Published at Sunday, August 25th 2019. by Elbert Heinrich in Ottoman & Storage Ottoman.
Round ottomans are particularly good at packing a lot of comfort and versatility into a small frame, and they look good doing it. A round ottoman adds depth and dimension to a room that’s in danger of succumbing to a grid pattern. Place a round ottoman in a small conversation nook to create a communal focal point. Better yet, combine one with a round couch for a truly unique, contemporary look.
When I first started looking for an ottoman for my craft space I knew that I wanted a square one so that at least got the shape I was looking for out of the way, or so I thought. Square is definitely an easy enough shape to center on, but the pieces you’ll find will come in all sizes, heights, and designs.
I knew that an ottoman was a piece that I wanted in my living room, but I also knew that it needed to be paired with the comfiest of chairs. It was during a search for this that I stumbled onto these over-sized chairs that came packaged with great ottoman. There was an impressive number of these, but I managed to winnow it down to these five before I made my final selection.
These plush footstools are an elegant callback to the favored furniture of the Ottoman Empire from which they get their name. The overall tufted design was a common feature of furniture of the era, and throughout the centuries they came to be the comfortable and versatile pieces we know today.
Throughout the history of this household item, it would take on many different forms, and wind up significantly changed from its initial design which would often dominate three-quarters of the walls in a room. Today ottomans are usually found in the form of footstools and, less frequently, large benches that can double as armless, backless couches.
Convertible ottoman couches come in a broad variety of designs, though all of them share one thing in common. They compact down into a comfortable ottoman footstool and unfold into an easy to assemble sleeper bed or low ottoman couch. Some varieties of ottoman sofas sacrifice appearance for this functionality, while others find creative ways to accommodate both needs and states.
Like any furnishing selection, you’re going to want to try to find one that accommodates your space, while also fitting the design theme you have going on. Thankfully convertible ottoman couches come in as many different shades and materials as traditional ottomans, so you should have no shortage of options in this department.
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