By Claudia Hutson. Ottoman Design. Published at Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 - 13:03:01 PM.
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.
As you can see, there are many different ways that you can effectively use the extra space that an ottoman with storage room provides. They are also great in a bedroom, often seen at the foot of a bed, where they can keep extra blankets for those times when it suddenly gets cold at night. They are easy to get to and no fuss at all to use. Another design has drawers built into the ottoman. As these are usually fairly small they are used for storing smaller items. Popular uses for these drawers are for storing remote controls for blinds and equipment. It is helpful to have an area specifically designated for these items as that way everyone will always know where to locate them.
Comfort is always at the forefront of the ottoman's design; with decadent layers of padding often included as standard. This makes them very comfortable to it on and convenient for use as additional seating when you have guests over. If you live in a particularly busy home with many guests in and out an ottoman can prove very useful for such purposes, and will significantly enhance the aesthetics of the room in the process.
Ottomans can also provide much needed additional seating for your children. Because they are smaller than a standard armchair or sofa they can fit perfectly in a child's room and most children will love sitting on them. You can brighten up the colours of your ottoman by purchasing separate loose covers or simply request them to be upholstered in specific child-friendly colours and materials to match their bedrooms. It's worth also choosing a material that is easy to wash if you are buying an ottoman for your child!
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