Why are ottomans called ottomans?10+ Cute Ottoman that will make your room look stunning

Why are ottomans called ottomans?10+ Cute Ottoman that will make your room look stunning

Why is ottoman called ottoman ?

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As an adult and with a Ottoman , I have always wondered why are these Ottoman called Ottoman

I did a bit of research and figured this:

Due to their widespread use by the Ottoman Empire’s citizens.

Today, the word “ottoman” refers to a padded footstool, but historically, the word “ottoman” was used to describe a wide range of objects, with the ability to store things being the defining characteristic.

You can use this ottoman as a bed or sofa, but it also doubles as a place to keep your belongings. 

Furniture of this shape and size that does not include a storage area is simply referred to as a chaise longue.

Also known as an Ottoman, this is a box with a padded lid that is as high as a chair. It’d be a stool without the box, and a chest without the padding.

As the old nomadic Turks lived in yurts and packed their homes onto carts, it’s likely that the concept of furniture that doubles as storage came from them. 

Later, this type of furniture was exported to Europe, and only footstool-sized objects were used.

With its low-lying, cushioned design, Ottoman is named after Turkey’s Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. 

Osman, a bey (chieftain) from a tribe in western Turkey who declared independence from the Seljuk Turks, was the ancestor of the Ottoman name.

According to some accounts, Ottoman Turks would relax by putting their feet up on a footstool they kept in their home or tent.

In the beginning, wooden ottomans sat on the floor with no legs and had a storage compartment beneath the seat with a removable lid.

Later that century, salons and social clubs began to notice the ottoman’s unusual design when it arrived in Europe from the Ottoman Empire. 

The ottoman became a household name as these salons and clubs became popular. Ottomans will one day become commonplace in European homes and mansions.

Styles, shapes, and sizes of ottomans vary widely. As well as a footstool and a seat, some ottoman styles can also double as a coffee table.

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Ottoman is a European translation of Turkish “Osman,” which was the name of the first Ottoman (!) ruler, who ruled in the early 14th century.

Osman’s successors built one of history’s most powerful empires from a minor beylik in western Anatolia under the Seljuk Empire, which fell in 1922 for the first time (the Caliphate lasted another two years.)

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Ottoman Turkish rule in SE Europe, which lasted for six centuries…

Osman, an Arabic name with a similar pronunciation to Otman, was an obvious choice for a Moslem ruler.

For his renown, Osman became known in Ukraine as Ataman or Hetman, which was derived from the Turkish word Osmán or Ozmán. 

Even the Czechs now refer to their regional governors by the name Hejtman…

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Why do People use Ottoman?

They’re Versatile and can be used in any room

However, there are several ottomans that may be used for more than just a place to put your feet up. 

A coffee table or a bench can be made from a cocktail ottoman. To have a piece that can double as a place to put up your feet while playing board games, go for a huge rectangular ottoman. 

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Ottomans may also double as storage space for blankets and pillows. If you have a limited amount of space, multipurpose furniture is a great option.

Although you may immediately think of your living room or family room when considering where to place an ottoman, the truth is that they look great in just about every area. 

Put a cocktail ottoman, either leather or cloth, at the foot of your bed and use it to sit on while you put your shoes on in the morning. 

When you’re working or accepting phone calls, you’ll appreciate having a spot to put your feet up. 

An ottoman made to your specifications will look great in any room of your house, whether it is your library, man cave, living room, or media room. The possibilities are literally endless.

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Their style never goes out of date.

While fashions come and go, a well-designed ottoman is always in vogue. 

They were initially designed as places to put your feet up, and that’s a necessity that won’t ever go away. 

As long as you choose with neutral colours or timeless upholstery, your ottoman will never go out of style—no matter what’s in fashion right now.

Extra Seating is Provided by Ottomans

Even though they aren’t intended to be used as seats, ottomans are a useful addition to any home decor when you’re short on space. 

One person can sit comfortably on a tiny circular ottoman, while a bigger one can fit two or more people at once. When you don’t have a lot of area for additional seating, this is a great option to have.

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 Even if you don’t use it as a footstool, your ottoman may serve as an extra seating option for visitors.

 

Ottomans in various colours Accent Pieces are a great way to add flair to your decor.

You already have a couch, a recliner, a club chair, and other major furniture items. 

A colourful ottoman is a terrific way to add a burst of colour without changing bigger furniture items to transform the appearance and feel of a space. 

Cocktail ottomans made of fabric are available in a wide variety of colours, making it simple to find one that matches your decor. Up to a hundred different colours are available for ottomans. 

Here is the list of Ottoman’s we love 

10+ Ottoman with Storage

FIRST HILL FHW Elaina Square Fabric Storage Ottoman
$73.05

What we Love:

First Hill Elaina Square Fabric Storage Ottoman in Neutral Beige with Script-Style Pattern

This cube-shaped storage ottoman will add a sweet touch of chic appeal to your living area, home office, study, or bedroom. The multifunctional ottoman, which is great for tiny areas, may be used as extra storage or as a footrest when relaxing with a nice book.

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Better Homes and Gardens Round Tufted Storage Ottoman Better Homes and Gardens Round Tufted Storage Ottoman
$154.00

What we love about it:

Better Homes and Gardens Round Tufted Storage Ottoman can provide a versatile touch of flair to your room (with nail heads). It boasts a strong frame constructed from top-notch materials for prolonged use.

This blue circular ottoman has a tufted exterior, a gorgeous linen upholstery, and a trendy, thickly padded top. It also has a tapered base. For extra appeal, the removable lid's edges are embellished with an elegant nailhead design.

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Leather Storage Ottoman Bench Cube
$188.88

I love the design!! and functionality. The leather and yellow ottoman allows you to effortlessly make your living room look stunning.

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Modern Round Velvet Ottoman Footrest

What we Love about this Ottoman:

This elegant accent piece offers functionality as well as a focal point of colour and style that melds with your main furniture to create a dynamic and cozy interior space to come home to. Gold metal base: Featuring an incredibly steady gold metal base, this elegant accent piece offers both functionality and a focal point of colour and style.

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FIRST HILL FHW Storage Ottoman, Blue Linen
$115.00 $106.92

What We Love:

Solid Wood Embedded in Top and Cover Provides Stability as well as Durability.

An easy way to organise your home and work space. blankets, cushions, clothes, remotes, and books are always welcome.

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09/14/2022 10:56 am GMT
The Minimalist Design
Storage Ottoman with Wooden Legs
$56.99

What we Love:

Are you a leather-look & pastel green fan? This Cushioned Leatherette Upholstery Airlift Adjustable Swivel Ottoman is streamlined, elegant, and adaptable, making them an excellent choice for your home's living room or rumpus.

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09/14/2022 12:42 pm GMT
Round Ottoman Footstools

 The ottoman is the ideal addition to any space that needs a functional ottoman that can also serve as a seat. The softness and style of this ottoman give you the best of both worlds, letting you unwind knowing that your guests are at ease.

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Cool design
Sorbus Storage Ottoman
$28.99

I love the design!! designed with a modern aesthetic in mind for a more refined appearance.

Update your home bar or kitchen counter n a stylish way with this one-of-a-kind Ottoman.

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09/17/2022 04:47 am GMT
Watermelon design
Sorbus Storage Ottoman-WaterMelon

I love the design!! designed with a modern aesthetic in mind for a more refined appearance.

Update your home bar or kitchen counter n a stylish way with this one-of-a-kind Ottoman.

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HomePop Velvet Tufted Round Storage Ottoman HomePop Velvet Tufted Round Storage Ottoman
$149.99 $82.49

Love the design!! Put a new spin on the typical schoolhouse seating arrangement. Solid wood frame and an ash veneer seat, both finished in a sleek, timeless black, give the contemporary bar a clean, uncluttered appearance.

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09/22/2022 08:11 am GMT

FIRST HILL - Blue Ottoman

Solid Wood Embedded in Top and Cover Provides Stability as well as Durability.
An easy way to organise your home and work space. blankets, cushions, clothes, remotes, and books are always welcome.

Trendy Ottoman from Amazon.

Christopher Knight Home Breanna Fabric Storage Ottoman
$178.99 $113.24

What we Love:

In the charge to create a beautifully designed room, and a functional one to boot), certain pieces lay the groundwork more than others. The ottoman is one of them. Its versatility as a seat, footrest, tabletop, or storage unit goes unchallenged.

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Ottoman with the matching accent

Our Pick
Breanna Fabric Storage Ottoman Breanna Fabric Storage Ottoman
$121.59

This is the coolest Ottoman I have ever seen on Amazon. Designed for Rustic design enthusiasts, this bar stool highly suitable Foot rest!

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Combine the Ottoman with the matching Accent Chair

Our Pick
Homepop Home Decor -Round Ottoman
$111.99

I'm smitten! Are you a fan of mid-century design? Get your dose on with this upholstered bar stool, which is definitely inspired by vintage design elements. You'll like the smooth swivel and adjustable height, which are both functional features.

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Homepop Home Decor Ergonomic Friendly Pattern Ottoman
$199.99 $90.99

This stool was created with ergonomic concepts in mind, with a shape that follows the contours of your back and a broad seat to provide more space. Your back and body will benefit from the tremendous comfort provided by the soft foam-padded cushions, which will also aid in supporting and relaxing your body.

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09/14/2022 10:02 am GMT
Homepop Home Decor Ergonomic Friendly Pattern Ottoman
$199.99 $90.99

This stool was created with ergonomic concepts in mind, with a shape that follows the contours of your back and a broad seat to provide more space. Your back and body will benefit from the tremendous comfort provided by the soft foam-padded cushions, which will also aid in supporting and relaxing your body.

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Round Ottoman Dutch Velvet Pouffe Footstool
$87.99

For those of you feminine ladies out there who are wondering, "Where's the Rose gold?" This one is dedicated to you!

My favourite part about this trendy style is that it is a bit more feminine than the norm. If you have the room, I believe this is a terrific alternative! These stools are beautiful, (I get tons of compliments!), 

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09/22/2022 12:16 pm GMT
Madison Park Crosby Storage Ottoman -
$129.00 $95.52

Add some color and life into your house with this collection of Ottoman

With its vibrant sheen achieved through vigourous polishing, this pub-height iron barstool adds a funky, retro flair to your home..

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Madison Park Crosby Storage Ottoman -Blue
$109.99 $100.14

Love Fashion Go get this! Complete your Living room or theastre area collection with this value-packed cool storage ottoman.

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Storage Ottoman with Blue Finish
$399.99

Love Fashion Go get this! Complete your Living/rumpus area collection with this value-packed cool Ottoman /Foot Rest stool.

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