A large footstool has many uses, especially if it is an ottoman or other storage footstool. Not only can you relax and put your feet up after a hard day at the office / gardening / taking the kids to the zoo / or whatever, but you can keep all kinds of things in a storage footstool that you need to have to hand.

An ottoman is not only great for storage, but you can also use it as extra seating when you have guests round to watch the football on a Saturday afternoon. All of our footstools are made using the best timber and are extremely strong, so they can happily take a couple of adults sitting on them either cheering or moaning depending on which team has just scored.

A storage footstool is also perfect for small homes or flats without a lot of storage space. Quite a lot of people use a storage ottoman in the bedroom because you can keep sheets and towels and things in it, and at the same time the missus can use it as a seat at the dressing table when she is putting her makeup on. 

Quite a number of customers choose a black or brown leather storage ottoman for their home, and it will certainly stand out and make a statement. However, you need to consider co-ordination. A black ottoman may look great on its’ own but may not go down so well next to a floral-patterned sofa.

You Need A Serving Tray

Whatever design of footstool you have, you can also use it for other things such as popping a couple of cups of tea down on it or displaying a vase of flowers. For that, of course, you will need a large serving tray because they won’t sit well directly on top of the ottoman itself, especially if you have it deep buttoned, which many people do, and you don’t want to spill anything on it.

Our expert carpenter makes a great range of serving trays, either square or rectangular. These are crafted from a high-quality oak laminate base and solid oak timber sides. This makes them very strong indeed. They can be finished in a range of popular colours, and we add a clear satin varnish which provides them with a soft sheen.

Your serving tray can be used for all sorts of things such as popping your laptop down on it or playing card games or Monopoly.