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The Secret to a Fantastic Living Room

Updated: May 9, 2023

What's the secret to a fantastic living room? Move over, coffee table. There's a new ottoman in town, and it's ready to take your living room to the next level. Fabric ottomans are the perfect way to add some extra seating and style to your space.

Storage Ottoman with Wood Legs
Storage Ottoman in Lime Green Fabric

So if you're looking for a quick and easy way to update your living room decor, look no further than the humble fabric ottoman.


Ready to learn more? Keep reading!


It's not just about the big pieces of furniture, it's also about the little things. And one of the most important little things is an ottoman.



Practical uses of Ottomans

Ottomans are versatile pieces of furniture that can be used in a variety of ways to suit your needs and can be used for extra seating or a coffee table. This is especially true if you have a lot of foot traffic in your home, or if you're hosting a party and need extra seating.

They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your living room or the foot of your bed. You can use an ottoman as a seat, an extra table, a foot rest or even storage space.


Creating a Fabric Ottoman in custom variations

One great way to use an ottoman is as a cocktail ottoman even if it has a cushion top. A cocktail ottoman is a great place to put your drinks and snacks when you're watching TV or

hosting a party. You can also use it as a place to sit down if you need an extra chair.


Cocktail Ottoman made with a stripe upholstery fabric
Cocktail Ottoman by Childress Fabrics & Furniture

Another variation of the ottoman is the pouf. A pouf is typically smaller than an ottoman and is perfect for putting your feet up on or using as an extra seat. Poufs are often made from soft materials like fabric, making them perfect for relaxing on.


Pouf Ottoman with Fabric
Pouf Ottoman by Childress Fabrics & Furniture

There is also the footstool variation. A footstool is typically small and has a low profile, making it perfect for putting your feet up on or using as an extra seat. Leather or fabric upholstered footstools are popular options since they are both comfortable and stylish choices.


Fabric Ottoman Foot Stool
Foot Stool Ottoman by Childress Fabrics & Furniture

If you need more storage space, you want to consider getting an upholstered storage ottoman. A storage ottoman has storage space so you can store blankets, pillows, or other items. It's also a great place to sit down and put on your shoes or boots.


Storage Ottoman Upholstered with a linen fabric
Storage Ottoman by Childress Fabrics & Furniture

Finally, some ottomans can be used as beds! If you have guests staying over and don't have enough beds, you can pull out the ottoman bed from underneath the couch and they'll have a place to sleep. Ottomans with beds inside them are typically called sleeper ottomans.


How to pick the perfect fabric for your ottoman

When choosing fabrics for your ottoman, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll want to choose a fabric that is comfortable and durable. You'll also want to consider the color and pattern of the fabric, as well as its texture. A good rule of thumb is to choose a fabric that is in keeping with the overall style of your home.


If you're looking for a durable fabric that will stand up to wear and tear, consider choosing a synthetic fabric like polyester or acrylic. Natural fabrics like cotton or wool are also a good choice, but they may not be as resistant to stains and spills.


Tiger Skin Fabric Ottoman
Tiger Skin Ottoman by Childress Fabrics & Furniture

Mohair Velvet is always a good choice if you're looking for a luxurious fabric option. It's soft and comfortable, and it also has a luxurious look and feel.


When it comes to color and pattern, there are a number of options to choose from. If you want something that is classic and timeless, go with a solid color or a simple print. If you want something more on-trend, there are a number of patterns and designs to choose from, including stripes, chevrons, and floral prints.


When it comes to texture, there are a few things to keep in mind. Smooth fabrics like cotton or polyester are good if you want something that is easy to clean. Textured fabrics like wool or linen can add a bit of visual interest to your ottoman.


Ottomans are often overlooked but can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your living room!


Where to find custom Fabric Ottomans

If you are looking for a custom ottoman? Look no further! Childress Fabrics & Furniture would love to create a custom Fabric Ottoman for you!


We have tons of fabrics to choose from to help make your ottoman perfect for your space. Our team can work with you to choose the perfect fabric and design. Not only will it look great, but it will also be super comfortable and functional.


You won’t find a better way to add some extra seating and style to your home than with one of our custom fabric ottomans. Plus, you can even pick the perfect fabric for your needs or shop for a custom accent chair or sofa.


Come to Childress Fabrics & Furniture and order your own custom Fabric Ottoman today!


We have a wide range of fabrics in our stores that can be used for this project or any home decor fabric project, so please let us know if you have any specific requests.


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