Adara Noya Ottoman January 25th, 2018 - 11:02:58
Teak isn’t just for your porch. Crate & Barrel takes this Regatta ottoman to an entirely new level with its wide-slat design. Add it as a small seat in your mudroom, and you’ll never fall over while putting on your rain boots again.
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!
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.
Optional seating. Whether it is styled in the form of a box or a chair on short legs, an ottoman is upholstered and can be used as a seat. Perhaps not as comfortable as an armchair, but sufficient as an emergency or alternative seating option in your home during parties or when a crowd of friends descend upon you. It can be stored away under a table and pulled out when needed - or rolled out if your ottoman is fitted with casters.
A round ottoman is great for a sectional with a wedge or rounded corners. With no corners, it is easy to get around.
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.