Ottomans are probably the most versatile pieces of furniture to have around the house. Due to its shape and size (lack of it thereof), ottomans have so many numerous uses and benefits.
Instead of simply plopping your feet on your ottoman, there are so many ways to make use of it better for you and your family. Here are some amazing ways to use the indispensable and versatile ottoman.
1. Makeshift coffee table
Instead of investing in a coffee table or trying to balance your drinks on the couch, simply place a tray/wood on your ottoman. This way, your ottoman is put to use, and you can keep your couch stain-free.
2. Dog bed FTW
Dogs love comfy spaces for their siesta. But letting them on the bed all the time never works well for you. This is when an ottoman comes into play, using it as a bed keeps your dog comfy and you have your space. It’s a win-win.
3. The quintessential footrest
There is nothing like relaxing with your foot kept high on a comfy surface. And ottomans exactly do that. Being created for this purpose, they never go wrong making your feet happy. Get yourself a sofa with an ottoman from Furlenco and you’re in for a treat.
4. Storage space
Many ottomans come with hidden storage space. This way, you have space for your things without clutter. With hinged tops, all your nitty gritty can be stored in an ottoman. This is perhaps one of the coolest ottoman innovations.
5. Hidden seating
It’s always great to have more seating space, in the event of a few extra guests. But cluttering your home for this rare occasion is kind of stupid. This is when ottomans come into play. They can easily be tucked away and brought to sight.
6. Child-friendly furniture
Children are short, and climbing on to other pieces of furniture can be an ordeal for them. Ottomans being low are perfect for kids. Throw in child-friendly fabric and your children are going to have a whale of a time.
7. Décor pieces
Ottomans can be transformed into pieces of décor by simply throwing in some quirky design and fabric. Rich textiles add to opulence and this way you’re acquiring space-saving and budget-friendly décor.
8. Filling the gaps
Nobody like negative spacing, even in a room. Ottomans are perfect to fill those extra gaps without being too overbearing. Being versatile, they have the ability to add to the ambience without adding to clutter.
9. Changing table
Investing in a baby changing table can seem like a waste since the life of a changing table is short lived. An ottoman is perfect for changing your baby without spending tons of money on it.
10. Lounging benefits
Ottomans are perfect for lounging around the house, on your phone or while reading. Giving a relaxed vibe, much like a bean bag, but without being so overpowering, they are perfect for relaxing on.
There are so many ways to use an ottoman in any space and come with benefits, even if it is to change a light bulb or using it as a table while sitting on the floor. The options are endless if your imagination is on-point.