Cocktail Ottomans are designed
to be lower to the ground and
have a large flat top surface.
Cube Ottomans are small in size
and are shaped like a cube.
Standard ottomans are your basic
ottoman, meant for putting your
feet up and relaxing.
Ottomans are completely covered
in fabric or leather (no frame
or legs are visible - many poufs
do not have a frame at all).
Poufs are often soft, and round
or square in shape.
Traditional pieces generally
have wood detail or nailheads,
with an "old world" feel.
Modern pieces are simple with
straight lines. They are
typically found in
nontraditional shapes and sizes.
Casual ottomans are typically
overstuffed or look fluffy in
nature. Casual style is designed
for comfort rather than
Contemporary pieces are simpler
than traditional, but not 100%
modern. They have soft but clean
lines, but lack the ornate
detail found in the traditional
Cottage/Country style are
upholstery pieces that are
slipcovered or pictured in plaid
or floral fabrics.
Rustic style is a rugged look
where upholstery pieces may have
natural wood accents.
Coastal pieces are influenced by
styles from overseas. Elements
typical of this style include
rattan, sea grass, wicker, any
woven furniture, any furniture
adorned with palm trees, or
Mission / Shaker:
Mission style items have lots of
vertical slats, and simple
Shaker furniture is very simple,
similar to mission without the
slates. Very rarely use light
wood (medium wood or darker)
Ottomans are way more than just footrests, and can act as multifunctional accent furniture for your living room, bedroom, or patio. Whether you're looking for a small round ottoman or large coffee table ottoman; head over to our guide on ottoman style to learn about your ottoman options.
Save some space by setting up a storage ottoman, or try something less traditional and add some extra style with a pouf. Catering to an extra guest? Try a sleeper ottoman. Our guide has some great information, read on to get all the details.