You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good look. Our customer used a ticking stripe that we carry on this cane-backed chair and it looks awesome! Our pattern is Railroaded Ticking Stripe / Java and it sells for $4.95 per yard. We currently have 59 yards in stock. "Railroaded" means that the stripe runs horizontally (selvedge to selvedge) rather than "up the roll."