The ottoman was introduced in 1806 with the sense of its use as a footstool because of its typical use in reclining position. Truly, such small furniture provides comfort support to the legs and feet. However as the earth bathes under new light and as people change its way every day, it cannot be helped that fashion have been incorporated into interior designing. Nowadays, ottoman has been considered as the most versatile furniture owing to its ability to be paired with any furniture in the house and can be placed wherever in the house. Also many families considered such piece of furniture to be the most helpful companion inside the house because of the following reasons:
1.) Ottomans can be used as a stool or an extra seat for extra family member or guests
Large families often have a hard time sitting together in a sofa when they spend quality time together in the entertainment area. Those who were unable to sit in the sofa resorts to sitting on the cold hard floor
which can be very uncomfortable. With the use of ottomans, those who were unable to sit on the family sofa can sit right next to their family without experiencing the inconvenience of squatting on the floor next to someone’s feet and the pain brought by muscle cramps. Not only such occasions that ottomans can be of help, but also during gatherings or special occasions wherein guests flood in your house.
2.) Can also be used as mini table
Everybody loves to hang out in their living room, whether to watch shows on television, movies, listen to the radio or just to lie down the couch to relax, chill and destress. And such occasions is more lovely when paired by a hot cup of coffee or chocolate drink, cold beer or shake or even a bowl of popcorn perhaps. The reverse side of the ottoman’s cushion is made of hard material so you can just flip it and viola; you have your table just like magic!
3.) Storage box for linens, blankets, toys
On several occasions, guests or relatives drop in and stays for a night or two. It’s good if you have an extra room where the guest could sleep, however in instances where you do not, the living room is quite sometimes be the temporary bedroom. Ottomans can be wonderful furniture in your living room where you can keep your blankets and pillows so that you don’t need to go upstairs or somewhere off just to get those whenever visitors drop in. Also they can be very useful as toys storage box especially when you have kids in the house. Kids carry their toys with them everywhere and sometimes leave those on the floor scattered all over. With ottoman, you can easily keep their toys after playing and tuck it away.
4.) Made of soft materials – less ouch for elderly and kids
Kids love to play around, running along and shouting inside the house – and these sets off every parent. Parents fear their kids might break something or worse, might get hurt. That is why ottoman is convenient for those who have elderly family members of kids because aside from its small thus minimizing the tendency to bump into such furniture, Ottomans also are built with soft or materials thus they are likely to get less hurt.
Ottomans have shown to the world their stylistic, convenient, affordable and not space consuming. They are of various styles, designs and are widely sold – all you need to do is shop for the right one to match with your furniture!