Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Carol Carlier in Ottoman.
When looking for living room furniture ottomans many times come to mind as an after thought or almost an after-market purchase. 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.
Some Features to Look For When shopping for a storage ottoman you will want to make sure that the color and pattern you choose will blend seamlessly with your current furniture. If you need a coffee table search for benches that have a multipurpose lid. A bench that has pockets sewn into the sides makes a great place to store all of those shoes cluttering up your closet and they make the perfect bench to place at the end of your bed. Benches that will be sat on should specify the amount of weight they will hold so make sure you check weight limitations before purchasing an ottoman.
Because their main purpose is to put your feet up on them it is always advised to pick one that is upholstered in a dark leather vinyl or a fabric that can be easily cleaned. Light colors will pick up dirt as well as show signs of wear and tear over time so be sure to choose your ottoman accordingly. They will almost always have a sturdy hardwood frame especially if their purpose is to be used as a storage bench or footrest to ensure extra stability. Along with color it is also important to choose between the varied shapes that are offered including round and cubed varieties. Size is another key component to keep in mind depending on where you will be placing your ottoman will determine the size needed whether it is small medium or large.
The Right Size. 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.
Standard ottomans are basically footrests for an armchair or easy chair. That is all they are made to do. When some one says "Put your feet up and take a load off" they are really telling you to sit down in a comfortable chair relax and rest your feet on the ottoman that is in front of the chair.
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.