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Ottomans are available in such a wide range of shapes, patterns, designs, and styles that it can be hard to narrow down your choices.


With so many different design features available for ottomans the selection can be overwhelming. So to help you narrow down the options, here are a few of our favourite ottoman design features we think are simply irresistible.

Tufted upholstery


We love ottomans with deep pocket patterns, such as this Marken round ottoman. Rich in detail, they offer a hint of a bygone era when flat-pack furniture was unheard of.


Tufted upholstery gives your ottoman a fanciful, vintage look and adds depths and texture. It will definitely make an effective statement piece in your living room.


Generous surface space


An ottoman isn’t just a place to rest your feet. These days, it can have numerous uses, from extra seating to a coffee table.


These additional uses can make size a desirable design feature for any ottoman; the larger the surface area, the more people or books you can accommodate!



Another way to make your ottoman more versatile is to buy one fitted with wheels. Wheels make your ottoman easy to shift from the centre of your room to the corner when you’re expecting a crowd.


With wheels, you don’t need to be constrained by size, weight or shape when you’re picking your new ottoman; you can easily navigate any design around your room with little effort when it’s on wheels.


Wheels don’t have to look tacky either. This Elisa footstool is a great example of an ottoman with an elegant design. You can barely notice the black wheels fitted to the carefully carved and lacquered legs.



Accent studs


Everybody loves a bit of shine. And the accent studs – such as those on this Helene ottoman – are a perfect way to add some brass without making your ottoman look cheap.



Accent studs make your ottoman more eye-catching, a perfect choice for your living room’s centrepiece. They give your ottoman a bit of class and elegance in an understated way.



Removable covers


Ottomans are first and foremost used as footstools, which means they’re likely to accrue some dirt over time.


If you’ve picked a quality ottoman fabric, your furniture should resist excessive wear and tear.


But it will make your life a lot easier if you can remove the cushion seat cover when the fabric does get a bit grubby.


This is especially handy for those ottomans in a brighter colour more likely to show dirt over time. This goldenrod yellow Filip ottoman, for example, will definitely benefit from its removeable cover. When it starts to look dulled, you can remove the cover for easy professional cleaning.

A bed


Yes, you read that correctly. We left the best ottoman design feature to last. If coffee table, foot stool, and additional seating aren’t enough, you can also turn your ottoman into a bed with this Sonja ottoman sofa bed.


It may not look feasible in its standard cube shape...

But the Sonja ottoman has a nifty fold-out structure that lets you reconfigure the cube into a bed when that night with your best friend goes a little later than expected.

Here at Brosa, we’ve got a varied collection of designer ottomans. Whether you’re after accent studs, wheels or tufted upholstery, check out our full range today to find an eye-catching ottoman for your living room.