Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 21st, 2018 - 10:21:24
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.
This round Hayes tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs solves a lot of style woes. With its many color options and tufted top luxury never came so easily.
Accent pieces. While ottomans are footrests seats and storage containers they can also be used as accent pieces that pick out a color in your décor and display it is bright vivid color. In fact it can scream out to everybody in the room "Look At Me!" - I am beautiful so don't ignore me. Ring a bell? Ottomans can be used as occasional furniture for storage of these ugly bits and pieces you need in your room but want hidden and as an extravagant item of furniture showing itself off.
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.
Just as a coffee table is likely to serve as a footstool at some point the ottoman invariably serves as a makeshift coffee table too. As a resting place for legs and feet an ottoman needs to be easy to clean and durable. For its durability and functionality ottoman leather has almost become synonymous with ottoman furniture. Leather bears up well under heavy use and its patina only improves with age. Ottoman leather suits both contemporary and traditionally decorated rooms too adding texture rich color and style.
Teak isn’t just for your porch. Crate & Barrel takes this Regatta ottoman to an entirely new level with its wide-slat design. Add it as a small seat in your mudroom and you’ll never fall over while putting on your rain boots again.