The Ottoman: Our Favourite Versatile Furniture Piece

The ottoman is so much more than its definition:

  1. An upholstered often overstuffed seat or couch usually without a back.
  2. An overstuffed footstool.

An ottoman is a highly versatile piece of furniture that can be used in various ways. These are just some of our favourite ways to use an ottoman in interior design.

1. Unbeatable style options

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Ottomans come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and patterns. These choices mean that ottomans are extraordinarily versatile and easy to use in numerous interior decor styles. These stylish pieces of furniture will never go out of style and can help you put the finishing touches on your interior decor look. The geometric nature of ottomans makes them both appealing to the eye and functional. 

2. Storage savants

Storage ottoman
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Many ottomans are considered storage ottomans with hollow insides. This makes them the perfect secret storage solution. Tuck blankets away for those cool autumn nights or put the family board games inside for easy access without the clutter. 

3. Versatility without compare

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Ottomans make great seating options (especially the pouf ottomans) for those social gatherings, but they can also be excellent coffee tables. Imagine you have a smaller living room; an ottoman means extra seating when you need it while performing the duty of a footrest or coffee table the rest of the time. 

4. Safe for all

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Have kids? Constantly bumping your leg on the table in the night? Worried about a dog breaking a glass coffee table? All of these things can be solved with an ottoman. Ottomans are, by nature, soft and upholstered, making them far safer around children, pets, or accident-prone adults. 

Want to find the perfect ottoman for your home? Our team of interior decor experts can help. If we can’t find the perfect ottoman for you, we can help you design it with our complimentary design process. Get in touch today or stop by our showroom at 564 Yates Street in downtown Victoria, BC.