Keeping your home tidy sometimes seems like an uphill struggle. Storage space soon runs out and clutter accumulates around your home.
One solution is to invest in an ottoman or blanket box as part of your bedroom furniture, as these are excellent for storing extra bedding, clothes, toys, books, and a variety of other bits and pieces that would otherwise not have a place.
Of course, people have different ideas of what an ottoman is. For some, they're practical storage units, while for others they're handy footstools or extra seats when you have company.
HomesDirect365 has a great range of ottomans and blanket boxes of all types for you to browse, so let's dive in and see what's on offer.
Traditional Ottomans & Blanket Boxes
For most people, the ottoman is a rectangular box that sits at the end of the bed. Many are upholstered - at least on the top - allowing you to sit comfortably. The top is hinged on one side and can be flipped upwards, revealing a handy storage area.
Here are some of our ottomans of a more traditional design:
- The Elveden - this item has a rustic charm that's not out of place in a contemporary setting. The solid timber design is expertly balanced to highlight the beauty of natural wood without looking rough. It's great for any bedroom, whether kids or adults, providing storage to keep the space tidy.
- The Mustique - crafted from a combination of MDF, plywood, mahogany and mindi wood, this unique blanket box/ottoman is crafted by highly skilled artisans. The subtle inlaid parquet design and turned legs are a delight, making this unit something you'll want to show off. With the addition of a few cushions, you can turn it into a comfortable place for extra seating.
- The Satara - if you love exotic Indian styles, then this is the one for you! The natural wood finish and exquisite carving make this a real centrepiece of your room. What's more, as well as having generous storage space, this large unit can double as a table!
Classic French Ottomans
The French are famed for their style and flair, and our collection of French style ottomans include items with hints of Gallic influence:
- The Belle - meaning 'beautiful' in French, this ottoman really lives up to its name! It's not made for storage, though. This item is purely for comfort and opulence and is available in silver-grey or soft pink in a deep-button, tufted finish.
If you're looking for something with a little twist, then our French style blanket boxes may be the ideal option for you.
Modern Ottomans & Blanket Boxes
Although the ottoman is a traditional piece of furniture, there's no reason why you can't have a modern touch of style!
Our exceptional range of modern ottomans include many contemporary examples, such as the following:
- The Valencia - available in grey, light grey, silver and champagne, these units are fully upholstered with a deep-buttoned seat for extra comfort. Solid metal brushed-steel legs add a modern touch to this sturdy ottoman, and the lid has an ingenious gas-lift mechanism for easy use.
- The Leon - this simple but practical unit comes in black, white and walnut, and it offers a huge amount of storage. It's not upholstered, but you can add cushions should you want to use it for seating.
- The Arlington - very similar to the Leon, this unit is available in grey or white. The main difference is that the lid is made from beautiful natural pine that will match other pine furniture in your bedroom.
- The Lola - made for those with a sense of fun, this range comes in leopard, palm or jungle print! Set off to great effect with gold-coloured metal legs, this is an ottoman that brings colour and style.
- The Nevada - another unit that offers generous storage, this one is available in four finishes: Sonoma oak, white gloss, grey gloss & light oak, and oyster gloss & white oak. There's ample room in this ottoman/blanket box for all those items you want to hide away!
We also have three large, padded storage stools in burgundy, cream or silver with gold-effect metal legs. These modern blanket boxes are a great addition to your bedroom, living room or hall, for storing shoes, clothes, toys or the multitude of stuff that threatens to clutter up your home.
French-Style Modern Ottomans
We mentioned French influence above, but it doesn't have to have a retro or vintage feel! Our superb collection has modern items, too:
- The Amelia - this range displays the high arms at each end - unusual in English ottomans, but popular with the French. Resembling a small, backless sofa, this unit is ideal for the bedroom or hall, or even your living room where extra storage and seating are required. Colours include dark grey, oyster, green and pink velvet.
- The Seville - an ottoman bench with storage that echoes the Amelia's simplicity. This unit differs slightly in that it has higher legs and it has button detail. This one is available in silver crushed, champagne crushed, and dark grey linen fabric.
- The Highgrove - the rounded arms set this unit apart from the two ottomans listed above, making this an elegant but fun piece of furniture. Set on black legs, it is available in beige, grey or silver.
French-Style Footstool Ottomans
If storage isn't an issue, maybe you need a piece of furniture that brings comfort and luxury into your home?
Our sumptuous footstools are decidedly French in style, with deep-buttoned upholstery and dark wood feet. At 90 x 90 cm, they are substantial in size, giving you plenty of room to sit back and put your feet up in style.
You can choose from navy blue, black, grey velvet or silver crushed velvet, and each one is a superb addition to your home.
HomesDirect365: For All Your Furniture Needs
Whatever your personal preference and style, HomesDirect365 has the right furniture design to help you create your dream home.
Not only do we have an enviable selection of ottomans and blanket boxes, but we also have thousands of other items, whether you love modern contemporary, French antique, retro, country rustic or shabby chic.
You might like your furniture painted, or you may prefer the beauty of natural wood. You might adore a bit of sparkle, subtle sophistication or ornate carving. Either way, we have the perfect furniture to suit all budgets.
With our exclusive sales, you could pay up to half as you would elsewhere! At HomesDirect365 we believe that you deserve great quality furniture at an affordable price.