Need storage space? How about extra seating? Or just a place to put your weary feet. Discover the versatility and amazing ways to use ottomans throughout your home.
If you are looking to add more seating and storage that’s also space-saving, consider these creative uses for ottomans that will definitely do the trick.
It’s true. Ottomans add beauty as accent furniture, while providing extra seating, table space and instant storage without taking up extra space.
Plus, they’re the perfect addition to any home design, no matter if you have a large or small space and they’re so versatile you can use them in every room in your home.
If you need a hardworking furniture piece then ottomans are a must-have in your home.
Think you know all that ottomans can do? Check out these clever uses for ottomans:
1. Whimsical Footrest
No one said that an ottoman had to be stuffy (no pun intended). But just in case you need or want storage too, this bovine-inspired ottoman will do the trick.
2. Nursery Storage and Seating
With or without storage this bunny will bring joy to young and old in a child’s nursery or bedroom. Perfect too for dorm-bound “big” kids who want to add a bit of fun to their surroundings, with the added plus of extra seating and storage to boot.
3. Coffee Table
This unit doubles as both extra seating and as a coffee table, plus will hold your favorite DVDs, blankets, throws and more in the cavity below.
4. Extra Cushy Footrest
Soft and cushy, this down filled oversized ottoman will let you lounge to your heart’s content.
5. Hide-away Sofa Bed
Think ottomans are just for sitting or resting your feet on? Think again. Storage ottomans, like this one, can house even a twin bed. Perfect for small apartments, spare rooms, or even cabins–when you need an extra bed for overnight guests.
6. Window Seat or Entryway Bench
Ottoman benches are great to use as a window seat, great near an entryway, or for spare rooms or offices.
7. Toy Chest
Storage ottomans can be used to store a variety of household items, including kids toys and games.
8. End of Bed Bench and Storage
Add extra storage to your bedroom by enlisting the help of an end-of-a-bed storage bench.
9. Wooden Side Table and Stool
Versatility is the name of the game when you live in small spaces. This furniture piece can be used as both a wooden side table or entry stool.
10. Outdoor Cooler
Think ottomans are just for indoors? Not so. In fact, it can be an extension of your entertaining as an outdoor cooler.
11. 2 in 1 Foot Stool and Pet House
Fido and Fifi will love this 2 in 1 Foot Stool and pet house that looks too good to be true.
12. Double-Duty File Cabinet
Even your home office needs extra seating and storage. You’ll love the versatility that this unit offers.
13. Foldable Cube Seating
Mobile and useful, this foldable portable cube offers seating and storage for apartments, dorms, home offices and spare rooms.
14. Modular Seating
Even kids rooms need ample seating and how better to do it than with this modular ottoman.
15. Dining Table Seating
Ever think that you could add extra seating without muss or fuss? Check out this dining set that uses chairs and ottomans.
16. Vanity Chair
Bring beautiful seating to your bedroom with a contemporary stackable vanity ottoman.
DIY Ottoman Projects Ideas
If you cannot afford to buy an ottoman but love what it can do in your home, then check out these amazing DIY ottoman projects.
DIY Footstool Using a Bucket (Video)
DIY Ottoman Made from a Tire (Video)
How to Make Your Own Ottoman (Video)
Easy No-Sew Ottomans (Video)
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