By Angélique Devries. Ottoman Design. Published at Friday, May 18th, 2018 - 13:59:53 PM.
Obviously an Ottoman should not be used as a coffee table without utilizing a serving tray on top as soft material and hot liquid drinks do not make a good combination. The answer is simple. Use a serving tray when you have guests and need a place to serve refreshments. Obviously be careful if you do have young children as the hot drinks will be at their height level. The more common uses of an ottoman are as a footstool or if large enough, a day bed but sometimes they will double up as a seat. If you have more guests than chairs, I am sure younger people won't mind using it as something to sit on. It won't be comfortable for long periods of time as it doesn't have the back support but it will do in an emergency.
For many people, the classic ottoman style is the cube, a luxurious but discreet item which can be placed in free space close to large items of furniture such as coffee tables or sofas. While cubes often work best in more traditional settings, a number of more modern styles are increasingly popular which can work well when paired with contemporary furniture. For this type of look, search for cubes covered in bright, vibrant fabrics as opposed to natural leathers as this will add a modern touch to your home décor, accentuating the contemporary look. One particularly popular style at present is to combine such colours with a traditional deep buttoned finish, highlighting an interplay between the traditional and the contemporary which is especially striking in a modern setting.
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.
While fabric furniture gives you looks, there are obvious advantages to leather ottomans as well. Leather is known for being stronger and more resistant to tearing or staining than fabrics. At the same time, leather has a soft, responsive quality that makes it an ideally comfortable covering for any kind of furniture. Leather ottoman sofa sets usually comes in dark colors of black, brown and red. They are chic and comfortable having the ability of transforming the overall presentation of the room. Living room ottomans also come as stand alone piece of furniture which is used as storage space by meticulous homemakers. Building on their reputation as footstools, ottomans can double as coffee tables, storage spaces and even fold-out beds.
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