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Almost everyone that sets about decorating their home will do so with a vision of choosing conventional furniture and decor, while at the same time wanting the home or room to have something that makes it unique. Inevitably this comes to be, as no two homes and no two tastes are the same, however, there is a piece of furniture that you can acquire to set you apart from your peers. Ottomans are classical and classy pieces of furniture the likes of which Roman emperors liked to lie on when having portraits painted of themselves. With that sort of endorsement, who wouldn't want to stretch out on an Ottoman...

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Ottoman – Enjoy And Relax In The Luxurious Couch

By: Sharon Albright

An Ottoman is a piece of furniture that is usually padded, upholstered seat without arms and often used as a stool or footrest. It derives its name from the ancient discovery of Ottoman Turks. These Turks were artistic people who showed much interest in fields of calligraphy, poetry and painting. With their interest in art flourishing, the Ottoman Turks also started inventing plush furniture that would add elegance and style to everyday living.

An ottoman is also known as a hassock or pouffe. In the United Kingdom, the ottomans have a plush hollow that can also be used as a blanket box to store bedding accessories. According to the Encyclopedia of Furniture by Joseph Aronson, Ottoman is defined as an “upholstered seat or bench having neither backs nor arms, so named after the Turkish influence in the early 18th Century…” So an Ottoman, reminiscent of ancient splendor, can add a high degree of grace, charm and décor to your drab room.

Decorate your home with ottoman


If you can decorate your home with an ottoman, it will give a traditional aura to the home décor. Extending from being a simple sofa to a luxurious footstool, the ottoman offers you to sit and relax in its luxuriousness. However, if you want to add modern trends to the traditional home décor, then furnish the ottoman with plush cushions and soft pillow settings.

Another way to decorate the ottoman is covering it with slipcovers. It is a good way to breathe new life and style to the old furniture. You can simply change the ragged look with the slipcovers ranging in a variety of colors. Some great benefits associated with slipcovers are having the ability to protect the furniture from unplanned accidents or spills. The slipcovers also offer you to protect your existing furniture without dealing with the expense of having to re-upholster your furniture again and again.

You can simply try a ribbed skirt or a patterned cloth to add some zest to your old ottoman or simply get a piece of plain old cloth to impart a little extra protection to your footrest.

Advantages of using ottoman

Sometimes the ottomans are made of such material that they have the prints ingrained in them. Choices of prints range from floral designs to country checks, to contemporary prints or simple stripes. They are also sometimes made of hardwearing but fascinating fabric that ranges from being denim, chenille, and suede to faux leather.

There are various advantages of using ottoman as your furniture:

- They are durable and flexible

- Machine washable

- Removable slip cover

- Adds luxury and elegance

- Cheap prices

- Enhances the traditional décor of your rooms


Are you interested to give a theatrical look to your home within affordable budget rates? Then decorate it with ottomans instead of loveseats, chairs and sofas. They will give a fresh lease of life to the otherwise drab décor in your room.

About Sharon Albright:

Sharon Albright is the owner of Ottomans Site. Read more articles on Ottomans and visit her recommended resources.

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Date Posted: 2009-03-26
Posted By: Decor and Furniture
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