Yolette Ottoman, 2017-07-27 21:46:43. To give a more comprehensive definition of ottoman, it can be said that an ottoman is a heavy ribbed fabric of a mixture of silk and wool or cotton. They are also known as ottoman silk. According to many scholars, an ottoman was the first evercushioned seat without back or arms, or a storagebox with a padded top. There are many types of ottomans that might suit ones home and purpose, and give the room the charm one is looking for.
Lamontagne Ottoman, 2017-09-21 16:02:50. An ottoman can come with an armchair or glider and is often designed as an accessory or part of a set together with the armchair. There are several types of ottomans: standard, storage, ottoman tables, coffee table ottoman and bench. The ottomans were the favorite piece of furniture named after the Ottoman Empire, which lasted from 1299 until 1922. The Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, Western Asia, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and North Africa.
Gallia Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:51:03. 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.
Ormazd Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:53:57. Ottomans can also be used for extra seating. An ottoman does not have a back or arms but they are still very comfortable to sit on. When the whole family is gathered in the living room or when you have guests over you can use an ottoman for extra seating. You dont need to pair an ottoman with a particular chair. You can place a couple of ottomans in your living room and they can be used either for seating or can be moved around to use as footrests.
Yolette Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:58:51. 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.
Clarice Ottoman, 2017-09-21 16:06:26. 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.
Yolette Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:56:17. To be functional, an ottomans height should precisely match the height of the sofa or chair that you will occupy while using it. Ottomans should be chosen in consideration of those who will most use them. For some, a light ottoman will provide all the support needed. For others, a larger, wider piece is a better choice. A broad selection of ottomans ensures that there is a piece to suit any taste and any decor. For warm and cozy rooms, consider ottomans with bases, constructed in rich colors and textured fabrics.
Bisaillon Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:47:08. Need some extra storage in your living room or media room? If so, then a leather storage ottoman will work absolutely perfect for you. A storage ottoman will provide the extra room for your remotes, batteries, and magazines. A leather ottoman provides beauty and comfort that will please you and your guests every time.
Romaine Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:30:07. But in the olden days, people were very adept of making fine and luscious leather. No two pieces of leather look the same they each have their own unique characteristics. That is what makes them so precious. Omnia Leather is one of the best leather manufacturers in the U.S. It is based in California and offers dozens of colors and grades. Much of Omnias leather comes from a European tannery in Sweden. The hides are shipped to the U.S. and then stretched onto the Americanmade frames.
Clarice Ottoman, 2017-09-21 15:43:05. 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.
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