Unique Ottomans

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Unique ottomans bring a dash of style and an element of surprise to any home. Their quirky characters and specialty shapes make them the best accent pieces. A lot of these ottomans not only function as footstools but can also be used as coffee tables or are equipped with storage compartments. From neutral minimalist ones to ultra-modern footstools, here are our designers’ top picks for unique ottomans that will bring unexpected twists to your interiors.

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Trapezoidal Ottoman
Lawhon 20'' Wide Faux Leather Standard Ottoman
Lawhon 20'' Wide Faux Leather Standard Ottoman
Lawhon 20'' Wide Faux Leather Standard Ottoman
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Lawhon 20'' Wide Faux Leather Standard Ottoman
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Lawhon 20'' Wide Faux Leather Standard Ottoman
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Trapezoidal Ottoman

Wade Logan®

Upholstered in faux leather, these unique ottomans have a unique angular silhouette with a circular chrome base. This item is available in eight solid colors with a silver accent in the bottom, giving it a cocktail drink-like appeal.

Designer Advice:

The versatility and crispness of this piece will fit perfectly in modern homes. Use this to add a dynamic and colorful flavor to any of your seating arrangements, especially your armchairs and accent chairs. Aside from an ottoman, you can also use this as a coffee table for compact spaces or as an end table to match your platform-style sofa. 

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Flower Ottoman
Khan 40.9'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
Khan 40.9'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
Khan 40.9'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
Khan 40.9'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
Khan 40.9'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman

Flower Ottoman

Everly Quinn

Charming and quirky, this unique ottoman has heart-shaped petals upholstered in luxurious velvet fabric. Its base is accented with fringe and piping details. With its substantial dimensions, it can also serve as extra seating and a table. 

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Piano Ottoman
Dickie 32.75'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
Dickie 32.75'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
Dickie 32.75'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage

Piano Ottoman

Red Barrel Studio®

Unique ottomans and footstools such as this will lend an eclectic angle to your interiors. Designed like a grand piano, it is upholstered in soft velvet cotton with Queen Anne legs. The top flips open revealing a storage compartment.

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Minimalist Ottoman

Minimalist Ottoman

With two-bowl like forms placed on top of the other, this unusual ottoman brings a modern touch to your home. Its body is padded and covered in textured polyester with an accent piping in a contrasting color.

Designer Advice:

Sleek and compact, this ottoman is a great choice for homes with contemporary, industrial, and ultra-modern styles. With its neutral tones, this piece will look great when paired with a vibrant area rug and a solid-colored sofa. For compact spaces, we highly recommend using this as a multifunctional ottoman slash coffee table with a tray on top.

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Bean Shaped Ottoman
Milo 22'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
Milo 22'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
Milo 22'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman

Bean Shaped Ottoman

Marie Burgos Design

Available in 39 vibrant velvet colors with leather handle accents, these unique-shaped ottomans serve as portable seating units. Whether you use it to rest your feet or to lean on, its contoured silhouette will comfortably support your body.

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Animal Shaped Ottoman
Menzies 13.4'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
Menzies 13.4'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
Menzies 13.4'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
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Menzies 13.4'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
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Menzies 13.4'' Wide Storage Ottoman with Storage
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Animal Shaped Ottoman

Isabelle & Max™

Shaped like a water buffalo, this quirky ottoman exudes child-like wonder and playfulness. It is upholstered in dark brown leather with a manufactured wood frame and legs. The body also serves as storage with an openable back.

Designer Advice:

Sturdy, cute, and multifunctional, this is an ideal choice for your kid’s room and play area. We recommend not just having it at home but also as a gift to your friends and family who have little ones. You can easily prolong its life by regularly wiping its upholstered aspects with a dry cloth. 

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West African Ottoman

West African Ottoman

World Menagerie

Made by the artisans of Ghana with National Geographic, these unusual ottomans bring history to your home. Shaped like a throne, it is made of solid sese wood and carved with important traditional Ashanti design in the base.

Designer Advice:

This stunning footrest is a conversation starter, especially when used in transitional, contemporary, modern, industrial, bohemian, safari-inspired, and eclectic interiors. You can showcase its intricate details and ethnographical character by displaying this piece as sculptural art or as a side table in your lounging spaces. It is suggested to keep it away from direct sunlight and dust it regularly.

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U Shaped Ottoman
Andeana 20.08'' Wide Ottoman
Andeana 20.08'' Wide Ottoman
Andeana 20.08'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
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Andeana 20.08'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
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Andeana 20.08'' Wide Velvet Standard Ottoman
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U Shaped Ottoman

Mercer41

With their specialty shapes, these creative ottomans, available in five colors exude a luxurious modern aesthetic. Its open and airy upside-down U body is upholstered in plush velvet with a solid and manufactured wood frame. 

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Knotted Ottoman
Detweiler 20'' Wide Velvet Pouf Ottoman
Detweiler 20'' Wide Velvet Pouf Ottoman
Detweiler 20'' Wide Velvet Pouf Ottoman
Detweiler 20'' Wide Velvet Pouf Ottoman

Knotted Ottoman

Everly Quinn

Offered in five bright velvet colorways, these odd-shaped ottomans feature braided assemblies held together by solid wooden rings. The plush body is filled with poly beads which follow the contour of the body and allow for easy fluffing.

Designer Advice:

The vibrant hues of these ottomans will certainly bring bold pops of colors to a neutral-colored farmhouse, bohemian, modern, or industrial-style interior. This is also a great choice for homes with eclectic and maximalist aesthetics. We strongly suggest getting multiples of these to create comfortable footstools and floor seating configurations for your living room and even in the bedroom.

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Furry Ottoman
Cayvion 14.5'' Wide Round Standard Ottoman

Furry Ottoman

Mercer41

Luxury meets modernity in this round metal ottoman. The hairpin legs have a lightweight appeal, balanced off by its padded cylindrical body in faux fur. Other than a pouf, you can also use it as a vanity stool.

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Unique Ottomans

Buying Guide

Ottomans never go out of style. They serve as a nice stool to rest your feet or a quick spot to sit and put on your shoes. Ottomans can be plain and practical, classy or unique in style. In recent years these stools have evolved into poofs that are rounded and soft. Unique ottomans may have hidden space, unusual shapes or funky and fun designs.

The right size, color, and unique appearance of an ottoman can bring a fresh look to any type of decor.

Covering a wooden base with fabric is the chosen method of making ottomans. The right textiles can bring depth, create color or add sophistication, and the most popular materials used include:

  • Leather/Faux Leather - Leather adds a stately look to traditional, contemporary or transitional decors. Creative stitching or brass nail heads can give an enhanced look. A padded leather top on metal legs will suit a modern decor and double up as a coffee table.
  • Cotton Blends - Cotton that is blended with polyester or other fabrics will give you many different types of appearances. Linen, tweed or velvet are a few examples. These blends are easy to work with and durable for adding pleats, buttons or side ornamentation.
  • Wool - Ottomans or poofs that have a crocheted or knitted exterior will bring coziness to country, urban country or rustic decors. The soothing homemade look of wool yarn lets you use these beauties anywhere.
  • Jute - Woven jute or rattan delivers a clean and fresh appearance to modern, contemporary or beach designs. Wicker is sturdy enough to use as a footrest or a table for small items.
  • Faux Fur - Long strands of faux fur are fun. Perfect for a teen's bedroom or a game room, bright colors can ignite the space in joy. Fuzzy fur also makes great unique ottomans and gives the comfort of warmth in family rooms and bedrooms.

Poufs are rounded and can stand alone in corners or used beside a chair. Also known as poofs, pouffes, or sitting bags, they are low seat used for comfort or as a cushion to put on the floor. They tend to have softer filling than ottomans and are dressed in crocheted wool or soft cotton. They are virtually indestructible and can be found in playrooms or enclosed porches.

An ottoman is an upholstered seat, normally bigger in size and many a time offering the function of additional storage.

Unique ottomans, or footstools, come in square, round or rectangular shapes. Some sit snugly on the floor while others rest on wooden or metal legs. Storage can be found in certain models. A hidden top lid opens into a container inside for placing papers, remotes or other small items. A cube ottoman is commonly 18 inches all the way around. Rectangular units also sit at 18 inches to 20 inches in height and can range in length from 25 inches to 45 inches, depending on your placement needs. These work very well in front of a couch to double up as a footrest and a coffee table.

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Unique ottomans

Catching the attention with the unique stone-like form, these ottomans will truly distinguish your interior, providing a surprisingly comfy leisure spot for the whole family.

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Stylish and functional, this wicker ottoman conceals also a coffee table with 4 nesting chairs. Apart from bringing in a cosy, summer vibe, it also creates a smooth focal point, allowing to save space when unused.

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The funky hand-knitter ottomans! The sitting covers were designed using wool and cotton filled with beans. It could be easily machine washed, what is very important when your kid is allergy sufferer.

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Lovely-knitted, wide ottoman makes a universal addition, fitting to both traditional and modern living room. Brings warmth and coziness, while at the same delighting with class and elegance.

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Deshan Truffle Pair Punching Accent Ottomans with X Style Wooden Leg

Unusual ottomans

This ottoman proves that everything if used well, can be beautiful. This gorgeous DIY ottoman was built by sticking driftwood and worn board onto an old tire. Truly creative and astonishing design, and most importantly, cheap!

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Providing your living room a traditional, down-home ambience, this beautiful ottoman is not only a seating spot. It will transmit a clear message about your decor, catching the attention of your guests.

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Renate Coffee Table Ottoman

Renate Coffee Table Ottoman

This high quality ottoman is able to play the role of a coffee table. It has got a simple, but good looking construction supported on a solid steel frame. This product adds a touch of class to any type of room.

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Funky ottomans that will enhance any interior you use them in. They come in three colours, blue, white and yellow, and each of them comes in a different shape – so why not try all of them out at once?

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Whether you wish to introduce a vintage element to an existing decor or subtly express your passion for travelling, this pouf ottoman can serve your needs. It's artistically made in India, and wrapped in canvas with stamps print.

Jasper Round Ottoman

Jasper Round Ottoman

Are you a big fan of extraordinary comfort and unique design? Then, check out this amazing round ottoman! You would be impressed with its look and functionality that will bring a lof of style and convenience to your house.

Unique Charming Burlap Ottoman

Unique Charming Burlap Ottoman

This beautiful Set of 2 Burlap Ottomans in White Finish is able to transform your home into a place of elegance and impeccable style. The set consists of one 19-inch and one 24-inch ottoman, each with a durable frame made of burlap and wood.

Treasure chest coffee table

An antique trunk like this one brings vintage flavor to indoor spaces, beautifully complementing your home decor. The trunk features hardwood construction with espresso-finished bun feet and brass accents. And it also works as a stylish coffee table, offering a spacious storage compartment after lifting its lid.

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Smaller interiors also can be embellished with a hint of glamorous vibe provided by shimmering metal pieces of furnishing. This round steel table, doubling as an ottoman, fills the bill. It draws eyes with its interesting unique texture and pattern.

Table top book shelf

Unique and very stylish made book shelf in the table on wheels is a great solution ideal for small interiors. Beautiful white design and solid wood finish impress are exceptionally functional and stylish.

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