Yolette. Ottoman. September 28th , 2017.
We normally think of an ottoman as a piece of furniture that we can put our feet on. An ottoman is excellent for this particular use but what a lot of people dont realize is that they can use an ottoman for so much more. In this article we will find out a little more about ottomans and what the different uses of this piece of furniture can be. An ottoman traditionally is a wooden box with cushioning on top. These boxes are used to rest your feet when you are relaxing.
Perhaps not as comfortable as an armchair, but sufficient as an emergency or alternative seating option in your home during parties or when a crowd of friends descend upon you. It can be stored away under a table and pulled out when needed or rolled out if your ottoman is fitted with casters. Ottoman Coffee Tables; Most wellmade ottomans are solid enough to be used as coffee tables and not just in an emergency.
Using ottomans in home décor is not new, and according to the Encyclopaedia* Britannica (not Wikipedia) the ottoman has been with us since the late 18th century when it was introduced to Europe from Turkey (the Ottoman Empire). Its origins are irrelevant to its current use, which is as a footstool or a seat. Some ottomans consist of a small padded seat standing on four legs, while others are in the form of a padded box with a hinged lid the storage ottoman.
Many people who buy ottomans today look for ones with storage as well as trays. Storage functionality is an asset in compact living spaces. You can store anything from blankets, magazines, plates, or any other items that you do not need lying around all the time. When I was living in a dorm, I had an ottoman with 2 units. I used one storage cube to put my blanket, and the other for books. It was very convenient.
Ottomans are no longer just a piece of furniture for you to put your feet on. Innovative designs have given the ottoman a number of uses. Dont be afraid to think creatively. You dont have to keep ottomans only in your living area; they can be used in any room to create a multi function cozy sitting area. When looking for living room furniture, ottomans many times come to mind as an after thought or almost an aftermarket purchase.
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