Figuring out how to style an ottoman can sometimes be a challenge. Need ideas? Well that’s what I’m here for. I’m going to show you how to created four eye pleasing arrangements with only a few accessories.
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First let me talk about the ottoman I’m styling. When I have an opportunity to buy new furniture, which is not very often, I want to make sure it’s something that has longevity and versatility. The round ottoman has a classic style, clean lines and upholstered in a beautiful neutral colored fabric, that could easily fit into other rooms of the house.
Ottomans just like any other piece of furniture, come in different styles, shapes and sizes. Once you have the right ottoman, then you can start the fun process of styling it.
I was afraid that styling the new ottoman would be a challenge, but it’s basically the same as styling a coffee table. Let me show you.
Style An Ottoman With A Rectangular Tray
I found a woven serving tray with interesting texture and the right size to fit on the 36″ wide ottoman. Each accessory on the tray has a different shape, size and pattern. The design book, cloisonné shell bowl and coasters also have various colors of blue and aqua that coordinate. It’s an eclectic mix of accessories that I find interesting.
The candle not only has a wonder citrus aroma, but has the same orange color that’s in the cloisonné bowl.
Decorating tip: The vase is actually a small hurricane. I simply removed the platform candle holder and added some beautiful white hydrangea blooms. It works!
You can do this too. Look around your home for things that can be used in variety of ways and give it a try.
Style An Ottoman With A Round Tray
If you’ve followed me for a while you may know that the glass display hurricane is one of my favorite accessories. I can put all kinds of tidbits in the lower portion, such as corks, deer moss, shells or acorns. I can also keep it plain and simple for an uncluttered look.
Style an ottoman with books
Styling an ottoman with books has a smart tailored look. This is where your interests or hobbies can really shine. If you have books that give you pleasure then make a few stacks of them on your ottoman or coffee table. You’re more likely to enjoy them when they are close at hand.
I have a small collection of design books that I use for reference. I know that no one else has a home just like mine, but I can pull ideas from those books that work for me. Just as you can pull ideas from me and make them work in your home.
The books create a platform where I can add found objects with an interesting past or story. I also like to incorporate a green plant or mini flower arrangement into the vignette. It’s those organic elements that add life and texture into the room.
Style an ottoman with multiple trays
The white urn and blue hydrangea blooms were the focal point. It’s fun using oversized accessories for a bold statement.
I hope I’ve given you some useful ways to style an ottoman or coffee table. Any one of these decorating tips will give you a staring point in creating your own unique look.
- Try an eclectic mix of colors shapes sizes and patterns
- Try using a square, round or rectangular tray
- Try adding organic materials of wood and fabric
- Try stacks of books that match your interest or hobby
- Try using found objects as accessories
- Try making a bold statement with oversized accessories
Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share my ideas of how to style an ottoman. What’s your favorite accessory on your coffee table or ottoman?
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