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Top 10 Best Storage Ottomans (2016)

Diverse list of the top 10 storage ottomans for the living room, family room and bedroom (2016). Vote for the best!

red storage ottoman with matching red living room chair

An ottoman is a class piece of furniture that has been around for centuries and continues to be a gem. The ottoman has come a long way, and in today’s décor, it can be used as storage, extra seating, and a coffee table!

From small ones to oversized ones, ottomans are the hidden gem that may be missing from your space. You can use them in your bedrooms, livings rooms or home office, they truly multi-functional.

They come in many shapes, sizes, colors and fabrics; the options are limitless. Here are some tips on using a storage ottoman.

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Use your storage ottoman for extra seating:

Living rooms and family rooms often require additional seating during entertaining events

Foot rests will never go out of style:

The original intent of an ottoman is to place your feet on them, and this tradition will never change.

Store items inside-

  • Store DVDs, video games, or CDs
  • Stash books magazines in it
  • Keep an extra pillow and a light blanket inside
  • Store shoes and other accessories

Visual interest: Shapes and geometric configurations make many varieties of ottomans fun and visually appealing.

Use them as a coffee table: A table that sits lower than your couch, and is used to set and display items on beside the couch is referred to as a coffee table. Ottomans in recent years have become larger, and more versatile to serve as coffee tables as well. Display magazines or place your drink tray on them, ottomans can handle it all.

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Children friendly: Ottomans that have kid friendly fabrics such as denim or tweed can easily be used for a flat surface for kids to play on top of while they sit on the floor. Larger ottomans can be used for board games and playing with friends, without disrupting the main dining table or communal area in your home.

Tuck away seating: If you live in a small condo/apartment or an open concept home, you most likely have one seating area. Ottomans will help you create additional seating conserve space; ottomans are a perfect solution for seating that can be pulled out when needed. When not needed they can be tucked under a table till next time.

Color coordinate: You don’t need an exact matching ottoman, you can use color from art work hanging on your walls, match it with your curtains, pillows or just have fun with the various colors they now are made in.

Use as a show piece: Ottomans that have kid friendly fabrics such as denim or tweed can easily be used for a flat surface for kids to play on top of while they sit on the floor. Larger ottomans can be used for board games and playing with friends, without disrupting the main dining table or communal area in your home.

Just relax on them: Larger Ottoman’s can be used not just for your feet, but to lounge on. Ottoman are not as comfortable as sofa’s and recliners.

1. Square Dark Brown Storage Ottoman

Square brown storage ottoman

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A three in one primarypiece; it is an ottoman which can be used as a coffee table, storage box and a sectional. It comes with an internal storage area and four serving trays. The ottoman/coffee table is available is beautiful leather or a chic grey fabric.

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This versatile piece of furniture is a must have for every household.

2. Rectangle Dark Brown Storage Ottoman

Rectangle dark brown storage ottoman

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Simpli Home’s makes great furniture; they have out done themselves with the cosmopolitan collection rectangular storage ottoman. Their multi use furniture is a perfect fit in every household. You can use the Rectangular Storage ottoman in many ways. Sit on it, put your feet up on it or for storage. It does require partial assembly.

3. Storage Ottoman Bench

Rectangle brown storage ottoman with cantelevered top

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The Mainstays faux leather storage bench is an elegant piece of furniture; like most ottomans it is multi-functional. It’s a chest, a comfortable place to sit on and rest your feet. You can use its storage to store photo albums, crafting supplies and other items in its large space.

4. Light Blue Storage Ottoman Bench

Light blue storage ottoman

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If you have a large family you’ll need a large ottoman to keep your clutter and mess organized, or hidden.

This tasteful bench is a storage dream come true, the Avalon large rectangular storage ottoman bench is made from durable faux leather, it attractive and comes in five colors. – brown, black, cream, red and blue. Its a large 48-Inch beauty!

5. Small Square Dark Storage Ottoman

Elegant dark brown square storage ottoman

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Do you like showing off your beautiful home to people, then you’ll love the convenience concepts designs-4 comfort storage ottoman; it’s a show off!

This absolutely stunning and elegant ottoman is accented with beautiful nail head beaded trim along the bottom it also features button tufting on top of the extra padded hinged lid and attractive turned solid wood-feet.

A great feature is its convenient hinged lid that stays up while you place items in its storage area. This ottoman was made with a keen eye to design. From its lid to its rounded feet, it’s a show stopper!

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6. Green and White Ottoman

Green and white patterned storage ottoman

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Don’t be fooled by its small size; the FHE groups folding storage ottoman is small in size but grand in its use.

You can use the ottoman for extra seating, it can support up to 200 pounds of weight! You can replace the cushions top with a piece of fitted glass or wood and use it as an end table, (glass or wood not included). But best of all it comes with one cubic foot of storage space- big enough to hold decorative pillows, blankets, small toys, shoes, or photo albums.

The FHE groups folding storage ottoman does not compromise in its versatility and its looks. It fresh, superior quality and value make it a game changer.

7. Round Storage Ottoman

Dark and light brown patterned round storage ottoman

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Cute as a button, this beautiful Chevron printed round storage ottoman, is adorable and useful. Like all ottomans, you can use it for storage, to sit on it or to put your feet up. The round shape makes this ottoman great to use in front of your dressing table. It has that old world charm and modern day usage we all need!

8. Espresso Storage Ottoman with Serving Trays

Large square storage ottoman with 4 serving trays on top

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This Harley leather espresso tray top storage ottoman is a perfect addition to every household, in fact it is a crucial piece of furniture. You can use it as a coffee table, it comes with four trays.

The padded cushions on top are made from a soft but premium quality bonded leather. With its beautiful espresso colors and dark yet elegant espresso stained legs it can be a centerpiece to any living room or bedroom.

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The Harley leather espresso tray top storage ottoman does not compromise on quality either its built from a sturdy hardwood frame that will last you for years to come.

9. Belden Tufted Suede Ottoman (Green)

Large green rectangle storage ottoman

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Do you ever watch old Hollywood movies and gasp at the beautiful furniture use in the old Era/period movies, I surely do. The Belden tufted suede ottoman reminds me of “Gone with the Wind”, it surely looks like a piece from that era, its soft tufted cushion, rounded edge and muted colors are classically vintage.

It is perfect for end of bed seating, storage for bedding, books, clothing and shoes. Hand crafted. this storage ottoman has a solid wood frame and finished interior, It is offered in many different color; such as oatmeal, lazuli, khaki, sage, saddle purple, chocolate, red and black give you many option to choose from.

It also comes in various fabrics so you can choose a time-less piece of furniture for yourself. Easy assembly required. Spot clean only.

10. White Storage Ottoman with Dark Wood Frame

White storage ottoman with dark wood frame

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This chic storage ottoman bench will add style and glamour to any room, have it at the foot of your bed or in a living room. It will be a statement with its scripted fabric and soft cushions. It has espresso wooden legs and base; the storage compartment is large enough to store many belongings.