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Read about the most versatile piece of furniture—the ottoman. An ottoman can be used as furniture, for storage and as a coffee table.

Furniture Ottoman

Have you been looking for the most versatile piece of furniture? You then might have just heard of the ottoman furniture? Ottoman furniture is a piece of furniture, which consists of a padded, upholstered seat. It might even be a bench having that has no back rest or arms. You will find that they are often used as stools or footstools. These days, you can even find it being used as an improvised coffee table. Ottoman furniture is often sold as coordinating furniture. It is best when sold with armchairs or gliders and the like. Ottoman furniture is also called "footstool", "tuffet", "hassock", "bisset", or "pouffe". Certain ottomans are hollow and can be used for storage. Indeed, very functional.

If you don't have a lot of money to spend on furniture, you can always choose amongst a few modest pieces of furniture and use them creatively to furnish your house. One such inexpensive, stylish and multipurpose piece of furniture is an ottoman. Use an upholstered ottoman to decorate your room and making style statements shouldn't be much of a problem for you. An ottoman need not necessarily be used just as a comfortable footrest. Here are a few tips on various ways to use upholstered ottomans:
  • Place a pair of ottomans in front of the fireplace and you will have a comfortable reading area.
  • Having ottomans means extra seating place when you have a lot of guests.
  • A firm upholstered ottoman can be used as a coffee table. This is a great idea for home with small children, as the ottoman does not have sharp corners that can hurt children.
  • Choose an ottoman that matches the chair you relax in and right there have a footrest. Round ottomans really do make for comfortable footrests.
  • Ottomans that come with storage space can be used in bathrooms or in walk-in-closets to store laundry. You can use it to sit and to store at the same time. Storage ottomans can be used for keeping laundry or anything else required in the bathrooms. Most storage ottomans are lined inside.
  • Ottomans come in different shapes and sizes. Select one according to your need. Depending on how you want to use the ottoman, choose the right style.
  • You can use curved ottomans. This will help you put together a cozy and comfortable corner. Use fabric with fire tones to upholster it.
  • If you want to use an ottoman as a chair, select the square shaped ones. These are comfortable to sit in and are just as tall as any chair. Use fabric that matches the rest of the decor to cover it.
The ottoman is a versatile piece of furniture that can be used in any room to sit on and store things or even showcase things. An ottoman is both comfortable and sturdy and can be made a part of any style or decor.