Ottoman furniture is a form of a bench or couch that usually has head but no back. It is upholstered, padded furniture that rarely lets you see any wood at all. Besides allowing you to use it as a footstool, stool or even coffee table, many of them are hollow so they can be used as smaller storage too.
Where does it come from?
After being brought to Europe in the late 18th century from the Ottoman Empire, ottomans gained popularity worldwide over the next centuries. In the Empire, ottoman furniture was usually covered with numerous cushions and was the main piece of family sitting. In Europe it was first designed as a large piece of furniture that would be wrapped from one wall to another. After a while it started getting designed into much smaller versions that for the contrast could fit to the corner of the wall.
Important detail for your home.
Ottomans come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, fabrics and styles. No matter which one you prefer, you can find an ottoman that will perfectly match the environment and be useful at the same time. You can easily move this small piece of furniture from one room to another if needed. Ottomans can go from the very traditional to modern style, you can choose the patterns that you want and even change them in the future. They’ve become inevitable part of any modern home and are even being placed between sofas and used as small tools instead of tables.