Bisaillon. Ottoman. September 28th , 2017.
Many use their ottoman as a coffee table period. Your ottoman is usually lower in height than your chair or sofa, and is perfect as a coffee table. Some ottomans have a shelf under the top that can be used to store magazines, so apart from being upholstered they are more tablelike than ottomanlike. Storage Ottomans; Storage ottomans are virtually upholstered boxes with padded lids. The lids are hinged and open up to provide storage space that can be used in a number of ways.
Ottomans are armless, upholstered seats or benches. They are available with a solid base or with decorative legs. Ottomans are most often used as a footstool, but they have other uses as well. Some ottomans are made hollow to provide room for storage, a feature that is particularly useful in small homes and apartments, where storage room are always welcome. Ottomans are available individually, as a component of sectional seating, or as part of an easy chair, sofa or loveseat set.
World War One ended Ottoman rule in these parts of the world, but not the spread of its cherished footstool. Even after the empire lost its power, the name stuck to this very versatile and useful footrest and its popularity spread like wild fire, especially in America. In one sense, the ottomans have reconquered a large share of the world and arguably, more people know the name now than they did when the real Ottomans were in control.
However, some of the muchadmired storage ottomans are: Deluxe Storage Ottoman (facilitated with solid wood frame and deep, comfortable padding of polyfoam), Round Storage Ottoman (most of the times these are available in a variety of finishes, like dark cherry finish, wood finish and many more), Dog Storage Ottoman (ideal for collie, poodle, terrier and such other breeds, with perfect style and comfort), Game Storage Ottoman (ottomans have the perfect game storage and seating feature), Dandy Storage Ottoman (a unique alternative to the conventional leather set with storage facilities), Storage Ottoman with Casters (these are a mixture of the upholstered as well as storage ottomans that can be converted into a bed at night), Storage Ottoman with Tabletop (facilitated with the flat table and inside pocket stores), Some of the other popular storage ottomans are sienna storage ottomans, bicast storage ottomans, bicast brown storage ottomans, storage cubes storage ottomans and many more.
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.
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