A Man's Home

The Versatile
Piece of Furniture You Need for Your Place

A Man's Home

The Versatile
Piece of Furniture You Need for Your Place

Ink patterned chenille pouf, $995 by TRNK

TRNK Ink Patterned Chenille Pouf

Ink patterned chenille pouf, $995 by TRNK

As the saying goes, it's the little things. And an ottoman is a little thing that makes a big impact in your space. When you look at well-designed home or an impeccably outfitted hotel lobby, they're always there—sometimes hidden in plain sight. Relatively compact in scale, they tuck into the little spaces in between or under larger items. Sure, an ottoman is a foot stool and can be used as one. But there are countless ways to use one in your place. Some offer handy, hidden storage inside. Others are ideal as small scale side tables or even coffee tables. Ever thought of pairing two identical ones at the end of your bed—a smart seating arrangement for putting on socks and shoes? They also look good just sitting in a room, waiting to stand in as extra seating when you have people over. Perhaps best of all, they're now readily available in a wide range of styles and price points. Meaning there's no excuse as to why you wouldn't have one in your home. Herewith, ten of the best ones to buy right now.

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Our Picks

CB2 Wood and Leather Storage Ottoman

Wood and leather storage ottoman,
$229 by CB2

West Elm Velvet and Iron Ottoman

Velvet and iron ottoman,
$299 by West Elm

Article Woven Wool Ottoman

Woven wool ottoman,
$99 by Article

Pottery Barn Tufted Leather and Steel Stool

Tufted leather and steel stool,
$299 / $224 at Pottery Barn

Loon Peak Wool Chama Ottoman

Wool Chama ottoman,
$179.99 by Loon Peak

Urban Outfitters Thelma Upholstered Footstool

Thelma upholstered footstool,
$110 at Urban Outfitters

Target Upholstered X-Bench

Upholstered X-bench,
$68.99 / $58.64 at Target

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Go Vintage

Want a unique piece that will make a statement in a room? Look for vintage ottomans. They offer the usual benefits, but these will also serve as pieces of sculpture that add a layer of intrigue and style to your room.

Warren Platner Stool

Warren Platner stool,
$2,600 at 1stDibs

Omersa for Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Hippo

Omersa for Abercrombie & Fitch leather hippo,
$2,800 at Chairish

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