If you're looking for a multipurpose, space-saving piece, look no further than the humble ottoman. A well chosen ottoman can be a foot rest, stowaway spot, and a small table (all at once!) solving myriad design challenges in one fell swoop. Convinced yet? Us too. Check out a few of favorite picks and get busy making your life better.
Moroccan poufs have been all the rage for a few years now, and they show no signs of going out of style. But if you'd prefer to own something more unique, there are plenty of cozy ottomans and stools out there that will have people asking, "Where did you find that?" Come check a few of my favorites out!
You can't go wrong with a matching chair and ottoman. You can even have two disparate pieces upholstered in the same fabric to make them match. If you have a lot going on in a room, that continuity and cohesiveness of the fabric or material can really help create a more relaxed and polished look.
But don't get me wrong, I also love the look of a mismatched chair and ottoman — perhaps a leather chair with a woven ottoman. Having a mismatched chair and ottoman gives a room more of a collected, eclectic look.
Do you have a matching chair and ottoman?
A little bored today, so I slipcovered my ottoman — once again — with a piece of vintage orange flocked velvet. This is what job searching does to me on a quiet day!
Tell the truth: what would you rather have in your living room? A cold, hard coffee table, or a warm, cushioned ottoman? Ottomans can serve your living room needs just as admirably as a coffee table while adding a softer element to your space.
When shopping for an ottoman, keep your needs in mind. Many ottomans come with storage, which can provide a perfect spot for storing remotes, extra throw blankets, or other living room needs you want to keep under wraps. Since ottomans come in a variety of heights, measure carefully before choosing your perfect piece. You'll want to make sure that the ottoman you choose is an appropriate height for your other furniture. In the market for an ottoman? Check out some of my favorites below! Source
If you read my roundup of classy Halloween decorations, you know I have no qualms with skull motifs. In fact, I've long lusted after this expansive skull-and-crossbones-shaped chandelier. But that doesn't mean every creepy cranium gets a one-way ticket into my home. For example, the Baleri Italia Skull Footstool ($595), an egg-shaped foam footstool with a removable three-dimensional skull motif cover, is not something that jives with my aesthetic — even on Halloween. How about you? Would you lay your feet on this unusual ottoman?
If I had enough rooms in my home, I might just devote one entirely to ottomans, poufs, and pillows! It would be the ultimate lounge spot for reading, dozing, and de-stressing. More importantly, it would allow me to indulge in my obsession with poufs. That said, I can't get behind every low cushion that comes my way. Case in point: the Urban Outfitters Pom Pom Ottoman ($128). It's definitely got a bohemian vibe, which can be cool, and I do love pom poms. But this ottoman just isn't me. How about you?
World Market has kicked off its Big Furniture Sale, with deep discounts on pieces for the bedroom, dining room, living room, home office, bathroom, and outdoors. I have my eye on this Mia Velvet Storage Ottoman ($270, reduced from $300). Not only is the pewter velvet oh so dapper, but the sleek legs and base give the ottoman a sophisticated, Art Deco style. I'd love to push two of them together and use them as a coffee table. What do you think?
Check out more of my picks from the sale below.
Luxe cowhide rug designer Kyle Bunting has teamed up with Gump's of San Francisco to debut an exclusive, limited-edition of furniture and artwork. One piece in the collection, this Ginger Hide Ottoman ($1,900), is available in a range of colors and has a shaggy, '70s vibe to it. I love the demi-scalloped legs, but I am not so sure about the pink on pink. If you could afford to, would you shell out nearly $2k for this stool? Yea or nay?
My favourite ottoman became my dog's favorite play place. She tore off an entire row of decorative tassles along the bottom and loved the buttons pressed into the top of the ottoman. In the first photo, there is only one row of tassles left (out of three!) and I have to say, it looks better in a photograph then it does in real life. I needed to reupholster it so it was chic and puppy-friendly.