The epitome of functional styling, ottomans are more than simply a place to put your feet up after a long, hard day or an extra place to sit. In fact, with a little creativity, you’ll find that there are so many practical uses for ottomans in your family home that you’ll never want to be without one again!

First, let’s get one thing straight: An ottoman is so much more than a footrest. Today’s takes on these eternally popular pieces of furniture extend their functionality from the living room to the bedroom, and even the home office.

Larger ottomans with firm tops, for example, can double as a coffee table – a convenient (and comfy) use of space for small lounge rooms or apartment living.

Some ottomans have even been designed to open up much like a chest to reveal hidden storage space inside. Usually labelled as “storage ottomans” these clever pieces are often slightly longer than regular ottomans and can look particularly good when styled at the foot of a bed, under a low window, or even in the kids’ playroom.

Here at 1825 interiors, we proudly stock a wide range of ottomans and footstools in a variety of shapes, styles and fabrics – including an Australian custom-made service.

To see, feel, and personally test out our gorgeous range of Australian custom-made and imported ottomans, be sure to visit us in store at Penrith, Wagga Wagga, Campbelltown, Casula, Tamworth, Rutherford, Fyshwick, or Bathurst. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help you choose a beautiful, practical, durable ottoman that you and your family can enjoy together for years to come.