If you’re going to reupholster a quality chair, be sure to get quality fabric. I recommend a minimum of 50,000 double rubs, but keep looking as some have over 200,000 double rubs! That means that you can rub the fabric back and forth that many times before you see wear. Consider about 3,000 double rubs per average use in a year.
Once you’ve determined that you are only looking at fabrics that will last, then consider design. If you are doing a single chair in a space, consider making it a focal point, if everything else is neutral, and go crazy! It’s just a chair after all, which can go from room to room if you got the flow of your house right.
Here are a few great chairs for inspiration.