Carol Carlier. Ottoman. November 02nd , 2017.
Many people who buy ottomans today look for ones with storage as well as trays. Storage functionality is an asset in compact living spaces. You can store anything from blankets, magazines, plates, or any other items that you do not need lying around all the time. When I was living in a dorm, I had an ottoman with 2 units. I used one storage cube to put my blanket, and the other for books. It was very convenient. The use of the upside down cushion as a tray is invaluable. You can place your drinks, food, and coffee cups without having to use another tray. This comes very handy when watching football or basket ball games.
Because their main purpose is to put your feet up on them, it is always advised to pick one that is upholstered in a dark leather, vinyl, or a fabric that can be easily cleaned. Light colors will pick up dirt as well as show signs of wear and tear over time so be sure to choose your ottoman accordingly. They will almost always have a sturdy hardwood frame, especially if their purpose is to be used as a storage bench or footrest to ensure extra stability. Along with color it is also important to choose between the varied shapes that are offered, including round and cubed varieties. Size is another key component to keep in mind, depending on where you will be placing your ottoman will determine the size needed whether it is small, medium, or large.
The Right Size. To be functional, an ottomans height should precisely match the height of the sofa or chair that you will occupy while using it. Ottomans should be chosen in consideration of those who will most use them. For some, a light ottoman will provide all the support needed. For others, a larger, wider piece is a better choice.
We normally think of an ottoman as a piece of furniture that we can put our feet on. An ottoman is excellent for this particular use but what a lot of people dont realize is that they can use an ottoman for so much more. In this article we will find out a little more about ottomans and what the different uses of this piece of furniture can be.
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