Hands up all those who don’t like to sit down and watch TV in the evenings!

As we thought, hardly a single hand in the air. When you come home after a hard day at the office, there is nothing quite like having your evening meal then switching on the TV and watching Crossroads, Corrie, EastEnders, or whatever else takes your fancy – a football match, perhaps.

And while you do that, you obviously want somewhere to put your feet up. What could possibly be better than a large ottoman?

An ottoman is the perfect resting place for your feet and those of your partner as well, because most ottomans are quite large and have plenty of room for two pairs of feet. They also have a lot of room inside for plenty of “stuff” as well. Heaven knows, we all have things around that make the place look untidy, like magazines, the paper, books, knitting (OK, not the man of the house), a laptop or tablet, the remote, dvd’s, and more. But when you have an ottoman, you can keep all these things in it when you are not using them and then the room looks nice and tidy.

Even More So If You Have Kids

This is even more true if you have a couple of young kids around the home because they have “toys”. You know, those multi-coloured metal and plastic things with wheels and hooters, that also make other strange sounds, and with which the kids do something called “playing”. Heck, you may have even done it yourself in the distant past when you were under ten.

But when you have finally got the kids bathed and off to bed, you don’t want to be tripping over things with wheels on. However, if you have an ottoman, you can gather up all those toys and shove them away out of sight. It probably takes all of a minute to do this, and then your room is clutter-free again. Hallelujah!

There are other things that you can do with an ottoman as well. If you are anything like us, you may well enjoy the odd glass of Beaujolais, or perhaps Glenfiddich, or port, sherry, a can or two of beer, or whatever your favourite tipple is. Here is the good news: you are legally allowed to keep your particular fancy in your ottoman along with a couple of glasses. Then when the ads come on, you don’t have to get up and go to the kitchen for the drinks, because they are right there with you in the living room.