Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Carol Carlier in Ottoman.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. The use of the upside down cushion as a tray is invaluable. You can place your drinks food and coffee cups without having to use another tray. This comes very handy when watching football or basket ball games.
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 the ottoman silk. According to many scholars an ottoman was the first cushioned seat without back or arms or a storage-box with a padded top.
The Right Choice in a Sea of Options Choosing a fabric that matches and the ottoman that fulfills every need is easy when there are so many options available. If you own black leather furniture you should try to find a black leather storage ottoman. When searching for a storage ottoman that will brighten up a room choose a color that will compliment your existing furniture. The shape you select can play a major role in your decor theme so consider all of them.
Ottomans are decorative furniture pieces that are used for seating lying down storage and giving a gorgeous look to your living room. Ottomans are common in countries like the United States and European countries but they are seldom found in the third world countries.