Iva Ottoman September 22nd, 2017 - 15:02:57
Standard ottomans are basically footrests for an armchair or easy chair. That is all they are made to do. When some one says, Put your feet up and take a load off, they are really telling you to sit down in a comfortable chair, relax and rest your feet on the ottoman that is in front of the chair. Storage ottomans are just that: they are built for storage. The padded top is usually hinged and can open up to reveal an open space in heart of the ottoman in which people generally store blankets for use with the easy chair and ottoman.
If you are sitting on the floor in your living room finishing your paperwork or working on your laptop then an ottoman can even double as a work surface. You can use an ottoman as a table and balance your plate on it as well. To avoid spillage a lot of ottomans are now designed with a reversible cover. The cushion on top of the ottoman can be reversed and the underside is fitted with a tray so that you can use the ottoman as a table or a work surface.
However, some of the muchadmired storage ottomans are: Deluxe Storage Ottoman (facilitated with solid wood frame and deep, comfortable padding of polyfoam), Round Storage Ottoman (most of the times these are available in a variety of finishes, like dark cherry finish, wood finish and many more), Dog Storage Ottoman (ideal for collie, poodle, terrier and such other breeds, with perfect style and comfort), Game Storage Ottoman (ottomans have the perfect game storage and seating feature), Dandy Storage Ottoman (a unique alternative to the conventional leather set with storage facilities), Storage Ottoman with Casters (these are a mixture of the upholstered as well as storage ottomans that can be converted into a bed at night), Storage Ottoman with Tabletop (facilitated with the flat table and inside pocket stores), Some of the other popular storage ottomans are sienna storage ottomans, bicast storage ottomans, bicast brown storage ottomans, storage cubes storage ottomans and many more.
Many people who buy ottomans today look for ones with storage as well as trays. Storage functionality is an asset in compact living spaces. You can store anything from blankets, magazines, plates, or any other items that you do not need lying around all the time. When I was living in a dorm, I had an ottoman with 2 units. I used one storage cube to put my blanket, and the other for books. It was very convenient.