Ottomans make great multipurpose furniture
Cindy W. Hodnett -- Furniture Today, November 1, 2013
HIGH POINT — Ottomans might be the ultimate multipurpose home furnishing. Often used as both table and footstool, ottomans continue to be a strong product for suppliers and the style, size and materials options allow retailers to increase add-ons while enhancing their showrooms with color and function.
Fabrics and styles run the gamut in every price point. Consequently, suppliers expect ottomans to remain strong sellers at market and with consumers.
It’s all about velvet in the Younger showroom for market. Shown on a mid-century modern frame, the rich red velvet upholstery adds a luxurious tactile statement to linen upholstery settings.
Two distinctive ottomans from Massoud illustrate the product’s versatility. The Fedora has a removable tray for easy entertaining. The Rattler features luxurious, edgy upholstery paired with modern Lucite legs.
Miles Talbott offers three bases on new ottoman introductions. Small in scale, the three can be combined for an eclectic accent piece that can be separated for seating.
The Naxos table and ottoman set from Dorya adds elegant versatility and additional seating to room settings. The metallic finish and upholstery shimmer function as an upscale design statement for traditional, transitional and contemporary décor.
These ottomans by Sam Moore add global style to a neutral, classic sofa. When paired with accent pillows, ottomans can transform the style of any furniture grouping.
The simple profile of Klaussner’s ottoman trio pairs perfectly with mid-century modern inspired upholstery. Used together, the ottomans are a casual coffee table. Apart, they function as extra seating when needed.
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