Like I said yesterday, our sectional is great, but we need an ottoman for the middle to set things on. So far, I’ve been using a tray on the actual couch, but I’d rather have the ottoman to put the tray on and hubs wants something to put his feet on. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect ottoman that fits the space without being too big (we need to be able to walk around it), too short, or too tall. I’m opting for an ottoman over a coffee table because I wanted something with a “softer” feel. I was thinking I’d like one in dark brown leather to contrast with the sofa that is micro suede and colored “light wheat” and the rug we’ll be getting this weekend. I was also hoping to find a good deal since I still need other furnishings- like a breakfast table and chairs- but that’s another post. Here is what I found so far, who knew how expensive ottomans could be?!
Crate & Barrel $699
Overstock $343 Pottery Barn $549- matches our sofa.
Overstock $309. Right now, this one is the front-runner. It’s on the lower end of the price-spectrum, got good reviews, and should fit our space (it’s 38”x38”). Here’s the rug that will go in the living room, on hubby’s to do list to pick up this weekend! It’s a jute/sisal blend (10×13) (Island Cream by Crate & Barrel). I spent foreveh going to various stores, kicking off my flip-flops and walking on the rugs. I knew I wanted jute or sisal but they can be so scratchy- I wanted it to feel good on the feet too. This one does. So which ottoman do you like best? Or have you seen another one that you think would be better? *To see a great ottoman makeover visit Modern Jane’s blog. I love the light blue fabric she chose and she was featured on High Heel Foot in the Door too, where she found the tutorial.