Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Ottoman.
Most ottomans manufactured today are constructed with solid hardwood frames and leather or synthetic (leather-like) covers. Synthetic materials include vinyl faux-leather bi-cast leather or microfiber fabric. Ottomans with real leather are not that common and are expensive.
Before purchasing an ottoman for your home potential customers should fully understand the products features and keep their budget in mind. If you are specifically looking for a storage ottoman be sure to search and make certain that the ottomans you are interested in have this capability. Most ottomans are very affordable with leather ottomans being a little bit more on the expensive side for their quality upholstery. They can be purchased from local furniture dealers and online retailers as well. Purchasing an ottoman online is a simple and efficient choice as what you see is what you get and they are usually more of a decorative piece that does not necessarily need to be comfortable. No matter what kind of ottoman you choose to go with it is always important to know exactly what you want and need by doing research before making your purchase.
An ottoman traditionally is a wooden box with cushioning on top. These boxes are used to rest your feet when you are relaxing. Ottomans were very popular in the Ottoman Empire and this is where it gets its name from. Normally ottomans are sold as part of a set and are paired with an armchair or glider. They are designed to match the chair or glider that they are paired with. In most homes they can be found in the living room and are used solely to put up ones feet. Designers are now coming up with innovative ways to use this piece of furniture and there are number of different uses that ottomans can be used for.
There are many types of ottomans that might suit ones home and purpose and give the room the charm one is looking for. They are available in all sizes - starting from standard size to small and even to oversize. Many beautiful ottomans are covered with leather. They are mostly used as storage benches and footrests are constructed with a sturdy hardwood frame. They are mostly wrapped with luxurious leather or beautiful designer fabrics. Ottomans are used as footstools extra seating a coffee table or as bedroom furniture. Some of the popular ottomans are leather cube ottomans storage cocktail ottomans upholstered ottomans and round ottomans.
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.
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.