Decorating the orange storage ottoman is a relatively simple and affordable process, so take some risks and try out various trims, nibbles, finishing details and accessories. While accessorizing the Ottomans, remember to prioritize furniture functionality so that adornments do not hinder comfort, portability, and aesthetic value.
Clean ottoman. For fabric ottomans, spray mild fabric cleaner onto a lint-free cloth and rub off stains, or use a spot in white vinegar diluted with water to refresh the fabric. If ottoman has a wooden tray or trim, polish wood if you don’t want to paint it. The oil in furniture polish inhibits effective painting. Mild soap and water update leather ottomans. Gently grind the surface and clean the dust with a lint-free cloth. Apply a new finish. A wooden tray or trim looks completely different with a layer of antique scrub or any Tuscan scarf. Stick with a natural wood finish for a midcentury modern aesthetic.
Consider different coatings for ottoman. If the ottoman has a removable top, you can attach upholstery quality fabric to the top pillow. Cut fabric to cover that part of the top of the Ottoman. Wrap the fabric over the existing upholstery, stapling the fabric along the base of the Ottoman top. Cut off excess fabric. Update a one-piece ottoman with simple cloth or elaborate silk brocade. Accessorize various parts of your ottoman with textiles. Some ottomans have a storage compartment under the cushion, while others have a removable tray at the top. Update an ottoman’s small storage or display area with a bright pillow in a bold graphic. For a bohemian atmosphere, throw a beaded sari or an ethnic textile over the top of the Ottoman.