One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update your living room or bedroom is with a new ottoman slipcover. The cover above has always reminded me of a dessert.
This is the first ottoman slipcover I ever did.
You can't tell the size of this ottoman from the picture, but it was absolutely huge - 42" square! That's about twice the size of a 'normal' one. I love the way I perfectly matched the stripes. It wasn't easy, but it sure turned out nicely.
This was a strange way to do the cover. The designer actually wanted the welting to match the fabric, which was really tricky to do. This is also an ottoman that has a removable cushion. Most just look like the 'cushion' should come off the base.
A small foot stool
Usually on round ottomans you need a gathered skirt because there are no corners. Doing this kind of boxed pleats allows for a more tailored look.
The fabric on this ottoman makes it hard to really see, but just the corners on it are gathered. The rest of the skirt is flat.
Ottomans are the only piece of furniture that I don't actually cut on site. I just take the measurements and then cut it out at home.