So, you’re tired of the ordinary coffee table. You’d like something more versatile for your living room. Enter the cocktail ottoman. They can definitely spruce up your living room. And they can perform more than just one function. You can use it as a stool for friends and family who visit. It can serve as a footstool when you want to recline on your sofa. And it can be used as a table when you put out food and drinks to guests. As an added bonus, you never have to hear anyone tell you to get your feet off the coffee table ever again. But how do you choose the perfect cocktail ottoman for your home? Use our guide below to help you make the right choice.
What is a cocktail ottoman?
Before we go any further, we need to establish first what a cocktail ottoman is. If you didn’t know it before, ottomans come in a variety of styles. A cocktail ottoman, also called a coffee table ottoman, is one that features a flat surface on top (no buttons or tufting) where you can place your food and drinks. With some models, the top is reversible – one side has a table-like surface while the other side has a cushion. Others will have a top that features a tray underneath.
Typically, cocktail ottomans have very short, wide legs to make it look more like a coffee table as well as to provide stability to food and drinks placed on top of it. These footstools also usually come in two different shapes – square and rectangular – though you will find some that are round.
What size do you need?
There are two things you need to consider when choosing the right size. First, you need to make sure that the size of your new piece of furniture matches the scale of the ones currently in your living room. You want all the pieces to blend well together. Moreover, your ottoman should be at the same height as your other seating options. You wouldn’t be comfortable putting your feet up on it if it is taller than your sofa. The second factor you need to consider when choosing the size of your ottoman is space. You need to make sure that it fits in the available space without making the room look too cramped.
What about colors?
The choice of color is dependent on your preference. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind before you make a final choice. You can choose a color that serves as an accent in an otherwise monochromatic room. The color could match your other pieces of furniture. Or, you can choose a color that shows off your personality. Just make sure that it still complements the rest of the room.
What material should you choose?
Cocktail ottomans can be made of a variety of materials – leather, fabric, vinyl, velvet, etc. Leather is very durable and not easily susceptible to tearing. However, they are vulnerable to certain types of stains such as ink and oil. Moreover, leather ottomans tend to be more expensive. Fabric is great because it blends well with other types of furniture. It is also a material that is easy to maintain and clean. Plus, it is pretty comfortable. However, it can fray over time. Ultimately, the choice of material is a combination of preference and need.
What shape should you get?
Generally, square cocktail ottomans are best because they can easily “match” different styles of sofas. They also look the most like a coffee table. Round cocktail ottomans are perfect if you have limited space. Rectangular cocktail ottomans, on the other hand, provide you with more space for your food and drinks as well as seats for your guests.
- DIMENSIONS: 34.1” W x 26” D x 18.5”H
- HAND CONSTRUCTED using solid wood, engineered woods and upholstered with durable Distressed Chestnut Brown Faux Air Leather
- LARGE INTERIOR STORAGE SPACE with lift top
- MULTI-FUNCTIONAL large square ottoman can be used in, living room, family room as a coffee table, foot stool, accent furniture or provide additional sitting
- Mid Century design and solid wood framed ottoman base
- CONTEMPORARY COFFEE TABLE: Light cream hues are oh-so chic, and this table is no exception. With a gentle weatherworn effect and plush texturing, it exudes effortless elegance you can't help but adore
- BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED: Cocktail table is made of veneers and pine wood solids. Topped with a thick cushion upholstered in a linen look cover. Built with a fixed shelf ideal for magazine storage
- STYLISHLY VERSATILE: Great design is more than just aesthetically pleasing—it serves a purpose. This table serves up many, as you can also use it as a plush ottoman footrest
- SPACIOUS SURFACE: Measuring 50.75” W x 27.5” D x 20” H, this center coffee table looks great set in both small or large living room spaces.Polyester cushion
- EASY ASSEMBLY: Instructions, hardware and tools included. Matching end tables available, sold separately
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Cocktail Ottomans under $50
Cocktail Ottomans under $100
Cocktail Ottomans under $200
- Dimensions: 35" x 35" x 11.5"
- Made in USA
- Button Tufted
- Spot clean with water
- 2 IN 1 MUlTIFUNCTIONAL TRAY: Move easily and keeps the bottom away from dirt. Double sided lid, it can be used as a coffee table and storage ottoman.
- PERFECT FOR ANY ROOMS: Whether you put it in living room, family room or bedroom, the storage bench will hide away your pillows, magazines, dress, etc.
- MODERN DESIGN: Excellent quality and craftsmanship with comfortable fabric, nail head trim give this storage ottoman a modern, classic design.
- DIMENSIONS: Overall: 18" H * 18" W * 18" D, low height is idea for kids and puppy step.
- AMPLE STORAGE SPACE: Removable lid and Provides additional storage space for all that mess.
- LIFESTYLE - Oval shape surfboard large ottoman features soft to the touch fabric in subtle color and further complemented with sophisticated tufted design. The leg features dark natural wood finish to contrast the lighter finish cover
- FUNCTIONALITY - Modern classic surfboard oval oversized ottoman can also serves as a centerpiece of your living room coffee table. And when needed it can also serve as a large seating bench for extra seating.
- MATERIAL - Premium material of solid wood legs and frame make up for a sturdy and stable design. For comfort the upholstery is using soft to the touch fabric and high density foam cushion
- DIMENSION - 48W x 27.5D x 18H"; assembly required
- CARE - Spot clean only do not use bleach or any harsh chemical solution to maintain original color quality
Cocktail Ottomans under $500
- Mid-Century Modern Ottoman: This square ottoman coffee table is crafted with a solid wood frame, padded with foam, and upholstered with soft velvet fabric.
- Durable and Comfortable: This tufted button large square ottoman comes upholstered in soft and durable stain-resistant performance velvet fabric. The plywood and solid wood construction provide a sturdy frame. Dense plush foam padding for a luxurious seating experience.This ottoman coffee tables for living room holds up to 300 lbs.
- Multi - Functional Use: A versatile piece of furniture, instantly update your living room, bedroom, or entryway with this glamorous accent piece.Use the footrest as a chic ottoman, a casual cocktail table, and extra seating. This cocktail ottoman is a versatile addition to your living room layout.
- Diamond Tufted Ottoman: Allover diamond tufting brings exceptional comfort and makes this velvet ottoman a divinely beautiful part of your home interior, creating an eye-catching style in any room
- No Assembly Required and Easy Care: Measured by 35.4'' L x 35.4'' W x 16.1'' H. No assembly is required. Take out the modern velvet ottoman footrest and use it at once. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.