A leather-topped table in this traditional living area strikes a balance between a conventional coffee table and an ottoman. The round shape creates a cozy, informal feel. Soft lamp lighting illuminates the room's warm color palette creating a cozy sitting area.
The homeowners wanted this living room, like the rest of their home, to be family friendly, elegant, luxe and sophisticated, but with a sense of whimsy and fun. The space had to be equally comfortable and appealing for both kids and adults. The space plan offers great flexibility, with the large ottoman completely mobile and a small lucite lamp table that can be easily set aside for play dates.
This airy white loft living area features a sawhorse table with a pair of matching lamps, a coffee table made of two kiln-dried teak ottomans with basket weave leather-strap tops and a contemporary gray sectional.
The living room has surprising pops of colors and textures that add interest to the white and grey color scheme of the space. The acrylic table is light and translucent, allowing visual access to the grey pouf ottoman underneath. The tabletop accents and vignettes add more color and texture to the space.
Located off of the master gallery, the dressing room is situated between the master closet and bathroom. "As you walk down the hall and peek in, the dressing room references the fantasy that we all have about spaces we'd like to have in our house," explains interior designer Linda Woodrum.
An easy idea for a coffee table is using an ottoman. Look for an ottoman, either purchased new or from a thrift store, with a unique shape and detailing. This ottoman, which Nashville, Tenn., designer Jonathan Savage used in a showhouse, has an octagonal shape and gold square nail heads.
Home to two little girls and parents who love to entertain, this room needed to be family-friendly while still having a sophisticated feel for their guests. The curvy lines of the whitewashed console table are elegant but relaxed. Tufted cube ottomans are stowed below for extra seating.
Coffee tables don't always need to have hard edges. Look for a round shape, and an ottoman can serve double duty as seating and a coffee table. Here's an example from a room by Linda Castle of Decorated Designs, a metro Atlanta interior design firm.
This dynamic entryway features a contemporary red console table with two tan ottomans tucked neatly underneath. The space focuses heavily on geometric shapes and clean lines, evidenced by the rectangular table, cubed ottomans and spherical painting.
This custom-designed coffee table can double as an ottoman thanks to the padding lining the outer edge. The functional piece anchors this transitional living room space, which also includes two plaid sofas and architectural touches like exposed ceiling beams and columns.