Ottoman coffee tables combine the much-needed, versatile surface area of a coffee table with the comfort and unbeatable texture of an ottoman. The best of both worlds, a modern ottoman coffee table is a dual-purpose dream. Prop your feet up, decorate it, use it as additional seating, or use it to hold your coffee, snack, or laptop - whatever your day-to-day needs, ottoman coffee tables are right at home in contemporary homes.
To help you choose the perfect piece, we've answered a few of the most frequently asked questions about ottoman coffee tables.
Q: Why do they call it an ottoman?
First introduced into Europe from Turkey (the heart of the Ottoman empire) a padded, upholstered seat or bench without arms or a back would be heaped with cushions and formed the main piece of seating in a home. The shape and usage eventually evolved to be more of an accent piece used for sitting, topping with items, or in some cases a clever use of storage.
Q: What is an ottoman coffee table?
i-functional piece of furniture, a coffee table ottoman acts as both a table, holding remotes, blankets, remotes, and as a comfortable place to rest your feet or have a seat. Coffee table ottomans are typically upholstered in fabric or leather and can come tufted, embroidered, or even hand-stitched. Choose from round, oval, square, or rectangular coffee table ottomans to complement your surrounding furniture and balance your space.
Q: Should I get an ottoman or coffee table?
Why not both? If you have the space, a coffee table can serve as the main centerpiece while the ottoman is available as a footrest for a comfy chair or for extra seating when guests come to visit. It also depends on how you plan on using the ottoman or coffee table. Ottomans are typically upholstered and aren’t sturdy for holding drinks or food unless topped with a tray. As ottomans are typically designed for comfort, a coffee table is best as a landing spot for food and drinks or holding fragile decor.
Q: Are ottoman coffee tables in style?
Absolutely! Ottoman coffee tables can do it all. Anchor a space, offer a place to put up your feet, and offer a surface for storing or showcasing decor and knick-knacks. To create a sturdy and level surface, top your upholstered ottoman with a wooden or leather tray to bring a layered look and make it easy to put down drinks, hold magazines and corral the remote.