One of the easiest—and most underutilized—interior design strategies is the draping of furniture in simple, cotton canvas painter's drop cloths.
Above: Wrapped in a drop cloth, a sofa becomes a Christo-like work of art; this one is in antique store owner Hitoshi Uchida's home in Kamakura, Japan. Photo via The Selby.
Above: A chair is invitingly rumpled, via OWI.
Above: A covered chair from Le Dans La.
Above: An instant bedspread, via Kikette Interiors. Although this one appears to be linen, a laundered painter's drop cloth would also work.
Above: The draped sofa adds a casual note to a potentially formal space; photo by Jim Franco.
Above: Cotton canvas drop cloths are available from several online sources. Ace Hardware offers heavyweight Canvas Drop Cloths in several sizes, ranging in price from $25.99 to $34.99.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 13, 2009.