The Tufted Ottoman Coffee Table Inspiration
I have had a small obsession with the tufted ottoman coffee table. My home has a very open floor plan and creative seating is necessary. A large square tufted ottoman can be luxurious and functional. Unfortunately most come with that luxury price tag! For us budget decorators it can be heart breaking. Well, I say "No Guts No Glory!". I'm gonna make this sucka myself! That's right! A tufted ottoman/coffee table is my November project.
I've looked high and low for a deal on one of these pieces. The problem is that I'm totally picky and would rather have something that is a perfect fit in my home than settle for something that's close enough. Everything I found in my price range were covered with faux leathers or very bland khaki. Since my home has a very open floor plan I need to bring in color and interest with my smaller and interchangeable furnishings. With so many beautiful discount fabrics in the world I just know I can find exactly what I'm looking for. I don't know about you, but when picking fabric I have to consider the daily abuse on my furniture and my home. With three dogs I have to pick a durable and easy clean fabric. Since a ottoman in my house will take on more wear and tear than any other piece of furniture I am considering using outdoor fabric.
1. Simply Modern in Mango by Duralee
2. Ikat Southwest/Kilm by Kravet
3. Imperial Trellis Velvet-Chartreuse by Schumacher
4. Peacock Print in Pool by Schumacher
You can tell by my inspiration fabrics that I'm looking for something that can hide dirt and add interest. I will take you step by step through this project that I'll start next Monday. Stay tuned for more fabulous DIY decor ideas in the future.
Until next time,