Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Cherell Maury in Ottoman.
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.
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.
These are the reasons behind the increasing popularity of compact furniture like ottomans. Not only they are compact but they are also multifunctional. When you buy an ottoman it can be used as a storage place a foot stool a seat a coffee table as well as a tray. In the absence of arm rests or backs like in sofas they are relatively lightweight and therefore easy to move. Ottomans are perfect for dorm rooms small apartments condominiums and small homes.
The Right Style. 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. Ottomans with legs are a good choice for more formal decorating styles as well as when a lighter look is needed. Often ottomans are chosen to match existing seating but you may want to consider purchasing a distinctive ottoman instead. Ottomans can be used to add decorative interest to a room though a pop of color contrasting texture or a unique shape. While ottomans are primarily intended as a piece of furniture that allows us a chance to relax at the end of a busy or stressful day theres no reason why they cant be stylish too.
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.
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.