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Taken separately, both ottomans and coffee tables are extremely versatile and useful, so what would happen if you combined the two? Well, you get a new piece of furniture that is even more functional and that you can use in at least two different ways.
Coffee Table And Ottoman Combo
Ottoman coffee tables are cool and pretty easy to work with, especially if you like casual decors because no matter what you try, you could never make a room look completely formal if there was an ottoman coffee table in the middle.
Poly Rattan Sofa Ottoman Combination
That’s actually one of the things we like most about these hybrid pieces. However you say it, they have an intrinsic dose of casualness and comfort. We’ll show you how to make the most of it.
Before you go ahead and buy the first ottoman you see, take a moment and think about all the key features you want it to include. Not all ottomans can serve as coffee tables and not all ottomans are suitable for your own specific needs.
Let’s talk about this particular combo first. Yes, an ottoman can function as a coffee table in some cases, but do you mainly want to use it as a table or as a real ottoman? By determining this, you can discover other important aspects of the design. If you want an ottoman that you can occasionally use as a table, it’s not really worth focusing on how well it can mimic a table. In this particular case, it is more convenient to focus on comfort.
Small Coffee Tables For Small Living Rooms
Both coffee tables and poufs can offer different storage options. It’s up to you to decide if this is something you can use in your life and what type of storage is best suited for your needs if so. Take a moment to find out exactly what you need to store in your new pouf/coffee table. Books would fit nicely on a shelf, while small things like remotes, cables and so on would fit best in, say, a drawer.
The size of each piece of furniture is important. Since we are talking about a multi-purpose piece in this case, make sure the size is comfortable and practical no matter how you use it. It should be comfortable as an ottoman and functional and practical as a table. It should also fit the space and layout.
In general, the length of a coffee table should be about half or two-thirds of the length of the sofa. The height is also measured relative to the sofa. Coffee tables are usually the same height as the sofa seat cushions, but since we are talking about an ottoman, it would be better if it was slightly lower. This way you can feel comfortable when you put your feet up.
Lennon Pine Planked Ottoman Coffee Table By Inspire Q Artisan
Both coffee tables and poufs come in different shapes. The most common are rectangular, square, round and oval. Choose the shape based on the other furniture around it, the overall decor of the room, and any specific needs. For example, if you have small children, look for something that doesn’t have sharp edges and corners.
There are also a lot of other new shapes that you might find interesting. For example, you could have a hexagonal or inverted pyramid shape that would look cool in your living room.
Look for an ottoman or coffee table that suits your style. If you like clean and simple designs, look for something modern or contemporary. If you prefer something cozy and inviting, a rustic or traditional design might suit you. Eclectic designs are sometimes best at combining good features from two or more styles.
Coffee Table With Ottoman Seating
No matter the size, shape or style, you have a variety of different upholstery options to consider. Some give you a more casual look, while others are better suited to more formal and elegant environments. Fabric is the most versatile material of all. It comes in an infinite number of colors and many different textures, patterns and prints.
On the other hand, leather can also offer some diversity in texture and color. It is more elegant and has a more luxurious and refined look and it can also offer other benefits such as durability or the fact that it is easier to clean and more resilient than fabric.
There are a few other options to consider, slightly less common but still worth checking out, such as velvet, suede, or rattan, for example.
Oxford Tufted Black Leather Square Ottoman Coffee Table
Whether you use it as an ottoman, coffee table or both, the Bon Pouf Cube looks really cute. It comes in 7 quirky and interesting colors and patterns like blossom pink or honey yellow. It is a great companion for the sofa and it also goes great with a comfortable armchair.
If you prefer round shapes in small quantities, check out Hem’s Bon Pouf Round. It is a 50 x 41 cm ottoman that you can use in different situations. It can be an ottoman for your sofa or armchair or an extra seat for a guest. You can even group several poufs in the center of the living room instead of a typical coffee table.
The genuine leather upholstery gives the Gendron pouf a super elegant and refined look. At the same time, its extra-wide shape makes it a great alternative to a typical coffee table. Pair it with a sofa or sectional box to create a setup that’s both stylish and super comfortable.
Can You Use An Ottoman As A Coffee Table?
Round poufs, just like round coffee tables, make the space around them feel inviting and cozy. The Huskins ottoman is 41.73” wide, which is just right if you want to use it in combination with a sofa or an L-shaped section. The tufted top isn’t flat, so use a tray if you want to serve drinks or snacks.
It is a mix between an ottoman and an ottoman and can also serve wonderfully as a coffee table. The Tyson ottoman is a 22-inch wide beauty with a striking gold-tone stainless steel ring around the base. It also has a velvet covering which makes the colors look super rich and glamorous.
An ottoman that you can use as a coffee table is already a very handy combination. Add to that the possibility to also store things inside and it becomes the perfect piece of furniture for the living room. The Rosina storage pouf is all those things combined, all in a beautiful and elegant packaging.
Coffee Table With Nesting Stools
If you want something a little different from your typical coffee table, but you’re also not a fan of the classic ottoman, check out the Northside, an ottoman unlike any we’ve seen so far. It has a plywood frame wrapped with braided banana leaf and four stubby feet. It also has a top that you can lift to reveal a hidden storage pocket.
If you want something small or compact or something that you can use in combination with an accent table, check out the Degregorio ottoman. It is round and measures only 16” in diameter. It is also supported by four super slim metal legs which give it a lightweight appearance.
Since Ottoman coffee tables are upholstered (otherwise they would just be tables), their surface isn’t exactly great for displaying or hanging things, especially when it comes to vases, glasses, and other items. To solve this problem, you can use a tray.
Lighthouse Designs Hudson Round Coffee Table In Spalted Primavera
If a tray isn’t quite a suitable alternative for you, having an accent table that fits neatly over the ottoman may be a better option, some sort of cover. It would be similar to a C table that complements the sofa, but with its own peculiarities.
An ottoman is better suited to a living room that wants to look cozy and inviting than a coffee table, and it all has to do with the upholstery. We love the contrast shown here between the fabric-covered sofa and armchairs and the leather-covered coffee table ottoman.
We said you can use a tray if you want a flat surface on which to store items on your footstool, but we didn’t mention that the tray can be a structural part of the table/ottoman. Check out this interesting design that has a special place in the middle for a removable tray.
The Half Moon Ottoman Foot Stools
Sometimes an ottoman is too small to serve as a coffee table. You can easily overcome this problem by simply using two ottomans instead of one. If that isn’t enough either, add one or two more. They can each serve as individual hybrid pieces or you can link them together to make a larger piece.
Not all ottomans have a soft and thick upholstery. It’s actually those who don’t meet these criteria that make the best coffee