What can you say about a piece of furniture that got its name from the exotic Europeans? Simple, Ottoman!
These low seats have its origins from Turkey, and these got popular in the last centuries.
The apt name piece of furniture is a staple of class and style today. Just because it’s very aesthetically pleasing, it doesn’t mean it’s not functional.
More than a Footstool
Most people mistake them for a footstool, but the fact remains they are more than just a footrest. Sure you can extend your legs and put your feet on them, but they have several more uses instead of just being a footrest.
They can be anything between an additional seat, coffee table, pet bed, storage unit and much more. You can say they underappreciated.
Following, we are going to discuss the advantages of having an ottoman, and why you should consider having one in our home as well.
Ottoman and Your Body
If your body is out of alignment, both your muscles and ligaments remain under extreme pressure. This affects the blood flow throughout your body and leads to issues like dumbness, extremities, weaknesses, etc. Sitting on an ottoman will improve your body posture by relaxing in a natural position.
It helps people of every height in their unique way as tall people don’t have their knees up and short people don’t need to dangle their legs. This way, you won’t have to compensate for imbalance as the bottom can slide forward leading to an unhealthy curve in your back. Ottoman promotes a healthy sitting posture as you can keep your legs in place.
As a Couch
Ottomans don’t require much real estate, but they can save your skin if you have more guests than anticipated. You can use the ottoman as a bench and relocated it wherever you want. Once the guests have left, you can put it over to the sofa and put your feet on it.
A Versatile Table
When you don’t need an extra chair, you can use the ottoman as a table. Toss some magazines over it, or enjoy your coffee. If you have an onyx chessboard, you can turn the ottoman into a chess table. This is a versatile piece of furniture that you can use as need, be it a coffee table, side table, or a centerpiece. But you need to mind the size, shape, fabric, and texture minding your theme and setting.
This is multi-purpose furniture, and it can easily accommodate more than one use. They can also b used as end tables that can easily be used as a couch or an information table that can take the rough treatment when you don’t feel like using them.
Ottomans also serve as an excellent storage unit. If you lack storage, you can get a storage ottoman to make up for it. Look for an ottoman with a top that lifts off to a compartment for stashing anything that you don’t want in plain sight.
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