Popular And Stylish Ottoman Furniture
Ottoman furniture pieces are popular and stylish. Ottoman furniture is an excellent piece of furniture that you can put in any room whether you are looking to purchase one for your living room, bedroom, kid’s room or your den. Knowing how ottomans have been used may help you find new functions for them in your decor. In 18th-century Turkey, ottomans were low platforms covered in cushions to provide residential seating. Larger ottomans were built like sectionals that wrapped around three walls; eventually, that style would be adapted to a circular padded seat surrounding a column or pole in a public room. Ottomans in Europe fit into drawing rooms and salons as circular or octagonal shapes, and some featured a hinged platform to hide storage, an idea that translates well to modern use. Ottomans and footstools became synonymous; a footstool being a low upholstered stool with legs, originally set next to a hearth.
Larger upholstered ottomans with legs, smaller pouf-style ottomans; some with built-in storage and padded hassocks to match chairs all share the name today. When the ottoman furniture isn’t a seat, it’s a table. Toss a few magazines on it; it’s a coffee table. An onyx chessboard turns it into a chess table. A large, tufted cushion, upholstered in kilim carpet, holds an enameled tray with cups, saucers, coffeepot, croissants and a spray or orchids in a slim vase for casual brunch.