How To Decorate With Striped Ottomans

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

I have been noticing a lot of striped ottomans in interior spaces lately and I'm loving it!  When any piece of furniture can double as a table, foot rest, extra seating and focal point, you've complete got yourself a win/win!

They come in a variety of styles, which makes them perfect for any space.  We have a fabric ottoman in our family room (though it's not striped like the beauties below), but I can't tell you enough how much use it gets.  When you want to kick your feet up, to when you're playing a board game and you need to pull up an extra seat the coffee table.  It's honestly such a versatile piece!

Here are a few of my favourites:

1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9

I find stripes to be one of those patterns that will never go out of style and that fit with nearly any style.

What to look for:
  • ensure that the size of your item is to scale with where you're planning on placing it.  ie: if it's beside a cozy chair, the first ottoman (the small square) would be perfect for this, as it's along the same size as a side table.
  • if you're planning on using the ottoman as a coffee table, the height should be 1-2 inches lower than your sofa and the length should be approximately 2/3 the width of your couch
  • it's also preferable to have approximately 12-18 inches of space between the sofa and ottoman/coffee table so that people can easily pass through
  • consider placing a tray of some sort on the ottoman so that you can set your cups down without worrying about them toppling over
  • ensure that the colour of the ottoman works with your currently colour scheme....a neutral is always a great option as it will work with many colour schemes, allowing you to easily swap out cushions, rugs, etc
I'm pretty smitten with the one with the pleated skirt, so pretty!  Which is your favourite?


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