The bright entryway of this modern living room features a bold painting. The sharp edges and reflective metal of the console table are offset by two square ottomans covered in deep blue velvet. featuring sharp edges and reflective metal are offset by deep blue velvet.
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.
A large wall art sketch creates an eye-catching accent wall in this modern sitting space. A pair of modern leather chairs with matching ottomans are placed over a square pattern rug. A glass top table holds books and simple decor to finish the space and separate the chairs.
This bedroom in neutral tones with blue accents features a headboard that combines wood and upholstery, a modern Parsons-style nightstand in gray, a textured blue square ottoman, and a geometric navy ceramic vase.
Neutral matching chairs arranged symmetrically around a square ottoman creates a crisp, clean living space that doesn't distract from the amazing skyline view. A wall of windows and glass balcony railing provide clear, unobstructed views.
This bedroom features neutral tones with blue and gray accents. Highlights include a thick textured rug, headboard combining upholstery and wood, hardwood floors, a textured blue square ottoman, and a modern Parsons-style nightstand and framed mirror in gray.
You can replicate this coffee table, seen in an Atlanta model home. Take six storage cubes or square ottomans, or even six crates, and place them next to each other, three to a row. Then screw them together from the underside and turn them over, says Donna Mathis, owner of Atlanta-based Haven Design Works. For an extra touch, you could add metal strapping around the places where the cubes or crates connect.
Modern white leather chairs with matching ottomans are set over a square pattern rug. A glass table with distressed green legs split the chairs and support coral accent decor. Statues are displayed on small floating shelves lining the wall.
A square tufted ottoman serves as a coffee table and optional seating in this light-filled, family-friendly living room. The cheery blue and white color scheme is punctuated by pops of yellow, and a stylish mix of pillows adds color and comfort.
A large square leather ottoman doubles as a coffee table in this comfy family room. A sectional sofa is covered in fabric that will stand the test of time -- and kids. Pillows and throws are readily available for snuggling up to enjoy some quality time.
This living room is filled with fabrics that are as practical as they are lovely to look at. The blue armchairs are upholstered in Crypton velvet. The ottoman is leather. And the rug is a custom-cut square of durable carpet.
Orange and turquoise breathe life into this bright and airy Mid-century modern nursery that showcases designers from DucDuc and Stray Dog Designs to Spot on Square and Nurseryworks. A plush shag rug, large glider and ottoman and great storage make the space comfortable and practical.
A round pink ottoman and lounger with graceful lines soften the square edges in this living room. A masterful paint job creates the illusion of molding on the walls, which adds a formal air to the contemporary space. Bold artwork and textiles complete the colorful look.
Coffee tables can make a huge impact on the look and functionality of a living room. With their lack of sharp edges, round coffee tables or ottomans are great for living rooms used by children; however, they can result in wasted space when placed next to square or rectangular sofas and chairs. To outfit a seating area with plenty of useable tabletop surface (or multipurpose occasional seating), consider grouping two or three round coffee tables or ottomans together.
Large-scale furniture and a well-planned, well-placed kitchen make the most of this converted condo's square footage. A roomy leather sectional sofa in the neutral contemporary living room offers ample seating for guests, while an ottoman turned coffee table can serve as extra seating in a pinch. The modern terrace, with its treetop views, increases the home's living space.