How to Choose an Ottoman for your Living Room

Posted by Brielle Pastore on Apr 4, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Rowe Ottoman

You just purchased your brand new sofa (or sectional)! Now what? It is time to buy accent furniture. Today we are going to look at one of the most popular accent furniture pieces for your living room: the ottoman. An ottoman has many uses. It can be used as storage, a foot rest and even an extra seating option. An ottoman will provide your living space with that extra convenience and comfort that you were looking for.

If you are interested in multi-purpose furniture, choose an ottoman that also serves as storage. You can store your extra pillows, blankets, magazines and books and other items that you want hidden in your home. Click here to learn more about multi-purpose furniture.

Bernhardt Ottoman

Ottomans are made in many different shapes, sizes, materials and colors. Thankfully, you will be able to find the perfect ottoman to match your current space and new sofa with just a little searching. Ottomans are either upholstered in fabric or leather and can be custom built to fit the style of your custom sofa. Your ottoman does not have to match your current set. You can mix and match the styles as long as they complement each other.

Before you purchase an ottoman, think about why you need it. Do you need it so your family and guests can use it as a foot rest? Do you need it for extra storage? Will your ottoman be displayed in your home or will you move and store it when it is not being used? If you have a smaller space that you are working with, you might want to go with a smaller ottoman that way you are not cluttering your room. If you have a larger room that you are redesigning, a large ottoman will look great and will optimize your extra space.

Ashley Ottoman

If you think that you will be constantly moving around your ottoman throughout your room (or your house!), choose an ottoman that has wheels for easy maneuverability. The wheels will allow you to move the ottoman from room to room without having to worry about carrying it or pushing it and damaging your floors.

You must also think about the fabric that you want on your ottoman. If you have a busy family and pets in your home, choose a more durable fabric. The more durable the fabric, the less maintenance you will have to worry about when it comes to cleaning. You can easily match the fabric of your sofa to your new ottoman by choosing the same fabric if it is available!

Coaster Ottoman

If you would like additional information about ottomans and how you can incorporate one into your current home design, contact a design consultant for further advice and guidance!

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Topics: Furniture Design, Living Room Furniture