An ottoman is an excellent alternative to a traditional coffee table. Coming in all shapes and dimensions, ottomans can be used in any decor style. They can be covered in many different fabrics, ranging from sleek leather to luxurious velvet. Ottomans are functional, multi-purpose pieces that will benefit any living room.
An ottoman is a very versatile piece and its use will largely depend on its size and shape. A large ottoman can be used as a coffee table, while a storage ottoman hides things out of sight behind a hinged top. Small ottomans can be used as footstools or side tables.
You will want to look for a few different measurements when choosing an ottoman to make sure your furniture and space dimensions work well together:
- Length: The ottoman should be one-half to two-thirds the length of your sofa
- Height: The ottoman should be at equal or 1-2” lower than the height of the sofa’s seat cushions. Any higher and it won’t be comfortable to put your feet up.
- Placement: Allow 12-18” of space between the ottoman and your surrounding furniture. This allows for easy access to items on the ottoman, with space to move around.
Yes! An ottoman is a multi-functional piece of furniture that can be used as a coffee table, stool, storage, and more. Ottomans can do double duty depending on the time you use it! A coffee table one day, and extra seating the next, an ottoman’s versatility meets all your needs. Make sure to check the manufactures weight limits prior to sitting on it.
No, ottomans are not all the same shape, and come in a variety of different options. Large round, square, and rectangle ottomans are often used as coffee tables, with decorative trays used as accent pieces on top. Long rectangle storage ottomans serve well at the foot of a bed and can store extra blankets and act as a soft spot to rest to put shoes on. There are even wedge ottomans that tuck nicely in unused corners or front and center as a dramatic piece.
Certainly not! An ottoman is a great opportunity to add a contrasting or dramatic piece to your room. For a cohesive look, use complementary colours, textures, and patterns. For a more bold look use a bright colour or wild pattern.
Regular spot cleaning will help extend the life of your ottoman. Always do a spot test in an out of sight area if using a new cleaning product to ensure there is no discolouration. Read all instructions on any cleaning products, and only use products compatible with your ottoman’s fabric type.
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