3 Alternative Ways to Use a Living Room Ottoman

April 6th, 2018 Paul Dekker

Understated and often unnoticeable, the ottoman is the underdog furniture staple of your living room. Many people use an ottoman to rest their feet while they’re watching television, and others, not knowing what to do with the item, often leave it untouched in the centre of the room or shoved in a corner. But a fresh set of eyes can help you work the ottoman into the rearrangement of your living room.

We want you to rethink the way you use your living room ottoman with some of our suggestions below!

3 Alternative Ways to Use an Ottoman

Our Maier Charcoal Ottoman by Ashley Furniture.

Take Advantage of Corner Spaces

Instead of simply shoving the ottoman in the corner when it isn’t in use, we suggest reworking into a corner space as a piece of décor or extra seating. You can throw decorative or printed pillows onto the item and create an artistic seating arrangement for guests.

Think Outside the Box for Storage

An ottoman is traditionally used for storing blankets by most people, but we think it can be used to store so much more. For people who do not have the space to build shelving into their living rooms, we suggest storing your favorite books instead your ottoman, where they are easily accessible. For those in crunched spaces or smaller apartments, you can also use your ottoman as storage for hats and scarfs, especially if you are working with limited closet space.

3 Alternative Ways to Use an Ottoman

Our Upholstered Ottoman from Ashley Furniture.

No Coffee Table? No Problem!

For smaller living rooms, an ottoman is a perfect alternative to a coffee table, which could take up a lot of space, especially if you don’t spend that much time in your living room or are constantly on the go. We suggest placing a decorative serving tray on top with a book or two and a tiny vase with your favorite flowers for aromatic effect!

Conway Furniture is open to reinventing your space! For any design or furniture questions, give us a call at 519-291-3820 today or visit our store in Listowel ON!

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