One of my recent Instagram posts was of a bespoke ottoman that I was having made as part of a commission and it sparked a fair bit of interest, so I thought it would be a good subject to talk about on this blog.
Firstly, what is an Ottoman stool? Well, it's a multifunctional item and is a good investment piece for the home. Brought over with the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century, an ottoman was an overstuffed piece of furniture without a back or arms. They were mainly built around a pillar and provided both seating and storage, however these days they are free-standing and can be used as a footstool, seating and also as storage.
A google search for a footstool or Ottoman will bring up similar search results, but the main difference between the two is that an Ottoman will have storage inside whilst also providing seating on top, whilst the footstool doesn't have any storage.