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Home Living Ottomans and Benches

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Modern ottoman

Before the foot stool appeared in European homes in the early 1800s, who knows where people used to put their feet. Thankfully, the foot stool gained a foot hold in homes rapidly and morphed into the ottoman we know today. The modern ottoman and leather ottoman, along with fabric ottoman chairs, not only provide visitors and family members with an upholstered seat where they can rest their weary feet, but also offer additional seating during a party or holiday gathering.

Ottoman bench tips:

Also known as a tuffet (now you know what Little Miss Muffett was sitting on), the ottoman bench offers homeowners many choices in arranging the furnishings in their home. Whether they're placed at the end of a chair or recliner or in the center of a sofa grouping, this modern stool will add beauty and versatility to your living room furniture.

  • Many leather chairs and fabric chairs are designed to have their own ottomans that have a complementary or similar design. When this is the case, it's best to purchase them together at the same time so the dye lots on the fabric match.
  • When considering your options for living room furniture, be sure to build in enough open space around the ottoman bench or chair and ottoman to allow the designer ottoman to be moved away from the chair without tripping passersby.
  • A leather chair looks best with a leather ottoman. The same is true with a fabric chair and ottoman. Whenever possible, mix colors instead of fabrics on pieces that are near one another in a room.

One of the classic chair and ottoman sets is the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. But be careful. There are a lot of cheap knock offs on the market of this design and you will definitely notice the difference quickly if you go with a discount store imitation.