You can never have too much storage, and if your room wasn’t blessed with built-ins like closets and shelves, you can choose furnishings that offer hidden storage options. One of the easiest and most versatile is a storage ottoman. In a variety of styles, upholsteries and sizes, you’re sure to find one for virtually every room in your home. Here are five places to use a storage ottoman in your home:
The Living Room
An ottoman is perfect for putting up your feet. Place one in front of your accent chair or sofa. It also doubles as seating when you’re entertaining. You can use the storage ottoman in lieu of a cocktail table. Simply add a tray. You can use the storage space to hold blankets, magazines, remotes, or CDs or DVDs.
The Master Bedroom
Placed at the foot of your bed, an ottoman offers a place to sit while getting dressed. You can dress it up with a throw blanket or toss pillow. Use the storage to hold out-of-season clothing, extra linens, shoes or accessories.
An ottoman can be used as a bench in the foyer, giving visitors a place to sit while waiting or while taking off their shoes. You can use the storage space to hold shoes and boots, hats and gloves, or the items you need to walk your dog.
If you have a large bathroom or one that includes a vanity, you can use a small storage ottoman as a seat. It’s perfect if you need a place to sit while getting dressed or applying makeup. Inside store accessories or extra toiletries.
Your Child’s Bedroom
If you’re creating a reading nook in your child’s bedroom, an ottoman can provide seating as well as storage. Cushioned ottomans on wheels are easily moved and the storage area can be used to store toys.