An Ottoman For All Occasions

This piece of furniture is not just a place to rest your feet


The ottoman is an important addition to your décor, with many pieces offering storage as well as comfort. You’ll find them everywhere these days: in bedrooms, living rooms, dens and nursery rooms. Storage ottomans are perfect for hiding away extra throw blankets, books or toys, keeping the communal living spaces tidy and elegant.


A Size For Every Space

When you hear the word ‘ottoman’, you might think about the old-fashioned foot stool style that your parents had in their living room along with their Barca Lounger. But these days, ottomans come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any space and need.

Consider the compact Anton II Storage Ottoman from WHi, which measures 18”x18”x19”, and will store neatly in a corner if you don’t need it. It is storage, functionality, and style all rolled into one piece. Place one in a corner to use for extra seating or storage, or put several together to make a coffee table. It even has a serving tray on the flip side of the lid!

ANTON II 402-772RD,402-772WT

Anton II Storage Ottoman —Available in Brown, Grey, White or Red faux leather.


If you need something larger, while still keeping an elegant look, the Elena Storage Ottoman from WHi is ideal. Measuring in at 35.5” x 14” x 16”H, the Elena gives you all the extra storage space you need, with a safety-stop hinge on the lid, to prevent it slamming down. Able to sustain up to 200 lbs of weight, this ottoman can be the comfortable and stylish extra seating you need for busy parties or your monthly book club meeting.

ELENA 402-136GY_1

Elena Storage Ottoman in Grey – also available in Beige and Blue


Jazz Up Your Décor With A Patterned Ottoman

Adding patterns and different textures to a space can transform it in an instant. You can do that with cushions, rugs, throws and … ottomans.

Take the Lulu Storage Ottoman, also from WHi, for example. The grey on beige scroll pattern is an eclectic design, and best of all, you can get rid of clutter in a snap with the swing top lid and deep storage area, also fitted with a safety-stop hinge so that little fingers won’t get suddenly snapped by a falling lid. Whether you need an ottoman, a coffee table, extra storage or all three, this piece fits the bill.

LULU 402-871_1

Lulu Storage Ottoman in Grey 36 x 17.75 x 17″H


The key to enjoying an ottoman, however, is to not allow it to become the dumping ground for stuff. It’s not there to collect a dropped coat or pile newspapers on. It’s there to enjoy, to enhance the décor of a room and to provide unobtrusive and elegant storage.


Do you have a storage ottoman in your home? Isn’t it just the best thing to keep a little order and style in your space?