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Things You Should Consider Before Buying an Ottoman

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Ottoman, a deep-upholstered seat with or without a back that was brought to Europe in the late 18th century from Turkey, where it was the focal point of piled-high-with-cushion home sitting. One of the first iterations was intended as a fitting piece of furniture wrapped totally around three partitions of a room, and from this came a smaller version that fits into a room’s corner.

The Cylinder Pouffe is a trendy low stool that comes completely upholstered in your choice of leather or fabric. This circular pouffe ottoman is an ostentatious seating arrangement with a solid yet simple essence. Combine this indoor cylinder pouffe with the rest of the set to complete the appearance.

Ottomans are a versatile selection of furniture that may be used in a variety of settings. This multi-functional element has the ability to tie your entire design together, creating a palatial interior.

Set up collaborative sitting with our cylinder footstool, which allows everyone to get together in a more relaxed atmosphere than a traditional conference room.

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When it comes to purchasing an ottoman, what should you consider first?

The importance of proportions cannot be overstated. If the room is at a premium, construct an octagonal or circular ottoman to eliminate any square corners and provide easier access within a compact arrangement. The light will then reach the space from various angles, giving it greater depth. A bigger ottoman in a geometric or more organic shape, on the other hand, establishes a focal point and maybe a dramatic design component in a space with more generous proportions.

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What is the best way to utilize it?

An ottoman will always add flair to any room and help define the area when utilized to showcase decorative things on a tray, a scented candle, and heaps of attractive books. They are, nevertheless, an excellent location for storing items out of sight. In the evenings, we typically concoct them with a hinged lid to hide children’s toys and change a place into something more grown-up. Another method to add functional storage space is to incorporate a big shelf beneath an upholstered top for serving trays, board games, periodicals, and books.

And what does it have to do with the sofa?

When placing an ottoman in front of a couch, it should be around two-thirds the width of the sofa. Anyone sitting on either rear of the couch should be able to reach the ottoman, but there should still be enough room to stroll by it comfortably —Approximately 30cm-50cm in front of the sofa is ideal. Feel free to utilise it more as a beautiful coffee table if it isn’t used as a place to put your feet up.

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Is it necessary to safeguard the cloth in any way?

The top surface and upper sides of the cloth should be tough since they will always be utilised for resting tired legs and will be brushed past frequently. However, because the side fabric and fringe around the base are more aesthetic, they don’t have to be as durable. Treat the textiles with a stain protection treatment if you have the opportunity.

While vacuuming, your ottoman needs to be moved; thus, wheels and glides come in handy. If you have a lift-up lid, a gentle close hydraulic arm will prevent it from slamming shut on fingers. Deep buttoning on the top provides texture to the design, but it makes it challenging to stand beverages glasses on top, so remember to use a tray. Finally, avoid buying one that is so little that your legs can’t reach it. If required, purchase two and stack them, one on top of the other.

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These pieces are a terrific way to incorporate trends into your house because they are typically less expensive. In addition, knitted ottomans, such as the BonBon, are now quite fashionable and may bring a bit of whimsy and an extra layer of texture to the space.

An ottoman is one of your most effective alternatives if you want to experiment with coloured furniture but don’t want to commit to a large-scale item. If you just need extra sitting occasionally, use shorter ottomans that can easily be tucked beneath a taller coffee table and brought out when guests come.

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Click here to check out Arcedior’s curated collection of Ottomans.

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<i>About</i> Vivek Agrawal
About Vivek Agrawal

Vivek is a global sourcing expert and has worked with and assisted clients with their sourcing requirements for 1000+ projects in his 15+ years in the industry. With the aim to fulfill the evolving needs and demands of architects, interior designers, project managers, and HNIs, he started Arcedior – the most loved, curated products platform with 80,000+ products from 700+ brands spanning 45 countries. Being a design enthusiast with an eye for details, he also started a group on LinkedIn called ‘Design Leaders Roundtable – A Collaborative Community for Architects & Interior Designers’ which now has over 7K members. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family.

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