By vera hendriksen. Footstool & Ottoman. At Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 22:48:52 PM.
A low-slung upholstered ottoman is an easy, budget-friendly and high-impact DIY upholstery project. And because you make it yourself, it's completely customizable. The first thing you'll need for this project is a frame. Retrofitting a shipping pallet works perfectly. Once you're happy with your choice of a pallet, it's time to get to work creating your one-of-a-kind upholstered ottoman. It's easier than it looks — all you need are a few supplies and a very basic knowledge of sewing and woodworking.
Button detail upholstered ottomans make a gorgeous centrepiece in any living space and a large tray is crucial in order to make sure it is as functional as it is stylish, creating a flat surface that will allow you to rest a drink or plate on. Look for large trays with handles that can be used to transport drinks from the kitchen like this one show in this design by Mackenzie & Temple Architects & Designers.
Give your living room scheme a contemporary twist with a modernist perspex tray. Take a leaf out of Erin of The Sparkle's book and use your ottoman tray to house your favourite reading materials, a scented candle and a little posy of seasonal blooms.
2. Footstools: Go for contrast. An upholstered footstool is great for adding pattern in-conjunction with colour to a neutral scheme. Unlike a sofa is easy to re―cover or replace if you want a change. To "obtain" extra storage choose an ottoman and which is simply a footstool with a lid or hollow interior.
A design with legs would have an elegant look that's great for smaller rooms. Solid legs suit a rustic and country feel also while turned legs with castors are classic also stylish as are X‐frame supports. Metal legs have contemporary appeal. A large footstool could double up as a coffee table as well as is an perfect option for using with L–shaped sofas.