It’s no secret. I love ottomans to make a decorating statement in my projects. They are workhorses for almost all interior spaces adding function, style and storage too. After a day of multiple client appointments, I relish the thought of resting my body by sitting in my favorite chair. Plus putting my feet up on a bench or ottoman sounds like the height of luxury. Add a glass of wine and a good book, and I’m in paradise. (which is often the case). I have a variation of the ottoman below in my home.
Here are some ways to use ottomans and make a decorating statement:
- Use as a Coffee Table
Here’s why I love this ottoman ~the tray becomes a carrier for beverages or a container for flowers and so on. The wide edge becomes a ‘perch’ for family and guests when entertaining. The rectangular shape suits a sofa well as this ottoman is 60″ x 30″. When centered in front of a sofa and opposite 2 chairs it anchors a conversation area.
2. Use for Conversation and Storage
An ottoman is an opportunity to create a hub. With added textile, the color, pattern and texture enhance the seating plus mood in the room. Now that I’m a grandparent, I know soft sided tables are ideal for little ones and prevent head bumps. A hidden benefit and decorating statement is storage.
3. Ottomans are Extra Seats
Frequently we need extra seats and some ottomans fit that description very well as ~small seats. They are especially useful since you can tuck them away for those occasions when you have extra guests. I am particularly fond of this one from Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture and often use it in pairs.
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