At the end of a long hard day – whether that’s at the office, or in the spare bedroom that has become an office, or just trying to home-school the kids – when you finally manage to get them off to bed, there is nothing quite like flaking out on the sofa and putting your feet up on a footstool. Whether you watch the telly, read the paper, read a book, or just muse on the day with a large glass of your favourite vino, a footstool is just so relaxing.

Of course, if your footstool is big enough, both you and your partner can use it to shrug off the cares of the day. Yes, a footstool that is big enough for two does take up a bit of space, but if you choose wisely, it can really add to the décor of your room.

Now if you are going to have a footstool anyway, why not do the smart thing and make some use of the space it is taking up? Let us make you an ottoman at Footstools & More.

If you’re not sure what the difference between a footstool and an ottoman is, the answer is that the ottoman is generally on the large side and it has a lid. So, in effect, it is like a large empty box, and you can use it for storing all sorts of “stuff”.

Plenty of things spring to mind. All those kids’ toys that litter the floor in the lounge for a start. Get the kids off to bed, pop downstairs to the lounge, and in a couple of minutes you’ve got the whole lot packed away out of sight and the evening is your own once more.

We get a lot of demand for our leather black ottoman footstools in the UK at Footstools & More. They look fabulous, and because they are leather can stand the attention of kids, cats, dogs, and more, and if anything gets spilled on them it is simple to just wipe it off. That makes them ideal for parties (remember those?) and they are also great as extra seating for guests. They are also perfect for small flats which don’t have a lot of storage space, or you could use one in the bedroom as a seat and store all your sheets and blankets.

We have over 50 different designs of storage ottomans – just take a look at our Storage Footstools and Ottomans page.