Published at Thursday, November 09th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Ottoman.
Quite interestingly the term is derived from the French word ottomane which is the feminine version of ottoman. The word could have also been derived from the Italian Ottomano Medieval Latin Ottomanus Medieval Greek Othomanoia from Arabic Utmani. Ottoman was also the name of an empire of the late 16th century.
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.
Anyone who has ever said "All I want to do is get home and put my feet up" knows how valuable ottoman furniture can be. Whether to stretch out at the end of the day to read a good book or watch a movie or whether to elevate your feet to protect your health an ottoman offers comfort and ease. Both functional and decorative factors should be considered before purchasing ottoman furniture to ensure that you choose the right ottoman for your home.
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.
Consider what you will be using your ottoman for before you decide where to buy it from as well as what type of ottoman you want. If your household is particularly chaotic filled with pets and kids for example you may wish to buy an ottoman that is upholstered in materials which are easy to clean. You can also find ottomans that come with storage space for you to store items in and help keep the place tidy. Ottomans also can be used as coffee tables although these are usually slightly bigger and upholstered in sturdy leather for durability. If you are just after a good old fashioned ottoman to put your feet up on then you simply need to decide what colour scheme and materials will best suit your living room.
A Little More than a Storage Bench. While most of us find the additional storage of a modern ottoman to be ideal many of us are blown away when we discover that they can also be used as a table. Many of the modern ottoman styles are designed to be used as a table food tray foot rest and storage bench all wrapped into one attractive package. The modern ottoman storage bench can replace that coffee table and help you get control over typical living room clutter.