Published at Wednesday, September 12th 2018. by Hattie Livingston in Ottoman Chair.
If you want to have great furniture for your home, ottoman furniture is for you. Ottoman furniture is either cushioned or padded piece of furniture that neither has back or arm. It is great furniture to have in your house especially if you have a small space. While many people still opt to have the traditional furniture to adorn their houses, this piece of furniture will give you the contemporary beauty that you seek especially if you are improving or want something new in your home.
When looking for living room furniture, ottomans many times come to mind as an after thought or almost an after-market purchase. An ottoman can come with an armchair or glider and is often designed as an accessory or part of a set together with the armchair.
If you have a piano in your living room or lounge, you can use either a traditional piano stool, with a small compartment under the hinged seat for music sheets, or use a storage ottoman. The seating is just as comfortable, in fact even more so in some cases since it is more substantial than a stool, and can be more heavily upholstered and padded.
The ottomans were the favorite piece of furniture named after the Ottoman Empire, which lasted from 1299 until 1922. The Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, Western Asia, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and North Africa. World War One ended Ottoman rule in these parts of the world, but not the spread of its cherished footstool. Even after the empire lost its power, the name stuck to this very versatile and useful footrest and its popularity spread like wild fire, especially in America. In one sense, the ottomans have reconquered a large share of the world and arguably, more people know the name now than they did when the real Ottomans were in control.
It has changed a lot from these times of course, and is today regarded as an optional extra in most modern homes. However, it has its uses, and in some cases is an essential item of furniture. Here are some of the uses of the storage ottoman in the modern home: a fusion of the ancient and the modern if you like.
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