How Much Does Furniture Reupholstery Cost?

Furniture Upholstery Price and Fabric Yardage Guide NJ

This is an upholstery cost guide for some typical upholstered furniture.  Re-upholstery prices often contain two elements - the labor portion and the fabric portion.  Please note that we have not included the cost of the fabric.  Fabrics vary in price and fabric selection is specific to each person's taste and budget. 

These prices show typical upholstery labor costs.  And an idea of how much fabric might be required to recover each type of furniture. (Scroll down for some fully detailed project prices)

Upholstery prices are affected by a few details such as:

  • The degree of upholstery (completely upholstered or with wood frame
  • Styles such as buttons, tufts, channels, and pleats
  • The quality of the existing padding and springing (foundation)
  • Finish treatments such as decorative nails or fringes and bullion.

(Read more about how the details influence reupholstery prices)

Contact us with your specifics.

Arm Chairs

 accent chair

Accent Chair
/ 5 yards

 eames chair with ottoman

Eames Chair Ottoman
/ 4 yards

 large arm chair skirted

Large Skirted Chair
/ 8 yards

 Skirted Accent Chair

Skirted Accent Chair
/ 7.5 yards

 mission chair and ottoman

Mission Chair Ottoman
/ 4.5 yards

 small french club chair

Small French Club Chair
/ 6 yards

 rolled arm chair

Rolled Arm Chair
/ 6 yards

 traditional arm chair

Traditional Arm Chair
/ 6.5 yards

 tufted danish modern

Tufted Danish Modern
/ 5.5 yards

 barrel chair

Barrel Chair
/ 4.5 yards

 french bergere chair

French Bergere Chair
/ 4.5 yards

 large french bergere chair

Large French Bergere
/ 5.5 yards

 loose cushion slipper chair

Loose Cushion Slipper
/ 5.5 yards

 open arm danish mid century modern chair

Danish Modern Arm Chair
/ 3 yards

 pillow top arm chair

Pillow Top Arm Chair
/ 8 yards

 shell back arm chair

Shell Back Arm Chair
/ 6 yards

 traditional rocking chair

Traditional Rocking Chair
/ 3 yards

 tufted mid century hair

Tufted Mid Century
/ 5.5 yards

 chesterfield chair

Chesterfield Chair
/ 10 yards

 french cane back arm chair

French Cane Back Chair
/ 3 yards

 large tufted wingback

Large Tufted Wingback
/ 8 yards

 louis IV bergere chair

Louis Bergere Chair
/ 5 yards

 open arm french chair

French Open Arm Chair
/ 3.5 yards

 pillow top arm chair large

Large Pillow Top
/ 9 yards

 square arm accent chair

Square Arm Accent Chair
/ 5 yards

 traditional Wing Chair

Traditional Wing Chair
/ 7 yards

 tufted slipper chair

Tufted Slipper Chair
/ 4 yards

 danish wing chair

Danish Wing Chair
/ 7 yards

 french club chair reupholster

French Club Chair
/ 7.5 yards

 lawson accent chair

Lawson Accent Chair
/ 7 yards

 mid century modern style chair

Mid Century Club Chair
/ 6 yards

 open arm mid century modern tufted chair

Tufted MCM Arm Chair
/ 3 yards

 roll arm chair with nails

Roll Arm with Nails
/ 8 yards

 swivel lounge chair

Swivel Arm Chair
/ 5 yards

 tufted arm chair

Tufted Arm Chair
/ 8 yards

 victorian rocking chair

Victorian Rocking Chair
/ 4 yards

Dining and Side Chairs


 butterfly back mid century dining chair

Butterfly Modern Dining
/ 1.5 yards

 high back dining chair

High Back Dining Chair
/ 2.5 yards


 curved half back dining chair

Curved Low Back Dining
/ 1.5 yards


 dining club chair upholstered

Dining Club Chair
/ 3.5 yards


 French Dining Chair

French Side Chair
/ 2 yards


Fabric Patterns Affect Fabric Yardages

The yardage amounts listed above are typical minimums for your planning.  They are based upon a solid fabric or a mini pattern that requires little cutting to align the pattern across the furniture.  Aligning and centering the fabric patterns requires additional fabric yardage.  Here is a guide based upon the fabric repeat (pattern) size:

  • 3" to 14" repeat - add 10%
  • 15" to 19" repeat - add 15%
  • 20" to 27" repeat - add 20%
  • 28" to 36" repeat - add 25%
  • 37" to 43" repeat - add 30%
  • 44" to 51" repeat - add 35%
  This fabric has a 17" horizontal repeat

This fabric has a 17" horizontal repeat

Please note that upholstery labor rates vary by region.  These typical reupholstery costs are for the New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware area and may not be representative of upholstery labor costs in your area.  #NJupholstery

Actual New Jersey Furniture Upholstery Project Prices