14 Best Storage Ottomans in Every Size and Shape

Add extra storage, seating and style to your small space with these multifunctional pieces.

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February 02, 2022

If you’re short on space, you need an ottoman with built-in storage. These pieces work double duty as both furniture and secret storage. Some even come with a flip-top or reversible tray so you can go from a cushion ottoman to an ottoman coffee table in mere seconds. Whether you're shopping for dorm room decor, extra seating for an apartment or just a bonus spot to stash clutter, we've found the best storage ottomans in every size, shape, style and budget. Take a look at our favorites below — all under $350 and most under $150! — and add some extra storage to your space.

Best Flip-Top Ottoman

At under $200, this bi-leather storage ottoman is a solid buy. The flip-top has both a cushioned seat and a secret tray on the other side if you need to use it as a coffee table, and for this price point, we're impressed with the leather colors available.

Best Budget Ottoman

At only $25, we could see two or three of these buffalo check ottomans lined up next to each other as a makeshift bench to add even more storage but with the flexibility to have three additional, portable seats. This ottoman also features a reversible lid that transforms into a tray, perfect for plates and mugs.

Best Upholstered Ottoman

This circle storage ottoman is just an all-around great buy. It's only $100 and features a chic, tufted cushion top. We love the gray textured weave fabric, too. It's the perfect neutral for a living room or bedroom reading nook.

Best Faux Leather Ottoman

Top-grain leather ottomans can easily cost as much as an XL sofa, but one trick to get that elevated leather look without the price tag is bi-cast leather. This is technically-not-really-kind-of-maybe-real leather because it's made from a thin bottom layer of split leather that's a lot cheaper. But it does get embossed to look like a top-grain leather texture, and this cube from Savafieh is under $175 and looks pretty legit.

Best Round Ottoman

For your feet and your coffee mug, we love this round ottoman from West Elm. It's got SO many fabric options (in dozens of colors!) for the upholstered base, from preppy tweed to casual canvas to luxe velvet.

Best Square Ottoman

How cute are these faux linen cube ottomans from Walmart?! At just under $30, these are a steal and would look great in a farmhouse-chic mudroom.

Best Ottoman for Dorms

Technically, this is from the kids’ line, but we think it would be perfect for a dorm or first apartment. It’s got the grown-up look of cognac leather without the price tag and would look great styled with a boho throw or vintage knick-knacks from the thrift store.

Best Ottoman for Small Spaces


This trendy, rattan ottoman is perfect for a modern or bohemian-style living room. Keep extra blankets at the ready in the open cubby below.

Best Coffee Table Ottoman

It might be a stretch to call this an ottoman. It’s more like a miniature coffee table, but that’s still perfect for a small space. Plus, wicker is having a resurgence right now. Stack some vintage books on top for a hard surface, and you’ve got a chic spot for coffee mugs and vases.

Best Bench Ottoman

Ottomans don't have to be paired with seating. Longer, more narrow ottomans are perfect for mudrooms or at the foot of a bed. We love this storage bench from The Container Store with hidden cubbies. It's perfect for stashing shoes in an entryway or slippers and robes in a bedroom.

Best Kids Ottoman

How stinking adorable is this plush bunny ottoman?! And it comes in both white and grey! This would be adorable for a new nursery to prop your feet up while nursing, and it will also grow with your little one and could be a chair and toy storage in a playroom later on.

Best Outdoor Ottoman

If there's ever a place where a storage ottoman comes in clutch, it's the patio. This flip-top wicker ottoman reveals tons of storage for outdoor cushions and throws. And it could also double as a small coffee table or end table for an outdoor sectional.

Best Ottoman Set

We love styling ottomans in multiples, and you can actually buy a set for under $150 from AllModern. The teddy faux sheepskin would be perfect at the foot of a bed or as a side table by armchair.

Best Ottoman on Wheels

In the last couple of years, our living spaces have doubled as classrooms and offices and that means extra paper clutter. This cushion-top storage ottoman from Grandin Road is actually a secret filing cabinet. But wait there's more: It's on wheels! And there are several fabrics to choose from such as this faux leather or natural jute.

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