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 December 2018

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Enhance beauty, style and function with an ottoman.

Ottomans add flexibility to almost any room.  


Also called hassocks, footstools or footrests, ottomans have so many more uses that just resting your tired feet. Ottomans are perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, home offices and dens. They are super flexible because they can be moved around a room, against a wall or under a table.


Ottomans provide:

  • Extra seating

  • A spot for an open suitcase

  • A place to set a tray of drinks or a plate of cookies

  • A convenient surface for playing a game of chess or checkers

  • A seating area to put on shoes and socks


Ottomans come in all shapes, sizes, fabrics and styles to complement any décor and any size constraints. In addition to the typical square or rectangular shape, think oval or round. You can use a fabric that matches your bedding or furniture to make the ottoman blend in – or choose fabric that contrasts to add an engaging accent.


Want to create a scene? Consider an unexpected color or bold print to call attention to this flexible piece of furniture. Or drape a scarf, pashmina or throw over an ottoman to add drama. If you’re worried about dirt from people’s feet or staining from spills, you can even slipcover your ottoman.


Add an ottoman this season to provide flexibility, function and beauty. Then start thinking about all the ways you can use it!  

© 2018 Hunter Douglas

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