2,966 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 
Sandford Linen Storage Ottoman
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The Sandford Linen Storage Ottoman comes in a traditional yet elegant off-white 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...More
“Functional storage” — calzar31
Jia Wooden Ottoman
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Here’s a unique twist on the traditional ottoman. The Grace Feyock-designed piece features an inverted design. Hewn from weathered fir wood, the unusual ottoman still has a comfy cushion to rest your feet.
“This detailed wooden ottoman is perfect for extra seating.” — Out of the Box Room Design
Baxton Studio Keswick Beige Linen Modern Tufted Ottoman
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Whether used as a modern coffee table, contemporary ottoman, or both, Keswick is a keeper. You will love the beautifully button-tufted beige linen upholstery and the black turned wood legs. Made in China with a eucalyptus wood frame and polyurethane foam cushioning, this upholstered ottoman requires assembly and should be spot cleaned. A dark gray linen option of this style is...More
“In dark grey.” — ajdearlove430
Moroccan White Spring Flower Leather Pouf
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Spice up your home with an exotic Moroccan leather pouf. Hand stitched by artisans, this durable pouf is topped with a traditional design and comes in a variety of styles and colors. Use it as footstool, extra seating or a fun addition to your playroom. It’ll become a great conversation piece — and functional.
“d” — jola278
Canal Storage Ottoman Bench
$194.99 $199.00 · Buy on Houzz
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Now everyone can put their feet up! Upholstered with rich, saddle brown leather, this classic ottoman is the perfect complement for larger sofas. It features a simple, two-tufted design and opens to accommodate ample storage inside.
“Opbergcouche” — ozgur1988
Moroccan Silver Metallic Ski Leather Pouf
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Spice up your home with an exotic Moroccan leather pouf. Hand stitched by artisans, this durable pouf is topped with a traditional design and comes in a variety of styles and colors. Use it as footstool, extra seating or a fun addition to your playroom. It’ll become a great conversation piece — and functional.
“silver pouff” — kendrakyoung
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.
“nice touch extra seat” — ondbrown
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.
“Great” — delnita
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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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