Adara Noya Ottoman January 25th, 2018 - 12:29:46
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!
The ottoman as a footrest. Many people love to stretch their legs out when sitting. Whether they are reading a book, watching TV or simply resting or napping, people like to elevate their feet and legs. The biological effect is to reduce the stress on the heart in pumping blood up through the non-return valves in the veins of their legs, by keeping your legs raised, your heart has less work to do and you consequently use less energy so can relax easier. The padded top of an ottoman permit you to do this comfortably, and many use this type of furniture with their recliner rather than use the footrest that comes with the furniture.
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.
Part ottoman and part table, this Gabby ottoman via Crate & Barrel plays to its strong suit: its gorgeous rattan wicker weave. At under $140, it’s an easy piece to round out your family room.
Your ottoman should complement the look of your room. If the room is more classic and old fashioned, than a wooden ottoman will fit perfectly well. It's also available in lacquer finish, or if you want to make a statement, no one can go wrong with an elegant leather ottoman. For chic homeowners with a budget, faux leather beds work just as fine and will still give you the comfort and flexibility of ottomans.