The ottoman is perfect when it comes to accent furniture. I love them to rest my feet after a tough day or night! Incredibly versatile and so deliciously practical; ottomans are great as coffee tables, footstools, extra seating and storage. The best decorating idea is to make your own. This article has different ways you can make, build and upholster and ottoman, from the simple to more advanced.
Skirted, wheeled or as storage – they ground a room while looking ever so attractive!
But what lies beneath is just a shell that you cover with various layers of soft fabrics. It doesn’t look so scary, does it, when all the fluff is taken away and all that remains are the bare bones.
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Youtube shows how to cover a footstool or coffee table by adding cushioning on top. They make it look very easy.
InMyOwnStyle has a two part tutorial on How to Make a No Sew Round Ottoman from scratch! There are lots of photos and full descriptions of what you need to get your ottoman looking like this beauty.
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FiveDaysFiveWays shows you how using a Craig’s list table as a base. The base cost very little and the result is great!
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AStrollThuLife article How To Make an Ottoman is traditional and classic. You can use any fabric, and create any look. The technique is what is important, if you want to get the look below. It never dates, it’s a great size and doubles as a small table.
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ehow has great instructions but no photos. It also has a number of tips and warnings at the bottom of the article so worth reading.
I hope this information inspires you to make an ottoman and make it your own unique piece. You’re not too many steps from becoming a real designer of your footstool, storage or ottoman coffee table. How great is that!! Like it? Leave a comment, come on over to Facebook and Like us and join our email list for lots of free stuff.