WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE AN OTTOMAN IN YOUR HOME

April 29, 2021

WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE AN OTTOMAN IN YOUR HOME

When decorating a living room with furniture, most of us add a couch, occasional chairs, a coffee table and side tables when putting the room together. These are the basic pieces of home furniture for a living room, but there is one more piece of furniture that you should seriously consider adding.
 
An ottoman is often an underappreciated living room furniture staple. This piece of  home furniture is actually a multipurpose gem; an ottoman can be used as a coffee table, a decorative footstool for a couch, or used as an extra seating option in your living room.
 
Is there anything more heavenly at the end of a long day than to sink into a comfy couch and put your feet up? We think not. It’s simply bliss. An ottoman can be used to make a style statement and is the sweet spot of form and function. You can go matchy-matchy in your living room and pair your ottoman perfectly with your couch. Another option is to take the opportunity to introduce some texture to really bring your living room to life.
 
The warm caramel tones of a classic leather ottoman can easily be used highlight the lighter tones of a rug or throw in your living room which can bring your whole vision to life. In the same breath, you can use an ottoman as a feature piece in your living room. If you are looking to create a feature piece you might want to consider a bold colour or print ottoman. An ottoman is a  little bit of “comfortable glam”, if you will.
 

Ottomans often look like furniture cubes, but, ottoman can come in other shapes and styles. The majority of ottomans are either square or rectangular in shape, but don’t be afraid to branch out and choose a round ottoman.  At Leather Gallery we offer a wide range of ottoman in various designs, shapes, colours and upholsteries.  Choosing upholstery for your ottoman is the secret to endless versatility, at a Leather Gallery furniture store, you will find an ottoman to suit any interior style.

Quite often ottomans are sold as part of a couch or modular sofa, they are often an exact match to the main furniture item in your living room in terms of colour and design. However, this is not always necessary. An ottoman can be used as an accent piece in your living room, working to contrast or even stand on its own as an independent piece of furniture.
 
Whether you are a minimalist, maximalist, or somewhere in between, there will be an ottoman just right to fill a nook at home. Ottoman are an easy win décor-wise and are equally at home as an accent piece in your entryway or hallway, and ideal for the spontaneous entertainers who need more seating.





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