8 Ottomans You Didn't Know You Needed

Kick off your heels and take a seat, because things are about to get comfy. 

In my opinion, few pieces of furniture can compete with an ottoman. Comfortable enough to sit on, stylish enough to complete a room and versatile enough to provide extra storage, this Little Seat That Could is the ultimate addition to any space. (Did I mention that it's comfortable? That’s a huge bonus.)

At the end of the day, all you want to do is put your feet up and relax. Now there’s an ottoman for that. Here are 8 you didn’t know you needed until now.   

1: The Faux-Fur Throw

Eclectic Living Room With Leather Sofa

Eclectic Living Room With Leather Sofa

Photo by: Drew Kelly

Drew Kelly

To add texture to your space, choose an ottoman with a stylish faux-fur cover like these two from Antonio Martins. Your guests will be eager to take a seat on something so soft and cozy.

2: The Unexpected Edge

Formal Dining Room Converts to Eclectic Home Office and Kids' Hangout

Formal Dining Room Converts to Eclectic Home Office and Kids' Hangout

In a bedroom with white walls, furniture and accents, a metallic ottoman shines and makes a big statement. For an even bolder look, go with an ottoman that has a surprising design, like these two dice-shaped pieces.

3: The Sweet Sides

The Power of Abstract

The Power of Abstract

Photo by: Claire Paquin

Claire Paquin

Why choose one ottoman when you could have two? Take a page out of designer Claire Paquin's book and pair identical pillow-topped pieces to balance your living room and tie the space together. 

4: The Resourceful Table

Eclectic Navy Blue Living Room with Mirror Collage

Eclectic Navy Blue Living Room with Mirror Collage

Photo by: SuzAnn Kletzien

SuzAnn Kletzien

The ottoman's versatile nature doesn't stop there, either; this functional piece of furniture can also conveniently serve as a coffee table. SuzAnn Kletzien's design comes with a removable tray for carrying drinks and other necessities.  

5: The Bedside Bohemian

Bright Master Bedroom With Bohemian Design Features

Bright Master Bedroom With Bohemian Design Features

Photo by: SuzAnn Kletzien

SuzAnn Kletzien

Whether you dwell in a Craftsman or a tiny apartment, you'll definitely want this clever design by SuzAnn Kletzein in your bedroom. Place two plush ottomans at the foot of the bed and instantly make your space feel large and luxurious. 

6: The Simply Sophisticated

Wall Art On Stone Walls

Wall Art On Stone Walls

If simple is more your style, choose a minimalist-friendly piece like this round ottoman from designer Andreas Charalambous. Oversized and covered in durable black leather, an ottoman like this is perfect for lounging.

7: The Nontraditional

Contemporary Living Room With Cowhide Rug

Contemporary Living Room With Cowhide Rug


Secrets From a Stylist

To give your living room a carefully collected look, repurpose an antique trunk into a new, nontraditional ottoman. Bonus: the piece comes with built-in storage space. 

8: The Weatherproof

Contemporary Patio With Green Ottomans

Contemporary Patio With Green Ottomans

Photo by: Scott Hargis Photography

Scott Hargis Photography

Need more seating on the patio? Want to inch closer to the firepit without moving the whole sofa? With two weatherproof ottomans like these lush accents from designer Holly Bender, your life will become much easier. 

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