comfortable, it will complete a certain type of look, and it has excellent back and lumbar support even over long periods.

Key Features:

Free Standing

Adjustable height and recliner

Modern design

Specification:

Colour

Cream

Dimensions

86 x 77 x 108 cm

Material

Leather

Weight

21 Kg

Pros

Excellent back and lumbar support

Necessary tools included

Padding offers maximum comfort

Cons

Distinctive look won't be too all tastes

Assembly can be complicated

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Julian Bowen Malmo Recliner Armchair & Footstool

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This Julian Bowen Malmo Recliner Armchair and Footstool are clad in black faux leather with a dark, wood effect star base. Standing at 83 x 82 x 105 cm (chair) and 44 x 44 x 40 cm (footstool), the chair and footstool are flame retardant and clad in faux leather for easy maintenance and stain resistance. The base of each is a laminated, walnut colour material with large black connecting studs to add a little statement to an otherwise fashionably understated piece.

The Malmo is ergonomically designed for constant use, whether you’re working or watching TV, and is fully adjustable to your specifications via a small wheel. The chair itself offers 360-degree swivel, and a hidden foam filling allows the chair to adjust to your requirements for maximum comfort and support.

Key Features:

Ergonomic & easily adjustable

360-degree Swivel

Foam padding

Specification:

Colour

Black

Dimensions

83 x 82 x 108 cm

Material

Walnut

Weight

20 Kg

Pros

Excellent back and lumbar support

Simple & stylish design

Foam filling ensure ultimate comfort

Cons

Chair is a little bulky so not ideal for small spaces

Even if you don’t anticipate spending more than a couple of hours in your conservatory a day or even a week, you will still want it to feel part of the home, a place to relax, unwind. But where to even begin? It’s easy to feel intimidated by the sheer choice of conservatory chairs available.

Check out some other favourites below:

Alfresia Denver Wicker Reading Chair...
Alfresia 2 Penang Cane and Woven Sea...
Desser Oslo Armchair Conservatory...
Desser Oslo Armchair in Mulberry Fabric...
Desser Chelsea Armchair in Blossom...
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Alfresia Denver Wicker Reading Chair...
Alfresia 2 Penang Cane and Woven Sea...
Desser Oslo Armchair Conservatory...
Desser Oslo Armchair in Mulberry Fabric...
Desser Chelsea Armchair in Blossom...
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Rattan
Rattan
Rattan
Textile, Rattan
Textile, Rattan
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58 x 65 x 103 cm
62 x 64 x 91 cm
102cm x 67cm x 88cm
102 x 121 x 88
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Alfresia Denver Wicker Reading Chair...
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Alfresia Denver Wicker Reading Chair...
Material
Rattan
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Dimensions
58 x 65 x 103 cm
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Alfresia 2 Penang Cane and Woven Sea...
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Alfresia 2 Penang Cane and Woven Sea...
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Rattan
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8 Kg
Dimensions
62 x 64 x 91 cm
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Desser Oslo Armchair Conservatory...
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Desser Oslo Armchair Conservatory...
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Rattan
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102cm x 67cm x 88cm
Desser Oslo Armchair in Mulberry Fabric...
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Desser Oslo Armchair in Mulberry Fabric...
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Textile, Rattan
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102 x 121 x 88
Desser Chelsea Armchair in Blossom...
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Desser Chelsea Armchair in Blossom...
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Textile, Rattan
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105cm x 63cm x 88cm
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The decision becomes a lot easier when you begin thinking about the key things you want from your chairs. For example, what style of chair would you prefer? Do you have any conservatory plants that consume much of the floor space? Does it fit the interior design of the conservatory? Wicker and cane conservatory chairs are all immensely popular.

If you’ve only got a small lean-to, you may want a smaller build or if you like to layback in that special area of escape, you may benefit from one of the bigger reclining conservatory chairs available. If you’re looking to change the style of the conservatory, then it may be dining furniture you need. It may even be worth investing in a conservatory heater for the winter months.

We know only too well that the sheer variety and choice available can be intimidating, so we’ve listed 9 recommended chairs we think would make a great fit for varying types of conservatories. We have broken down the guide into three sections –Reclining Conservatory Chairs, Wicker Conservatory Chairs and then A Handful of Our Favourite Chairs.

Most of the time this decision relies on the design of the conservatory and of course a personal preference, hopefully, these 9 will give you that ‘wow’ factor.

If you are still a bit bewildered by all the choice, here are some things to look out for when purchasing your new conservatory chair.

Style

It’s always a good idea to choose your style first, this will save you from the headache of sifting through thousands of products online and simply getting confused.

Once your style of conservatory seating has been chosen, you can then start to think about other factors.

If you are looking for a statement piece then a tub or wingback may be the best conservatory furniture for you. If comfort is more your thing then perhaps look into reclining conservatory chairs and other reclining conservatory furniture.

Will your new conservatory chairs be used for a home office? You need to invest in a proper desk chair or executive chair to make sure you have the right posture while working all those hours.

Size

As much as we would all love to have luxury conservatory furniture with a feeling of grandeur, if you overpower your smaller space with this then you quickly get the wrong aesthetic. 

Remember, just because a chair physically fits in a corner of your conservatory, it doesn’t mean it suits it. Cramming larger furniture into smaller spaces should always be avoided.

When measuring your area, think about how much better it would look with a bit of surrounding space around it, perhaps with room for a side table or decorative conservatory plants to make it more of a feature as well as a function. On many occasions, small conservatory chairs will be better than larger ones.

Material

Thinking about the material of your chair is crucial as this affects both the look and comfort. 

Leather can look and feel like a luxury while withstanding many years of wear. If you have children or are prone to spills, it’s easy to wipe clean. However, leather can change with the seasons and can be cold in the winter and too hot in the summer.

Typical upholstery fabric is incredibly versatile and you will have the widest range of colours and patterns. However, stains can be hard to remove and brighter fabrics are prone to sun damage over time.

Wood, plastic and metal are incredible resilient fabrics, they are wipe clean and any damage can easily be rectified with a simple revarnishing. Unfortunately, they are not famous for their comfort so it is worth investing in some conservatory cushions.

Weight

What functions do you want from your conservatory? As such a versatile space, no two homes use them in the same way.

Many of us use them for entertaining during special occasions and this often means having to rearrange your conservatory to accommodate your guests.

If you have large, bulky chairs, this can be an issue, especially if you are needing to store them in another room during your event.

FAQs

Common questions asked about conservatory chairs

Where Can I Buy Conservatory Chairs? 

We love browsing online, websites like Amazon are the perfect place to buy your conservatory chairs as you will have a large range and delivery is often swift as these chairs are ready-made.

High street shops are still great, especially if your tastes aren’t too specific. If you have a certain comfort requirement due to injury or mobility issues, it’s always good to try before you buy too.

How Can I Clean Leather Chairs?

Vacuum the surface first to get rid of any debris and crumbs. You can buy a leather-safe cleaning solution or make one with a few drops of soap and warm water and use a clean towel or cloth to sponge this into the leather. 

Using a dry cloth, dry your chair, then condition the leather once dry. You can do this with specialist products but using olive oil works just as well. Add a small amount of oil to a dry rag and gently wipe into the fabric.

How Can I Clean Fabric Chairs?

Firstly, vacuum your chair with an upholstery attachment. Next, check the tags on your chair as all fabric differs, if the label has an ‘X’ on it, this means you will need to get a professional.

You can create your own cleaning solution by mixing ¼ cup washing up liquid with 1 cup of warm water and lightly sponge into your chair and rinse. Don’t allow anyone to sit on it while it is still wet so make sure your family know it has been cleaned.

To speed up the drying process, allow the cushions to dry separately. 

How Can I Reupholster Chairs?

Maybe you don’t currently have the budget for a new chair or perhaps you simply enjoying upcycling to reduce waste. In that case, it’s very easy to reupholster chairs.

Choose a fabric that is specially designed for upholstery, dressmaking fabric and cotton simply don’t have the integrity to withstand all that sitting.

Remove all the old fabric from the chair first, this should give you a good idea of how much new fabric you will need to purchase.

Measure your new fabric against your chair and create a pattern to cut, for an easy pattern, you can simply copy the shape of the old fabric you removed.

You can then use an upholstery staple gun to attach your new fabric, be careful not to overstretch the fabric as this can cause rips when you do sit on it.