Ideal as footrest or occasional seating, contemporary ottomans are low-profile, versatile supporting players in an interior scheme. But ottomans that go above and beyond their expected use—an ottoman that seamlessly morphs into a side table, for instance—offers twice the value. The Blu Dot Hecks Ottoman is a prime example, its clean geometric profile making a perfectly comfortable seat, but turning into a stylish side table when neatly fitted with its optional tray. The Ferm Living Velvet Ottoman, above, is so sturdy and lightweight, you'll be moving it from room to room, and from seat to table, as the need arises. And the Heller Frank Gehry Twist Cube may be the most architectural dual-purpose ottoman/table around.