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Choosing the right ottoman for your unique style
Ottomans are a versatile and multipurpose addition to your home decor. Traditional ottomans will have rich materials and ornate details such as nail head trim, turned legs, tufted buttons, and velvet or linen fabrics. If your style leans more toward "transitional" you will find ottomans for sale with a geometric profile, patterned fabric, as well as refined classic details. For transitional style, you might also look for pieces that are cube or round shape with leather, wool, linen, and wood details. Both modern and contemporary ottomans will have smooth profiles, sculptural shapes, and unique details. Look for texture, metallic details, and exposed stitching.
Different varieties of ottomans
A well-placed ottoman can provide style, alternative seating, storage, and a place to rest your feet after a long day. From round ottomans, to cubes, poufs, rectangular, and irregular designs, there are a wide variety of shapes available. Because room sizes vary so much, ottomans come in nearly every dimension, from a space saving cube to an expansive piece that can take the place of a coffee table. Many are made with different functional options. Some ottomans rock or glide and accompany a chair with a similar movement, while others open for storage or incorporate shelving. Likewise, some include a serving tray for an added hard surface. It all comes down to what you need.
Ways to double down with storage ottomans
One of the most popular types of ottomans are the ones that do double duty and have added storage. It brings style to your home, as well as provides a functional element for putting things away (while still having them close at hand). Certain ottomans have a hinged lid that lifts for easy access while others have a removable lid that often incorporates a hard surface on the underside for a table-like transformation. Storage ottomans are perfect for toys, hiding electronic devices and remotes, shoes, throw blankets for cozy nights on the sofa, or storing reading material for a relaxing activity at the end of the day.