Design ottomans: The essential furniture in the living room
There are different types of ottomans on the market, but united by a single denominator, practicality. Over the years, the design ottoman has conquered an increasingly large audience, which has been able to fully grasp the potential of this furnishing accessory. The room par excellence for an ottoman is the living room, whose furnishing style is enriched with unusual shapes and colours. It can be chosen in continuity or in contrast, chromatic or material, with the lines present in the room where it is placed. Indeed, design ottomans are very often considered as spots of colour with the task of capturing attention, used in place of bulky seats or to play down a space considered too serious. It is no coincidence that there are models covered in fabric, plain or patterned, in leather or eco-leather, with wooden or metal structure, or completely in polyethylene, storage ottomans or bright ottomans: all united by extreme practicality in furnishing small living rooms by focusing on comfort.
For design ottomans we recommend the brands: BONALDO - BONTEMPI CASA - CATTELAN ITALIA - DRIADE MOBILI - SITAP TAPPETI - TOMASUCCI - TONIN CASA
Design ottomans for a functional sleeping area
Comfort must be a characteristic found in all divisions of the house: the sleeping area is the one that most frequently people associate with comfort, so we can only evaluate the inclusion of a design ottoman even in such an intimate space. The possibilities to insert a design ottoman in a bedroom are several: combined with a charming armchair or inserting a set of storage ottomans, in such a way as to combine style and functionality. Storage ottomans indeed have a storage compartment inside them where you can store objects or nightwear, particularly suitable for small rooms. Storage ottomans, being a design ottoman, can also be used in the living room, however using the storage compartment inside them. There aren’t only ottomans of this kind. There are also bright ottomans, which have the dual function of being comfortable seats and an alternative light source. In addition, bright ottomans can also be used outside as they are usually made with materials suitable for withstanding the weather elements.
For storage ottomans we recommend the brands: PLUST COLLECTION - TOMASUCCI
For bright ottomans we recommend the brands: BONALDO - MODUM BY TELCOM - PEDRALI THE ITALIAN ESSENCE - PF STiLE ARREDAMENTO - TWENTYFIRST LIVING ART
Types of design ottomans and features
As with all furnishings, when purchasing a design ottoman we must consider a number of factors, such as the size and materials with which it is made, so that we can choose the one that is most in line with the furnishing style of our living room.
CLASSIC MODEL: Classic ottomans have soft, circular or elliptical shapes, and are characterized by the comfort and ability to be combined with sofas or armchairs, as an additional seat or as a footrest.
SQUARE MODEL: although there are now many on the market, square ottomans are not among the classic models such as circular ones. Square design ottomans are perfect for those who love to enrich their living room with geometric shapes because they can be combined with each other in various ways.
BAG MODEL: if we want to opt for a less formal model, we can evaluate a very soft bag ottoman. These design ottomans are increasingly popular for decorating living rooms with a modern or eclectic style, as well as the children's bedroom. As for patterns and materials, they are of the most disparate, generally very resistant, while the padding usually consists of polystyrene microspheres.
For bag design ottomans we recommend: TOMASUCCI - POUF DESIGN
Maintenance of design ottomans materials
Like everything we use, ottomans also need maintenance. Being then a piece of furniture, this practice becomes necessary. The materials with which an ottoman is made can be many, but certainly the most common are leather, eco-leather, various fabrics and weather-resistant materials for outdoor design ottomans. For outdoor ottomans it would always be better to choose them taking into account the removable cover of the furniture: this feature allows you to comfortably wash the ottoman covering in the washing machine and clean it whenever you want. In any case, the washing instructions should be always checked. If this is not possible, stains can be removed with Marseille soap and a damp cloth or with baking soda and a fabric brush. If we decide to buy a leather ottoman for the living room or any other home space, then we must have more precautions. Indeed although leather ottomans are durable, they can be stained and therefore the removal of stains becomes more difficult. Therefore, the best option is to intervene with a cloth dampened on the stain or with specific dry sprays: in this way we will always have our leather (or core leather) ottoman as new.