Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017. by Celestiel Delattre in Ottoman.
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.
An ottoman is a wooden box that has cushioning on top. This box can be used for storage. Instead of leaving books CDs and games piled up around the living area you can neatly put them away inside your ottoman. A lot of ottomans now come with easy lift lids and with built-in organization centers that makes storing things in the base of the ottoman easy and convenient. Ottomans are a great way to get that extra storage space and you can put away the things that you are not using in your living area. Ottomans can also be used for extra seating. An ottoman does not have a back or arms but they are still very comfortable to sit on.
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.
Ottomans manufactured today are square rectangular or round. Square and rectangular configurations are the most popular. Straight edged ottomans come in four basic configurations. The smallest one has a square shape and it is commonly called Cube Ottoman. The next one consists of two cube ottomans joined together. The third one has three cube ottomans joined together. It is commonly called a Bench Ottoman. The largest one is square-shaped and it consists of four cube ottomans. In the vast majority of ottomans each cube has a separate cushion and a separate storage area. In the models with trays each cushion can be turned over to use as individual trays.
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.
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.