If you are both a history enthusiast and a home decor lover, then it is safe to assume that you are well familiar with the fact that the Ottoman Turks didn’t take the design of their home lightly. On the contrary, these Middle-Easterners were widely famous for their beautiful decorative walls, their colorful rugs, and, of course, their majestic divans and ottomans. Many families and individuals from all over the world, inspired by the Turkish traditional home design, still implement some of these elements into their residence.
Ottomans are doubtlessly the most popular Turkish piece of furniture, since they can be found in houses, apartments, and even luxurious five-star hotels all around the globe. A hotel room is precisely where I had the first encounter with these simple yet elegant coffee tables/footstools. I know for sure that I enjoyed using them because my only vivid memory of my stay at the hotel includes images of me in a bath robe, resting my feet on a black faux leather ottoman while slowly eating a slice of vegan chocolate cake. It suddenly struck me how undeniably relaxing and comfortable that felt, especially after a long day, so not buying an ottoman for my living room was not an option.
Looking for the right one for me through the pages of furniture catalogs and online stores, I had the opportunity to see many lovely ottomans that can easily be placed in any kind of living rooms. Not only can they complement a room perfectly, but they also can become its focal point. Yes, I am aware that it doesn’t make much sense. I mean, how can such a small item of furniture overshadow an elegant sofa or an exquisite center table? Well, many furniture manufacturing companies make sure they can, using nothing but high-quality, rich textiles and fabrics. Oh, and a killer design.
Now, I know that I have already mentioned that ottomans are used as both coffee tables and footstools, but what I haven’t mentioned yet is that most of them come with a storage space. This can be quite convenient, particularly for families with children that are always scattering their toys all over the place. So, next time someone unannounced comes to visit you, you can quickly put away all of the unwanted objects.
It is no wonder why this Turkish traditional piece of furniture has become a timeless and universal one, right? Believe me, you won’t regret spending your money on one for your home.