Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 21st, 2018 - 08:53:08
West Elm plays to every man’s desire for a man cave with this leather Henry ottoman. All parties will be pleased because of its long life span and extreme durability.
A rectangular ottoman fits in well with an L-shape sectional. The longer width allows more people to use it. If you need storage, choose one with a hollow center.
Accent pieces. While ottomans are footrests, seats and storage containers, they can also be used as accent pieces that pick out a color in your décor and display it is bright vivid color. In fact, it can scream out to everybody in the room "Look At Me!" - I am beautiful, so don't ignore me. Ring a bell? Ottomans can be used as occasional furniture, for storage of these ugly bits and pieces you need in your room but want hidden, and as an extravagant item of furniture showing itself off.
Pottery Barn doesn’t wimp out with ottomans. Case in point: this Caden ottoman. The large leather top on strong wooden legs makes it a perfect table or stellar seating.
Quite interestingly, the term is derived from the French word 'ottomane', which is the feminine version of ottoman. The word could have also been derived from the Italian 'Ottomano', Medieval Latin 'Ottomanus', Medieval Greek 'Othomanoia', from Arabic 'Utmani'. Ottoman was also the name of an empire of the late 16th century.
Ottoman coffee tables. Most well-made ottomans are solid enough to be used as coffee tables - and not just in an emergency! Many use their ottoman as a coffee table period! Your ottoman is usually lower in height than your chair or sofa, and is perfect as a coffee table. Some ottomans have a shelf under the top that can be used to store magazines, so apart from being upholstered they are more table-like than ottoman-like!