3,138 Traditional Ottomans and Cubes

A true double-duty furniture piece, ottomans often wear double (or triple) hats: They can be utilized as a footstool, coffee table, storage container or even additional seating. Because they are available in a variety of styles, colors and patterns, an ottoman, pouf or cube can also add a touch of traditional character to your bedroom, living room or playroom design. As you get ready to make a purchase, be sure to learn a little more about this handy piece of furniture. More 
Arch Designed Moroccan Leather Pouf, Dark Tan, Arch Design
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Arch designed poufs are stylish and beautiful, These Moroccan poufs will fit seamlessly into any d̩cor and they're sure to delight every member of the household. They are great for kids rooms, your bedroom, or even the office; the arch-designed pouf is elegant and offers a great addition to any home. Because they are available in many colors, we are sure you will find one that ...More
“Love this with a tan leather armchair...” — Emma
Baxton Studio Cardiff Dark Gray Linen Modern Tufted Ottoman
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Tie your room together with the well-designed Cardiff Modern Ottoman. This large, circular footstool softens a space with its lack of angles and its versatile, neutral dark gray linen upholstery. A surplus of button tufting brings an element of traditional style to this otherwise contemporary ottoman. Our Cardiff Ottoman is fully assembled and made in China with eucalyptus w...More
“Nice” — Beth Giles
Plymouth Espresso Leather Tray Top Storage Ottoman
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You want it all: A coffee table for when your friends come over. Storage to hide the magazines, books and assorted devices that roam the room. And you’d like to put your feet up when it’s all said and done. This handsome leather ottoman opens into two trays on top, and offers ample storage space below. That said, your search is done.
“leather, multi-function ottoman” — joeldh
Baxton Studio Cardiff Beige Linen Modern Tufted Ottoman
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Tie your room together with the well-designed Cardiff Modern Ottoman. This large, circular footstool softens a space with its lack of angles and its versatile, neutral beige linen upholstery. A surplus of button tufting brings an element of traditional style to this otherwise contemporary ottoman. Our Cardiff Ottoman is fully assembled and made in China with eucalyptus wood,...More
“Ottoman” — stammjes
Five Brooks Espresso Leather Ottoman Set
$209.99 $229.99 · Buy on Houzz
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When friends and family descend, it’s nice keep your options open. Simply open the top of this leather ottoman and take out the two smaller ones to use as impromptu seats. Toss the messy details of everyday living into the interior space then turn the lid over to create a tray top coffee table. Done. Now all you need are the munchies.
“like the flip up top so it can be used as coffee table; has storage for blankets; also nice for feet” — jcompton119
Quincy Ottoman
$1,487 $1,487.50 · Only 2 Left
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Natural charm is the whole point of this unusual box ottoman, an intriguing addition to your decor. The contrasting fabric textures of linen and jute come together on an oak base — two tones that add up to one appealing look.
“Capitone” — ricardobarriada
Sandford Storage Ottoman Bench
$201.99 $289.00 · Buy on Houzz
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The Sandford Storage Ottoman Bench comes in a traditional yet elegant sand shade that can literally match any decorating style. Upholstered with fine linen, this ottoman harmonizes with the indulgence of a soft, inviting surface that is perfect for extra seating during a large gathering or during the holidays. With the appearance of a double-layered comfort surface on top, thi...More
“Ottoman” — hooty123
Round Stool w Patterned Faux Leather and Wood
$106.59 $173.63 · Buy on Houzz
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In Mix Brown. Made of faux leather. 24.5 in. L x in. W x 15 in. H
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Why is an ottoman useful?


Ottomans and poufs often serve multiple purposes, so you truly get more bang for your buck. Traditionally, they were used as footstools, though now they are also commonly used as upholstered coffee or side tables. An ottoman bench, beanbag or pouf can function as additional seating, while hollowed-out units are great for hidden storage. On top of its practical purposes, an ottoman is also a great decorative accessory; they often come in bright colors, vibrant patterns or with nailhead or tufted details.

What ottoman or pouf shapes are available?


Ottomans are generally round, square or rectangular, with each shape available in a variety of sizes. Round ottomans are great for adding an unexpected shape to a living space with primarily rectangular furniture, while, adversely, square ottomans work well to complement such a layout. Smaller cubes are a form of square ottomans: these are great for sneaking in extra seating space, or to create an extra long coffee table by pushing several together. Rectangular ottomans often double as coffee tables, and can be custom made to fit the length of your sofa.

What ottoman materials should I consider?


Ottomans often come in the same materials as sofas and sectionals, so think about what your preference is for larger furniture pieces — though they don't have to match up. After all, adding a leather ottoman in a room with a fabric sofa can add some much-needed texture variation. They commonly come in leather or some sort of upholstery, though weaves and woods are gaining in popularity. As you pick out the material, think about its function as well as its traditional design; a wood stump would be an uncomfortable footstool, while a cushy pouf wouldn't suffice as a side table.
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