When it comes to living room furniture, or really any furniture you have in your entire home, it’s always a smart idea to choose multifunctional items that not only serve their original purpose, but also have features that are important to you. One of the easiest ways you can sneakily hide toys on the ground, extra blankets, or even pet toys, is to have some storage ottomans around the house so you can pick up excess items around the house and store them away quickly and easily. If you don’t need extra storage, you’ll find a foldable ottoman useful.
The great thing about ottomans is that they come in all shapes and sizes so you can easily choose an option that works for your family, needs, and home style. So whether you have a mid-century mod designed space or something a bit more traditional or contemporary, there’s an option for you out there. We’re all about finding space-saving storage solutions, and we’ve found some one of the best out there. To save you some time in your ottoman search, we’ve done the hard work for you and scouted out the best ottomans to help you sort out the clutter or easily fold, while giving you something pretty to sit on.
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1. Otto & Ben Folding Toy Box Chest
This comfortable ottoman boasts soft comfort-foam padding, so it will be extra cushiony to sit on for awhile. Plus, instead of having to remove the entire top to access something that’s just on one side, this ottoman features two flip-top lids, so you just have to flip open one lid (and someone else can still sit on the other side). The most impressive part about this sturdy ottoman is that it can magically fold away into the lid — completely flat — so you can store it away without taking up much space at all.
2. Homepop Ottoman
If you want a storage ottoman that’s a bit more elevated than a traditional fabric, box-shaped version, choose this chic ottoman to cheer up your space. Adorned in a calming neutral color, this unique piece will fit in with your traditional or mid-century mod living room. Whether you want to use it as a place to sit, prop up your feet, or to use as an impromptu coffee table, this versatile piece is just what you need when you have a busy family with different needs.
3. Scriptract Ottoman
If you’re looking for an ottoman that more serves as a place to prop up your feet after a long day on your feet, choose this low-profile ottoman. Resting at the perfect height to sit your legs on top of it, this handsome leather ottoman will keep you comfortable and help you relax a bit easier. This quality stool is made of real wood and the comfortable sponge is ultra high density, so you can ensure it’s made to last for years of resting!
4. Dorel Living Ottoman
This handsome ottoman will make the perfect statement in an entryway, living room, or walk-in closet, so you can conveniently sit to take shoes on and off at the beginning or the end of the day. This stylish seat also doubles as a storage unit, so you can hide extra blankets, accessories, or your kid’s items out of sight. With an easy-open flip-top lid, you can easily and quickly access the storage compartment. The best part is that it requires hardly any assembly, so you won’t have to fuss over any complicated, hard-to-read instructions.
5. Linen Storage Unit
If you’re looking for a small-space ottoman solution, look no further than this utilitarian-designed storage ottoman that offers style and function. Use it as a footstool, extra seating in the kid’s playroom, or by the entryway for additional seasonal accessory storage. Better yet, this compact stool neatly folds so you can take it on the go. Try using it while camping or as a fishing stool — you can easily get creative with this versatile ottoman.