Q1: What is an ottoman?
An ottoman is a piece of furniture that resembles a bench or a couch, except it has no armrest or backrest. Ottomans are often upholstered. Some ottomans have hinged lids to allow the base to be used for storage. They can be used as footstools, tables and chairs, or can be placed at the foot of the bed to complete the look.
Q2: How to decorate an ottoman?
Because ottomans are generally upholstered, decor items are usually placed on an ornate tray on top of the ottoman. Decor items can include a candle, books, a small pot plant or a vase. You could also decorate your ottoman with a faux fur throw or textured blanket. Bear in mind that whatever you use to decorate your ottoman will have to be moved whenever you need to access the storage space.
Q3: What to put in a storage ottoman?
The short answer is: whatever fits. However, when storing heavier items, like books, bear in mind that your ottoman may have a weight limit. You can use your ottoman for storing spare linen, shoes, luggage, magazines, toys, yoga mats or clothes you don’t need right now – like jackets in summer time.