I have a fun post for you today. It’s all about design inspiration for ottoman slipcovers.
I share 10 simple styles made by DIY decorators, homemakers and product makers. Each one captures a unique look and feel.
I’m certain these designs will spark a lot of ideas for your own ottoman project. You’ll even find a few tutorials in the mix. Enjoy!
1. Round Velvet Ottoman Slipcover — Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Simple yet so pretty! This luscious cover is made with only two pieces of velvet — a round top and a rectangle body. Super easy. I love how Anita mixed a casual fit with a formal fabric and trim. She shares how to make this round ottoman design on her blog.
2. Oversized Ticking Ottoman Slipcover — High Cotton Textile
No need to be precise in fitting a big rectangle ottoman when you’re going for farmhouse-style. I like the slightly oversized fit of this design. Lauren kept it simple and relaxed with washed cotton ticking and minimal detail.
3. Loosely Tailored Ottoman Slipcover — The Slipcover Maker
Skip the boxing! I created this simplified version of a tailored slipcover by stitching the corner pleats down 4 inches from the top seam. No boxing panel needed. To create a good fitting top follow my tutorial here.
4. Rustic Ruffle Ottoman Slipcover — Your Vintage Treasure
Rip, ravel and gather. What a clever way to use drop cloths! If you love ruffled home decor with a shabby chic twist you have to check out Olena’s other designs at her Etsy shop. She is the queen of rustic ruffles!
5. Ruffle Cube Ottoman Slipcover — Sew A Fine Seam
A cube ottoman invites endless slipcover design possibilities. Think of the square top and four side panels as your blank canvas, and then, go crazy! Choose a novelty fabric with lots of texture, or a really cool print, or fake fur, or RUFFLES! Rows and rows of ruffles. Good job, Jill!
6. Pom-Pom Ottoman Slipcovers — In My Own Style
Ottoman toppers with giant pom-poms. Fabulous!! I love how Diane covered just the cushion part of her ottomans and left the rattan based exposed. I think it’s the most simple design you can make. She shares her step-by-step instructions on her bog.
7. Simple Pleated Ottoman Slipcover — City Farmhouse
This tailored slipcover consists of a one-piece top and a skirt panel of knife pleats. That’s it. Simple and sophisticated. Jen’s choice of an understated fabric pattern marries nicely with her design.
8. Vintage Quilt Ottoman Slipcover — Miss Mustard Seed
This sweet slipcover is artfully pieced with an old quilt remnant and linen scrap. Combining fabric scrap of different textures and patterns is a great idea for small ottomans because they don’t require a lot of yardage. Sort through your stash of beloved leftovers and see what you can dream up. Marian shares her tutorial here.
9. Boxy Ottoman Slipcover — The Slipcover Maker
Box-style slipcovers are my favorite for big, bulky pillow-top ottomans. Pin the fabric panels so they fit the shape but drape smoothly over the bulges. So easy to make.
10. Gathered Ottoman Slipcover — The Seasoned Homemaker
This little footstool / ottoman is so charming. Take a close look and you will see the cover is gathered only at the bottom making it pouf-like. On her blog, Leslie shares what this piece looked like before and how she made this very cute slipcover.
So, now that you’ve taken a look at all of the ottoman designs, which one do you like best? I will tell you my favorite if you tell me yours. 🙂
Until next time, have a creative week and thanks for reading! — Karen