The ottoman Is an often forgotten piece of furniture. We find most people are concerned with finding a recliner, sofa, bed, dining room table, or coffee table. These are important pieces, to be sure. But like a leading actor in a movie, these pieces need an exceptional supporting cast to make a wonderful piece of art.
An ottoman is so versatile it can carry off nearly any role with style and ease.
If you’re wondering what an ottoman can add to your space, we hope you’ll take a look at our top reasons why you should add an ottoman to your home.
Should You Purchase an Ottoman? Yes! Here Are 8 Reasons Why
Here are eight ways to use an ottoman. Once you have one, we’re sure you’ll be able to find even more uses for it.
1. Use the Ottoman As It Was Originally Intended
The most obvious use for an ottoman: as a comfortable footrest, of course.
2. Ottomans Can Serve As a Cool Yet Functional Coffee Table
Coffee tables are a useful piece of furniture, but not everyone likes the look of conventional tables.
Enter the ottoman coffee table.
This piece of furniture can add so much character to a living space because we can find them in just about any size and shape. Plus, many of them can be made with the material of your choice. Talk about a statement piece!
3. Not Enough Guest Seating? No Problem with an Ottoman
Oh no! We’ve invited more guests than we have seats for. This is not a problem if you have an ottoman.
4. Ottomans Can Be Great Storage Spaces
Quite a few ottomans have a little secret: Open the lid, and you have extra storage space.
We’ve seen them used to store:
- Extra pillows and blankets in the living room
- Photo albums and keepsakes
- Files/papers in the home office
5. Add Some Seating and Storage in the Bedroom
Ottomans aren’t just for the main living area. They can be used in the bedroom, too. An ottoman can be placed at the foot of our bed to hold a robe or the outfit we’ve chosen for the next day.
Ottomans can also be used as seating, whether we want to create a cozy reading area in our room or need a place to sit to get dressed when we’re not quite awake first thing in the morning.
6. Use an Ottoman As a Side Table
For those of us who like to step away from “the norm,” using an ottoman as a side table is a fun option. It looks interesting, plus it can be used to hold anything from a tray with a mug of hot chocolate and a book to a tray holding your
favorite candle. Just make sure you have a sturdy surface, like a tray to stabilize whatever object you decide to put onto your makeshift side table.
7. An Ottoman Can Be Used in Multiple Ways in a Bathroom or Vanity Area
Not all materials can stand up to the humidity of our bathroom. But, certain ones can and should be added to this space.
An ottoman can hold a towel while we shower, or it can be used for seating when putting on makeup in front of a vanity. It can even be used to hold your phone, a book, or a portable speaker while you take a relaxing soak in the tub.
8. Ottomans Can Be Helpful Solutions in Tiny Homes
Tiny homes give people the opportunity to live mortgage-free, to travel more often, and to leave a smaller environmental footprint.
But, living in a tiny home takes some ingenuity. There’s not a lot of space, so people who live in tiny homes have to find interesting ways to store their belongings.
One of the best ways to do this is to have functional furniture. A square ottoman, for instance, can be added to a couch to serve as a reclining seating area or even an extra bed. It can be used as an extra individual seat, as well as extra storage.
The Humble Ottoman – a Wonderful Asset in Any Living Space
Why do we love ottomans? It’s because they look great and they can be used in so many ways. It doesn’t matter if a home is big or small – these pieces can add style, drama, and storage no matter what room they’re in.
If you think your home is missing something, we urge you to consider adding a leather ottoman. We can’t say enough about them. They definitely give us the most return for our money – and we’re sure you’ll feel the same way once you own one.