7 Uses For An Ottoman

Post By: Victoria Uhrich 

Ottomans are a piece we don't find in everyone's home, but they can be one of the most versatile addition to a home. When you realize all the possibilities they have in making your home a more functional place, they become an easy accesory to incorporate. So, In order to make your life easier I have complied a list of the different uses for an ottoman. 

All of the above ottomans are available for purchase at Panache.

  NUMBER 1   I don't care if it is 20 degrees or 110 outside, I must have a blanket to curl up with on the couch (And the Saranoni Blankets are my favorite.. I haven't decided if it's the security of having something on top of me, or the softness of a blanket against my skin, but it's a most during any and every Netflix marathon. So if your'e like me and have all these blankets to snuggle up with (one for me, one for my husband, and some for friends) you need a easy and accessible place to put them. An ottoman with a secret compartment inside is the perfect place for storing. 

NUMBER 1

I don't care if it is 20 degrees or 110 outside, I must have a blanket to curl up with on the couch (And the Saranoni Blankets are my favorite.. I haven't decided if it's the security of having something on top of me, or the softness of a blanket against my skin, but it's a most during any and every Netflix marathon. So if your'e like me and have all these blankets to snuggle up with (one for me, one for my husband, and some for friends) you need a easy and accessible place to put them. An ottoman with a secret compartment inside is the perfect place for storing. 

  NUMBER 2   If you are like my husband and I, then you have an abundance of friends. In a house built for two though, creative seating is very important. Using an ottoman for extra seating is the perfect way to use a piece already in your home for a different purpose.

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If you are like my husband and I, then you have an abundance of friends. In a house built for two though, creative seating is very important. Using an ottoman for extra seating is the perfect way to use a piece already in your home for a different purpose.

  NUMBER 3   Most all our movies are on Netflix of Hulu, but there are still a few favorites that are nice to have in a hard copy. And most of us have someone in the home that enjoy videos games. Ottomans are the perfect storage for all of the cases, and unlike a huge TV entertainment center, they are hidden in a way that doesn't take up extra space and you would never know they are inside. 

NUMBER 3

Most all our movies are on Netflix of Hulu, but there are still a few favorites that are nice to have in a hard copy. And most of us have someone in the home that enjoy videos games. Ottomans are the perfect storage for all of the cases, and unlike a huge TV entertainment center, they are hidden in a way that doesn't take up extra space and you would never know they are inside. 

  NUMBER 4   Sometimes the normal coffee table just won't do, but adding something like an ottoman might be the perfect fit. A touch of fabric might be just what you need to soften your home. And if your family loves to put their feet up on the coffee table you can be sure this won't dent, or scratch. 

NUMBER 4

Sometimes the normal coffee table just won't do, but adding something like an ottoman might be the perfect fit. A touch of fabric might be just what you need to soften your home. And if your family loves to put their feet up on the coffee table you can be sure this won't dent, or scratch. 

  NUMBER 5   Our pets are one of the best parts of our home. Having an ottoman allows an extra seat in the house for them and space for you. They can rest at your feet and be close enough to you to receive all the love and attention they need, while still allowing for them to have an area all their own when you need a little extra space.

NUMBER 5

Our pets are one of the best parts of our home. Having an ottoman allows an extra seat in the house for them and space for you. They can rest at your feet and be close enough to you to receive all the love and attention they need, while still allowing for them to have an area all their own when you need a little extra space.

  NUMBER 6   Toys, toys, and more toys. If you have kids or grand kids in the house, then you know how many dolls, legos, and kitchen accessories they have.....EVERYWHERE. A storage ottoman is an easy and hidden place for them to easily store the things that are most precious to them. An ottoman is so much more charming than a toy box in the living room anyway.

NUMBER 6

Toys, toys, and more toys. If you have kids or grand kids in the house, then you know how many dolls, legos, and kitchen accessories they have.....EVERYWHERE. A storage ottoman is an easy and hidden place for them to easily store the things that are most precious to them. An ottoman is so much more charming than a toy box in the living room anyway.

  NUMBER 7   You know when you've had a long week and fallen a little behind on the upkeep of your house (and if this is never you please comment and teach me your ways)? Then your husband arrives home from work, give you a kiss and says "Hey I forgot to call, but I invited Billy and Steph over for game night. They should be here within the next 30 or so minutes." (Insert panicked face) These are the moments when a storage ottoman will save your life. Open that bad boy up and toss everything inside- hats, socks, candy bar wrappers, magazines, and any other non food or drink item you need out of sight in a hurry.      

NUMBER 7

You know when you've had a long week and fallen a little behind on the upkeep of your house (and if this is never you please comment and teach me your ways)? Then your husband arrives home from work, give you a kiss and says "Hey I forgot to call, but I invited Billy and Steph over for game night. They should be here within the next 30 or so minutes." (Insert panicked face) These are the moments when a storage ottoman will save your life. Open that bad boy up and toss everything inside- hats, socks, candy bar wrappers, magazines, and any other non food or drink item you need out of sight in a hurry.