If you can’t find the right size table to fit in front of your sofa, you can build and upholster a fabric cocktail ottoman in its place. Many sectional sofas present this problem because there is too little space in the middle of it to walk around. Industry standards would like people to have an eighteen inch space all the way around the cocktail ottoman or table for easy movement. I think twelve inches can work just fine. You can determine this measurement on your own because YOU are the designer! You can make this a giant square, a small rectangle or anything in between.
This is also one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can make for around your home!An upholstered cocktail ottoman can take the place of extra seating too. If you currently have a table in front of your sofa, I wouldn’t advise that someone sit on top of it in a pinch. My building method will make a sturdy base for even the heaviest of guests. If you add a tray to the top, you’ve made a sturdy surface for drinks and dip.
I can choose the fabric and foot style to blend with my decor. My cocktail ottoman is traditional in style but with sleek feet and trendy fabric, it can feel right at home in more modern interiors.
I will teach you how to choose the right tools and materials for the job, from A to Z. Upholstery fabrics are the easiest to stretch tight and present the most professional results for beginners. If you purchase decorative cording for this project, there is no need for a sewing machine. You should have everything you need in your current tool box to complete this project.