11 Storage Ottomans That Will Declutter Your Space in the Most Stylish Way

updated Jun 20, 2023
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When it comes to furniture, the storage ottoman might be the most underrated kind there is. Not only do these wonders conveniently stash small home items like blankets, games, and toys, but they also can provide extra seating for guests and (let’s not forget) a place to kick your feet up after a long, hard day.

As I’ve been spending more time at home (and accumulating more stuff in the process), I’ve come to develop a deeper appreciation for storage ottomans and how great they are at helping me organize my mess. While living and working in a relatively small space, they’ve really become game-changers in the decluttering department. Considering that closet space and shelving are rather limited in tiny or shared apartments, a storage ottoman can come in handy to keep surplus home items out of sight yet easy to find. Oh, and did I mention they’re also quite stylish? From tufted leather to velvet upholstery, storage ottomans come in a range of fabrics and shapes guaranteed to marry perfectly with your home’s vibe. See what I mean below.

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was $54.99

We love storage that doesn't look like storage, which is why we're in love with this blush-colored ottoman with gold legs. Store exercise equipment, household accessories, or extra linens in this roomy piece, which can also double as an end table or footrest.

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West Elm

If you're down for a little splurge, this upholstered storage ottoman from West Elm is so worth it. This ottoman puts the “fun” in multifunctional and can be customized in over 20 different fabrics.

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Albany Park
was $699.00

Looking for a storage ottoman with cloud-like comfort and tons of space? Check out Albany Park's Kova Storage Ottoman. A perfect addition to your living room whether or not you have the matching sofa, this storage ottoman comes in multiple fabrics and colors, complete with a cozy pillow top, soft-close lid, and more than enough space for blankets, extra bedding, and much more.

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This handsome brown faux leather storage chest will definitely do its part to bring character and style into the room. The bottom of the ottoman features a studded metal border, and the solid wooden legs give it a boost in height and durability.

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was $136.13

This charming ottoman is built for the long haul. Not only is it stunning to look at and roomy inside, but the flat surface is also perfect for providing extra seating.

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was $203.99

Kick your feet up on this gorgeous cream faux leather ottoman, or remove the lid to store extra blankets, puzzles, supplies, and more. No matter how you use it, this pick is a winner!

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was $55.00

This budget-friendly storage ottoman will not only catch your eye, it will also neatly catch any mess or small household items you'd like to keep out of sight. It can hold up to 450 pounds and has a double-sided opening that sets it apart from other styles.

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was $129.99

This sturdy and easy-to-assemble faux leather ottoman from Target is super spacious and comes in eight different colors, so you're guaranteed to find a version to match your design motif. And it's easy to clean, which is always a plus.

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Home Depot

This ottoman is perfect for tucking away all the clutter and knick-knacks that accumulate in any (okay, every) room. Its 36-inch width is compact yet versatile, which makes it perfect for guest rooms, kids' playrooms, or common living areas.

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was $99.99

Though this classy pink ottoman is under $100, it gives off quite a luxurious feel. The sumptuous velvet upholstery is comfortable and inviting, and the inside is perfect for storing all of your extras.

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was $239.00

This sapphire-colored tufted ottoman is dripping with style. With clean lines and a silver nailhead trim, this gorgeous piece makes a seamless addition to any modern living room aesthetic.