Published at Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 00:15:48 AM. Footstool & Ottoman. By Xavierra Aurand.
Complement your scheme with a decorative tray. Instead of looking to simple ottoman trays in neutral colours and materials, try a more decorative piece to ensure your arrangement packs a design punch!. Create a rustic ottoman tray scheme with a vintage style crate instead in chic weathered wood. Display a stack of crockery and arrange fresh cut flowers in a glass jar for a gorgeous farmhouse feel like this beautifully French-inspired scheme from Dreamy Whites.
Measure, cut and attach top fabric to the ottoman frame. It's important to keep the fabric grain straight here. Secure one side of the fabric under the frame at the center, then move out toward the corners. Staple a little at a time, then move to the opposite side, pulling firmly and evenly and out toward the corners. (This pulls out lumps and bumps.) Secure each side with a line of staples, moving out toward the corners but stopping at least 6 inches short of each corner.
Instead of one large tray for your ottoman, consider placing two smaller decorative trays side by side - for a more eclectic look go for trays of different shapes. Create uniformity between the two trays by using coordinating items, these tea light holders and votives from Lene Bjerre are perfect for creating chic groupings.
A lot of ottomans are hollow and can be used for storage. These kinds of ottomans have a removable top revealing the compartment inside. If your living room is in need of a bit of something extra, but you are not sure what the room is in need of, consider an ottoman. The ottoman is a more versatile piece than many people think.