Storage ottomans can be used both as footrests and as seating, all while offering plenty of storage inside.
(PRWEB) June 16, 2014
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Small living rooms can be difficult to decorate, especially when there isn’t room for much more than the bare essentials. But even in a very small living room, sometimes adding a petite accent table or ottoman can actually improve the look, feel, and functionality of the space rather than making it more crowded. HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to choosing an accent piece to improve a smaller space.
Even the most cramped living spaces usually have at least a little wiggle room, so while there probably isn’t space for a full sized coffee table – or even a full sized accent table – a small cube shaped table might be just what the space needs. Even if it’s only big enough for a TV remote or a magazine or book, having a flat surface can help keep the sofa decluttered and make the living room a little more comfortable to use. Really small accent tables are often designed to minimize their visual impact as well, either by using reflective surfaces like mirrors or metal, or using cutouts, curves, or indentations to make the table easier to see around or through to keep it from visually blocking the space.
Small decorative cubes also make great footrests. Smaller than a full sized ottoman or coffee table, they won’t crowd the middle of the living room or block walkways, but they’re still big enough to get the job done. This is a particularly nice option for very small living rooms where reclining sofas might be too big or bulky, or for use with a futon or daybed, as a small, lightweight ottoman can easily be moved out of the way when the sofa is converted.
Cushioned, ottoman-like decorative cubes and accent tables also make great spare seating. A simple, compact ottoman might not be the most comfortable thing in the world to sit on, but it will do in a pinch, and it won’t take up much space when it isn’t needed. It’s simpler and more convenient than dragging over a dining chair, and definitely looks better. Plus, they can also be used as footrests when the spare seating isn’t needed.
Compact accent tables and ottomans are also a fantastic way to add storage to a small living room. Many of these small, cube-like tables are hollowed out in the middle and designed with removable tabletop lids that are often almost invisible when in place. These are particularly nice for small living rooms because they provide hidden storage space in addition to basic surface space. It’s not always much, but in small room it can be invaluable, offering a great place to hide away cat toys, spare remotes, video game controllers, or just about any small items. Some even have additional built in storage, like magazine racks or stemware holders, for added functionality.
Cushy ottomans with built in storage are the ultimate multi-taskers. They can’t be used as side tables, really, unless the cushions aren’t very cushy, but they can be used both as footrests and as seating, all while offering plenty of storage inside. These types of ottomans will typically have cushioned lids and completely hollow insides, and are perfect for storing small items or even blankets.
Last but not least, compact accent tables or storage ottomans are one of the few good ways to add a little designer flair to a really small living room. Since there’s not a lot of space to get creative with other accent furniture, it’s important to choose a piece that’s practical and functional – and one that looks great, too. Because these decorative cubes are usually the only extraneous piece of furniture in a small living room, they pack a particularly big design punch, meaning a distinctive design can go a long way towards making the space feel more stylish, even if it comes in a pretty small package.
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