An ottoman is a piece of furniture consisting of a padded, upholstered seat or bench, usually having neither a back nor arms, often used as a stool or footstool, or in some cases as a coffee table. Ottomans are often sold as coordinating furniture with armchairs or gliders.
An ottoman can also be known as a footstool, tuffet, hassock, or pouffe. Some ottomans are hollow and used for storage.
Ottomans can be used in other rooms besides the living room, different designs can be used in the bedroom, gaming room, family room and guest room. Leather and bench ottomans are also used as alternatives to sofas.
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