23 Stylish DIY Ottomans to Create

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Make a DIY ottoman and you'll have a new piece of accent furniture in the style of your choice, just for your space. An ottoman has a firm top so you can place a tray on top and use it as a coffee or side table. It also can be used as a footstool or even as extra seating. You'll most see ottomans in living rooms but they can be an accent for any room from offices to guest rooms.

Most of these DIY ottoman plans are beginner-friendly and great for the budget. Since you'll be making your own ottoman, you can customize it just for the size and look that you want.

Tufted Ottoman

<p><a href="https://sarahsbigidea.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Sarah's Big Idea</a></p>

This DIY ottoman has you start with a piece of furniture, it's a wooden chest in this case, and make a cushion to go on top. You can customize the size of the cushion to fit whatever size your base is. Instructions for the beautiful tufting are included as well.

Tufted Ottoman from Sarah's Big Idea

Leather Upholstered Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.diybeautify.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">DIY Beautify</a></p>

With this project, you'll start with an existing ottoman and then use leather upholstery fabric to give it a whole new look. The finished ottoman looks wonderful and you can place it in any style of room, from modern to rustic.

Leather Upholstered Ottoman from DIY Beautify

Old Table Ottoman

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With this DIY ottoman, the base is a table. The table has been transformed into an ottoman that looks so good it deserves to be front and center in your room. Choose whatever fabric and table legs you like to reflect your style.

Old Table Ottoman from Make It & Love It

Simple Floor Ottoman

<p><a href="https://lovelyindeed.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Lovely Indeed</a></p>

More of a floor pouf than an ottoman, this lovely creation has a sturdy enough top you can still sit items on top of it. The great thing is that you can choose whatever fabric you want for the outside. You'll need to be able to sew a straight line for this project, but other than that, it's perfect for a beginner.

Simple Floor Ottoman from Lovely Indeed

Denim Storage Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.pillarboxblue.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Pillar Box Blue</a></p>

A crate and an old pair of jeans come together to make this rustic DIY ottoman. It's a great upcycling project that takes something you already have and puts it to another use. This ottoman has the advantage of having wheels, making it easy to move around.

Denim Storage Ottoman from Pillar Box Blue

Vintage Rug Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.dreamgreendiy.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Dream Green DIY</a></p>

Show off a vintage rug when you add it as the top for this ottoman. It's a classic look that won't soon go out of style. It looks stunning in a living room or bedroom. This is an easy project that a beginner can find success in.

Vintage Rug Ottoman from Dream Green DIY

Upholstered Storage Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.anikasdiylife.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Anika's DIY Life</a></p>

While you're deciding which DIY ottoman project to tackle, you may want to consider if you want some extra storage. You'll need to build the wooden part of the ottoman and then add upholstery fabric. This project takes a little more time than the others but is well worth it.

Upholstered Storage Ottoman from Anika's DIY Life

Side Table Ottoman

<p><a href="https://abeautifulmess.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">A Beautiful Mess</a></p>

This ottoman is being used as a side table. It's just big enough to set a tray and some accessories. Canvas fabric, which resists tears better than cotton fabric, is used here. This project is easier than it looks, using pre-cut wood so all you need as far as power tools is a drill.

Side Table Ottoman from A Beautiful Mess

Modern Farmhouse Ottoman

<p><a href="https://ambersimmons.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Amber Simmons</a></p>

This stunning modern farmhouse ottoman features a wooden base with a bit of storage room underneath. The top has been upholstered and then tufted. This builds a square ottoman that may fit just the right space in your home.

Modern Farmhouse Ottoman from Amber Simmons

Bucket Ottoman

<p><a href="https://athomewithashley.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">At Home With Ashley</a></p>

Here's a clever idea that's very easy on the wallet. This ottoman starts out with a surprising base: a bucket. It's covered up with foam, batting, and finally some fabric. A glue gun is used so you don't need to worry about having to sew.

Bucket Ottoman from At Home With Ashley

Old Storage Cube Makeover

<p><a href="https://www.theinspiredhive.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">The Inspired Hive</a></p>

Take an old leather storage cube and give it a much-needed update. A new wooden base is created and then the top of the cube is used as the top of the new ottoman. There's a little woodworking here and you'll need to break out the power tools.

Old Storage Cube Makeover from The Inspired Hive

Tire Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.frugalmomeh.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Frugal Mom Eh!</a></p>

This chic ottoman is actually made from a tire that's been wrapped with rope. It has a natural boho style that would look great in your home. This is a pretty easy project that uses only just a few materials and supplies.

Tire Ottoman from Frugal Mom Eh!

Upholstered Round Ottoman

<p><a href="https://jenwoodhouse.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Jen Woodhouse</a></p>

This white round ottoman makes a great side table. Topped with a tray and some accessories, it looks like it belongs in the space. It's actually a concrete form that's then covered with some stuffing and fabric. The white fabric really makes it stand out.

Upholstered Round Ottoman from Jen Woodhouse

Burlap Coffee Bag Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.apieceofrainbow.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">A Piece of Rainbow</a></p>

A coffee bag is used for the outside of this ottoman. Colorful yarn is made into tassels and then tied to the top. There's also an alternative here on how to stuff the ottoman, use clothes that aren't in season anymore to temporarily store them at the same time acting as stuffing.

Burlap Coffee Bag Ottoman from A Piece of Rainbow

Storage Ottoman With Tray Top

<p><a href="https://www.anikasdiylife.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Anika's DIY Life</a></p>

This little DIY ottoman is built from scratch. There's built-in storage inside so you'll have plenty of room to store whatever clutters your living room. Flip the lid over and you have a tray that you can set your drink on.

Storage Ottoman with Tray Top from Anika's DIY Life

Wood Crate Storage Ottoman

<p><a href="https://canarystreetcrafts.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Canary Street Crafts</a></p>

Store away blankets, toys, or anything else in this wood crate storage ottoman. An existing wood crate is used and brightened up with some paint and rope handles. Wheels are even added so it can easily be moved.

Wood Crate Storage Ottoman from Canary Street Crafts

Ottoman Slipcover

<p><a href="https://bebraveandbloom.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Be Brave and Bloom</a></p>

You can take any existing ottoman and use its measurements to make a slipcover in this tutorial. These are so fun to make, you'll want to make several so you can get a whole new look with a simple change.

Ottoman Slipcover from Be Brave and Bloom

Storage Ottoman for a Small Space

<p><a href="https://www.chatfieldcourt.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Chatfield Court</a></p>

If you have a small space but still need a table and some storage, this is the project for you. This storage ottoman was actually made to fit into an RV, so you can fit it just about anywhere. This project does require some power tools because you'll need to build the wooden base.

Storage Ottoman for a Small Space from Chatfield Court

Faux Leather Ottoman

<p><a href="https://lovelyindeed.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Lovely Indeed</a></p>

This DIY ottoman project has you start by making a cube out of foam. Then faux leather is used to cover it, almost instantly creating a fun piece of furniture. This is a sewing project, and you'll need to know how to sew in a zipper.

Faux Leather Ottoman from Lovely Indeed

Sisal Rope Ottoman

<p><a href="http://www.dwellinginhappiness.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Dwelling In Happiness</a></p>

A plastic milk crate is used as the frame for this ottoman. Fabric is added to the top and then the sisal rope is wrapped around the sides. The top is easily removable, giving you some extra storage space. It's a smaller ottoman, perfect for a tighter space.

Sisal Rope Ottoman from Dwelling In Happiness

Wooden Upholstered Ottoman

<p><a href="https://www.doityourselfdivas.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Do It Yourself Divas</a></p>

This project starts with a cushion and then uses those measurements to make a simple wooden base. It's built for extra storage, you'll just need to remove the top. After being assembled, the whole thing is covered with fabric.

Wooden Upholstered Ottoman from Do It Yourself Divas

Drawer Ottoman

<p><a href="https://craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1" rel="nofollow">Diary of a Crafty Lady</a></p>

Made out of another unique base, this DIY ottoman comes together fairly quickly. A dresser drawer is used as the base and then the top is added. It's made to be removable so you can store items inside.

Drawer Ottoman from Diary of a Crafty Lady

IKEA Hacked Ottoman

<p><a href="http://www.apurdylittlehouse.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">A Purdy Little House</a></p>

Here's an IKEA hack that creates the perfect ottoman. It's made from an IKEA table and the top is upholstered in your choice of fabric. It's a wonderful makeover that will have wanting to DIY everything.

IKEA Hacked Ottoman from A Purdy Little House

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