Don't let its small size fool you, the ottoman may be one of the hardest-working (yet under-appreciated!) pieces of furniture. Especially if you live in a small space, a single stool that acts as an extra seat, a side table, a storage unit, a place to prop your feet, and maybe even a bed is the kind of do-it-all multitasker you're going to want to keep around.
Ideal for a small space, this affordable ottoman doubles as storage and an extra seat, while the 17-inch base lets it slip into a corner or under a desk when it's not in use.
This little ottoman has everything we're looking for: Luxe tufted velvet, hidden storage and a price tag that's less than $200.
These soft knit poufs were designed to be used in a child's room, but they would also work well in a Scandinavian-style grown-up apartment.
A concealed hinge hides the fact that the top of this ottoman flips up so you can stash blankets and pillows inside.
Our Previous Lists:
- Ottomans and Storage Cubes
- Small Space Solution: Double Duty Ottomans and Storage Benches
- Affordable Sleeper Chairs & Ottomans
No artful bohemian home would be complete without a Moroccan-style pouf. We've been eyeing this gold-studded brown leather one from Lulu & Georgia, but it also comes in 13 other colors.
Brown leather in an antique crackle finish warms up the steel base on this handsome stool.
If shabby chic is really making a modern comeback, it's time to start loading up on antique floral prints. This wallpaper-inspired pattern is nostalgic and fresh at the same time.
If you have the space to house this 44-inch-long ottoman, it will store all your extra blankets and throw pillows, plus serve as extra seating for a crowd. Casters on each corner make this piece a breeze to move wherever you need a seat or serving table.
Other Good Resources:
- Ottoman Roundup — Elements of Style Blog
- The Top Ten Ottomans — Elle Decor
- A Very Jungalicious Pouf Roundup —The Jungalow
This sleek 20-inch-tall ottoman can slide under a coffee table or desk when it's not serving as a seat or standing in for a side table.
A romantic combination of blush pink linen-velvet upholstery and skinny brass legs, this is the ottoman our 5-year-old selves probably would have designed for our grown-up dream homes.
A sleek gray ottoman that folds out into—surprise!—a bed. This splurge of a seat will prove indispensable when out-of-town guests come to visit your tiny apartment.
This square dark leather ottoman would make a stand-out addition to a stylish bachelor pad.