By Mikaela Noonan. Ottoman Design. Published at Monday, April 23rd, 2018 - 04:19:09 AM.
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.
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.
If you are considering adding an ottoman to your room set, your primarily consideration should be to closely coordinate the style of the piece with your existing furniture and the general look and feel of the room. Ultimately, ottomans are home accessories, so you should take care when selecting a new piece to contemplate the existing design principles which guide your room design. Depending on whether you prefer a classic or contemporary look, a variety of fabric options, colours and styles are available which should prove well suited to your space. However, if you can't find want you are looking for when browsing the high street, you may wish to consult with an interior designer who will be well placed to advise with an objective eye on what will look best in your room.
Broadly speaking, ottomans are now primarily sold either as small cubes, curved tubs or rectangular full-size upholstered pieces. Over many years of development, these three styles appear to be the most popular with interior designs and the general public. Each size and style has its own unique place when it comes to positioning and placement in the modern day living room. Smaller ottomans tend to be used as substitutes for footstools room sets featuring multiple items. By contrast larger-sized ottomans fulfil a completely different function both as a centrepiece and substitute for the traditional coffee table.
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