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.
Now there are bunch of other options for round ottomans if you would like to do some more shopping. Here is another option if you need some extra storage room. This dark leather ottoman has pull out drawers to serve as its storage the seat does not pull up on hinges like other products. The plush leather cushioning on the top and sides really sets this apart from other ottomans. It provides an extremely comfortable seating and its padded side makes it great for babies and young children.
Standard ottomans are basically footrests for an armchair or easy chair. That is all they are made to do. When some one says, Put your feet up and take a load off, they are really telling you to sit down in a comfortable chair, relax and rest your feet on the ottoman that is in front of the chair. Storage ottomans are just that: they are built for storage. The padded top is usually hinged and can open up to reveal an open space in heart of the ottoman in which people generally store blankets for use with the easy chair and ottoman.
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