Adara Noya Ottoman January 19th, 2018 - 08:04:21
Kids love ottomans - and vice versa. Ottomans are child friendly - if a small child falls off an ottoman he or she is unlikely to come to any harm. They can be upholstered in child-friendly fabrics and can offer them a playing surface when they are sitting on the floor. They can be used to sit in front of the TV with a games controller and used as a hurdle in the hall for racing or as a horse when riding!
To give a more comprehensive definition of ottoman it can be said that an ottoman is a heavy ribbed fabric of a mixture of silk and wool or cotton. They are also known as the ottoman silk. According to many scholars an ottoman was the first cushioned seat without back or arms or a storage-box with a padded top.
Quite interestingly the term is derived from the French word 'ottomane' which is the feminine version of ottoman. The word could have also been derived from the Italian 'Ottomano' Medieval Latin 'Ottomanus' Medieval Greek 'Othomanoia' from Arabic 'Utmani'. Ottoman was also the name of an empire of the late 16th century.
Getting to know you. If its use as a footrest or as seating is not sufficient relaxation ottomans come in many different sizes and double sized version can be used for relaxation or to cuddle up to your favorite person. They are armless loveseats so the only way to avoid falling off the edge is to hold onto each other - or so you can claim!
For a serious feminine touch this Betsy bench can be your go-to girly ottoman. With plenty of color and fabric options Ballard Designs makes it easy to integrate it in your space.
A round ottoman is great for a sectional with a wedge or rounded corners. With no corners it is easy to get around.