3 Alternative Ways to Use a Living Room Ottoman

August 30th, 2022 Paul Dekker
Ottoman with a cozy sofa in modern living room

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 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. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking this handy piece of furniture!

Here are three ways to make the most of your living room ottoman.

1) Take Advantage of Corner Space

Instead of simply shoving the ottoman in the corner when it isn’t in use, try reworking it 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!

2) Think Outside the Box for Storage

An ottoman is traditionally used for storing blankets by most people, but it can be used to store so much more. For people who do not have the space to build shelving in their living rooms, try storing your favourite books inside 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 scarves, especially if you are working with limited closet space.

3) 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. Try placing a decorative serving tray on top with a book or two and a tiny vase with your favourite flowers for an aromatic effect!

At Conway Furniture, we have a wide selection of ottomans and living room furniture and accessories to give your space a refresh. Our furniture professionals are always on hand in-store to provide you with any assistance or design advice you may need!

Contact us today for more information regarding our furniture selection.    

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