People who start with one cocktail ottoman in their home almost always end up getting two or three throughout the house.....in the den, the sun room, the master bedroom, even the living room. Why? Here are 7 reasons (they're not just my opinion, this is the feedback we've heard for years):
1) ) A cocktail ottoman allows you to get rid of all the other ottomans!! This makes the room less crowded. Why have a big bulky ottoman in front of EACH chair when you can have a one large ottoman in the middle of the sitting area? (for everyone to share)
If your cocktail ottoman has exposed legs (instead of upholstery all the way down to the floor), your room will feel much larger. And - you won't hide your beautiful rug!
|This leather cocktail ottoman|
has a clean contemporary look, with very few tufts
4) An ottoman allows you to bring another texture and color into the room. You'll notice Candice Olsen often uses Cocktail ottomans in her rooms. Designer's like them because you can bring in new shapes, (oval, round, etc) but more important, it allows you to bring in another texture and color. It has a way of "groundings" the room much like a nice area rug.
|This cocktail ottoman has box tufts|
This rich coral chenille ottoman added much needed color
to this Greensboro, NC home owner's den
|This Cocktail ottoman designed by Candice Olsen has traditional tufting. |
The oval shape helps soften the room.
This ottoman has a traditional tuft style, but the
fresh white linen gives it an updated look.
6) You don't have to dust it! With glass cocktail tables and wood tables you have to worry about scratches & dust..... not so with a durable fabric on a cocktail ottoman.
Now to list a pro for cocktail tables - some of them are great looking - but where there's a great looking cocktail table there's normally a matching end table which you can get instead.
|This designer room by Candice Olsen features a cocktail ottoman.|
It's hard to capture in a photograph, but the beautiful fabric
is a nice addition to the room. Notice that it's functional for both the chairs and the sofa.
Designer rooms by Candice Olsen often feature a cocktail ottoman, that's because a good designer is just as concerned with function as they are beauty! Send us you comments, we love feedback!