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Fancy Fabric Ottomans

A Fabulous Fabric Ottoman is a Versatile Design Choice

Ottomans are a wonderful piece of furniture, so useful and practical. Replace your traditional wooden coffee table with an upholstered ottoman to give your room a softer and more plush look. Here at Gorgeous Creatures, we can make a fabric ottoman that is perfect for you, to your specifications.

Warwick Fabrics Ottomans for texture, colour and pattern

An ottoman can be a flexible design feature in any living room. Why not use an ottoman in a bedroom or walk-in wardrobe? Or in a child's bedroom or play-room. Small round flat-top ottomans can be used as side tables with a tray on top. Tuck them away under other furniture when not needed.

A fabric ottoman or footstool is your chance to be brave, and add colour and texture to your home in a way that is easy to change later on. Try a floral or stripe to add personality to your room.

We love velvet, however, we can make fabric ottomans or footstools in all kinds of upholstery fabric. There is a wonderful fabric called Eastwood that looks just like leather but is warm to the touch. Macrosuedes are hardwearing and come with built-in Healthguard protection for the whole family. Or how about something with a bit of shimmer, texture, colour, or pattern? 

A fabric bench ottoman looks great at the foot of the bed. Use a bench ottoman to take your shoes off, or to stack pillows and covers from the bed. Bench ottomans are also perfect for a hallway or entryway.

A round or oval fabric ottoman is a wonderful alternative to a coffee table and doesn't take up as much space in your living room. A round shape looks smaller than a square. With no sticking-out corners to bump into your shins are safe.

Using a fabric-covered ottoman in your home offers several advantages, and can be a practical and stylish choice for a variety of reasons:

Versatility and choices:

Fabric-covered ottomans come in a wide range of fabrics, patterns, textures, and colours, allowing you to choose one that complements or contrasts with your existing home decor. Their versatility means they can fit into various interior design styles, from rustic to traditional to modern, and adapt to changing aesthetics. Fabric can also be easily changed in the future as trends change or if you get bored and need a refreshing new colour.

Maximise Comfort:

Most fabric-covered ottomans are cushioned or padded, providing a comfortable surface for sitting or resting your feet. They can be a cozy addition to your seating arrangement, making your living space more inviting and accommodating. It is more relaxing to watch a TV movie with your feet up on a stool.

Fabric ottomans by Gorgeous Creatures


Texture and Warmth:

Fabric-covered ottomans can introduce texture and warmth to a room. The choice of fabric, whether it's soft and plush or a more tactile material, can add visual and tactile interest to your home decor. And you can drape animal skins like a sheepskin over an ottoman for added warmth. Upholstered furniture contributes to the overall ambiance of a room. A well-furnished space with soft, upholstered pieces creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it a more enjoyable and relaxing environment. 

Design customisation:

Fabric ottomans are very customizable, allowing you to choose the fabric, colour, pattern, and ottoman legs that best suits your preferences. This level of personalization enables you to create a piece of furniture that aligns perfectly with your style. If you can't find what you want in the shops, have an ottoman made especially for you. Gorgeous Creatures can help with every step of the design process.

Easy Maintenance:

Upholstery fabrics used on ottomans are usually robust and easy to clean and maintain. You can choose a fabric that is a hard-wearing polyester with a water and dirt-repellant treatment if your family is tough on furniture. Stains can often be spot-cleaned or removed with minimal effort, making them a practical choice for everyday use.

Acoustic benefits:

In open and echo-prone rooms, fabric-covered ottomans can help reduce sound reverberation, contributing to better acoustics in the room. This is particularly beneficial in large living areas or open-concept spaces. Upholstered furniture can help dampen impact noise, such as footsteps or the sound of objects being placed on surfaces.

This is especially relevant in multi-story homes or apartments where impact noise from upper floors can be a concern. The padding in upholstered furniture softens these impacts, reducing the transmission of sound. A home theatre is another great place to use ottomans as footstools. Upholstered surfaces help control sound reflections, ensuring a more immersive audio experience without unwanted echoes or distortions.

Aesthetic cohesion:

Family friendly fabric ottomans by Gorgeous Creatures

Using a fabric-covered ottoman can help tie together different elements in your decor like different eras of furniture or different colours of wood. It can also serve as a unifying piece that complements the colours and patterns of other furniture or accessories in the room. You don't need to match your sofa, we prefer a contrast in colour and texture. If you have leather sofas, you don't need to be limited to a leather ottoman. It often works better to make the ottoman a stand-alone feature.

Extra seating and storage:

There are always times when extra seating is useful. Some fabric-covered ottomans have storage options, such as a hinged top that reveals a storage compartment. This additional storage space can be quite practical for keeping items like blankets, magazines, or toys neatly tucked away. Use a fabric storage ottoman in a bedroom or living room.

Child and pet-friendly:

Fabric-covered ottomans are often a safer and more forgiving choice for households with children or pets. They tend to have softer edges and surfaces, making them less likely to cause injuries, and they can be a more comfortable place for pets to curl up. If you have old blind cats or dogs a soft ottoman will prevent injury. And a toddler won't fall and hurt themselves with the soft upholstered edges.


Fabric-covered ottomans are typically more affordable than those upholstered in leather or other high-end materials like cowhide, making them a cost-effective choice for budget-conscious homeowners. However, any made-to-order furniture will cost more than mass-produced furniture made overseas. Changing the fabric in the future, rather than buying a new ottoman makes financial sense.

Lightweight and portable:

Fabric ottomans are usually lightweight and easy to move around. This mobility makes them a versatile addition to your space, allowing you to reconfigure your room as needed. Most ottomans can be pushed with your foot rather than needing to be lifted.

In summary, fabric-covered ottomans offer a blend of comfort, customization, practicality, and aesthetics. They can be used to enhance the overall look, feeling, and functionality of your home, making them a versatile and valuable piece of furniture.

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