A DIY ottoman to prop your feet up on after a hard day at work sounds great, doesn’t it? How about a coffee table ottoman to hold your drink and your feet or an ottoman that has storage so you can stash a soft blanket inside? Building a DIY ottoman to suit your needs and style is easy with any of these 20 inspiring ideas.
Large spools used to hold electrical wire and the like make perfect frames for a DIY footstool. A salvaged spool with provide you with two perfectly round wooden discs and a thick cardboard cylinder from which you can create a unique footstool.
This idea will inspire you to build an ottoman with rollers so you can move it round with ease. This stylish piece of functional furniture also has a small amount of storage space underneath.
Transform an old wooden shipping pallet into a stylish upholstered ottoman with this idea. Easy and practically free to create.
Upholstered Storage Ottoman
Great design for small spaces, this stylish DIY ottoman provides a place to prop your feet, place a cup of coffee and store books and a blanket.
This upholstered ottoman looks like it came from a high-end furniture showroom, but it’s a simple diamond tuft design that you can create at home.
Inexpensive, functional and practical. Build one of these cube ottomans for under $20 and use it for extra seating.
Recycled Coffee Table
When the coffee table has seen better days but still has good ‘bones’, don’t discard it, recycle it into an ottoman.
A little padding, a little fabric and a little creativity will garner you a new upholstered ottoman from that worn out coffee table.
They say X marks the spot, well it also makes a perfect design for an attractive DIY ottoman that can work with almost any room style.
Tire and Rope Ottoman
No one but you will know there is an old car tire hidden underneath the rope. Sturdy and inexpensive, this tire and rope design ottoman is perfect for a room with a nautical theme.
Fabric Coffee Table
This design could also be called a storage ottoman since it inspires the builder to create a storage unit that is topped off with fabric. Great multi-functional DIY piece.
This idea shows you how take a store bought item that is not exactly what you want and transform it into exactly what you want. See this ikea hack ottoman.
Plastic Bottle Ottoman
No one but you will know that underneath the lovely fabric of your ottoman is several recycled plastic bottles taped together.
Cow Hide Ottoman
Transform a tired old ottoman into an updated and fresh-looking ottoman by covering it with your favorite type of soft animal hide.
Upholster a large chest and use it for storage, extra seating and a place to prop your feet with this easy idea.
Create a DIY ottoman from a five-gallon bucket and some rope. An attractive conversation piece that is great for small budgets and small living spaces.
A little padding can create a pouf ottoman that will add a touch of feminine softness to any room.
A little fabric and a few buttons can transform an old electrical spool into a fancy ottoman that fits in well with high-end decor in any home or office.
Poufy and soft, this idea will inspire you to re-cover a tired ottoman with faux fur for an updated look.
Tufted Coffee Table Ottoman
Tufted fabric is a classic design that transforms a tired old coffee table into a DIY ottoman with this inspirational idea.