By Mikaela Noonan. Ottoman Design. Published at Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 10:17:09 AM.
There are very few furniture pieces that can offer a place to sit, a place to kick your feet up and rest your legs or place to set a tray of drinks and snacks upon. As a matter of fact, there's really only one such versatile furnishing and that, is the ottoman. With so many uses, it's no wonder it can sometimes take quite a beating and begin to look old, weathered and ready to be put out to pasture (or into the nearest dumpster.) Since décor designers understand how much people love their favorite and most multi-purpose furnishing, cleverly (and thankfully) they came up with the ottoman slipcover.
Ottomans are foot rests that are nicely upholstered (in most cases) in such material as leather or the like. They are a wonderful addition to any home. Ottomans 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.
Curved ottomans are actually slightly out of fashion currently although they can still work extremely well in the right setting. Due to their shape, it's not advisable to combine rounded ottomans with linear furniture as this will create a slightly uncouth aesthetic. Instead, opt for a curved piece only in circumstances where you are working with a curvature as part of the existing look, either from the sofa or room itself. Ultimately, an ottoman has to accentuate the existing look by following pre-established design principles as otherwise you will find it will compete with other items of furniture, disrupting the interior look and feel.
If you want to furnish and decorate your living room in a unique way, then ottoman coffee tables are perfect answer. Also it can add an accent color into the room. Best of all, ottomans may also provide extra storage space with built-in cabinets. With such diversity in designs, sizes, upholstery & function, ottomans can be used in just about any room of the house.
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