One of the most popular of our footstools at Footstools & More is the large ottoman – simply because it is large and an ottoman. The uses for a large ottoman are almost endless, and indeed, a lot of our customers who have never purchased one before they saw us have subsequently told us that they simply do not know what they would do without it and wondered why they never thought of buying one beforehand.

One of the most obvious things that you can do with our large ottomans is put your feet up on them when you sit down on the sofa in the evening after a hard day at the office. It is just so much more comfortable than having your feet on the floor. What’s more is that there is plenty of room for at least two pairs of feet on them.

A large ottoman is also great as extra seating when you have a party or when friends and family drop round for a cup of tea and a natter. (Well, that is usually the case, although just at the moment, with all the confusion, it’s difficult to know who you can or can’t have visited!). They can easily take a couple of adults sitting on them because we ensure that the frames are strong enough to hold that weight.

A large ottoman also a great addition to a bedroom because you can use it as seating in front of the dressing table, sit on it when you need to put shoes on, and as long as you choose a storage ottoman, you can use it to store bedding – sheets, blankets, pillowcases, and so on. And why wouldn’t you choose a storage ottoman? It is taking up some space anyway, so you might just as well make use of that space.

This is another reason why an ottoman is so useful in a small flat, because you may not have much in the way of cupboards and storage anyway, so having a dual-purpose piece of furniture gives you a very useful extra bit of space.

That’s why many parents choose storage ottoman as well. Not only can you put your feet up on it in the living room, but when you have finally got the kids to bed, it only takes a minute to pick up all those toys that are strewn all over the floor and chuck them in the ottoman. For the next few hours, you have your living room back to normal!