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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Rustic Wood and Fabric Storage Stool
Perfect For: Adding warmth and functionality to cozy interiors
What We Like: Hidden interior storage and the unique wavy wood design
This rustic wood and fabric storage stool is an elegant and practical addition to your space, featuring a round frame with a natural wood grain pattern and a tufted mocha-colored seat. With its hollow center, it offers lightweight storage to keep your belongings organized while serving as a stool or ottoman. Ideal for indoor use, this stool is designed to suit rustic, farmhouse, bohemian, and eclectic styles. It measures 18" x 17" x 17" and has a weight limit of 250 lbs.
Pair this wood and fabric storage stool with a neutral-colored linen sofa and complementary accent pillows, creating a classic and warm atmosphere in your living area or bedroom.
Moonlight Garden Footstool with Floral Accents
Perfect For: Enhancing cozy living spaces and sparking conversations
What We Like: Unique hand-applied and beaded velvet floral accents
Inspired by the enchanting flora of the deep woods, this moonlight garden footstool transforms any armchair corner into a captivating conversation nook. The footstool boasts intricate hand-sewn and beaded velvet floral accents layered on a sturdy wooden base with elegant claw feet, bringing a charming touch to your space. Each piece is delightfully unique, courtesy of the careful handcrafting process.
Place this footstool near a plush armchair or a comfortable reading spot, and pair it with soft, earth-toned throw pillows to create an inviting and cozy atmosphere.
Traditional Fringed Ottoman with Skirt
Perfect For: Enhancing living spaces with a touch of classic elegance
What We Like: Luxurious design and versatility
The Judith Traditional Fringed Ottoman is a charming addition to any room seeking a timeless flair. Upholstered in a durable polyester-rayon blend, this plush ottoman features fringes, trim tassels, decorative cords, and a skirt, adding sophisticated character to your entryway, hallway, or living area. It serves as both a comfortable footrest and extra seating for guests, all while being eco-friendly. Built with kiln-dried birch wood for exceptional support and stability, this ottoman also showcases zinc-finished exposed hardware and medium-firm, flame-retardant foam.
To complement its classic design, pair the Judith ottoman with traditionally-styled furniture pieces, rich fabrics, and warm-toned accents to create an inviting and cohesive space.
Hexagon Velvet Ottoman with Channel Tufting
Etta Avenue™ Teen
Perfect For: Adding a chic touch to a teen's bedroom or hangout space
What We Like: Versatile, Art Deco-inspired design
This eye-catching hexagon-shaped velvet ottoman features channel tufted designs for a stylish, Art Deco look in your teen's space. Boasting a sturdy metal and engineered wood frame made in the USA, this piece offers both comfort and support with its plush velvet fabric and foam-filled cushioning. Plus, it's available in neutral tones to match any decor. Measuring 15.8" tall and 19.7" wide, this ottoman can fit snugly in both large and small spaces while supporting up to 300 lbs.
Pair this ottoman with a cozy area rug and a floor lamp to create a perfect reading nook where your teen can relax and unwind after a busy day.
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.
14" Round Velvet Ottoman with Storage
Perfect For: Adding glam style and extra storage to your living room or entryway
What We Like: The chic gold-finished steel base and lift-up top for hidden storage
This 14" round ottoman is a stylish and functional addition to your living area or entryway with its pleated velvet design in a neutral finish. The chic gold-finished steel base brings a glam touch, and the engineered wood seat with foam filling provides a comfortable place to sit or rest down a tray of snacks. The lift-up top offers a convenient storage solution for extra blankets, gloves, or board games, elevating the function of your space.
Place it next to a luxurious accent chair or a sleek sofa to create a cozy corner for relaxation while adding a touch of glamour to your room's overall design.
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.
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.
Traditional Hand-Tufted Ottoman with Fringe
Perfect For: Adding a touch of elegance to any living space
What We Like: The combination of subtle hand tufting and decorative trims
The traditional hand-tufted ottoman is designed with polyester blend fabric, ensuring longevity and easy maintenance. Made from kiln-dried birch wood, the frame offers exceptional support and stability. The ottoman features subtle hand tufting along the top, decorative cord trims, and fringes on the bottom, making it both stylish and comfortable. It serves as a versatile addition to any room, whether used as a footrest or as extra seating for guests.
Pair this ottoman with a luxurious velvet sofa or a classic armchair in a similar color palette to create a cohesive and sophisticated look in your living room.
Industrial Ladder Shelf with Desk
Perfect For: Home office or study space
What We Like: Multi-functional design
This industrial ladder shelf combines a sleek, modern profile with a practical workspace for the ultimate multitasking furniture piece. Featuring four open shelves for storage and display, it provides space to showcase your books, decor, and other essentials. The built-in desk, with a roomy surface and an additional storage compartment, offers an ideal spot for your laptop or other important tasks. Made from a durable wood and metal combination, this distinctive ladder shelf brings both style and function to your home office or study area.
To create a cohesive, visually appealing workstation, pair with a sleek, ergonomic chair in a complementary color and metal finish, and incorporate desk accessories that reflect your personal style.
Perfect For: Adding a functional accent to any living space
What We Like: High-quality, skin-friendly material
This mountain-inspired ottoman not only serves as a stylish, functional accent piece but also as a reminder of life's ups and downs. Made from high-quality, skin-friendly material, it offers a comfortable and enjoyable seating experience. Set it up in your living room, bedroom, or hallway – use it alongside a sofa, desk, bench, or as an ottoman itself. Thanks to the solid wood construction, it can hold up to 250lbs, and the foot pad ensures your floors stay protected, prolonging the ottoman's lifespan.
Keep this ottoman near your favorite reading nook or meditation space, so you have a comfortable reminder to find the inner calm and resilience needed for life's journey.
Cube Ottoman with Rustic Finish
Kelly Clarkson Home
Perfect For: Enhancing living rooms and dens with a cool rustic look
What We Like: Unique concave sides and interior carved detailing
Add a touch of rustic charm to your living space with this cube ottoman. Crafted from solid fir wood and MDF, the weathered finish and eye-catching concave sides with carved detailing create a striking appearance. The foam-filled square seat, upholstered in 100% linen, offers a neutral palette that contrasts beautifully with its base. With a weight capacity of 200 lb., it works perfectly as a spare seat when entertaining, ensuring that you always have room for one more. Arrives fully assembled and hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
Place this ottoman next to a cozy armchair or sofa as a statement piece, using textured throws and a mix of patterned pillows to enhance its rustic appeal further.
Versatile Cotton Knit Pouf
Perfect For: Multi-functional seating and decor needs
What We Like: Hand-knit design with 100% cotton cover
This versatile pouf offers a footstool, spare seat, and makeshift side table all in one stylish package. The hand-knit cover is made of 100% cotton and filled with 100% polystyrene, sporting a cozy, appealing texture that suits both traditional and eclectic aesthetics. Get comfortable and enjoy its functionality while keeping it in pristine condition with simple spot-cleaning when necessary.
Pair this pouf with a cozy armchair and a soft throw blanket for a welcoming reading nook or place it in a playroom for an extra kids' seat that adds flair.
S-Shape Modern Footstool Ottoman
Perfect For: Adding a stylish touch to living rooms, bedrooms, or offices
What We Like: The eye-catching S-shape design
This S-Shape Modern Footstool Ottoman features a unique and stylish S-shape design, giving it a contemporary look that complements any room decor. Covered in soft velvet material, it offers a touch of luxury and comfort, making it a versatile addition to your space. The solid wood frame and high-density foam filling ensure sturdy support, with a weight capacity of up to 250 lbs. Measuring 19.3" W x 18.1" D x 18.1" H, it's suitable for various home settings - from living rooms and bedrooms to cloakrooms and offices. Plus, no assembly is required!
Pair the footstool with modern or minimalist furniture pieces, using it as a footrest, vanity chair, or extra seating for guests to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your space.
Velvet Upholstered Ottoman with Nailhead Detailing
Perfect For: Enhancing glamor and functionality in living room seating areas
What We Like: The plush velvet upholstery and gleaming nailhead accents
Crafted from a solid birch frame, this versatile ottoman boasts sumptuous velvet upholstery, adding a touch of elegance to any seating ensemble. The stylish X-shaped trestle legs and base are adorned with gleaming nailhead detailing, elevating its sophisticated appearance. This luxurious ottoman serves as a comfortable footrest, additional seating, or even a chic accent piece that perfectly complements your home's design.
To create a cohesive and inviting space, pair this ottoman with a matching velvet sofa or armchair. Showcase its glamor by layering a soft throw blanket or a statement tray on top.
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.
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.
U Shaped Ottoman
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
West African Ottoman
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pale gray living room walls with white trim
Such a splendid piece like this Contemporary Ottoman in Espresso & Distressed Brown Finish perfectly fits dens, offices, living rooms, and hallways. Designed of faux leather and hand-stitched, the ottoman offers beautiful nail-head trim, a stylish button tufted in the center of the seat, and neatly shaped wood legs.
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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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?
Unique Shapes Teal Ottoman
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A stunning art deco ottoman that sports the red, leather upholstery and makes for a beautiful addition to both the simple, contemporary decor and a more traditional one, while it makes for a nice extra seat or place to put your feet up.
Stamped army canvas pouf ottoman india
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.
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.
Deshan Truffle Pair Punching Accent Ottomans with X Style Wooden Leg
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
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.
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
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.
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.