Odelette Rolland Ottomans March 11, 2019 16:00:19
An ottoman traditionally is a wooden box with cushioning on top. These boxes are used to rest your feet when you are relaxing. Ottomans were very popular in the Ottoman Empire and this is where it gets its name from. Normally ottomans are sold as part of a set and are paired with an armchair or glider. They are designed to match the chair or glider that they are paired with. In most homes they can be found in the living room and are used solely to put up ones feet. Designers are now coming up with innovative ways to use this piece of furniture and there are number of different uses that ottoman`s can be used for.
Alternative seating- MY wife and I love doing Super Bowl Sunday. On that day we`ll have about 40 people over our home to watch the game. What makes the night comfortable for most of the invites is the Ottomans because they can use as alternative seating. My wife loves ottomans. She will use any opportunity to pick herself an ottoman. In our home we have about eight Ottomans. Ottomans are a great way of providing alternative seating.
Ottomans can be any color, brown is very popular in the United States, and they can be covered in any material, leather ottomans are the most popular types of ottomans in the world. Ottomans are so useful that some people actually build their furniture suites around them. Some ottomans have been in families for generations and instead of getting new ones, the family hand me down is simply re-done so another generation can feel the pleasure of one of the world`s most popular and beloved piece of furniture.
Sing ottomans in home décor is not new, and according to the Encyclopaedia* Britannica (not Wikipedia) the ottoman has been with us since the late 18th century when it was introduced to Europe from Turkey (the Ottoman Empire). Its origins are irrelevant to its current use, which is as a footstool or a seat.
A Little More than a Storage Bench - While most of us find the additional storage of a modern ottoman to be ideal, many of us are blown away when we discover that they can also be used as a table. Many of the modern ottoman styles are designed to be used as a table, food tray, foot rest, and storage bench all wrapped into one attractive package. The modern ottoman storage bench can replace that coffee table and help you get control over typical living room clutter.
Storage- I`m a musician by trade. The problem that I run into is storing all the sheet music and CD`s, not to mention all the gadgets I used. I use an ottoman for a piano bench which stores all my music. If it wasn`t for the Ottoman my home would be in disarray and you know my wife wouldn`t like that. Thank God for the Ottoman. Ottomans are great for storage.