Storage ottomans have dual functionality, that of storing items that have no more room inside your house combined with that of offering space to rest your feet while seated and enjoying television or reading a good book. Most people who have small apartments and houses choose this alternative to other types of furniture in order to keep things well organized and avoid mess. Because of the multifunctionality of these pieces of furniture they are surely considered most convenient.
Some storage ottomans are cubical, covered in leather and have padding under the leather covered seat. The lid may be attached or may come off completely. If you want it to come off, than you could think of choosing storage ottomans that provide an extra third function: that of a small coffee or snack table. The reversed seat may be designed so that you can place refreshments and snacks when friends come over.
Sitting at the desk is supposed to be very comfortable. Padded storage ottomans replacing the regular desk chair can also be quite comfortable and can help you hide things you do not want to keep on your desk. Books, cd boxes, and other desk accessories – and we definitely have a lot of those these days – can very conveniently hidden under the seat. Usually desks are sold either separately or with a chair or ottoman like this that will be the needed match.
As far as entertainment is concerned, some storage ottomans are very smart in that if you reverse the seat, you may use it as boards for games of chess, backgammon, checkers and so on. The pieces to use in the game are stored inside the ottoman and if the lid is not reversed, than it can function like a small table or resting place for feet, all depending on the design you choose. Make sure to check all these before the purchase so as to be satified with the new piece of furniture.
Another useful model of storage ottomans is the one that looks like a bench. They are rectangular in shape, and can be placed in front of the couch in your living room to provide resting place for your tired feet or to compensate lack of chairs in case you have more guests than seats. To conclude, the market offers many designs of storage ottomans and their functionality varies with interests and tastes. However, the main function of such a piece of furniture still remains the storing one.