Roux Bourgeois Ottomans March 11, 2019 16:00:24
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.
Foot rest- After a long day, there is nothing like finding a place where you can put your feet up. Whether you want to take a nap or read a book, Watch TV or simply listen to music, the ottoman can assist you with this. It becomes a great stress reliever.
Decor- While we can use the ottoman for a variety of reasons(seating, foot rest, storage. table) they also help with the decor in a room. Ottomans can be use to color scheme a room, adding vitality to a space. Ottomans have the tendency to attract attention when placed in a proper area.
An ottoman is a wooden box that has cushioning on top. This box can be used for storage. Instead of leaving books, CD`s and games piled up around the living area you can neatly put them away inside your ottoman. A lot of ottomans now come with easy lift lids and with built-in organization centers that makes storing things in the base of the ottoman easy and convenient. Ottomans are a great way to get that extra storage space and you can put away the things that you are not using in your living area. Ottomans can also be used for extra seating. An ottoman does not have a back or arms but they are still very comfortable to sit on.
Table- Ottomans are very sturdy. We use our ottomans as coffee tables all the time. But you can put magazines and sometimes books on top of them. My family (in particular the kids) have use the ottomans to dine while watching TV. They are not just good for extra seating but also as a table.
Ottoman furniture is gaining popularity as living spaces are becoming more and more expensive. The trend today is gearing towards compact living. More and more people are leaving their rural and suburban dwellings and gradually concentrating in cities and industrial towns. This trend is growing because of employment opportunities, better schooling for children, and to reduce transportation expenses. In cities, you can get public transport instead of driving your own vehicle, saving on fuel cost that is quite expensive these days.