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How to Make the Most of a Storage Ottoman

If 2017 is the year you are (finally) going to get organized, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. After all, who doesn’t want to save time, effort, money, and space? When looking for living room storage solutions, many turn to the ottoman. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of living room furniture: It can serve as coffee table, footrest, extra seating, and of course, storage. It’s a snap to stash clutter quickly in an ottoman when unexpected guests arrive. Here’s how to make the most of a storage ottoman:


lola-ottoman_v1-1Ottoman as coffee table: A plush ottoman is a softer option than glass or wood. If you have small children, no need to worry about kids bonking heads on sharp edges and corners. Simply place a wooden, metallic, or glass tray on top of the ottoman for drinks, remotes and magazines. At 62.5 inches in length, our Lola Platinum Storage Cocktail Ottoman offers lots of living room storage and is long enough to serve as a coffee table. It comes in faux leather with gunmetal legs for a modern touch.


monroe-black-otto_v1Ottoman as footrest: Create a cozy reading nook by placing an ottoman in front of a chair for more comfortable seating. Use it to stash books, knitting needles or crossword puzzles when not in use. You can push it to the side and use it as a table to hold drinks, too. Our Monroe Coal Storage Ottoman is upholstered in black faux leather and opens up for ample storage.


amaze-cocktailOttoman as extra seating: Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, book club or game night, you need a place to seat your guests. Ottomans are the perfect solution for stylish and comfortable extra seating options. Purchase a storage ottoman bench on casters that can easily move. This Amaze Cocktail Table with Four Accent Ottomans includes ottomans on casters that can scoot around a room and then be stowed under the table when not in use.


willow-cktlOttomans as decor: The ottoman can provide color and texture to a living room. Our Willow Cocktail Ottoman comes in a modern geographic design mixing yellow, gray, black and white, to offer a pop of interest that can break up a monochromatic living room furniture set. The Mars Red Ottoman is another way to add a bright burst of red.


The RoomPlace offers a huge variety of storage ottomans for sale in various colors, sizes and textures. Our ottomans online are frequently on special, so you’re more than likely to find the ottoman you need at the price you can afford. You can also visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago or Indiana to see how a storage ottoman can work in various rooms, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration.

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