7 Ways the Ottoman is the Most Functional Piece in Your Home

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With such a chaotic, fast-paced world out there,

it makes sense that we want our homes to be simple, functional, practical

and worry-free.

Our Bubble Knit Poufs are a smart, squishy way to create extra seating without taking up too much space in a room. Float them on a rug or tuck under a console when they’re not in use. Great for living areas, TV rooms and nurseries.:

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.

.Add an exotic touch to your living room with a contemporary leather ottoman. This comfortable, handcrafted furniture is made of bonded leather in:

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

leather aldama chairs from the citizenry and maven collection leather pouf / sfgirlbybay:

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.

Pillar Ottoman | Modern, chic and effortless to incorporate, the Pillar Ottomans will be your new favorite accent. The single button tuft and considered welt add just enough tailoring to lend this piece to both traditional and contemporary interiors. Placed next to a sofa or bed as a side table, bunched in lieu of a coffee table or in the living room as seating, this ottoman is endlessly versatile.:

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.

Fall Dining Room Blogger Stylin Home Tours: Fall 2014 www.simplestylings.com:

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!

dining room

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!

Ottoman Dog Bed. The Ottoman works triple time as an ottoman, end table and seriously stylish dog house! See more pictures.:

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!!


a dog bed that fits in with the rest of your house! would be great for the cats too!:

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?

Comfortable seating?

But not invasive in your space or clutter your feng shui?

Would look forward to coming home to this after a hard day's work.:

Because ottomans come in so many different shapes,


and colors,

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!


ottomans under glass table:

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.

http://www.home2kitchen.com/category/Ottoman/ Knock Knock :: Kelley Moore’S Home (Part I):

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!

Peaceful reading nook with a tufted chair & ottoman, wood paneled walls, and spiral reading lamp:

Paired with an equally comfy looking chair,

the ottoman above looks like the perfect place

to sit back and relax!


Create your own fabric pouf ottoman with this sewing DIY project.:

Having your feet propped up

makes sitting activities

like reading,

browsing the internet,

and watching a movie

all the more comfortable!

I would love to get an old chair and recover it to look like this!:


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

(or two)

at the foot of your bed is a stylish solution

to a simple problem!

Bedroom with white walls, white headboard, antique brass mirrors, wood bedside tables, light pink ottoman and blanket, patterned pillows, and light carpeted floors:

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,

such as these ottomans that open up for storage options.

7. Of Course... Savvy Storage Solutions

Many ottomans open up

so that you can store whatever you wish inside!

Creative Small Home Office Ideas. AWESOME!!:

The possibilities are endless when it comes to ottoman storage.

You can store files,

like in the ottoman above,

Robertson Storage Ottoman// need.:

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.

ottoman pouf

Our ottomans come in a variety of vibrant colors

to fit in any design style!

Convenience Modern Ottoman Foot Rest - Contemporary and Stylish - Handmade and Handstitched with Authentic New Zealand Wool - Non-collapsible, Durable and Long Lasting - Majestically Dyed for Unique Color Pattern

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!

Woman sitting on Kilim pouf


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:


Email: info@rugknots.com                 

Phone: 240-452-4602




Key takeaways:

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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