With such a chaotic, fast-paced world out there,
it makes sense that we want our homes to be simple, functional, practical
There's always something that's missing,
whether it's storage, seating, design
or simply space.
If you're searching for practical home solutions, with taste,
I'd like to recommend the ottoman.
what some call "the chameleon of the furniture world."
Not only are they modern, stylish, and particularly bohemian,
they serve SO many functions, it's hard to believe!
7 Ways the Ottoman is the Most Functional Accent in Your Home
1. A Cozy Coffee Table
Tired of the typical wooden coffee table?
Want to think outside the box?
Ottomans are a great coffee table substitute!
Larger ottomans provide that curve that some rooms so desperately need.
They are the perfect place to set down a food tray, a book,
or the TV remote...
and these coffee tables are also great (very comfortable), foot rests.
Want an even more unique look?
Gather together a few smaller ottomans that fit together
and create an awesomely interesting,
geometric ottoman coffee table!
Or group a few ottomans separately
for the neat look above!
Try placing them on a circular patterned wool rug,
and see how cool it looks like a checkered board with giant pawns!
Not only does using a few ottomans for your coffee table
give a unique look,
it does also provide extra seating in your living room.
2. Dining Room Chairs? Please.
Wood dining room chairs can be clunky,
and inefficiently large.
So check this genius idea for a comfortable seat AND stowaway placement.
Ottomans are so much more comfortable
and they will slide under your table with ease!
As you can see above,
the ottomans are so much more space effective
than the wicker dining room chairs.
Using ottomans for all four seats would really open up the space
and make it feel so much larger!
PLUS helps prevent those darn stubbed pinkie toes!
I love these blue ottomans that double as dining chairs!
They look extremely comfy,
and so stylish!
3. I Bet You Can't Guess This Next Use of the Ottoman......
A comfy and rather plush ottoman can double as, or be transformed
into a DOG BED!
Yep, that's correct!
A good ol' fashion dog house... A cozy one to say the least.
The ottoman above still serves as a foot rest, (so stop using your dog's back),
but has a cute space to house the dog!
But ottomans as dog beds? Really?
YES! You can now stowaway the dogs too!! For cleaning purposes of course.
But if you think that one was inventive, wait until you scroll down and see the
second form of ottoman dog beds.
I sense a new trend coming for you investors out there!!
PUPPY BUNK BEDS!!
The dog bunk bed ottoman above is super stylish, serves multiple purposes...
and it's practical!
Don't the puppies look so comfy?!
4. Welcome Everyone! I Have Extra Seating
Looking for extra seating?
But not invasive in your space or clutter your feng shui?
Because ottomans come in so many different shapes,
they work well as seating
in any style home!
The ottomans with the grey rug above add a beautiful print to the space
...and two extra seats!
Don't have extra room for ottomans to be spread out in the room at all times?
You can find smaller ottomans that will fit under your coffee table,
and store your extra seating there when they're not being used!
As for the groovy decor,
nothing speaks "chill" like a shag covered ottoman like the ones below.
You can find these and other furry, shaggy ottomans from Wayfair.com.
5. Possibly the Most Obvious Use..... A Convenient Foot Rest
One of my favorite functions of the ottoman
is using it as a foot rest.
Ottomans are the perfect height to rest your toes
after a long day!
Paired with an equally comfy looking chair,
the ottoman above looks like the perfect place
to sit back and relax!
Having your feet propped up
makes sitting activities
browsing the internet,
and watching a movie
all the more comfortable!
6. At the Foot of your Bed
Need a place to sit
when you're putting on your shoes in the morning?
Putting an ottoman
at the foot of your bed is a stylish solution
to a simple problem!
They serve a purpose
and add such a unique look to the space.
They can also offer more storage solutions for those large wardrobe problems,
7. Of Course... Savvy Storage Solutions
Many ottomans open up
so that you can store whatever you wish inside!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to ottoman storage.
You can store files,
like in the ottoman above,
Or you can store blankets.
Some people choose this stylish option to store their shoes,
others use it to store books
or even drinks!
Our Ottoman Poufs
The ottomans at Rugknots are 100% handmade, out of real rug materials!
They are hand-stitched, hand-knitted, and completely authentic.
Our ottomans come in a variety of vibrant colors
to fit in any design style!
They have a classic Moroccan look with modern colors!
Our poufs are very durable...
they can be used outdoors
and are definitely kid-proof!
The handmade pouf cover easily comes off to wash,
so it is easy to keep your RugKnots ottoman like new!
We love the long tube-shaped ottomans
and the rectangular ottomans
because they are so fresh and modern!
Contact us for more info on our hand made authentic ottomans at:
When you're searching for the perfect home accent,
remember that ottomans are the most
versatile furniture piece you'll find anywhere!
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