Sabourin Ottoman, 2017-09-24 15:37:13. 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.
Ormazd Ottoman, 2017-09-24 14:50:25. These have several uses in the home of which seven shall be discussed here. The Ottoman as a Footrest; Many people love to stretch their legs out when sitting. Whether they are reading a book, watching TV or simply resting or napping, people like to elevate their feet and legs. The biological effect is to reduce the stress on the heart in pumping blood up through the nonreturn valves in the veins of their legs.
Bisaillon Ottoman, 2017-09-25 15:25:28. 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.
Bisaillon Ottoman, 2017-09-27 14:41:17. One other thing you should look into when buying an ottoman is the reputation and track record of the manufacturer. I know some people who had difficulty in contacting and getting support when they had questions or problems with the purchase. All in all, ottomans are a great choice for your home. They give that elegant look and also the multipurpose usage. If nothing else matters, it is a great piece of furniture to rest your feet and relax.
Lamontagne Ottoman, 2017-09-27 13:59:50. By keeping your legs raised, your heart has less work to do and you consequently use less energy so can relax easier. The padded top of an ottoman permit you to do this comfortably, and many use this type of furniture with their recliner rather than use the footrest that comes with the furniture. Optional Seating; Whether it is styled in the form of a box or a chair on short legs, an ottoman is upholstered and can be used as a seat.
Gaetane Ottoman, 2017-09-27 14:29:10. 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.
Vallee Ottoman, 2017-09-27 13:57:16. Ottomans manufactured today are square, rectangular, or round. Square and rectangular configurations are the most popular. Straight edged ottomans come in four basic configurations. The smallest one has a square shape, and it is commonly called Cube Ottoman. The next one consists of two cube ottomans joined together. The third one has three cube ottomans joined together. It is commonly called a Bench Ottoman. The largest one is squareshaped, and it consists of four cube ottomans.
Romaine Ottoman, 2017-09-27 14:26:03. 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.
Gaetane Ottoman, 2017-09-27 14:33:10. If you are sitting on the floor in your living room finishing your paperwork or working on your laptop then an ottoman can even double as a work surface. You can use an ottoman as a table and balance your plate on it as well. To avoid spillage a lot of ottomans are now designed with a reversible cover. The cushion on top of the ottoman can be reversed and the underside is fitted with a tray so that you can use the ottoman as a table or a work surface.
Yolette Ottoman, 2017-09-27 14:36:47. 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.
Romaine Sofa, 2017-09-27 13:54:34. When its not possible to find space for a big enough standardstyle sofa, consider a corner sofa. These usually sit along two walls, with a section which allows it to turn the corner rather than being broken up into two sofas. These typically offer a lot of seating space, and are good for a grand appearance in a large room. Smaller rooms, however, may be able to accommodate a shorter corner sofa. To get double duty out of your furniture, a sofa bed is a good option. Sofa beds serve as beds when someone wants to sleep, but can be folded back up into the sofa configuration for other times.
Iva Ottoman, 2017-09-27 14:20:05. Accent Pieces; While ottomans are footrests, seats and storage containers, they can also be used as accent pieces that pick out a color in your décor and display it is bright vivid color. In fact, it can scream out to everybody in the room Look At Me. I am beautiful, so dont ignore me. Ring a bell? Ottomans can be used as occasional furniture, for storage of these ugly bits and pieces you need in your room but want hidden, and as an extravagant item of furniture showing itself off.
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