An ottoman is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you will ever own. Once a simple footrest, ottomans now serve many other purposes in order to enhance and add function to a room. Here are five reasons you should add an ottoman to your living space.
Although it’s the most timeless and obvious reason to add an ottoman, using an ottoman as a footrest is a huge perk. Never underestimate the relaxing power of putting up your feet after a long day. Ottomans are much better than a regular coffee table for this because most are designed with soft, cushioned fabric on top for that very purpose. So, put your feet up and relax without the edges of your coffee table jabbing into your legs.
Every living space needs somewhere to hide the things you need occasionally but don’t want out all the time. Whether it’s TV remotes, blankets, pillows, game controllers, or children’s toys, a storage-capable ottoman is the perfect, attractive hiding spot for each. Many ottomans come with light and soft lids, enabling you to avoid injury any time you want to remove it. Plus, it’s right there in the living room, so you won’t have to worry about pausing the movie to get a blanket.
3. Extra Seating
An ottoman is the perfect solution to a small living space, since they provide you with a small, handy seat when you need it. Most are made with soft, cushioned fabrics, and they often come with wheels and are very easy to move around. You can move your seat from the center of the room to a wall without worrying about scratching the floor or snagging the rug.
4. Visually Appealing
An ottoman is a great way to enhance any space because of how attractive it is. It can come in various shapes, sizes, and colors that draw attention to the space it’s in and enhance the current decor. You can get ottomans in beautiful black, brown or white leather, or go for microfiber material in vibrant colors and designs to catch the eye. For a fun way to add interest to a room look for small, cubed ottomans that you can stack or arrange in any room.
5. Kid Friendly Coffee Table
Coffee tables can be very dangerous for kids, since sharp corners are no friend to impromptu games of tag. Ottomans make a great replacement furnishing for that reason. Their rounded, soft edges are safe for kids to play on and around. Although the cushioned top may not be great for serving drinks, many ottomans come with trays beneath the lid, or you can get attractive trays to add on top of the ottoman when company comes calling.
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