Ottomans can be the subtle workhorse of the room. Designers often use them as tools to add three main functions to a room: to serve as a versatile footstool, as an alternative to a coffee table, or for additional seating capacity within a space.
Versatile Footstool: Incorporating ottomans within your seating arrangement offers flexibility to move within the needs of the space. Many choose to float one or more ottomans in place of a built-in chaise configuration to allow for your footrest to accommodate any seat on the sofa—left, right, or middle.
Coffee Table Alternative: For a more casual look and feel, designers offer an ottoman in place of a traditional coffee table piece. Style your ottoman with large trays for a place to display conversation-starting coffee table books or as a landing zone for beverages to extend the versatility of your piece.
Seating Capacity: Adding ottomans to your living room can expand your capacity for seating and allow for styling versatility within any space.