Why specifically ottoman coffee tables, you may ask? To begin with, these are some of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can have at your disposal. With many uses and placements even within a single room, this hybrid furniture can mean the ability to shift the composition of your living room, without any fuss.
Some ottomans come with cushioned tops that lift to reveal hidden storage. Other ottomans have a raised surface with taller legs or even a magazine shelf underneath. Some ottomans come equipped with a tray-top table that you can remove. Some ottomans come in pairs that connect or even in sets. If you like a coffee table option that is lightweight and streamlined, a single, bench-style ottoman or two small square ottomans function well.
For a true coffee table-like feeling, use ottomans with wooden tray tops or leather upholstery. Remember that a beautiful finish may demand more maintenance than you wish to dedicate. In that case, choose a lightweight and dark fabric that has a moisture-resisting treatment on its surface to make for quick cleaning.
Article Written by: Mike Brown
Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,