The Ottoman Storage Range
The ultimate multi-purpose solution, the Ottoman is a seat, a storage receptacle, leg rest and temporary coffee table all rolled in to one. Now imagine if you had to buy each of those furniture items separately and then tell us you don’t need an Ottoman. This is a piece of furniture which you’ll find in many rooms in the home, not just the sitting room. Bedrooms often have an Ottoman in the form of a blanket box at the foot of beds, for instance, while it’s not unusual to find one in a child’s room as a handy toy box. Here are some of our favourite Ottoman storage furniture; loved for their storage capacity in particular.
Sitting room ottoman
This easy-clean ivory leatherette version is ideal for parties since it’s so stylish. Not only does it have all the usual Ottoman characteristics such as comfortable seating and good storage but, when turned over, the lid transforms into two serving trays on which to balance canapes or drinks. Priced £199, it is available in either chocolate or cream leather. If you need advice on how to choose leather, please refer to this guide.
Ottoman for any room
This lovely, stylish wooden Oliver Painted Ottoman would look perfect in a French antique or shabby chic-styled bedroom, sitting room, kitchen or bathroom. With a slow-close lid and generous storage potential, it is the ultimate in contemporary Ottoman design. Available in a range of pastel shades and wood finishes to suit existing décor.
Designed with the bedroom in mind, this lovely Deep Buttoned Storage Ottoman is perfect for storing all those out-of- season blankets and extra pillows in at the bottom of the bed or underneath the window where it can double as a seat. British made and produced from handcrafted hardwood, this Ottoman is upholstered with foam for the ultimate in comfort and available in a selection of fabrics.
Bedroom or sitting room ottoman
Suitable for either a sitting room or a bedroom – even a choosy teenager’s room – the rather luxurious looking Selsey Ottoman comes robed in a choice of up to 40 different luxury fabrics, including floral, striped and tartan patterns. There is even a choice of up to 10 different paint colours for the wood, while the box is lined with faux suede. Meanwhile it has the additional bonus of cushion closing lid for privacy. Priced £385 and reminiscent of a large treasure chest, it’s worth mentioning that the large square feet on this lovely piece of furniture are crafted from the finest oak wood.
Footstool with storage
Smaller than the other pieces listed above in this blog post, the York Footstool from luxury interior company Parker Knoll has been designed with a particular chair in mind. However, it can be used for any seating arrangement and provides an interesting focal point for a room; such is its bold Baroque design. Priced at £305, the York Footstool is a perfect item in which to hide yet-unread newspapers and magazines from other would-be readers. The high-quality fabric used for this well-constructed footstool has an impeccable heritage. It also comes with an impressive 25 year guarantee.
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