Ultimate Buyers Guide: Types of Ottomans

You are making a big mistake if you are using your ottoman only as a foot rest. Available in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, an ottoman is that accessory in your house, which can be placed anywhere and can be used for endless purposes. An ottoman can be used as a footstools, coffee table, storage, and extra seating. Here is a list of ottomans, which you can use in your home to serve various purposes.

1. Standard: This very common and traditional ottoman design consists of a cushioned surface on a sturdy base. Available in square or rectangular space, the standard ottoman is made using leather, cloth or synthetic material and offers style and class.

2. Pouf: This ottoman is made of a puffed structure and can prove to be the most stylish accessory in your home. It is perfect for foot rest or as a home décor accessory and makes a stylish statement with its unique shape.

3. Cube: Offering a modular shape, cube ottomans offer multi ottomans to be arranged and stacked without any restriction. Offering hidden storage to keep your daily essentials, these ottomans are generally made of cloth or leather.

4. Square and Rectangle: Being the most common ottomans, the square ottomans offer more placement choice, while rectangular rugs offer wide surface area to sit and place your feet. Both the types of ottoman also offer more storage space.

5. Oval: Offering the width to offer place to more than one person at a time, these ottomans are not only functional but are visually appealing too. These ottomans are the best choice when you are entertaining guests and need extra seating space.

6.Round: From offering sufficient seating space to being the center piece of any living room, the round ottoman can server many purposes. It can be used a center table or a coffee table or for offering extra sitting space to your guests.

7.Novelty: Constructed in an inverse pyramid shape, this type of ottoman sits on a single platform and offers an uplifted feel. Modern, stylish and comfortable, this type of ottoman is perfect to complement your modern interiors and can be placed anywhere to add color and style to the décor.

Ottomans can be paired with anything from sofas to dining tables to coffee tables to bed and placing a wrong shape ottoman can make your interior look ugly. So before selecting an ottoman for your house, do your look for the best shape, design and material.

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Ottoman – The Most Functional Piece in Your Home


From being a cushion to your feet, the ottomans have come a very long way and serve many purposes when infused in today’s modern décor. Ottomans these days are used as for extra seating, storage and even as a coffee table. Let us see what are those traditional and modern characteristics, which make the ottomans so versatile and special.

Foot rests:

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Earlier, the ottomans were designed to place your feet on them and this tradition still remains the same. They are available in a variety of sizes, so you should look for the best option as per your room’s requirement. Find your perfect ottoman here.

Works as a storage box:

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There are many small items in a room, which require storage space. It can be your old magazines, kid’s toys, game controllers or any other small item. Ottomans with a hinged top make the best storage option. They also work well in master bedrooms at the foot of the bed.

Tuck away seating:


If you do not want your living space to get crowded by the heavy furniture then the ottomans are the perfect solution as a seating arrangement that can be pulled to any room when required. Ottomans that feature rollers or casters beneath make this type of seating perfect while you have guests at home. When you do not need these furniture pieces, you can tuck them under the table or can keep them in a corner.

Can be your next coffee table:

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Ottomans are very versatile and in recent years people have started using them as tables. You can either place your drink tray or magazines on them, ottomans can handle it all.


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Ottomans with soft, skin-friendly fabric can be used as a flat surface for kids to play in place of the hard floor. It can also be used for playing board games with friends.


Ottomans can be a storage piece or can provide seating space and can also work as a functional foot rest at the same time. All you need to decide is the function of your ottoman and what space you will utilize it in.