It’s a common problem, you have a room that looks great, but when family comes over for the holidays or a get together, where do you put everyone? Ottomans, it turns out, can be a great way to discretely add seating to a room, while saving space, and adding style. In this post, we’ll take a look at the many forms ottomans can take, and how they can function in different rooms in your home.
Fun and Function
Ottomans come in many shapes and sizes, and they vary widely in their construction. If you are looking for a particular shape to match or complement the design of a room, chances are you can find it. Squares and rectangles are common, as are circular shapes, but beyond that, you can find hexagonal ottomans as well as pie-shaped ottomans! And some of them disassemble into separate sections, allowing for even more versatility.
The variety doesn’t stop there. Ottomans can also be smooth or tufted, and they can display their feet or be skirted. No matter the style of your home, or the room in which you’d like to place an ottoman, you can find one that fits your taste.
Ottomans in the Living Room
Adding ottomans to a living room is a great way to sneak additional seating into your home without making the room seem cluttered, but that isn’t the only purpose they can serve. If you use a bit of creative thinking, an ottoman can also serve as a great coffee table. The ottoman can give you more flexibility than a wooden table—fabric or leather, solid color or patterns are all options—and it can be customized further. Think about adding a tray on the top, or a shelf on the bottom, to add functionality.
Ottomans in the Bedroom
While you might not think to place them in a bedroom, ottomans can make a great addition. In fact, placing a longer ottoman at the end of a bed can greatly soften the look of a room, and it can also serve as a useful seating area when putting on your shoes. If you have a large walk-in closet, an ottoman can also serve as a great place to sit and contemplate your wardrobe choices for the day, while again giving you a place to put on your shoes.
Ottomans at La Maison
La Maison Interiors features a great variety of ottomans in our showroom. If you are interested in creative additional seating, or you are looking for advice on how to best make use of ottomans in your home, come by and see us, we’d be happy to help.