What type of fabric should I use when building a sofa ottoman?

When deciding on the type of fabric for your sofa ottoman, consider both the style of the sofa you have and the popular styles of ottomans being sold in stores. A popular fabric is leather, which has been used on sofas for many years because it is both stylish and practical. If you are going to be using your ottoman as a seat and a table, keep in mind that you can easily wipe spills from leather without leaving stains. Alternatively, if your existing sofa is suede, cotton, etc., you should use the same material and design (size and shape) on your ottoman because that is what makes an ottoman stand out from a regular footstool.