After a hard day of work everybody deserves to come home, collapse on the couch, and put their feet up. We don’t get to do that without an ottoman cushion footstool; one of the most underrated and unheralded pieces of furniture in a home.
Used for foot rests, extra seating, end tables, or even decoration, ottomans are one of the most utilitarian additions to a home and can be made in many varieties to fit décor, comfort, and styling preferences. The most recognized version of ottoman cushions is the four-legged, stool-like custom cushion. These are typically part of living room sets, meant to accompany couches or seats. Their padding is enough to comfortably put your feet up or accommodate an extra guest with a soft seat.
Many ottomans also offer storage, with a top cushion that either lifts off or flips upward on a hinge. These are perfect for storing old magazines, assorted remote controls, and other odds and ends that still have a purpose but not a place in your den or living room.
For younger people, purchasing a full living room set that comes with an ottoman isn’t always practical or affordable. That doesn’t make comfort any less important however, and there exists stand-alone ottomans that fit the bill in terms of practicality and affordability. Foam or pellet-stuffed bean bag-style ottomans are perfect for a foot rest in a space that’s maturing or needs some eclectic styling. Extremely comfortable, bean bag ottomans can feature coverings in innumerable fabrics and colors, make for comfy overflow seating, and are easily compacted for moving or transporting.