By Courtney Fournier. Ottoman Design. Published at Friday, May 25th, 2018 - 14:00:31 PM.
Ottomans can also be adapted for use as a coffee table or storage unit. Typically coffee table ottomans are a little larger than standard ones and are covered with a sturdy material that is easy to clean such as leather or vinyl. Ottoman storage units come with hollowed out sections for you to store bits and pieces like magazines, TV remotes and smaller items that you don't want cluttering the place. These types of ottomans are ultra-convenient for those who struggle to maintain an orderly and tidy home but who do not wish to compromise on style in the process.
A black ottoman is often used as a footstool but it can also double up as a rather unique coffee table. Parents with young kids are often advised not to invest in a typical glass coffee table for obvious reasons. Also those wooden ones with the sharp corners can cause injury in your children and are often best avoided. An Ottoman on the other hand is soft and doesn't pose any risk to the child. Whether the child poses a risk to this piece of furniture is another story! At least the black color is less likely to show up stain damage than if it were cream or white.
The tab tie ottoman slipcovers are also available in various fabrics and are somewhat adjustable. They feature instructions on how to properly fold the corners and sides in so that once tied, there's a perfect fit. These tie covers are a more formal or more "shabby chic" look depending on material and fabric pattern. They're lovely in any room of the house and can really transform an old torn up ottoman into a brand new one for very little investment.
A further way to add an ottoman to your room set is to substitute the piece for your existing side table or coffee table. To make the most of this style, opt for a large rectangular ottoman and place centrally as the centrepiece of a modular suite or corner unit. Not only does this style add a decorative edge to a classic look but it also provides for additional seating capacity for large, impromptu social gatherings. Typically, this style works well in more modern settings so do be cautious if you have a period property which may call for a traditional coffee table. If this is the case, you may wish to experiment with colours and materials opting for natural leathers or neutral, toned down fabric choices.
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