Not Your Dad’s Footrest: 10 Cool Ottomans

Ottomans aren’t generally thought of as cutting-edge pieces of furniture, nor are they particularly cool to look at.  More functional than fashionable, they’ve long served a purpose in that they’re there to serve the specific duty of giving us a place to kick up our feet and relax.  Today’s roundup, though, unearths some inventive and even cool ottomans that liven up a space a little with cool, unexpected colors, shapes and finishes.  Here, utility doesn’t come only at the expense of style.  So put your dogs up and enjoy today’s images of literal laid-back weekend relaxation.

cool ottomans

Grass Ottoman by Nancy Favier

 

cool ottoman

Candy Ottoman from Jensen-Lewis

 

tufted ottoman

Chartreuse Tufted Ottoman at Highpoint Market

 

studded ottoman

Ivory Studded Ottoman by Shine by Sho

 

leather ottoman

Leather Ottoman from Bassett Furniture

 

patterned ottoman

Patterned Ottoman Series by Pal + Smith

 

cowhide ottoman

Pixelated Cowhide Ottoman Pair by Phases Africa

 

turquoise pouf

Soft Ottoman from Brown Jordan

 

modern ottomans

Hectagonal Ottoman by Nate Berkus

 

knit floor poufs

Urchin Poufs by Flocks

 

 

Urchin poufs found at Hip Urban Green.